Kara Santos

Kara Santos is a freelance writer and rider based in Manila. She writes about travel, motorcycling, biking, food trips, video games, and more on her blog www.traveling-up.com.
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Scenic outdoor getaways near Manila worth the drive

It’s been almost a year since the pandemic forced us all to stay indoors for months. Most people are really looking for...

Overlooking restos in Rizal for weekend drives

It’s no secret that the province of Rizal hides some of the best places near Metro Manila for breathtaking views.

5 cool roadside cafes for your coffee break

It seems like al fresco and minimalist cafés have become the hottest trends these days, no doubt because dining outdoors is seen...

Bambike resumes bike rentals; launches virtual tours in Intramuros

With moviehouses, museums, and most indoor tourist attractions still closed in the metro due to community quarantine restrictions, there doesn’t seem to...

Restaurants with outdoor dining in Metro Manila for quick...

Most people have been staying safe indoors and getting food delivered at home since the pandemic started. For those...

Road trips near Manila in the time of COVID...

As the world’s longest lockdown drags on in the Philippines, more people based in the metro are eager to break out of...