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Zambales Province Photo Gallery

Subic Bay is located in Zambales Province on the Island of Luzon in the Northern Philippine Islands. Zambales is a beautiful province with a long history of acceptance and accommodation of foreigners and tourists. Zambales Province has miles and miles of beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and hills, plains that seem to go on forever, and […]

Forget Hotels, Motels and Resorts – A New Way To Stay

One of the things I dread when traveling is finding myself in a run down, poorly managed hotel. I research every little detail of my trips beforehand, and it’s a drag when the hotel doesn’t match the description on the travel site. Many times you’ll find that a hotel has odd rules; no outside food […]

Tropical Storm Falcon – Santa Monica Evacuated

Wow – this storm dropped a LOT of water on the Subic Bay area. Just this afternoon, Santa Monica, a housing subdivision just past Barrio Barretto on the National Highway was evacuated with over 4 feet of water in some areas. Officials were also concerned about the Matain Bridge, just before Santa Monica. The river […]

US State Department Issues Travel Warning The US State Department has updated a travel warning due to possible terrorist-related activity. From the official warning: “The warning, which is an update from November, specifies the island of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago as particularly dangerous and at great risk of harboring terrorist activity. Manila might also be included, the statement said.” […]

Aliwan – the Mother of All Philippine Festivals

One of the nicest things about living in Subic is that you are centrally located on the big island of Luzon. There is easy access to the freeway system (which has been greatly upgraded since I was here in the 80’s). I like to travel and take photographs, so I was pretty happy when I […]

Boracay Voted #2 Beach in the World

It’s about time! The Philippine Islands has the most beautiful, unspoiled beaches in the world, and it’s finally time that someone noticed. The premier travel site,, recently announced the Traveler’s Choice 2011 Best Beaches awards. Boracay took the Number 2 position just after Providenciales Island in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Boracay is a […]

Welcome to Subic Bay Living

Welcome to Subic Bay Living! This blog will relate my experiences living in Subic Bay, Philippines. I hope to portray the area honestly and openly. I’ll be writing about day to day living, what kinds of problems you can expect to encounter, and how I got around or solved those problems, or if I was […]