13 Merry Ways to Enjoy the Philippines this December

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making everyday feel like an adventure. We’ve got ideas on how to make the most out of your time, wherever in the country you may be! Find out what’s happening in the Philippines this December with Ellry’s monthly guide!

great-apo-expeditionThe Great Apo Expedition

Cap off the year by conquering great heights – the greatest one in the country, to be specific. At over 3100 meters above sea level, Mt. Apo is the tallest peak in the Philippines. Experience breathtaking beauty from its peak as you explore the mountain’s new landscape after being ravaged by fires earlier this year. Because it’s still healing, it’s very important for hikers to leave nothing but footprints not only for the mountain’s sake but for the benefit of all the people dependent on its biodiversity.

December 2-5, 2016 | 4:00AM onwards
Mt. Apo, Digos City, Davao del Sur
Registration: Php7999
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15 Enriching Activities Around the Philippines This November

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making every day feel like an adventure. We’ve got ideas on how to make the most of your time! Find things to do from all over the Philippines with Ellry’s monthly guide:

whatsup-nov-mindfulness-retreat4-Day Mindfulness Retreat with Plum Village Philippines: “Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World”

Start the month with a mental and emotional detox at Plum Village Philippines’ 4-day retreat. Headed by Buddhist monk Thich Chan Phap Kham, a Dharma teacher since 2004, the retreat aims to hone the participants’ meditative skills in order to help them cope with the stresses of daily life. It will be done in the tradition of Zen master, poet, and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, and is designed for both beginners and advanced practitioners. The retreat involves meditation sessions, Dharma teaching sessions, group activities, exercises, and discussions. Participants can opt to join the full 4-day session or the 2-day weekend session.

November 3-6, 2016 | 2:00PM onwards
Plum Village, Mariapolis Center, Tagaytay
Registration starts at: Php3300
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13 Awesome Activities Around the Philippines This October

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making every day feel like an adventure. We’ve got ideas on how to make the most of your time! Find things to do from all over the Philippines with Ellry’s monthly guide:

whatsup-mad-travelColor Your Life: Outdoor Art and Music at The Farm

Wouldn’t you want to take a break from city life and welcome some beauty and tranquility into your weekend? Spend a day at this farm festival basking in live acoustic music, participating in art workshops, and partaking in a farm-fresh buffet. There are even cocktails and a BBQ waiting for you at sundown. Organized by MAD Travel, a local tour company specializing in travel that “makes a difference”, Color Your Life aims to bring together artists, free spirits, world travelers, and anyone looking for a quick escape and a good cause. Part of  the proceeds will go to the projects of Gawad Kalinga.

October 1, 2016 | 10:00AM – 10:00PM
GK Enchanted Village, Angat, Bulacan
Registration starts at: Php1650
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15 Fun Ways to Enjoy the Philippines This August

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making every day feel like an adventure. We’ve got ideas on how to make the most of your time! Find things to do from all over the Philippines with Ellry’s monthly guide:

surfistaSurfista Siargao Island Surf Camp

Renowned surf school Surfista Travels is back at it again, with a new set of surf camps for the month of August. Whatever your skill level, you can master your stance, ride the waves, and get some stoke in their fun and intensive course. Five private lessons, accommodations for 6 days/5 nights at Turtle Surf Camp, tours of nearby islands, gear rental, envy-inducing photos, new friends, and epic memories come with their packages, as well as souvenirs from Surfista Travels and their sponsors. After surfing classes, participants can soak in the chill Siargao vibe, hang by the pool, explore the area, or surf some more!

August 4-9 & 18-23, 2016
Turtle Surf Camp, Siargao
Registration fee: Php23,000
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14 Exciting Activities in the Philippines This July

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making every day feel like an adventure. We’ve got ideas on how to make the most of your time! Find things to do from all over the Philippines with Ellry’s monthly guide:

basic-character-bento-workshop-sky-language-center-davao-tupperware-brands-600x600Basic Character Bento Workshop

Make school more interesting for your little ones by giving them fun and colorful baon every day. With this Basic Character Bento Workshop, mommies (and daddies!) learn to create snacks that are not only cute and playful, but also healthy and appetizing for their kids. Led by Russet Cainglet of @thismommymakes, the workshop includes Bento ingredients, handouts, Tupperware containers, and snacks.

July 2, 2016 | 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Door 3, Sky Language Center, Margarita Village, Bajada, Davao City
Workshop fee: Php1,600
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19 Events to Enjoy the Philippines This June

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making every day feel like an adventure. We’ve got ideas on how to make the most of your time! Find things to do from all over the Philippines with Ellry’s monthly guide:

Wellness-in-the-WorkplaceWellness in the Workplace

Dive deep into the value of wellness and ways we can practice holistic healing in and out of the office. The workplace doesn’t have to be just a boring building that you have to get into to pay the bills. Learn from the sustainability experts of Drink and the health professionals from The Farm at San Benito. Join the roundtable discussion about wellness and how it benefits your organization and its team members’ personal and professional growth. For questions, send an email to camille@drinkartworkstation.com

June 3, 2016 | 10:00AM – 4:00PM
The Farm At San Benito, Lipa City, Batangas
Workshop fee: Php7,500
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13 Awesome Summer Activities around the Philippines this May

Here at Ellry, we want to make sure you end your summer with a bang. This May, include these activities where beach, mountain, music and culture are synonymous with fun and adventure.


flowYoga & SUP Retreat

Learn the art of yoga. Practice your physical, mental and spiritual health while being in a peaceful and breath-taking place where fresh air will greet you. Activities in this retreat include upper body and core strengthening in a Stand Up Paddleboard Workshop with Xavi Gonzales and yoga classes by Rianna Gatus. No doubt that you’ll get that peace of mind and good health with the activities and delicious meals that will be prepared especially for you.

May 6-8, 2016* | 6:00AM – 3:30PM
Soloviento, Caliraya
Registration fee starts at: Php7,980 (by May 3)
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14 Ways to Soak Up Some Sun This April

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making the most out of every opportunity. And come summer-time, there will be opportunities a-knocking as parties, festivals, and workshops start happening left and right. Don’t miss out on any of these awesome events this April that are sure to give you the hottest summer ever.

bangusBangus Festival

No Filipino fiesta is complete without drumbeats filling the streets and an overflow of delicious food. In the case of Dagupan’s famous festival, the center of the celebrations is the fish every Filipino knows and loves: bangus! Tickle your tongue with the worldwide flavors of bangus at the cooking contest, let the rhythm flow through you and join in the street dancing or simply chill and listen to the steady flow of live bands playing.

April 1-30, 2016
Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Contact: (075) 523-1007 / (075) 515-8060
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14 Out of Town Events to Quench Your Wanderlust This March

Here at Ellry, we make sure that you are in for an exciting month. Whether your idea of fun is having some me-time on a yoga retreat or dancing to the beat of indie music, there are lots of things to do around the Philippines for the month of March.

strawberry-festivalStrawberry Festival 2016

What better way to promote La Trinidad as a top contributor of strawberries in the area than to hold a week-long event that can be enjoyed by both locals and tourists? The first-ever Strawberry Festival, annually held after Baguio’s flower festival, featured the Strawberry Lane where visitors can buy and sample strawberry-related delicacies and products. Culinary competitions, pastries, dancing, and parade formations make up an exciting affair that promotes long-standing traditions.

March 14- 20, 2016 (Monday to Sunday)
La Trinidad, Benguet
Phone no.: (074) 422 2601
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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:

SPASPACE

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 
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