January Blog Challenge: Rounded

It's almost the end of the year, and like many of you, I have a long list of resolutions. One of my resolutions is to blog more often, and there's no better way to do that than by starting another blog challenge. So, here I am! This Week's Theme: Rounded Whenever I look up while walking, I tend to look for sharp edges and tangled electric wires. I like taking photos of the sky as it...

It’s MMFF season! Have you seen Siargao the Movie yet?

It's the film fest season in the Philippines again! One of the features is Paul Soriano's Siargao (the movie). I'm planning to see this, along with the intriguing Ang Larawan. I'll update this post and add a mini-review once I see the film. Here are some of the cast members in a promotional video about the island. I've never been to Siargao in Mindanao before but watching this trailer...

The Camiguin tourism ad for 2017 will leave you speechless.

This week, the Camiguin Tourism Office launched an advertisement just in time for the yearly Lanzones Festival (October 22-31). If this doesn't make you want to go to Camiguin in Mindanao, I don't know what else will. Janis I’m a person of simple tastes and wants. All I’ve ever wanted since I was 12 was to have my own room where I can display my notebook collection. When I...

​Disconnect and Unwind: Tips for Truly Relaxing on Vacation

It is hard to lead a modern life without technology. However, the problem for many of us is that we are so tied to our smartphones and work that it can be really difficult to completely switch off when the time comes to take a vacation. If you find it hard to switch off from technology and properly relax, you might need a few pointers on how to dial down the stress and clear your mind...

5 Roadtrip Ideas for the Weekend

This is a sponsored post. Long weekend or not, going on a road trip is always a good idea. If you live in Manila, you must know that there are a lot of awesome spots near the city where you can relax and have fun with friends. Here are five road trip ideas for the weekend that you can troop to for a quick R&R. 1. Tagaytay Everyone's favorite go-to place on long weekends, Tagaytay is a...

Hop Inn Hotel Opens Second Hotel in the Philippines in Makati

Just seven months after opening its pioneering hotel in the Philippines, Thailand-based Hop Inn Hotel continues its expansion in the country with the opening of its second hotel in Metro Manila, this time at the country’s financial and business capital, Makati City. Hop Inn Hotel Makati Avenue, Manila is the best choice for budget-conscious business and leisure travelers seeking instant...

How I was sort of kidnapped in a mall in Singapore

Yesterday, I flew to Singapore for a short vacation and to spend time with family and friends. Later that same evening, I went to an upscale mall near the City Hall MRT Station to have dinner with friends. I thought I could easily find the restaurant as it was supposed to be near the exit. Although my friend's directions were a bit confusing, I had full confidence I could find the place....

Five Pieces of Advice for First-Time Solo Travelers

  Hello! I haven't been able to write for a few months now because life happened. Now, however, I'll make sure to carve out time for writing. It feels good to be back! :) Anyway, I asked fellow travelers last week on Backpackers of the Philippines to weigh down on what's the most important thing a first-time solo traveler has to remember. Here's my post: And here's what I...

Lakaw ta, Bai! Tour the Philippines with Baste Duterte

Fans of Baste Duterte and Bogart the Explorer have something new to look forward to. Starting on May 21, TV5 will be airing "Lakbai!" an eight-week travel special that will showcase the Philippines' best travel destinations. Together with his closest friends, presidential son Baste Duterte explores the country's best tourist spots. He will be joined by internet sensation Bogart the...

La Union: Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos – Poro Point

If you've been following my blog for a while, you've probably noticed how I seldom post about beaches and resorts. It's no secret that I'm not as fond of beaches as I am of mountains, so on holidays, you'll more likely find me in Cavite or the Cordilleras than in Aurora or Batangas. Last weekend was different though. I joined our company's team building activity at Thunderbird Resorts...