When I first thought of this project last year, I was kinda hesitant to pursue it mainly because it would be expensive and it is going to be an exhausting journey. Then, I thought about collaborating with hotel and resort owners as well as regional, provincial, city and municipal tourism offices and see if they can help me out one way or another. 
I started contacting them and luckily, a number of them have responded positively about the project. When I started receiving emails from companies and tourism officers, I felt really happy and excited. It’s a confirmation that my advocacy to promote local tourism to the rest of the Filipinos and the world is doable.
I spent weeks just to lay out the itinerary. There are a lot of considerations to be made like bus and ferry schedules, travel time and etc. Last night, I have finally came up of a schedule where I am heading to in this epic 50-day journey.
Please contact me should you be interested to meet up with me in any of the destinations listed below. If you are a company and would like to help me out in this advocacy, please contact me by email at info(@)escapemanila.com.

Leg 1

Leg 2

Leg 3

Apr 1 : Davao del Norte

Apr 21 : Manila/Tuguegarao

May 2 : Manila/Batangas

Apr 2-3 : Surigao City

Apr 22 : Tuguegarao

May 3-4 : Romblon

Apr 4 : Maasin City

Apr 23 :Tuguegarao/Sta. Ana

May 5 : Carabao Island

Apr 5 : Ormoc / Tacloban

Apr 24: Sta. Ana

May 6 : Caticlan/Antique

Apr 6 : Tacloban

Apr 25 : Sta. Ana/Pagudpud

May 7 : Antique

Apr 7 : Calbayog

Apr 26 : Pagudpud

May 8 : Iloilo

Apr 8 : Allen

Apr 27 : Laoag

May 9 : Iloilo/Bacolod

Apr 9 : Biri

Apr 28 : Zambales

May 10 : Bacolod

Apr 10 : Biri/Matnog

Apr 29 : Subic

May 11: Kabankalan

Apr 11-12 : Sorsogon

Apr 30 : Bulacan

May 12-13 : Dauin/Dumaguete

Apr 13-14 : Legazpi

May 1 : Manila

May 14 : Dapitan

Apr 15-16 : Naga


May 15 : Dapitan/Ozamis

Apr 17 : Daet


May 16 : Ozamis/Iligan

Apr 18 : Daet/Lucena


May 17 : Iligan City

Apr 19 : Lucena


May 18-19 CDO

Apr 20 : Manila


May 20 : Davao City

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This Post Has 33 Comments

  1. Why is Cebu not part of the list? If you'll happen to change your itinerary I might tour you around. Good luck on this one sir!! looking forward for your next adventures.

  2. Wanderer Juan

    I admire how you planned this entire thing out. I would like to be able to do this as well if time and money permit haha

  3. MaryJane Tauyan

    great plan and advocay conquering backpackingi n philippines! keep safe! its gonna be hard if typhoons will or other so pray! and goodlck! xx

  4. Glen Santillan

    I really wanted to go there but it's kinda out of way. It's going be really more expensive if I drop by Cebu or Bohol.

  5. Gigi Beleno

    Goodluck to you and hope to hear more about your activities when you get there. You're such an envy for having the luxury to travel. Keep safe.

  6. Maritel Ledesma

    If I were in my 20's< I'd go. hahaha, but now the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Have fun, staay safe and when you are in Bacolod, give the negrense bloggers a knock, we can bring you around πŸ™‚

  7. Joseph Holguin

    Wow, I really envy you on this project, I would love to come with you but right now I'm having problems with the budget. Good luck and God bless on your journey.

  8. Dust

    I also like to do backpacking whenever I travel. It makes me feel so hippy. In a good way. πŸ˜€

  9. wandering soles

    Yay this is it! Goodluck and have fun!
    btw your room at Hotel de penNath is now ready hehe
    see you soon! πŸ™‚

  10. Mai Flores

    I know you'll be able to finish your 50-day challenge. And I'm glad that so many establishments agreed to host you with this journey. it's definitely more fun when you're traveling in the Philippines! See you in August sa Davao ah. πŸ™‚

  11. Noks Sosa

    Cool. Dreaming of making a project like this. You're going to meet a lot of people, taste different food, amaze with the scenery of our country and many more. Travelling is so much fun, just don't forget to enjoy and be safe.

  12. Quima

    Wow, I really hope to do something like this too. I can say that this is not an easy thing to do but with total dedication and determination, I know you can do it. All the best! πŸ™‚

  13. Francis Balgos

    You are on the way to being an inspiration to travelers and back packers in our country..
    Im just envious of this, and perhaps with what you do for living.

  14. Tripsiders

    Great Advocacy… Lets continue to promote the Beautiful spots in our country..:) Good Luck!

  15. nanardxz

    I hope you can still include SOCCSKSARGEN in your "to-visit" list, our bloggers group would be very happy to see you here.. πŸ™‚

  16. ralph

    definitely, you really love to travel… please update us with your adventures. Yahweh bless.

  17. myrna roman

    wow! wow! i'm still thinking how to do what you are doing . so determined , and you are really wonderful someone ! hope to meet you sometime in the future. Good luck and be blessed always !

  18. markpogi

    All the best to your 50-day trip. If only I'm not married with a kid, I could have pursued the same probably before settling down.

  19. Kenneth Ravida

    Great advocacy, with great rewards too, you can travel the whole country, a nice experience if that was me. nice

  20. Kat

    I'm sure this is going to be one memorable journey. I wish you luck and success with this project. Keep inspiring travelers. πŸ™‚

  21. Anna

    Nice itinerary mo Glen, Biri, Pagudpud, Zambales, Dumaguete, Antique.. Sagada na lng kulang hehe, lami-a muuban uie.

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