Flying for the First Time? Here’s a Complete Philippine Airport Guide!

If you're flying out of the country from any international airport for the first time, this post is for you! I prepared a Philippine airport guide to help you have a hassle-free experience and a more memorable vacation. :) Before you head to the airport, make sure you have everything ready: your passport, foreign currency, credit cards, travel documents, and IDs are all in one place....

Discover Quiapo’s History and Culture with This Community-Created App & Map

Sometimes we forget how beautiful Quiapo is — home to the San Sebastian Basilica, Quiapo Church, Golden Mosque, and Ocampo Pagoda, all important landmarks that represent a significant part of the history of the neighborhood, and even the whole of Metro Manila. San Sebastian Basilica, the only steel church in AsiaThe newly launched iDiscover Quiapo App & Map helps locals and tourists...

Baguio — What You Need to Know About the Baguio City Market

Can you name any market that is more beloved than the Baguio City Market? It’s the only marketplace I know that’s also a popular tourist destination in Luzon. Whenever I’m in Baguio, I always visit this place to get fresh fruits and vegetables at a much cheaper price than in Manila. This is where I also get pasalubong items, for items such as strawberries and ube jam are usually...

Everything You Need to Know about the Philippine Travel Tax in 2018

Good news for travelers in the Philippines! The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) is looking at replacing the travel tax with a standard P500 fee for all travelers, including foreign nationals. The Philippine travel tax is a tariff charged to all airline passengers leaving the country. It costs P1,620 for passengers with an economy class ticket and P2,700 for...

How to Use Free Dating Sites and Apps for Your Next Trip

Using free dating sites and apps to meet new people, make friends, and find a romantic partner has become increasingly common among us millennials. Gone are the days when we had to worry about telling others that we met our significant other *gasp* online. Many people our age regularly use free dating sites and apps to look for a date or just someone to talk to. I used to look for online...

Trainspotting in Manila: How to Ride the PNR in 2018 (with Updated PNR Fare Matrix)

Are you looking to ride the Philippine National Railway (PNR)? Eager to try one of Asia's oldest railway systems? Here's a handy guide that will help you get to your destination without having to brave the horrendous Manila traffic. Note that this is an updated version of my previous post about the PNR. PNR Train Schedule The entire PNR stretches from central to southern Luzon. As of...

Marikina — Exploring the Book Museum cum Ethnology Center

My visit to the Book Museum cum Ethnology Center in Marikina City got me thinking. If I could travel the world, what memorabilia will I keep? Should I collect Starbucks mugs and keychains as almost everyone I know? Or should I build my own collection of the things that remind me of that country’s people and culture? The latter was what the President of Rex Group of Companies, Atty....

Bucket List Series: What to Do in Nepal

We've all been there: sometimes, we just can’t focus at work so we spend company time aimlessly browsing the internet and checking for cheap flights. These days, I’ve been reading about one of the countries in my bucket list: Nepal! I knew I’ll become more excited about hitting my financial goals this year by mentally mapping where to go and what to do in Nepal, so I’m writing...

Bucket List Series: What to Do in Marrakech for First-Timers

If you are visiting Marrakech for the first time, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll get a detailed review of the city and what makes it popular among tourists. Read on to find out more about what to do in Marrakech. Marrakech is the third largest city in Morocco and means "Land of God." It is located in the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and is just a couple of...

Traveling Soon? Here’s Why You Need Travel Insurance

I seldom get travel insurance when I'm traveling. I've always thought that I have enough street smarts to survive any city that doesn't speak my language, so I never saw the need for it. What I Didn't Know I must admit, I thought that a travel insurance package was only for those who have an active lifestyle and take part in adrenaline-pumping adventures. What I didn't know was it could...