Places to Visit in an Ilocos Road Trip

Ilocos is at least 8 hours drive from Manila. You’ll get up to Vigan with that time. Add another 5 hours and you’ll hit Laoag. These are the suggested pit stops in an Ilocos road trip. Drive all the way to Laoag on the first leg, staying overnight after dropping by a number of tourist sites. Drive all the way up to Pagudpud beach in the morning, then rest for the night in Vigan. Here are the destinations you should not miss. Continue reading “Places to Visit in an Ilocos Road Trip”

Enjoying the Beach at Blue Lagoon, Pagudpud

One yardstick of a great destination, in my book, is when it’s somewhere I don’t mind driving straight for hours, get immersed in the splendor of the place for an hour or so, pack up then go home. Pagudpud (Ilocos Norte) definitely fits that standard, although the beauty of this destination is not limited to the wide open and smooth country roads, the nice views along the way, or the compelling history of the place and its people. Continue reading “Enjoying the Beach at Blue Lagoon, Pagudpud”