Saturday, December 24, 2016

Catch the spectacular Le Grand Cirque in Manila

Being amidst a crowd of excited guests had me all the more elated to watch the much raved Le Grand Cirque -- Araneta Center's Christmas offering this December. It's not every day that you get invited to watch one of the greatest shows in town, one that's also produced direct from Las Vegas. I no longer had to travel abroad just to witness such a grandiose spectacle. Just imagine how much fun a circus show brings, especially to kids, as it gathers some of the most remarkable performers and amazing acts. 


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Of Christmas Cheers And Gracious Hearts

You've probably heard people say that Christmas is just for kids. And as you grow up, you tend to believe this, and you eventually lose the excitement of celebrating it. Oftentimes, we lose the real meaning of Yule and gift-giving, that we make it look like an obligation. Others simply fail to see the importance of a wrapped present, while focusing only on its physical appearance or value. Despite the changing times, may we always put in mind that Christmas is a time that brings happiness and cheer to the birth of our savior -- a time to also remind ourselves to receive everything that comes our way with a thoughtful and gracious heart. 

Thankful for the gift of travel [Camiguin, 2010]

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Save up on your next wellness travel with Groupon

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.* 

If there's one thing that I religiously practice when it comes to planning and budgeting for my trips, it's sourcing for really good deals. I often find myself looking at online buying sites like Groupon, which happens to offer discounted tours and travel essentials. The site definitely makes it easy and affordable for me, especially when looking for Groupon Coupons that can be used and redeemed right away. It’s as simple as that. And if that's not enough, Groupon also offers a good list of vouchers, several of which I'm particularly interested in (i.e. SpaFinder and TripAdvisor)

Photo courtesy of SpaFinder

Monday, December 12, 2016

San Rafael River Adventure: A lush sanctuary in Bulacan

If I were to describe my stay at San Rafael River Adventure (SRRA), it would be a safe haven. Imagine waking up inside a glass cottage, amidst a garden filled with trees and greeneries, and a gorgeous view of Angat River. You'd want nothing more than to stay and to experience the calmness that the horizon brings, as you embrace its enchanting setting. Truly, this lush sanctuary in Bulacan is an ideal place for that much needed rest and relaxation.

Friday, December 9, 2016

aurumOne Makati: A boutique hotel in Manila

I enjoy being in Makati, as there's always something new to see and to discover in the city. And if there's a destination in the metro that's worth staying in, it's definitely this area. I actually spent the weekend in the urban jungle for an early Christmas gathering with friends; and fortunately found a home away from home at aurumOne Makati -- a boutique hotel located in Evangelista Street.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Affordable lodging in Quezon City: BGC Hostel & Dorm

I wanted to spend some time out of the house, when I suddenly remembered this hostel nearby that offered bed spaces for just a minimal fee. Relieved that I had a few days to spare (no work, no errands), I made a booking to secure my overnight stay. BGC Hostel & Dorm QC (also known as Panay, Kain, Tulog, Atbp.) in Panay was definitely an accommodation in Quezon City that was worth trying. The lodging, which had a great location, was only a short walk from home. It was also near a mall, and a whole bunch of eateries. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Flytpack: Your handy travel buddy overseas

I usually set an expectation for myself when it comes to how often I should go online, especially when I'm traveling overseas. But in reality, setting expectations don’t always go as planned because I'd still find myself checking my Facebook feed, and posting photos on Instagram. This usually happens when I'm waiting for my food to be served or while I’m on transit. Anyway, I was recently in Thailand for my birthday/honeymoon. I wasn’t always glued to my phone, checking stuff online throughout the trip. But it still helped that I had a FLYTPACK router with me, which was a lifesaver during inopportune times on the road.


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