Moving to Metro Manila has been a challenge for the small-city girl like me. Everything is fast-paced with everyone busy with their lives and its hard to keep up when you’re stressed, and in a dire need of a break. Since relocating to Metro Manila, I have been itching every now and then to check out the travel and tourist destinations along with my husband during the weekends. It’s my little window of sanity away from work, and the stresses […]
Mobile phones however convenient these are, are one of the necessary evil we all carry around. It keeps us connected to people but disconnects us with the present, it buys us time to get things done but takes away time when we get caught up in it, and it does us good when we learn new things with it but also stagnates and narrows our thinking when we are not being careful. Being engrossed online, we forget to live in […]
Right across the street from the Marikina Shoe Museum is the old Marikina Church called Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish. It stood massively with the cars, trikes, cabs rushes by in the small streets surrounding it. We decided to check it out and see its architectural uniqueness and appreciate it alongside the its history.
I am not a fan of Metro Manila, or any large cities for that matter but what I do like about it is the numerous museums you can find, and get lost at. The museum geek in me have always wanted to visit the Marikina Shoe Museum but getting around Metro Manila is a challenge itself for me. Around nine months after Josiah & I got married and relocated to Metro Manila we finally got the chance to go around […]
UPDATED | Batanes is one of the top travel destinations in the Philippines and one of the recommended travel spots in the country. Its geographic location makes it a frequent typhoon path and is also the reason why it is known for its howling and strong winds. But however many typhoons that passes by this part of the Philippines, Batanes is still on top of eveyone’s travel destinations. I’ve been meaning to visit Batanes for a couple of years but never […]
What’s truly attractive about Batanes is that despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, it remains largely unspoiled by progress. This is mainly due to the small archipelago being designated as a Protected Landscape and Seascape by the Filipino government in an effort to preserve its rare natural offerings. Apart from its indigenous plants, this also includes Batanes’ extremely diverse marine life, undulating terrain, limestone cliffs, and well-preserved rolling hills.
UPDATED | Batanes is a group of islands geographically located at the northern tip of the Philippines. It is one of the top travel destinations in Northern Luzon, and an elusive dream destinations to some. Batan Island is the main provincial island of the Province of Batanes. It is the commercial and business center of the province and has the largest population compared to the other islands of Batanes. If you’re planning to visit Batanes, Batan Island already has a […]
UPDATED | One of the top travel destinations in the Philippines is this Pacific-facing island called Siargao. Siargao Island is known by backpackers and tourists alike. It is also known for its fine white sand beaches that stretches out till the eye can see, and its massive waves perfect for surfing. Here is a simple yet help Siargao Island travel guide to help you plan out your trip!
Have you been planning to spend a holiday in Iceland? If yes, then we are sure that this blog post will be extremely beneficial to you with the best of the insight information to make your Iceland vacation trip exciting and super amazing. More often than not, when we visit some a country for the first time, the very first thing we do is to know about the major attractions and best things to do in that place. So, before […]
Hello, summer. After a year of working hard, being cold, and generally feeling a little bit miserable, your reward has finally arrived. You’re about to embark on that dream vacation: whether it’s backpacking around Southeast Asia, boating around the Greek islands or boozing in Berlin.
UPDATED | The best of my childhood memories were the summer vacation trips we had to the house that faces the sea where my mom grew up in. Mind you, we did not grow up travelling from one city or country to another. Our big family of nine made for a humble lifestyle. With our simple, and financially challenge family life, I did not know I was cut for the road and for adventures but fate has a funny way at […]
There is no greater joy than visiting a new place and trying out the local cuisine. One of the only downsides to traveling though is enduring airports, and in particular airport restaurants – although there has been a significant shift in recent years. And if you’re leaving the Philippines on a long journey, there’s nothing like having a culinary treat or two waiting for you on the other side.
Not all action cameras are born equal: some were made to stand out! A superior action camera equipped with advanced imaging technologies at a very affordable price is a steal anyone would want to get their hands on. Meet the new Supremo 4K WIFI Action Camera, its arrival brings with it an a new level of image quality and capabilities in the same compact design. A year ago I reviewed the Supremo 1 WIFI Action Camera, and also brought it […]
Motion sickness is one that even the most seasoned traveller can suffer from. It can ruin the vacation vibe, and can turn an exciting trip to an agonizing one. Vomiting, headaches, sweating, dizziness, and similar bouts caused by motion sickness can dampen, or even cancel travel plans. It can strike while you are on a long road trip, on a plane or in a cruise when you least expected. But some of us grew up or have wise up to […]
It was late when we got to the city that I scrambled a good hour or two looking for a decent internet connection. The difficulty of working freelance and online is that even when I am on the road – whether I am on a long trip or a short one for an errand like this, I still bring work around with me. I had let Josiah know that I need to work elsewhere right at the start of the […]
If there is something that you must know about me, it is that I like anything grilled (meat to be exact) and I would order it off the bat regardless of how full I am. So it was not a surprise when I did some errands at Cagayan De Oro for a few days and we (Josiah joined me) ended up at Boy Zugba for dinner. Boy Zugba is a homegrown restaurant in Cagayan De Oro City. It was introduced […]
Hello 2018! The year that was has been more than good to me. If you’re already following me in my other social media accounts, you might know what I’ve been through and where I’ve been to. It was a great year (yet) for me and I (just) know that this year would even be greater. Besides being a wanderlust, some of you know how much I love planning and documenting on paper as I do digitally. And I know that […]
Thailand is one of those countries with so much to offer in terms of culture and sights, that sometimes it’s hard to choose where to go. There are tons of beautiful places to visit, from sumptuous temples to stunning beaches along the peninsula or one of the many paradise islands. Among all Thai islands, Phuket is undoubtedly the most famous for a number of reasons. So in this post, I will share with you some of the most popular places to […]
Among the top travel destinations for Filipino travelers is Batanes. This is evident in the fully-booked flights, long lines during travel expo and fairs, early selling out of online promo tickets. With its erratic weather, and limited travel option, Batanes is a pricey but well-worth travel destination every Filipino traveler can attest.
I stayed at one of the hotels managed by ZEN Rooms during my previous Metro Manila trip. While finding a place to stay, the guys from ZEN Rooms sent me an email asking if they can host me in one of their hotels. To be honest I did not even know that they exist prior to their email, and do not know how they operate when I got booked with them. All I knew was they launched in 2015 in Indonesia […]