Monday, June 24, 2013

Affordability and Quality: The Royale House Travel Inn and Suites in Davao

The Royale House Travel Inn and Suites
The lobby.

Are you looking for a great place to stay here in Davao? Try The Royale House Travel Inn and Suites! It is good for travelers who are budget-conscious yet want to have hotel-like comfort and service.

The Royale House is located at C.M Recto Avenue which is actually at the center of the city. Here, several places are accessible for tourists and travelers. It’s just a stone’s throw from San Pedro Church, Aldevinco Shopping center and even major banks if you have a few monetary appointments to make.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Traveling Jumper (dot) Com... Or So I Thought!

Once upon a time, an adventurous lad made a promise to create a signature jump shot whenever he travels to new places. It all started with just one jump shot, and then followed by another photo... and the rest is history.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

What Made Me Decide To Become An Air Traffic Controller?

Real passion.

Back in our preschool days, our teachers would always ask us to fill out this statement: When I grow up, I want to be a/an ________. Most kids would have these answers: a doctor, a police, a firefighter, a nurse, a lawyer, a pilot, an engineer, or a scientist. And I bet no kid in the world would have this answer: to be an air traffic controller.

Most people think that the job of an air traffic controller is to just wave the neon 'fan' to guide the plane to its designated parking bay. No, that's not the job of an ATC. There is more when you enter the realm of air traffic.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Best Careers for Adventure Junkies

Lovers of travel made the industry sing to the tune of $564 billion in 2011, according to Although most of us enjoy the occasional foray to visit grandma or lay around on the beach, some of us crave more. What if you could make money traveling instead of being another part of a spendy statistic? You could experience the highs and lows that the world has to offer with the spirit of adventure blowing your sails onward. Or, you could pursue a career in one of these fields.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Trekking Across America's Backcountry in a Nutshell

The calendar shows it is time for adventure. From ocean to ocean and border to border, the United States offers rigorous hiking trails, spectacular natural environments and spine tingling off-roading experiences.

You’re looking for an adventure that challenges you to push your limits and recharge your battery at the same time. For outdoor enthusiasts who want to avoid the crowds and explore new terrain, off-roading is the perfect escape route.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Fate of Flight 5J 971

(Author's note: The opinions written and expressed by the writer on this blog post are based on eyewitness accounts and facts related to the incident.)

5J 947

Cecille (not her real name) was on her way back to Davao after a short vacation in Manila with her friends. All of the hundred and sixty-five passengers and crew of Cebu Pacific Air flight 5J 971 thought that it would be just a routine flight. Cecille is a certified jet-setter; she had traveled extensively not just in the Philippines but also in some parts of Asia, Europe, and America. Her flight was 35-minutes delayed but she didn't mind. She wasn't in a hurry.

Everything seemed peaceful until their final descent. The weather in Davao was not that good. Heavy downpour was reported over the field but it is still safe for planes to land and take-off at Davao International Airport. It was a truly busy night for the controllers of Davao Control Tower. A total of ten inbound flights arrive from 7-9PM in that period alone. Finally, Cebu Pacific Flight 5J 971 was given a clearance by Davao Aerodrome Tower to land at runway 23 of Davao International Airport.

Despite the rain, Cecille could see the lights of Sasa Port as the plane came closer to the runway. Suddenly, they were blinded by heavy downpour. There was a slight turbulence. Finally, the plane touched down but Cecille sensed something was wrong with the landing process. Within seconds, Cecille felt the plane swerved to the right and it suddenly stopped, as if it hit something hard. Suddenly, the lights went off.

Then, there was silence. An eerie silence.

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