An experiential guide to a DIY Batanes trip: Itineraries, expenses, tips, and observations

Batanes - Check!

For the longest time, Batanes has been in my bucket list.  However, it's less accessible compared to the other provinces in the Philippines primarily because flights come in only three times a week and the airfare is thrice the usual cost of domestic flights.

But this year, the boyfriend and I decided it's time to finally tick that item off in our bucket list.  And contrary to the long-running belief, there's actually a way to visit Batanes without breaking the bank!  After much research--with the help of friends who have been there (a couple of whom are actually from there) and the ever-reliable Mr. Worldwide Web--we were able to organize a low-cost, DIY Batanes trip.

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