Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
We really need lots of these cultural/historical tours much like our neighbors are doing. The DOT should lead as well as tour operators but sadly I find most guides here are not even qualified and operators themselves focus on outbound tourism :(
even friends inside the DOT have expresed frustration over the priority this admin puts on the overseas market. i guess domestic tourism marketing will really be up to those who love to travel locally..
hurrah for viral (word of mouth/blog/youtube) advertising!