Ultimate Guide for Budget Traveler and Adventure Seeker

A Wonderful Day at Samba Bluewater Resort

If you are looking for the nearest beach resort in Metro Manila, head over to Samba Bluewater Resort, a great getaway destination in Olongapo City featuring Filipino-theme accommodation, colorful Inflatable Island, relaxing Bali Lounge, long stretch of grayish sand, calm water, and dotted with towering coconut trees.


We spent overnight in a glamping cavana in Samba Bluewater Resort. For those who don't know yet what is glamping, it's a luxury camping involving a variety of high-end gear, accessories, and amenities. (The term is a contraction of the words glamour and camping). The cabana features comfy bed covered with white sheet, pillow, blanket, mosquito net/curtain, ceiling fan, and charger outlets.
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Starbucks® PH Mobile App Now Available!

Starbucks Philippines recently launched the Starbucks PH® App, a mobile app providing a fast and convenient payment method for customers at more than 300 stores across the market.


As a valued customer of Starbucks, this is a great innovation for me. There will be no problem if I forget my wallet or my Starbucks cards. All I need is my smartphone to purchase my favorite Starbucks Frappuccino. Everytime I use the app and purchase Starbucks coffeee or pastry, I earn stars. Those accumulated stars will give me a chance to get exciting rewards like FREE drink or slice of cake on my birthday.
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The Desert Museum is PH's First Dessert-Filled Museum

The Desert Museum is the Philippines' first ever dessert-filled museum featuring eight mouthwatering rooms filled with your favorite sweet treats.


Located at the ground floor of S Maison in Conrad Hotel Manila, this instragram-worthy museum decorated with some of the most popular and classic desserts like marshmallows, cotton candy, gummy bears, candy popsicles, etc. We're treated to samples of desserts that fit the themed room to complete our awesome experience.They scanned our watch-like pass and the staff gave us free sweets.
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Staycation at Zen Home Gramercy Residences in Makati

Spend your vacation near your home or work, rather than traveling to another location. One of the reasons some of us can't travel out of town is due conflict to work schedule. We also avoid crowd especially during holiday season. Others consider their family and friends to take advantage of enjoying what is available in  a particular city.


If you are looking for place for a "staycation", check out The Gramercy Residences in Makati City. From the name itself, it's not a hotel nor hostel or motel. It's a high rise-building that offer units that you can avail for your city vacation. Each room is set up like a regular hotel room. You can book it via www.zenrooms.com use the code "PINOYTRAVELER" to get discount. By the way, ZenRooms is different from booking.com and Airbnb.
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Where to stay in Bontoc Mountain Province

Would you believe you can stay overnight in Bontoc for 300 pesos? Yes, for only 300 pesos, you will feel secured while staying in one of the beautiful towns of Mountain Province. I  would like to intoduce to you the very humble home of Kuya Joseph, Maligcong Chen's Homestay.


Maligcong Chen's Homestay is notable for its strategic and panoramic view mountains, towering pine trees and  the popular Maligcong Rice Terraces. It's also near to the jump off point to beautiful destinations like Mt. Kupapey or Mt. Fato.
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An Overnight Stay at the Pico De Loro Beach and Country Club

A lot of people including me want to escape from the harried pace of city life. There's a time I'm thinking what if I leave Metro Manila and have a life in the province. Will I survive? Actually, one of my dreams is to have a property near the beach. A home that has a comfy room with a stunning views of beautiful mountains and I can wake up to a colourful sunrise every morning. I know this is an ultimate dream for most of us specially for urban dwellers.


Recently, Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club invited me to an intimate event in their beach resort. It was joined by members of the press and friends from SM Group. They announced the new luxury beach condominium development in Pico de Loro Cove- Freia.
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4x4 Expedition PH presents Overland Oversea

4x4 Expedition PH recently launched an epic adventure called Overland Oversea which happened at the Marina Bay Spa and Lifestyle Club in Mall of Asia.


The intimate press conference was joined by members of the press, travel bloggers and members of FJ Cruiser Club and Team Royale Trails. Renowned actor and 4x4 Expedition PH ambassador Albert Martinez also graced the event.
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Staycation at the Zen Home Icon Plaza

If there's no enough time to travel outside Manila, what I usually do is to stay (sometimes) in a cozy yet affordable hotel to relax and unwind. Working in the morning as a full-time employee and blogger at night is a bit stressful specially when I need to meet deadlines or to fulfill  a challenging obligation. Even I blog, I see to it I'm not compromising my work performances...everything need to be balanced.


Recently, I booked a room at the Icon Plaza in Bonifacio Gobal City (BGC) via ZenRooms.com to have a quick staycation. At first, I thought ZenRooms is like a booking site like booking.com and Airbnb. It's an actual hotel chain as they operate the hotels without taking their ownership. They call it as hotel franchise.



As we entered the room, we were welcomed with a spacious room which looked like a hotel room. It's a fully furnished family room which equipped with one (1) king size bed and two (2) small beds, television with cable channels, air conditioner, wooden cabinet, refrigerator, table, and chairs. Our room comes also with clean white towels and toiletries. Hot and cold shower is available as well.




The only difference of our room to a regular hotel room is the kitchen. Hotel room doesn't have kitchen but our room has its own cooking area. It has electric range, a microwave, a dishwasher, water dispenser and some kitchenware and dining utensils. If you want to save money, I really recommend to cook instead of eating in a casual dining restaurant or in a fast food  chain.



We enjoyed the infinity pool with a beautiful panoramas of Bonifacio Global City, 11th floor above the ground. Water level is around 4 feet. It's better to swim at night because the place offers a breath taking view of colorful buildings at the premiere central business of Metro Manila. There's also a small gym near the swimming pool.




Overall, our exeperience in Zen Home Icon Plaza was awesome! Our room on the 27th floor was spacious and has an amazing view of towering buildings. We had a great sleep on their very comfy bed. Also, the staff who assisted us was accommodating and polite. I highly recommended Zen Home Icon Plaza for those looking a place for staycation or for foreign tourists looking accommodation in the Philippines. It provides great facilities and services at a very low price.

ZEN Rooms offers travelers quality and affordable room stays in Southeast Asia's top destinations. It's a budget travelers’ favorite hotel chain operating more than 5,000 rooms across 35 cities in 7 countries. They guarantee all the key essentials (Fast free wi-fi, Cool AC, Hot shower, 24/7 Customer Service, Spotless bed) and more starting from only USD10! 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 
  • PHP 2,000 security deposit is required upon check-in. The deposit will be fully-refunded on the condition that no damage and disturbance has occurred.
  • Cleaning schedule: for your convenience, we offer cleaning service of your ZEN Homes for only 500 PHP/cleaning.
  • Check in time is 3PM and Check out time is 12 Noon
  • Smoking inside the unit is prohibited. You can smoke in the balcony
  • Cooking and bringing food is allowed.
  • The booking is non-refundable and cannot be modified or cancelled
  • It offers airport transfer at negotiated rates

Get 20% off on your booking with the voucher: PINOYTRAVELER. Just apply the code before payment. You can also use the code on Gramercy Residences, Knightbridge, hotels in Tagaytay, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hongkong, Thailand, etc. Available only on www.zenrooms.com - no minimum purchase

Download the ZenRooms free APP via APP Store and Google PlayStore to access exclusive discounts!

Hotel name: ICON Plaza
Address: 5th Avenue cor. 25th street. Bonifacio South, Bonifacio Global City. Taguig City, Philippines 1634 

ZenRooms 24/7 CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Call: +63 2231 3338 WhatsApp/SMS: +62 877 8080 3550
E-mail: care@zenrooms.com
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TravelBook.ph Launches First Travel Fair Entitled Destination: PH

Listen up, travel junkies! TravelBook.ph, one of the country's leading online travel agencies, will be having its first travel fair entitled "Destination: PH" from March 16 to 18, 2018, at the 4th Floor, Activity Center, Century City Mall in Makati. It promises best of the best travel promotions that you won't be able to resist!


This much-awaited travel fair will offer amazing and exciting offers from TravelBook.ph's hotel and tour partners as well as flight loyalty program partners Lots of prizes and freebies will also given away. 
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Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort in Batangas

If your perfect summer vacation includes staying in a comfy room, playing in the sand, or swimming in the crystal clear ocean, Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort is what you need. This beautiful beach resort offers premier accommodation, amenities and outdoor activities that will help you to forget the buzzing streets, fast-paced lifestyles, and extreme traffic in the Metro.


Last month, we celebrated my birthday in Eagle Point Resort in Anilao, Mabini Batangas. I'm very happy that my parents were there to celebrate my special day. Most of the time, I traveled with my friends and colleagues, but I realized that I need to give more time with my parents. They're old and it's better to share the beautiful travel experience with them.
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Adventure Beach Waterpark in Subic Bay

Adventure Beach Waterpark is the newest water playground in Subic Bay, Philippines. It is owned and operated by Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium Inc, the same company behind the operations of Ocean Adventure and Camayan Beach Resort.


This new playground offers fun and exciting attractions like Giant Slide, Lazy River, Pool Playground, Sand Area, Wading Pool, and Mini-Viking Ship Ride. You can also find here a gift shop that showcase an array of signature products, must-have souvenirs, and other specialty items.



Admission rate for adult is P688 and for kids (7 yr old below / seniors is P528 which includes Adventure Beach Waterpark all day pass, swimming at the beach, swimming pool and facility usage (Viking Ride, Wall Climbing, Rapelling and Cabana not included).


The water playground is a perfect venue to celebrate special occasion like birthday, wedding, family reunion, team building, etc. 

Adventure Beach Waterpark is open daily from 9am to 5pm. 

Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines 2222

General Inquiry and Info:
Info@adventurebeach.ph
Sales and Group Inquiry:
Sales@adventurebeach.ph
Contact number:  +63 47 252-9000
Website: http://adventurebeach.ph/
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