Friday, November 29, 2013

Save the Sand, Save the Beach with a LAGU beach-friendly blanket!

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I'm probably one of those people who doesn't fancy swimming in the beach, but just love hanging out by the shoreline. I tend to just lounge by the seashore, get that much needed tan, and have my feet burrowed underneath the sand.

Back then I would bring a malong or a printed sarong, and would use either as a blanket. I would place my travel essentials on top, and would lay on it throughout my time at the beach. But soon after unwinding and packing up, I would catch myself dealing with all the sand that didn't come off of the fabric right after shaking it. It's always the same scenario, and always the same dilemma whenever I leave any pebbly shore. That's why I always end up bringing some sand into my stuff. But all that's changed when I started using LAGU.  

"Lagu is the first beach-friendly beach blanket. Unlike ordinary towels, Lagu repels sand allowing you to lay with ease while also conserving the beach. It's unique linen blend is allergen-free and has quick-dry properties, keeping it fresh for repeated use."

Monday, November 25, 2013

GO HOTELS Tacloban: A Smart Lodging Choice For Travelers

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I'm very particular when it comes to certain accommodations. And if you've read some of my previous lodging reviews, you'll know what usually puts me off. So I definitely felt a renewed feeling upon entering the GO HOTELS lobby in Tacloban City.

My friend and I arrived in Tacloban after a 2-hour trip from Ormoc City. We left Ormoc around 3, and was able to reach Leyte's capital by 5 PM. The trip was tiring considering that I was seated on the shuttle's side by the door. So I had the small reclining seat, without the full back rest. I had several head banging moments as I tried to catch some sleep during our travel. That's why it was so refreshing to finally arrive in Tacloban, and have such friendly faces welcome us into our new abode. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The calm before the storm --- My Eastern Visayas Journey

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I feel mixed emotions just thinking about what to say. I am neither a Yolanda victim nor a survivor. But I've already cried over the fact that I almost got caught in the storm. I came back to Manila from Tacloban on November 6 --- a day before the super typhoon entered the Philippines. Some of my family and friends say that God was on my side since my life was spared. I really didn't want to think of it that way, especially when I have friends and their families who unfortunately got battered by the massive tempest. Of course, I still thank God for bringing me home safely.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Guest Post: Holidaying on a Budget in Boracay Island

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You’ve probably already heard a lot about the island of Boracay and Boracay beach. After all, it has been consistently named as the top tourist beach destination of 2013 and among the top beach party destinations of 2012, it is no wonder why a lot of people consider visiting the island and staying at one of its many Boracay resorts.

However, some people would not consider it as they think they would need a lot of money in order to afford and enjoy the beach and all the activities there. The truth is that it is actually possible to holiday in Boracay even when you have a low budget.

Getting to Boracay

Since Boracay can be reached by air or sea, the trick is to know how to get the cheapest mode of transportation.