Category Archives: Recreation and Sports

Palawan Voted Best Island in the World Anew

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced on Thursday (July 9, 2020) the citation of Palawan as the Best Island in the World by renowned travel publication, Travel + Leisure.

“Palawan reclaimed its rightful place in the World’s Best Awards. The citation as the Best Island in the World is all the more important because this is voted upon by the readers of the prominent Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

Puyat recently checked the readiness of Palawan, now a four-time winner of the world’s best island award.

Travel + Leisure writer Sara Clemence said, “though it’s difficult to reach from many parts of the world, once travelers get there they can dive in World War II wrecks, explore old-growth rain forests, and paddle one of the world’s longest subterranean rivers at Puerto Princesa”.

“The landscape and scenery are just gorgeous. It offers the most beautiful beaches, resorts, and scenery anywhere,” the travel magazine quoted a fan describing Palawan.

“It’s wonderful to see that our rehabilitation and sustainable development efforts last year, especially in El Nido and Coron, were well-received by tourists everywhere,” added Puyat.

Another popular destination in the Philippines, Boracay, made it to No. 14 in T+L’s World Best Island list and fifth in Asia this year.

This is the third citation reaped by the Philippines since community quarantines were enforced in various parts of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Forbes magazine earlier ranked the Philippines among the seven countries “that have the potential to become a major tourist destination in a post-COVID world’. Last month, Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) cited the Hidden Beach in El Nido, Palawan, as one of the 30 Best Beaches in the World.

Source: Travel + Leisure | The Top 25 Islands in the World

How to Choose The Best Kauai Fishing Charter

Kauai is a part of Hawaii that is best known for its abundance of natural rainforests. Besides this, there are also many people who like heading to the area in order to take advantage of the fishing. If you are not familiar with the area, it would be in your best interest to consider one of the fishing charters that are available. here are some pointers that will help you choose the right one.

This may seem like a strange tip, but do not allow price to be the first thing you think about when trying to make the best possible decision. While it is important to try getting a decent deal, this should not be the factor that you place most of the emphasis on. In many cases, the cheapest options are those who have a lack of experience, knowledge and the proper training needed to be successful in this field.

The captain of the charter you choose is extremely important. Why choose the nicest boat if the person at the helm leaves a lot to be desired? You need to find someone who is skilled, personable and able to offer an experience that is worth the investment of time and money. If there is ever a doubt that this is what can be expected from any captain you are considering, it would be in your best interest to choose someone else. Captain Lance of Ohana Fishing Charters located on the island of Kauai comes highly recommend with top reviews. Learn more about their charter on their website https://fishingcharterskauai.com/

If you are staying someplace on the island, you should talk to the staff about fishing charters. It is likely they are asked for this time of information all the time and they may have the names of a few likely candidates. Not only should you take their advice on companies who you can call, but you should make it a point to tip them in exchange for their recommendation.

Ask the captain whether you can keep that you catch, or you are required to release them back into the waters. Every fisherman has a preference and it is important that you choose a company that agrees with this. You don’t want to prepare yourself for catching and eating fresh fish when everything you catch must be let go.

Look for a company that offers a half-day charter. You might believe that you are ready to spend the entire day out there, but chances are, you will grow tired of it before you know it. The best way to determine what your limit is would be to start reasonably slow. Once you have taken a half-day charter a few times and you are positive that you can handle more, then you can increase the time you spend on the water.

There are many fishing charters companies out there that are ready to take you out onto the waters and give you everything you need to feel like an expert. The next time you are looking for the right company to show you the ropes, make sure you consider all these points.

One of the oldest picture I took of Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife

This lagoon is part of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife. I took this picture using my pre-owned SLR camera in 1990 or earlier as part of subject requirement in Photo Journalism. The park has improved through the years, you can check the history and updated photo through this link here.