Osprey Packs Out and About: The Adventurer’s Manifesto

For two days, Osprey took a group of bloggers and members of the media onĀ a two-day trip around Bataan, a mere three-hour drive from Manila. Equipped with our own Osprey packs (mine was a 28L Quasar Pack, a versatile daypack with multiple compartments, a front stretch bungee, scratch-resistant stash pocket, and padded laptop sleeve), we traveled around the province, hopping from one destination to theĀ other.Ā 

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From the Bataan TourismĀ CenterĀ for its World War IIĀ dioramas and art exhibitsĀ ā€”

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to the Balanga Wetland and Nature Park for birdwatchingĀ ā€”

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to Las CasasĀ Filipinas de AzucarĀ for a tour in a few ancestral housesĀ ā€”

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to Mt. Samat for a breathtaking view atop theĀ 302-ft Shrine of ValorĀ ā€”

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to the Bataan Nuclear ParkĀ for a glimpse at the inner workings of the provinceā€™s greatest what-could-have-beenĀ ā€”

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to the Pawikan Conservation AreaĀ for a look at the gentle sea creatures.

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As we moved from oneĀ place to another, I got to thinking about adventures, about why I got into traveling in the first place, and what Iā€™ve taken out of it so far. I came upĀ with a manifesto of sorts and decided to share it here, along with a few photos from the trip, to remind myself why I do what I do. And hopefully to inspire those who read it to seek out their own adventures, too.

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