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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Yamaha NMax scooters get Star Wars makeover

Are you hoping to ride to a galaxy far, far away? These models might just be the scooters you’re looking for.

Nakto Ranger All-Terrain Electric Bicycle: Power through urban adventures with an edge

It’s no secret that the pandemic has brought about a biking boom in the Phlippines that has not been seen in decades....

DOTr promotes road safety campaign amid the pandemic

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) highlighted the importance of road safety amid the pandemic during a commemorative event Friday held by the...

‘TNT Traysikel’ symbolizes Pinoy art and diaspora in San Francisco

It’s not everyday you see the humble Philippine tricycle plying major thoroughfares in other countries. In an Instagram post...

The Lenovo M2 Electric Scooter offers a smart & fun ride

Let’s face it, with the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) extended once again in the NCR Plus bubble for who knows how long,...

5 things to do in ‘NCR Plus’ this Holy Week break

Because of the surge of COVID-19 cases, the Philippine government recently announced stricter quarantine measures for residents of Metro Manila and four...

Get a history lesson on wheels at the Presidential Car Museum

Aside from malls and restaurants, there aren’t a lot of places you can drive to these days in the city. Sometimes, you...

LOOK: Lucky Chinatown offers unique ‘Bike and Bite’ dining concept

One of the main problems that cyclists regularly face is finding safe places to park their bikes while they grab a good...

Can we now safely go to Baguio?

Baguio City, the country’s summer capital, is one of the most popular road trip destinations in the Philippines. Located roughly 245 kms...

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...

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‘SEE YOU AT LTO’: Brokenhearted woman gets summoned for failure to wear helmet

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has summoned the woman in a viral clip for not wearing a helmet while on board a...

LTO launches online portal for student driver’s permit, driver’s license applications

Those who would like to apply for a student driver's permit or a driver's license may now utilize the online portal of...

Woman driving without license arrested after assaulting MTPB enforcer

A 26-year-old female driver was arrested after assaulting, resisting, and disobeying a Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) officer in Malate, Manila...

Beating the deadline: How and where to get an EasyTrip/AutoSweep RFID

Last month, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) issued an advisory that moves the start of the mandatory implementation of cashless toll collections...

WATCH: Scenic ‘Daang Kalikasan’ in Pangasinan nears completion

The worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila has long killed the fun out of driving for most of us. Aside from the...