Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Baguio Accommodations: A thorough review of Upstair's Bed & Bath

I'm very particular with the lodgings that I book during my trips. So I log in the necessary research so that I wouldn't have to deal with some of the mishaps that might happen along the way. So when I was looking for a place to stay in Baguio for this month, I started emailing my inquiries to several accommodations. And to me, the best option was UPSTAIRS BED & BATH. 


I was in constant communication with Sir Engelbert, who I later on found out was the owner of the inn. He was always prompt when it came to answering all of my questions, and was very accommodating. Despite sending him so many inquiries, he still gave me his time. Plus, his tone was always pleasant. And that to me was pretty commendable. He even adjusted my initial booked dates when a big storm hit the city two weekends ago.

I also have high praises for his staff (Benedict and Ronald in particular), who were both working during our stay. They greeted us with a smile upon entering the inn. They even allowed us to check into our rooms early in the morning, which was a plus (check-in time is supposed to be 2 PM). They also offered my brother one of their Family Room's since another guest had to extend his/her stay. He was supposed to have the Semi-Private, but was given the Family Room for that first night.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Healthy Back Bag: A bag that's designed around you

My beau and I went on an afternoon date at Harbor Square last Sunday, to celebrate our 70th month together. And since I had plans on taking lots of sunset photos by Manila bay, I made sure that I brought my Point & Shoot with me. I didn't want to have to carry so much in my bag, so I just packed a few essentials. 

I was actually thinking of carrying my small leather sling bag or my red LC shopping bag to go with my outfit. But I decided to wear something that would just snug perfectly on my body. Yes, I wanted something laid-back. And I didn't want to have to worry about a bag strap slipping off from my shoulder. That's why my Healthy Back Bag was the perfect travel accessory. 


Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Right Way To Fly: My AirAsia Zest Destination Wish List

So what would my destination wish list include should I get the chance to fly via Air Asia?

Well, if I were given the opportunity to Travel in the Philippines with Air Asia, my Top 5 Local destinations would have to be Puerto Princesa, Tagbilaran, Kalibo (Boracay), Cagayan De Oro and Davao. But why these 5? Well...

PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN

I immediately fell in love with Puerto Princesa the moment I landed on the city. I just loved so many things about it! I loved the courteous people, the clean surroundings, the noteworthy sites (from the famous Crocodile Farm to the panoramic view of the city from Mitra’s Farm), the 2-3 hour road trip and boat transfers to the nearby islands, and the seafood trips that I matched with my anti-histamines! I also love the fact that Puerto Princesa is the gateway to El Nido --- another paradise that I’ve been dreaming of seeing up-close.

Top 3 Last Minute African Beach Breaks

If there’s one thing us Brits love, it’s the beach. While the summer season may have come to a close, it doesn’t mean that’s our chance of sun, sea and sand scuppered for another year – there are plenty of last minute holidays in sunshine-laden destinations that would be perfect for a spontaneous getaway, giving you a good dose of fun in the sun that is often needed as the days become darker and colder. 

Take your pick from these fabulous resorts and head off for a week or two before the festive frenzy is upon you! 

Tenerife 

Situated off the coast of North Africa, it’s no wonder Tenerife and its neighbouring Canary Islands provide year-round sunshine for its visitors to bask in. Whether you’re travelling with family or just with a couple of friends, there are plenty of resorts to choose from to suit your style including the popular jaunts, Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. From the waterparks to the volcanic Mount Teide, there’s something for everyone here – even if it is just chilling on the beach or by the pool for the duration of your stay! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Join Budget Biyahera and TravelBookPH's Cash Voucher Giveaway!

Hey Biyaheras and Biyaheros!

I'm happy to announce Budget Biyahera's newest tie-up! :)

The guys from TravelBook.ph are giving away several THE Travel Club cash vouchers worth Php500 each! 12 vouchers are up for grabs, and I'll be handing out 4 of these to 3 lucky winners! You can win these certificates by joining our little contest.


Monday, October 7, 2013

A Do-It-Yourself Food trip in the streets of Manila

A food trip around Manila was my first, all out adventure after my foot injury. I almost didn't make the DIY Walking Tour since both my feet hurt days before. I could barely walk. But I really wanted to join so I got myself some gel insoles and a pair of comfy socks that same week. I just told myself that I would brave the streets of Manila, and just go with the pain. I guess, that's what travelers go through when they really want to journey off real bad. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Top Turkish Delights

When it comes to holiday diversity, few places can rival the beauty and versatility of Turkey. Offering a distinctive east-meets-west culture, where modern hotels and beach resorts rub shoulders with ancient ruins and long-held local customs, Turkey holidays really are a treat for the senses. If you're looking for a sun-soaked escape this summer which is a bit different to your average bucket-and-space beach break, check out these tempting Turkish delights...

BODRUM

Boasting an ancient castle that dates back to the days of the Crusades, a fascinating marine museum featuring centuries-old treasures discovered on the seabed, and a vibrant town with glorious harbour views, Bodrum is hot stuff. Bring the kids for a dose of culture, or wander among the markets haggling for souvenirs before kicking back in a traditional Turkish restaurant, reliving another perfect day and sampling tastebud-tingling local cuisine. Heaven!

SIDE

Based in the region of Antalya, Side is a cracking little place that's famous for its spectacular Roman ruins. Step back in time and experience its 5th century baths, wander around the fascinating museum, gaze up at the remains of pillared temples, or discover its ancient theatre. The town itself is a former fishing village that oozes charm with plenty of great hotels and apartments.

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