Jun 062013

MANILA, Philippines –  Just because the summer is over, it doesn’t mean one has to postpone traveling until the next long break. This month, Drew Arellano (photo) goes on a series of road trips to destinations no more than three to four hours away from Metro Manila.

Tonight, he visits eight towns in Pangasinan and samples the best of what they have to offer. He starts in Rosales, his mother’s hometown and then goes on hilltop adventure in Balungao. He then tries the different types of tupig in Villasis before paying his respects at the shrine of our Lady of Manaoag. From here, he heads to Calasiao where the famous white, sticky puto is made. His sixth stop is Dagupan where the milkfish is king. Finally, he hits the beaches of Lingayen and Alaminos, famous for the World War II memorial park and Hundred Islands, respectively.

The following week, June 14, Drew goes on a mouth-watering food trip in Pampanga to discover the province’s “originals” — from sisig, to halo-halo, to the very first pizzeria. Drew also tries a bit of Korean cuisine as he visits Korea Town, an area near Clark Airfield, now home to many Koreans who have set up shops, restaurants, churches and schools there.

On June 21, Drew heads to Subic to try various adventures on land, on water and even in the air. An adrenaline and nature-tripping combo awaits those who take a 48-hour trip to the former US naval base.

Watch Biyahe ni Drew for more budget travel tips  Friday nights at 10 on GMA News TV.

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