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Buy all you can and fly when you can to any PH destination for only PHP99 each  Cebu Pacific’s 25th year celebration is far from over as the...

Buy all you can and fly when you can to any PH destination for only PHP99 each 



Cebu Pacific’s 25th year celebration is far from over as the Philippines’ leading airline once again offers its innovative, first-of-its-kind CEB Super Pass from 10AM today, September 9, until the 16th! 


Because CEB remains committed to enable everyJuan to fly, it is determined to welcome ‘Ber’ months in a SUPER way with this limited time offer! Made especially for Juans who value flexibility, convenience, and affordability, this 99-peso (one-way base fare) is perfect for you! Whether you want to go on a vacation, or travel to visit family and friends, or even for work – CEB has you covered with the CEB Super Pass which you may use for ANY of the airline’s over 30 domestic destinations! 


What’s more – you can buy all you can and fly when you can – perfect as gifts to our loved ones this Christmas season! Travel period for these passes is September 16, 2021 all the way up to September 30, 2022. 


Passengers who have existing Travel Funds may also make use of their virtual wallets to stock up on these vouchers. 


“We want to keep inspiring everyJuan to look forward to traveling no matter what their reason may be – be it for immediate travel, or for the coming months. Because the situation continues to be fluid, we know the CEB Super Pass is a timely option for guests who know they want and need to travel, but are unsure of destinations and dates. With this voucher, everyJuan is guaranteed a very affordable fare,” said Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience.


How to purchase the CEB Super Pass


Purchasing the CEB Super Pass can be done in just four easy steps: all “Juan” has to do is go to http://bit.ly/CSP9-9, input the number of passes you want, add passenger names, and pay! Payment may be settled via existing Travel Funds, or other online payment options such as credit cards. Once successful, your CEB Super Pass will be sent via email, for keeping until you are ready to redeem with a final place and date in mind.


How to redeem the CEB Super Pass


Booking the CEB Super Pass can be done via the “Redeem CEB Super Pass” tab on the website as early as thirty (30) days before the flight’s departure or until seven (7) days before intended flight date, as long as seats are still available. Vouchers may be redeemed from September 9, 2021 to September 23, 2022. 


Guests may redeem CEB Super Pass by clicking the ‘CEB Super Pass’ icon under 'Book' on the menu on the CEB website. A maximum of 10 vouchers per transaction is allowed, however there is NO limit to the number of total vouchers each passenger can avail until September 16 – allowing everyJuan to buy as many vouchers as they want!


"You can count on us to ensure we continue fulfilling our commitment to provide seamless connectivity and value-for-money deals so we keep enabling everyJuan to fly,” added Iyog. 


CEB currently flies to 32 domestic destinations, mainly from its hubs in Manila and Cebu. For more information on CEB Super Pass, visit www.cebupacificair.com

The 10000 Roses Café & More is the most famous cafe in Cebu. Located in Mactan Island, this Insta-worthy place is perfect for your Face...

The 10000 Roses Café & More is the most famous cafe in Cebu. Located in Mactan Island, this Insta-worthy place is perfect for your Facebook and Instagram feed. It features thousands of LED-powered roses, the first in the Philippines. Yes, you read it right! They are not real roses. They are artificial roses. 



The 10000 Roses Café & More was opened in February 2017 in the humble town of Cordova, just right next to Lantaw Floating Restaurant. The inspiration for the cafe was based on the famous Dongdaemun Design Plaza in South Korea. It features a coffee shop and restaurant serving different types of coffee, juices, pizza, pasta, pastries, sandwiches, salad, spaghetti, and many more.




The Korean-owned café has indoor and alfresco dining spaces with modern and colorful chairs and tables. It has also a viewing deck which is surrounded by glass walls- a perfect spot to see the garden full of white roses. It's magical at night. From here, you will also see the skyline of Cebu City and its neighboring cities and municipalities with mountains in the background. 




The best time to visit is before sunset until closing time when the white roses are lit up. But this place is open from 11:00 AM t 8:30 PM daily, the entrance fee is P20/person.


How to get to 10,000 Roses Cafe


a. From Mactan International airport, you may take a taxi or grab


b. From SM City Cebu Terminal, ride a v-hire going to Cordova. Then, drop at Cordova Grandmall. From there, ride a tricycle going to Lantaw (P10/pax fare). Tell the driver you will go to the 10,000 Roses Café


c. From SM City Cebu Terminal, ride a jeepney going to Parkmall. From the Parkmall terminal, ride another jeepney going to Lapu-Lapu City. Take the one with Tamiya/MEPZ 2 and Opon Mercado routes. Tell the driver to drop you off at SuperMetro just beside General Milling Corp. Then ride another jeepney going to Cordova, at Gaisano Grand Cordova and ride a tricycle to Lantaw or 10,000 Roses Cafe.



10000 Roses Cafe & More 

Address: Cordova Tourism Center compound in Day-As, Cordova, beside the famed Lantaw Floating Restaurant

Contact Number: 0956 839 9427

Email: 10000rosescafe@gmail.com

Sirao Flower Farm , also known as the little Amsterdam Garden of Cebu, is one of the popular tourist destinations in Cebu City. This Instagr...

Sirao Flower Farm, also known as the little Amsterdam Garden of Cebu, is one of the popular tourist destinations in Cebu City. This Instagram-worthy flower garden features several colorful flowers, windmills, and beautiful Bali-inspired installations. 




One of the eye-catching parts of the garden is a big hand structure on the cliff with mountains in the background. The view from here is refreshing and relaxing. Aside from that, this is the perfect spot to take pictures and videos. Be careful while going up and down the stairs. 





There are also plenty of spots around the garden that have Bali-inspired installations that are perfect for your IG feed.  Make sure to take photos of these spots. 



How to get to Sirao Flower Farm

Sirao Flower Farm, a hillside flower farm in Barangay Sirao, an upland village of Cebu City, which about 17 kilometers uphill from JY Square in Lahug. 

1. Take a jeep or cab going to JY Square located at the end of Salinas drive in Lahug
2. Then ride a habal-habal in JY Square Mall in Barangay Lahug. Travel time is around 40-45 minutes 3. Habal Habal fare is around P150-P200 roundtrip



Other Expenses

a. Entrance fee is 60 Pesos
b.  Prenup shoot or making some videos (for commercial purposes) is permitted with fee. 




Travel Guide / Tips / Reminders

1. If you have a pollen allergy, this place is not advisable for you, or better yet put a mask on your face or bring meds for allergy
2. The farm is not huge, so expect a crowd during weekends and the holiday season
3. Flowers are harvested for the All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day commemorations
4. It's advisable to go to this farm around January or February. 
5. Do not touch or step the flowers. 
6. Do not throw your garbage anywhere on the farm.
7. You can bring your own food
8. Respect other tourists/ guests


If you have other reviews or opinions about Sirao Flower Farm Cebu, please put a comment below. Enjoy traveling!

California is one of the famous and wealthiest states in the United States of America. It is home to famous cultural institutions and nation...

California is one of the famous and wealthiest states in the United States of America. It is home to famous cultural institutions and national parks including Angel Island, Disneyland, Hollywood, Yosemite National Park, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The state is also famed for its beautiful beaches such as Huntington Beach, Santa Cruz, Shelter Cover Sea Ranch, and Venice Beach. Aside from that, it is also the home of the most famous film industry, media houses and studios.



If you are planning to travel to California to find a decent job, you are in the right place. There are jobs everywhere in the state, especially in the entertainment industry. From downtown Los Angeles, outside Sacramento to rural California State Parks, you can easily find a job near where you live. If you are considering opportunities in the entertainment industry, let me share some jobs that are suitable for your passion and interest.


Get Paid To Sing


Singing careers may feel a little out of reach to most people. Let's face it, not everyone has a talent for singing. You may have a great voice but the quality is not enough to entertain other people or a big crowd.  If you can already sing well, pursue your dream to become a professional singer. There are a lot of options to get paid to sing.  You could get a full-time singer job in a hotel, theater, bar and restaurant. Just to mention, there are lots of singers from California who became big stars and celebrities. 


Get a Job in Disneyland


For many fans of the theme parks, getting a job at Disneyland is a career dream come true.  Working at a theme park is a job that so many people wish they had. You are not only getting a good salary, but you also get a wonderful experience. Aside from that, it feels like being young every day as your work will bring you to the world of fairies, clowns, anime, Disney princesses,  pirates, astronauts, and many more! It is truly fun to work in a world of wonders or a familiar fairy-tale. 


Become a Hollywood Actor/ Actress 


Are you dreaming to become a Hollywood actor or actress? California is the perfect place to achieve your ultimate dream. You can find a lot of reputable agents or casting directors in  Los Angeles that can give you an acting career.  A lot of aspiring talents  ( young and not so young)  flock to LA, one of the biggest markets for actors and actresses, to find their luck in the film industry. They audition to be part of the commercials, film, voiceover roles, heater and television. Please be reminded that to be a Hollywood actor is not easy to get especially with no experience. Your natural talent is not enough to reach your Hollywood dreams. You need to learn and understand the entertainment industry and take acting classes.


Start a career as an Event Host


If you are the kind of person who loves to talk and entertain people, being an event host is a perfect career for you. In California, you can find here some of the most luxurious hotels and restaurants that offer several events or activities to entertain their guests and attendees.  No matter the venue, your main job as an event host is to make guests and attendees feel welcome, entertained, and happy.



Let's face it, people now would like to see more videos than read a text-only article to learn about destinations.  With the growth of s...

Let's face it, people now would like to see more videos than read a text-only article to learn about destinations.  With the growth of social media, a lot of travelers now preferred to watch videos online to get information about places, hotels, resorts, and tour activities.



As a travel writer, I need to follow the trends on social media. It's time to level up and create blog video content. The benefits of a blog video are pretty significant. Some saying that video blogs are more descriptive and interactive compared to other types of blogs. Well, let's find out! Of course, I'll still continue writing stories on The Pinoy Traveler blog. Since I'm not yet a pro at using video on my mirrorless camera, I decided to use my smartphone and this gimbal stabilizer called FeiyuTech VLOG pocket 2.




For this blog, I'm going to share things about why I love Feiyuech VLOG Pocket 2.


Portable and Foldable Fun


The sleek, innovative foldable design allows you to take VLOG pocket 2 anytime anywhere. It only weighs 272g. The maximum payload is up to 250g, which can easily carry the popular large-screen phone. This 3-axis smartphone stabilizer is a must-have handheld gimbal for YouTubers or content creators.



Amazing Features


The FeiyuTech VLOG pocket 2 features gesture control zoom control, AI tracking, portrait mode, and auto Hitchcock zoom. It can also directly control the original camera and beauty app. It means that no need to connect the app, you can control the smartphone original camera



Irreplaceable Anti-Shaking performance


If you are more into action video shooting where the camera cant be kept stable, having a VLOG pocket 2 gimbal is definitely a big advantage. Apart from stabilizing videos, it also helps to hold the camera. As 3 -axis gimbal for smartphones, VLOG pocket 2 can effectively compensate the phone posture with its brushless motor and achieve lossless image stabilization.



One Hand Operation


The VLOG pocket 2 gimbal ah several buttons to control the camera of your smartphone. These buttons are the shortcut keys so you don't need to touch the screen to take a photo or video. You can complete most of the operation with one hand. 


The FeiyuTech VLOG pocket 2 is available at  $89.00. Aside from the gimbal, the box comes with a mini tripod and portable bag to provide users with intimate services.


For more details about the  FeiyuTech VLOG pocket 2, you may visit https://store.feiyu-tech.com/products/feiyutech-vlog-pocket-2.  You may also visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/feiyutech


Traveling is fun! It’s life-changing, adventurous, and exciting too. Travelling takes you to beautiful destinations, new people, unique loca...

Traveling is fun! It’s life-changing, adventurous, and exciting too. Travelling takes you to beautiful destinations, new people, unique local delicacies and tons of wonderful experiences. With all of these good benefits, sometimes traveling can be also stressful. Yes, I also encounter aches and pains while traveling especially after doing several outdoor activities. 


Although travel has a number of positive aspects and benefits, you might be finding travel to be stressful. No worries, I found an item that can help reduce stress, pain and strain on your body. Let me introduce KiCA K2 Mini, a muscle-relaxing massage gun. It can help relieve muscle soreness and reduce friction ideal for people who love sports and outdoor activities




Lightweight and Portable


The KiCa K2 Mini Muscle Relaxing Massage Gun is one of the most attractive portable massager guns. It has a sleek and ergonomic design that fits well into your hand during the massage and you can put it in your pocket or in a small pouch. The T-shaped design makes it easier to massage yourself while the small design makes it easy to use anytime, anywhere. The body weighs only 248G, but it's powerful, up to 3200 rpm, deep massaging muscles.  The KiCa K2 Mini is truly a professional massage therapist in your pocket.




Easy To Operate


Unlike other percussion massagers, the KiCa K2 Mini is easy to use. It's equipped with one button that is placed at the bottom of the handle to avoid accidental interactions and can control the massage gun for a comfortable experience. It also comes with four different massage heads like Ball head, U-head, Cylindrical head, Flat head. Each one for a specific part of the muscle to meet the different needs of the muscle group. It has also a gentle head that is suitable for an oil massage with the silicone brush design which can promote the absorption of essential oil.




Adjustable Speed Levels


The FeiyuTech KICA has 4 adjustable speed levels for different massage needs. It generates 650-3,200 percussions per minute to meet the needs of those different groups. Level one ( blue breathing light) is for muscle arousal while level two ( green breathing light) is for fascial relaxation. The third level ( red breathing light) and the fourth level ( yellow breathing light) are for deep and gentle massage respectively. 




Intelligent Protection


This portable muscle relaxing massage gun is safe to use. With its intelligent protection function, you can prevent muscle and bone injury. It will stop automatically after over 20 minutes of continuous massage to take good care of you. If you suddenly strongly pressed or hit the device, the motor will be intelligently powered off automatically to prevent injury from shock massage; after returning to normal compression, it will continue to work. Aside from the intelligent protection, it has also locked motor protection. If there's no operation in 10 seconds, the product will power off automatically.


Long Battery Life


The KiCA K2 Mini is equipped with a 1300mAh high-density battery which can last up to a whopping 6-8 hours. The charging time is about 2 hours. 


Specifications


Model: K2 Mini

Operating Voltage Range- 7.1V-8.4V

Battery Capacity- 1300mAh

Charging Time- 2H

Weight- 248g

Size- 77X35X125.6mm

Battery Life- 8 Hours


The KiCA K2 Mini Percussive Massage Gun is available at $99. It comes in two colors- green and pink


To know more about the FeiyuTech Kica K2 Mini,  you may visit their website at https://www.kica-tech.com/en/kica-mini .


Located in the northern part of Cebu, Malapascua is one of the best islands in the Philippines featuring incredible scuba diving sites and u...

Located in the northern part of Cebu, Malapascua is one of the best islands in the Philippines featuring incredible scuba diving sites and unspoiled white sand beaches. It's also the best place in the world to see thresher sharks. Aside from that, it is famous for its adrenaline-packed experiences that will surely satisfy any thrill-seeker. 



This beautiful paradise in North Cebu is a perfect place to disconnect from the chaos of our modern world, and reconnect with nature. If you’re looking for a resort in Malapascua, why not stay at Evolution Diving Resort? It's a nice and friendly owner-operated resort that provides everything you could need to enjoy your island vacation. The resort has 16 rooms with a choice of AC or Fan, all within a short distance of their powdery white sand beach.






We stayed in one of their Deluxe Rooms. Our air-conditioned room, perfect for nature lovers, is surrounded by verdant grass and tropical trees. It features 2 beds with comfy bedding, a flat-screen tv, a wooden cabinet, a refrigerator and complimentary coffee. It has also a spacious bathroom that features a hot and cold shower, fresh white towels, and complimentary toiletries. 




The room has also a private balcony that comes with a table and chairs. It's facing the resort's restaurant and is very accessible to the white beach. There's also a swing to enjoy, a few steps from our balcony. Room rates start for as low as P2300 per night good for two pax. 



One of my favorite spots in the resort was the Craic House, a charming Irish pub & restaurant that offers mouthwatering dishes, refreshing juices and alcoholic beverages. I must say it's the best restaurant in Malapascua for having a nice and cool ambiance with the overlooking view of the white beach. The food was awesome and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. It has several picture-perfect spots where you can unwind and admire the scenery.




At Evolution Dive and Beach Resort, water sports activities such as diving and snorkeling can be arranged. The resort is famous for its world-class diving. Just to mention,  Evolution Dive is one of the best dive centres in Malapascua if not all of the Philippines. It offers incredible diving with rare Thresher Sharks. Yes, you could see up close this amazing sea creature.  The Thresher Shark is one of a few species that likes to leap from the water and seeing this kind of shark in Malapascua is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 




"Evolution is the leading specialist for Thresher Shark encounters in the world.  Like all dive shops, we bring our recreational customers to see the Thresher Sharks in the morning.  However, we are the only dive centre capable of bringing our customers to see the Thresher Sharks at depths ranging between 30 metres to 100 metres.  Evolution has logged hundreds of shark sightings at various depths including a recent and incredible encounter at 100 metres during an Advanced Trimix Dive." 



If you are only looking for fun diving, Evolution offers basic diving perfect for first-timers or beginners. Their dive team is always ready to help you have the best dive experience possible. You don’t need to worry about assembling, carrying, or washing your equipment.




We met Gino, the local guide and a professional scuba diver. This guy was very nice and knowledgeable about his craft. He shared a lot of things about scuba diving especially certain things that every diver should remember. The information he provided was easy to learn and understand. We enjoyed our scuba diving with him and it's truly an incredible scuba diving experience. 



Aside from diving, Evolution resort offers a new service perfect for bikers. Yes, they have fat bikes that you can rent to explore the island. We went to the north and visited one of the famous white sand beaches on the island, the North Beach. Biking is fun in Malapascua. 




If you are a health and fitness enthusiast, there's a gym near the resort that you can continue your daily exercise routines. The gym features some of the workout equipment you need to improve your health and have a good physique. Matt, a technical diver and instructor trainer of Evolution and also a gym buff, will surely help you to achieve your body goals. 




Evolution Diving Resort is truly a one-of-kind dive resort. It provides an excellent venue for full relaxation and starting point for diving, snorkeling and water activities that are accessible all year-round. Not to mention, Evolution is a beachfront resort offering powdery white sands and turquoise waters dotted with tropical trees. So grab your loved one or a friend, break your routine, and take on an incredible adventure in this beautiful paradise. 


Evolution Diving Resort

Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu Philippines

info@evolution.com.ph

+63 917 631 2179

www.evolution.com.ph

Mactan Island is one of the tourist destinations you should visit in Cebu. It is home to luxurious hotels and resorts, top diving sites, her...

Mactan Island is one of the tourist destinations you should visit in Cebu. It is home to luxurious hotels and resorts, top diving sites, heritage and cultural sites. Aside from that, you can find here the award-winning airport, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. 



Some travelers, they would rather spend their money and time outdoor rather than in accommodation to sleep. But for others, a vacation is not complete without a luxurious resort to spend after a long tiring day. One of the highly recommended resorts on Mactan Island is Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa.


Located in the humble town of Lapu Lapu, Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa is a family-friendly resort on one of the white beaches of Maribago. It is under a 30-minute drive from the airport and 40 minutes away from the historic city of Cebu. The resort features 86 guest rooms that will suit every type of traveler.





We stayed in a Grand Luxe Room with a rustic yet cozy ambiance reminiscent of traditional Filipino homes. It features 2 queen size beds with comfy bedding, a flat-screen tv, tables and chairs, a wooden cabinet, refrigerator and a safety box. It has also a spacious bathroom that features a hot and cold shower, a closet with hangers, fresh white towels, a hair blower, a bathtub, pair of slippers and complimentary toiletries.



The private balcony overlooking the resort's swimming pool was my favorite part of the room. It's surrounded by lush greeneries. I love spending most of my time here while drinking a black coffee. The view from here was very relaxing. 



Some of the rooms are decorated with an authentic Filipino accent and all are air-conditioned and have private terraces overlooking the white beach. The room rate starts as low as P3500 good for two pax with free breakfast.






Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa has a private beach with sun loungers. It has shallow water perfect for young kids, and a beautiful sea view that complements wonderfully fine white sands. For those who are not into the beach, the hotel has a large Instagram-worthy swimming pool. It's a great spot to spend your free time with your loved ones, family and friends. 





Near the swimming pool area is a restaurant that offers mouthwatering local and international dishes. We tried some of their best-sellers like Sesame Grilled Salmon, Grilled Pepper Sirloin Steak with Mushroom and Vegetables Ragout and Sizzling Gambas Ala Michael.




At night,  you can go to the resort's rooftop terraces/cocktail lounges to enjoy your favorite refreshing juices or alcoholic beverages. It is an open-air terrace with amazing views over the  Cebu City and Mactan Island skyline. It's truly an Insta-worthy drinking venue.




For an additional pampering experience, the beach resort has massage treatments at the spa, which uses only natural ingredients. Their spa services will surely give you full relaxation. 




Destinations to visit near the resort include Olango Island, Sirao Flower Garden, Temple of Leah, Magella Cross and 10, 000 Roses Cafe.

Whether you’d like to laze around by the resort's private beach or treat your mind and body to a relaxing massage, Cebu White Sands Resort & Spa is perfect for your ideal staycation. 


Cebu White Sands Resort & Spa
Maribago Beach, Mactan Island
6015 Philippines

Phone: T (63 32) 268 9000, 495 2226 F (63 32) 495 2080

cebu@whitesands.com.ph