Author: Tippi

Siargao: Going with the Flow

After island adventures in Coron and Borneo, Ito and I wanted to step out of our comfort zone and in the process ended up in Siargao, the “surfing capital of the Philippines”. Neither of us surf, but we both wanted to give it a try, and the cool, laid-back vibe of the island seemed extra enticing in a season of overcrowded beaches. Siargao sits in the Philippine Sea in the province of Surigao del Norte, and as soon as we booked our flight, we realized we were in for more than we planned. For one, the island turned out...

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Borne(o) Identity

While revisiting old favorite places is always fun (read about our Coron adventure here 🙂 ), making new discoveries are always part of the excitement of travel. When Ito and I flew into Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, this summer we didn’t know much about the island of Borneo. We were simply looking for a relaxing beach getaway that wouldn’t be too crowded! As it turned out, Borneo pretty much fit the bill. The largest island in Asia, Borneo is shared by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, and is home to wide stretches of beach, ancient rain forest jungles, and an incredible...

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Coron: Follow Your Heart

Ahhhh, Coron! Ito and I just can’t get enough of this lovely corner of Palawan. It is, without a doubt, one of the places that we love most. Last February, we once again found the lure of the islands too hard to resist and made our way back to stay for a week. On that visit, we were hoping to catch a glimpse of the endangered dugong (or manatee) which had eluded us in our previous trips. The dugong is a gentle herbivore, said to have been mistaken for a mermaid by fishermen in the past, and can often...

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The Spirit of Adventure

It’s the first week of August, and it feels like an appropriate way to welcome the month is with the things we love to celebrate–and one of those things, based on the number of hashtagged Instagram posts, is #adventure. But what is adventure? Is it only about ticking off bucket-lists or chasing after impossible-to-reach places? Is it always about somersaulting off cliffs or falling head first into extreme experiences? Maybe. But to me the spirit of adventure is about so much more. Adventure to me connotes an openness to trying something different, a fresh way of seeing the world,...

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Just Chill (No Freon Required)

There’s no doubt about it, summer is definitely upon us! I’ve found that the past few months were the perfect time to cool our heels, but as temperatures rise (and the globe warms) it’s time for fashion that moves and breathes, and allows us to feel as cool as we look. Modern Filipiniana piña, jusi & lace patchwork bib, jersey lounge pants, Japanese cotton patchwork print jacket & cullottes: Tippi Ocampo/ Model: Anja-Vanessa Peter/ Hair & makeup: Iya Yujuico/ Photos: Ito Ocampo Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about...

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