Philippines · Travel Guide

A Coco Family Vacation in Puerto Galera

After a few hectic weeks of increasing work demands and a moderately intense diet and training regimen to prepare for my first jiu-jitsu competition, I was nothing if not ready for a vacation. Last year, around this time, my companion and I had taken our daughter to Coco Beach for a wonderful family vacation and… Continue reading A Coco Family Vacation in Puerto Galera

Philippines · Travel Guide

Baguio’s Parks, Playgrounds, and Places to Eat

It's Tuesday morning: my companion wakes up early to build a dam at Lily of the Valley Organic Farm (post coming). Inevitably, our daughter wakes up early and what are her and I to do with our day? First, there's the laundry problem. La Trinidad has no water so this is a serious mission. We… Continue reading Baguio’s Parks, Playgrounds, and Places to Eat

Philippines · Travel Guide

Permaculture at Lily of the Valley Organic Farm, Part 1

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the reasons for our extended stay in La Trinidad is that my partner has been called upon by his hybrid-farming friend Patrick Taylor to bring a permaculture perspective to Lily of the Valley Organic Farm. So we’ve got permaculture, organic farming, hybrid agriculture empowerment, and all… Continue reading Permaculture at Lily of the Valley Organic Farm, Part 1