Solo Getaways: Europe 2013

There’s nothing more gratifying if you’re on your own, than packing your suitcase and jetting off to foreign shores on holiday. Imagine the sense of freedom you would get from exploring your destination solo – the friends you would make that you ordinarily wouldn’t bother talking to. It can be an amazing experience and if done correctly, will leave a lasting impression.

From watersports holidays on the beach or lake to mountain walking holidays and guided excursions, a holiday for the single person doesn’t need to be boring. Crammed with awesome activities to suit every preference, Europe can be full of surprises.

Indulge in activities you are passionate about with no need to please anybody but yourself. Whatever your preference, dedicated activity reps can help you make a choice that will leave you feeling exhilarated.

Watersports Holidays

For the thrill seekers, watersports are a must. With a huge variety of options available, from dinghy sailing to the more adventurous windsurfing, you will be able to find an activity in which you can flourish. For the ultimate fitness test, have a go at kitesurfing on the ocean waves or for a fun filled ride, jump on the back of a jetski or kayak on a lake if you’re holidaying inland.

Walking Holidays

Walking can be a fantastic option for single travellers. Take the opportunity to walk or hike with a group of likeminded ramblers or if you prefer your alone time, discover the area solo. Grab some advice from a local activity rep and decide on your routes. With rustic villages aplenty and heritage galore, take advantage of being able to take things at your pace and fully appreciate your surroundings.

Book a walking holiday or a beachside watersport extravaganza online now and be sure to find a cracking deal for your solo vacation.


Europe awaits the solo traveler. Photo Credit:

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Take Us to the River

If you have traveled to Bohol, you must have heard about the Loboc River.

The Loboc River, located in the town of Loboc, Bohol, has become a major tourist attraction in Bohol and could be counted as one of the country’s frequented places by both local and foreign tourists. Loboc is about 23 kilometers from Bohol’s capital city, Tagbilaran. That’s only about 20 minutes drive from the city.

Through the efforts of the local government of Loboc and some partner groups, the river’s surroundings have been much improved through the years.

You can enjoy one of the floating restaurants traversing the river. Local songs are also performed on board for the guests.

Although my family and I have had the chance to enjoy the floating restaurant and the river cruise in Loboc several times, one distinct experience we had was enjoying it one time at night. My hubby and I thought it was lovely 🙂

Below are a couple of shots while we were cruising Loboc River at night 🙂

Lights by the Loboc River


A cruise at night gives a more quiet and romantic view of the river and its surroundings

Note: This post is also linked with Blog Photo ChallengeTuesday Travels and Mellow Yellow Monday.

A Better Airport

My first time to use the Bancasi Airport (also known as Butuan Airport) in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, was sometime in 2008. I have to say that at that time, I was quite unhappy with the airport. It could use a lot of improvement. Now, I am much pleased to say that the airport is now much, much better and more comfortable for passengers to use.

Take note that Bancasi airport is the largest airport in Caraga region and the only one in the province of Agusan del Norte. It is also classified as a major commercial airport (a trunkline airport) by the Air Transportation Office of the Department of Transportation and Communications.

Bancasi airport serves flights to and from Manila as well as flights to and from Cebu. Airlines that fly to and from the airport are Cebu Pacific, AirPhil Express and Philippine Airlines.

Update: As of October 2012, Bancasi or Butuan Airport airport has also been serving flights to and from Davao City 🙂

Arrival area at Bancasi Airport, Butuan City
Passengers waiting to get their baggage from the carousel

 Note: This post is also linked with Blog Photo Challenge and Wednesday Whites