After more than a year of little to no travel, a lot of us have a pretty bad case of wanderlust. Thanks to celebs like Bea Alonzo and Dominic Roque—who went on a camping trip together at the Yosemite National Park in the US—we now have another place to add to our bucket list for our own future trips.
Oh, and finally, they've admitted to being a couple.
Alonzo went on a dreamy California trip last month visiting some famous places like Malibu, Napa Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Monterey, and along with her was then-rumored boyfriend Roque.
"I just realized how much I have missed traveling and trying out new restaurants. Parang normal na lahat dito," Alonzo captioned her post.
She added that she "prays" that the Philippines will soon have a "sense of normalcy" like the US, where most people don't wear masks anymore, but asks everyone to stay safe and practice safety protocols.
One part of her trip that caught our attention was her camping-slash-hiking trip in Yosemite. Along with some of their friends, the couple explored the park to make new happy memories.
"I have never done camping before for some reason, and though I know staying in a nice airstream is so far from the usual camping, maybe this is kind of an introduction," she shared on her Instagram.
"It’s just nice to be close to nature and be able to experience its wonders," the actress added, saying this is something she'd do again.
Alonzo shared that they "hiked up the Mist Trail to see Vernal Falls and a little bit of the Half Dome," and came across a "beautiful river."
Without swimsuit and spare clothes on hand, the actress jumped and swam. "Sometimes, it’s nice not to overthink and just live in the moment," she mused.
During this trip, too, Alonzo and Roque ended speculations about their relationship by making it IG-official.
"It’s not like I was trying to hide it. I think I was trying to be careful," Alonzo told Nelson Canlas in an interview for 24 Oras. "Kasi given my past experience, gusto kong masiguro muna kung saan sya pupunta bago gawing official," she added.
"We only live once and happiness is best when shared. I want to share my happiness," Alonzo added.
Alonzo concluded that given her past experience, she was just being careful and is afraid to make mistakes "in front of the public."
"Even sa mga past relationships ko, hindi naman ako super open about it. I think yung most treasured moments sa isang relationship ay yung mga hindi na-she-share sa social media. And I want to keep it that way," Alonzo remarked.
Now that they're official, we can't wait to see where they're traveling next!
Photos by John Magcasi/ Bea Alonzo and Dominic Roque's Instagram (@beaalonzo, @dominicroque|