Ultimate Guide for Budget Traveler and Adventure Seeker

Palm Beach Resort in Laiya Batangas

Situated in San Juan, Palm Beach Resort is a perfect place for those who are looking for a complete rest and relaxation. The resort is less than 3 hours away from Manila, making it a convenient vacation destination for both local and foreign tourists..


Palm Beach Resort is one of the best beach resort in Batangas which is part of the long coastline known as Laiya. It features accommodations that are elegant and well-designed structure. They offer rooms ideal for couple, families and homogeneous groups. We checked-in at the Casa Sofia. It's an air-conditioned room that has king-size bed, couch, television, refrigerator and a comfort room with hot and cold shower. The best part of the room was its balcony with breathtaking view of the sea and beachfront. I enjoyed sitting here while drinking my favorite drinks and updating my social networking accounts (Facebook and Instagram).
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Cebu Pacific to launch Batanes route on March 25

Planning to visit Batanes soon? Have you booked your ticket? Great news to all travelers! Starting March 25, 2018, Cebu Pacific will start flying between Manila and Basco, Batanes with special introductory fare is at PHP2,699. 


Through subsidiary Cebgo, Cebu Pacific will fly once daily between Manila and Basco, Batanes beginning March 25 until October 27, 2018. The flight departs from the NAIA Terminal 4 in Manila at 6:20am, with the return trip from Basco, Batanes departing at 9:15am.
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Maxboat Set To Launch WaterBus / WaterTaxi In Cebu

Maxboat Marine recently announced on its Facebook page that they are going to offer a new Sea Transport Service called WaterBus a.k.a the WaterTaxi, which will operate soon in Cebu.


The WaterBus will offer boat rides from Cebu City to neighboring cities or town including Talisay City, Bogo City, Dalaguete, Danao City, Liloan Minglanilla, Naga City, Oslob and Santander.
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Mt Kupapey Dayhike in Bontoc

It was 4:30 o’clock in the morning when we started to trek going to the summit of Mt. Kupapey (also known as Mt. Kufafey). This mountain is 1647 MASL, with trail difficulty of 3/9. The summit will offer an overlooking view of majestic Maligcong Rice Terraces and amazing sea of clouds.


The first 500 meters was cemented and the rest was forest trail. We were a little bit sleepy and chillin as we passed along the dark trail. Make sure that you have head lamp or flashlight when going to Mt. Kupapey. You can also use the flashlight of your mobile phone. It will be only your source of light before the sunrise. There’s no major assault, everything was smooth. I can say this is one of the easiest mountain to climb in Mountain Province. I don't feel difficulty in breathing and there's no pain on my legs and feet when we reached the summit. Trekking time is around 1-2 hours.
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Get Ready For The 22nd Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018

Get ready for the 22nd Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta that will be held on February 8-11 2018 at the Omni Aviation Complex in Clark Pampanga.


The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is the longest-running sports aviation event in Asia, gathering aviators and spectators from around the world four days of non-stop flying action.
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Maligcong Rice Terraces: The Wonderful Gem of Bontoc

Bontoc is capital of the province of Mountain Province, Philippines which is home of the Bontoc tribe. This municipality boasts rich culture and heritage as well beautiful destinations like Maligcong Rice Terraces which built a thousand years ago.


On our first day in Bontoc, we headed to its famous rice terraces. Our host and guide, Kuya Joseph guided us going to Maligcong Rice Terraces. The jump off / point entry was near in our accommodation, Maligcong Chen's Homestay. The trek was smooth and no pressure at all. I thought rice terraces can only be found in Ifugao province (Banaue / Batad Rice Terraces), but hey, Bontoc has their own version of rice terraces. This living cultural landscape offers beautiful view of mountains and towering pine trees.
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Mt. Ulap | A DIY Dayhike

Nowadays, most of millennials are getting more adventurous in terms of travelling. Hiking is now the most popular outdoor adventure activity, beating out the more traditional thrilling activities like swimming, kayaking and surfing. Most of my traveler friends said that they most enjoyed hiking compare to other outdoor activities. It's easy and it will not blow all their budget.


Mt. Ulap is one of the best mountain destinations in the province of Benguet. Its jump off point or entry point is located at Brgy. Ampucao, Itogon. It has 1846 MASL with a difficulty of 3 out 9. Mountaineers or hikers consider it as a minor climb which can take it dayhike or overnight.
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Starbucks PH Welcomes 2018 with Lunar New Year Merchandise and Exciting Flavors

My friends from Starbucks Philippines sent some cool stuff including specially-designed white mug, Starbucks Whole Bean Coffee – Guatemala Huehuetenango, Starbucks Wafer Rolls and a limited edition Starbucks card.


The new Starbucks card highlights this year’s Chinese zodiac which is the Earth Dog. It has a photo of a cute puppy which reminds of my little touchy-feely dogs. You can avail the Dog Starbucks Card at P300 which comes with P300 load.
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Baguio City | Panagbenga Festival 2018

Witness the vibrant grand float parade and entertaining street dance competition in Panagbenga Festival 2018. The Baguio's biggest festival will be held  on the 1st February to 6th March 2018 at the Panagbenga Park in Baguio, Philippines.


Panagbenga Festival 2018 will feature Fluvial Float Parade, Grand Street Dancing Parade and the Grand Float Parade bazaars, fireworks display and a lot of exciting activities.

Panagbenga” is a term from the Kankana-ey dialect that means “a season for blossoming; a time for blooming.”
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5 Reasons Why I Love Kamiseta Hotel

Kamiseta Hotel is one of the unique hotels in the City of Pines. This beautiful structure has a scenic view of the city and surrounded with towering pine trees. If you're familiar with Kamiseta, a clothing brand that features cool casual classic woman apparel, their store has the same look inside the hotel.


Here are the following reasons why I want to stay again in Kamiseta Hotel:

1. The Gorgeous Lobby

The overwhelming look of their lobby gives a wonderful experience for thier guests. The set up is a French inspired theme that features lovely pieces of furniture, chandeliers and mirrors. I loved the floral detail on wall that makes the area more stunning. The overall interior is totally different from other hotels  in Baguio.
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The Sandugo Eiger On A Muddy Dayhike

Some of the travelers are now switching from bulky boots to lightweight shoes for their outdoor activities. Lightweight shoes will keep you energized all the time while walking up and down hills, and on rough terrain mountain. I personally love to use lightweight shoes because it's more comfy and lighter compare to traditional bulky boots. One of the most trusted local shoe brands that I regularly use is Sandugo


I started to use my new Sandugo Eiger on a extremely muddy day hike in Mount Binacayan. The hike was vertical, rocky, muddy and slippery, but my Sandugo shoes was still performed well. It's one of  the best lightweight shoes I used so far. And for the price at P1995, it's the most affordable quality hiking footwear in the market at the moment. 

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