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

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 &...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...