And when you walk through the glistening white sand beaches of Maniwaya in Sta. Cruz and the other islands of Marinduque, be aware. You also have a responsibility to be an active steward of the environment.
The Footprints Project was started out by a few Filipino friends who enjoyed travelling so much, they were compelled to write about their trips until it dawned upon them that they could do more by helping increase awareness about responsible travel, providing tips and insights and learning from their readers.
While pushing for beach tourism in the Philippines, the group is keenly aware of the danger that tourism could also bring destruction and therefore, tourists must be well equipped with enough information before they set out to explore and enjoy the beaches. And so, for travelers to take seriously the saying "leave nothing but footprints".
This group of friends actively share their love for travel and the beaches in the social media. Their website is PhilippineBeaches.org.