GO DRIVE: All is just around the corner!

By: Kamille Angelu
GO DRIVE All is just around the corner

Updated as of February 21, 2023

Road Trip Adventure

Burnout is a natural occurrence, even if you are working your dream job. It happens to anyone who finds themselves in a never ending routine of doing the same tasks over and over or simply falling out of the enthusiasm of waking up in the morning to start their day. So, don’t beat yourself up for suddenly finding yourself getting tired of doing what you love. Sometimes the best way to overcome your burnout is to take action: do some exercise, relax, or the best one of all… go on a road trip.

A change of scenery can help you overcome your burnout, and replenish your creative juice. Even your comfort zone in your condominium in Las Pinas can get tiring and become a stressful environment as time goes on. You can either go out of the country and see the world, but if you don’t have the time to step out of the country or are simply itching for a drive, you can always hop in your car and let the provincial and national roads take you to wherever it goes, you might be surprised and find yourself in some of the hidden tourist destinations in South Luzon.

Before pulling out your mini-games for the long ride, here are some quick tips for those of you who enjoy road trip adventures and go wherever the road takes them:

tips for those of you who enjoy road trip adventures

One of Cavite’s National Primary Roads: CAVITEX

Spend a day at the Entertainment Capital of the Philippines – PASAY City and enjoy various activities such as watching world-class live shows; have fun at the amusement park, or take a boat ride and tour the historic Corregidor Islands. You can now travel from Cavite to Pasay City in less than an hour because of the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX). Through CAVITEX, Caviteños will also be able to reach other cities in the metro, such as Metro Manila, Makati City, Quezon City, and other major cities. Don’t forget to prepare for the Manila Toll Expressway systems.

Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX)

Muntinlupa Cavite Expressway

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Tour around the South and the metro with ease as Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) brings you closer to your dream destinations. You might be surprised on how little you know of the South even when you live in a condominium in Las Pinas. Whether you want to go for a long drive or have a relaxing hotel stay, you will definitely feel relieved after a week of hustling at work or at school. With MCX connected to different major road networks and other municipal and city roads, you will find yourself arriving at your destination without the stress of traffic. The best part of it is that if you miss your exit you can simply head straight and find another and go on an adventure.

Sometimes you need to answer the call to adventure to overcome your burnout.

Had a long day at work? Treat yourself to VIP Cinema; get a glimpse of Italy in Manila and ride a gondola or spend the night out with your friends and enjoy good food and good music. Heading to Taguig is much easier than ever. C5 South Link Expressway is a road network that connects Cavite and Taguig in just seven minutes.

Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)

Cavite-Laguna Expressway

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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. With the opening of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), the travel time to and from Cavite and Laguna is now only 45 minutes. Whether you want to try thrilling water activities, go on mountain hiking, or go on a mouth-watering food adventure; you will definitely get the most out of your day.

Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAr)

Developed in 2001, the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road, better known as STAr, is an expressway route that stretches for about 41.9 kilometers. The road passes through municipal and city roads that lead to Batangas City, Tanauan, Malvar, Lipa, San Jose, and Ibaan. The expressway shortens the travel time between Batangas and Manila extreme amount of time as it does not need to pass through other provinces to reach each other’s end.

LRT 1 Cavite Extension

Commuters from Cavite, Las Pinas, and Paranaque can now have better access to Central Manila as the construction of LRT 1 Cavite Extension has already started and is set to partially operate by the last quarter of 2021. The said LRT extension connects Central Manila to Cavite (Baclaran to Niog).

LRT 1 Cavite Extension

If that’s not enough, you can also check out the North Luzon Expressway and see the different regions up there, while heading there, enjoy the long and free road with beautiful scenes that awaits you.

How about the Aguinaldo Highway? You can go on a road trip heading to Silang, Dasmarinas, Tagaytay, and go ahead to Batangas. South Luzon Expressway and heading to Batangas City, or maybe Laguna and Cavite and relaxing in their many hidden tourist destinations, just make sure to be ready for the South Luzon Tollway Corporation tolls.

If you want to go to the north and south borders of the Philippines, try the Maharlika Highway, a road that stretches across the island country. Then there is also the MacArthur Highway at stretches from Caloocan to Aparri, it is also the second longest road in the Philippines, next to the Maharlika Highway. You might find yourself looking at some of the major provincial government infrastructure that is built around the country.

photo of manila

In Manila, you can take Roxas Boulevard and explore Luneta Park, the National Museum, the National Library and so many more historical places that hold records of the country’s time pre and post-Spanish colocalization.

So, if you find yourself burned out from your daily tasks, or are simply bored and want to do something, why not go on a road trip? Go on an adventure, take different routes, and see places you have never seen before, you might realize in this journey that it is not just a place that you find in this trip but yourself too.

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