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    Bonista – The Budget-friendly Beach Resort
    Posted in: Places, Resort, Tourism, Travel, Vizayas

    If you are looking for a budget-friendly resort, you may consider visiting Bonista Beach Resort. Known among the locals as Bon-Bon, this beach resort is located in Barangay Buenavista, Escalante City, Negros Occidental. This place can be reached by driving towards the Northern part of Bacolod City, specifically a 110-kilometer distance away from Escalante. By […]

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    Lakawon Island Resort – Day Tour
    Posted in: Places, Resort, Tourism, Travel, Vizayas

    The island of Lakawon is one of the reasons why Filipinos should be proud of their tourist spots. A highly photogenic place, this banana-shaped island resort is located in Cadiz, Negros Occidental, a convenient place for domestic and foreign tourists alike who would be coming from Guimaras island and other fringe islands within the Visayas. […]

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    Happy Tummy – Ketchup Food Community Baguio
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    During my most recent trip to Baguio together with my family, we had ‘must see sights’ in our list and they included places that we have tried and tested to make our long-drive to this summer capital worthwhile. On the other hand, seeing this place surrounded by new eating establishments also prompted us to give […]

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    A Brighter Tomorrow at Marriott Manila
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    There’s no better way to spend a weekend other than bonding with your family and kids with Marriott Hotel Manila’s “Annie the Musical Room Package”. A special treat for both kids and kids-at-heart, the hotel brings you more reasons to spend quality time with your loved ones in a comfortable room, nestled in heavenly sheets […]

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    Fresh Eyes on Seoul – South Korea
    Posted in: Places, World

    My first time trip to go abroad took place in Seoul, South Korea a few weeks ago, when it’s summer time. Summer is between June to August around which I visited the place. August is Seoul’s hottest month and the temperature goes between 26-35 degrees Celsius, pretty much like mid-summer in the Philippines. Like Japan, […]

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    Things to do in Calaguas – Eco Tourism
    Posted in: Camarines Sur, Places, Travel

    “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, the natural resources, the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” —Theodore Roosevelt  I first time visited the beautiful Island of Boracay way back […]

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    Marriot Hotel backs up Halal Tourism
    Posted in: Food, Halal, Hotel, Restaurant

    The Marriott Hotel in Manila is leveraging on its highest rating on having Halal-friendly services and facilities when it has become the first premium hotel chain to support in the acceleration of the Philippines’ vision to become one of the world’s preferred destinations for Muslim tourists. “Marriott Hotel Manila is excited to be a leader […]

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    Calaguas: A Trip Worth Taking in the South of Luzon
    Posted in: Camarines Sur, Places, Tourism, Travel

    “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous With an area of 109,964.9 square kilometres (42,457.7 sq mi), Luzon is the Philippines’ largest island and ranks as the 15th largest in the world, too. This region houses the country’s eight regions. It is of no wonder that it […]

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    Calaguas – Waling-Waling Eco Village
    Posted in: Camarines Sur, Luzon, Places, Resort, Tourism, Travel

    A Detox in Paradise Can you survive the day without your mobile phone? How about foregoing the day’s news over the radio, your frequently watched TV program or updates from your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts? I never thought I would overcome all these throughout the 2 nights and 3 days that my family and […]


    The Side Tripper

    “Make sure you don’t take any side trips,” warns Schumler, from a phrase in the 1993 American film Swing Kids. If you are someone who does not have time to lose, then it is better for you to stick to your main agenda, because there is something about side tripping that submerges the soul in experiences that sometimes make you hope that time would stand still, as the experiences they bring can be more impactful than the main trip itself. It is that free flowing agenda, an unexpected sleepover or a detour that has unintentionally brought pleasant surprises. You can live without it, like you can eat a cake without its icing, but your journey may not be as meaningful. If travel is the ‘best medicine for the heart’,* then for me, side trips are secret ingredients to the most memorable travels and other events that can happen in between or off the main route of one’s itineraries. Welcome to Side Tripper, a collection of photographs and blogs about the many side trip adventures of our family and friends. *Source: The Global Commission on Aging and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, in partnership with the U.S. Travel Association (Los Angeles Times, December 17, 2013 by Chris Erskine)

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