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7 Must-Do Road Trips This February

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making every day feel like an adventure. We’ve got ideas on things to do during your sweet downtime, from out-of-town trips to feed your wanderlust or workshops that help you nurture that passion. Declare your February booked with these weekend activities happening around the Philippines:

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single-unattachedSingle and Unattached

Spend your Valentine’s weekend with four days of sun and four nights of fun at this year’s Single and Unattached. This is your chance to see the best of the best surfers battle it out in the country’s one and only classic longboard contest. Aside from watching top local and international surfers paddle thru a single fin logs and leg ropes unattached, you can also mingle with other log lovers and enjoy the beach party.

February 11-14, 2016 | Thurs-Sun 
San Juan, La Union
Admission is free
https://www.facebook.com/coastthrulife

GKValentine’s Day Build at SMDC GK Village

Spend the day of love by showing your love of country — join Gawad Kalinga’s Valentine’s Day build! Make that special day fulfilling by helping build houses for a community in Dasmarinas, Cavite. No date? No problem. Bring a friend or meet new folks there.

 

February 14, 2016 | Sun | 8:00AM
Dasmariñas City, Cavite, Philippines
http://www.facebook.com/gawadkalinga  | 632 533 2217 | info@gk1world.com

 

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the-gridGRID Travel Photography Toolkit

GRID Magazine is going to Baler for the latest instalment of the GRID Travel Photography Toolkit, a three-day on-the-field workshop dedicated to developing essential skills for travel photography. If you want to sharpen your photography game, go on assignment with the GRID team and some of the country’s best photographers – Francisco Guerrero, Sonny Thakur, and Miguel Nacianceno.

February 19-21, 2016 | Fri – Sun
Charlie’s Point, Baler, Aurora
Workshop fee is P4,500 inclusive of accommodation, transportation and food for a 3D/2N stay
http://www.gridmagazine.ph/travelseries | letters@gridmagazine.ph

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mt-romeloMt. Romelo Clean Up Climb

Don’t you just hate it when tourists and visitors trash an otherwise beautiful site? Do something about it. Join the Philippine Volunteer Group of Responsible Outdoorsmen for an environmental awareness workshop, rappelling and clean up drive in Mt. Romelo and the nearby Buruwisan, Lanzones, and Batya-batya falls. Registration is free, but do prepare your own meals and bring at least P380 for transportation and other expenses.

February 20-21, 2016 | Sat – Sun | 6:00AM
Mt. Romelo (Buruwisan), Sinoloan, Famy, Laguna
Registration is free
https://www.facebook.com/events/544904082349628 | 0915 4600 117 or 0916 289 5669

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color-manilaColor Manila: Carnival Tour

Want to make fun runs even more fun? Try being a running canvas for a day. And just for once, forget about beating other runners, for this one is not a race, rather it’s a run and party rolled into one. Run a 3K, 5K or 10K while being splattered with colourful powder and the next thing you know, you’ve finished the whole dash! Afterwards, blend well with the crowd and dance to music courtesy of their guest DJs.

February 21, 2016 | Sun | Earliest gun start is 4:30AM
Clark Open Grounds, Pampanga
Registration is P850, inclusive of finisher medal, shirt and foldable shades
http://colormanilarun.com/?q=clark

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full-moonDJ Styline at Fullmoon Party Philippines

DJ Styline, the world-wide internet music phenomenon from Germany, has become the authority for many dance music fans around the globe. Get the chance to see him again in the Philippines at this year’s Full Moon Party. Get your best beachwear and A-game together for the most happening party in Puerto Galera!

February 20, 2016 | Sat | 4:00PM
Talipanan, Puerto Galera, Mindoro
P1,000 per person
http://www.fullmoonphilippines.com | oskar@maskade.com

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sailing-subic7th Standard Insurance Subic Bay To Boracay Race

Watch seasoned sailors battle each other and the prevailing conditions at this year’s Subic Bay to Boracay Race. Be there as they set sail from Lighthouse Marina Resort in Subic, or welcome the race winners in Boracay. Interested in joining? Send your inquiries to the race secretariat at sags.subicsailing@gmail.com.

February 26, 2016 | Sat | 9:00AM
Lighthouse Marina Resort, Subic
P1,750 for the Welcome Party, P9,000 registration fee for racers
http://subicsailing.com/subic-bay-to-boracay-race

 

And if you’re game to fly, head to the Batanes Winter Marathon 2016

batanes-winterAre you an experienced runner with a dream of going to Batanes? Make it a “race-cation” and maximize your trip by joining the Batanes Winter Marathon. A road-to-trail race with 10K, 21K and 42K legs, it happens in the rolling roads of Basco and in the chill of Ivatan winter, making it an athletic feat and awesome vacation at the same time.

February 21, 2016 | Sun | 5:30AM
Basco, Batanes
Registration starts at P1,200 inclusive of race shirt, finisher’s medal & Ivatan post-race meal
https://www.facebook.com/bataneswintermarathon | runsandraves@gmail.com

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Got a tip for something hot happening next week? Let us know and it might just make our list!

Main Photo by Alex Laurie/ CC BY

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