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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The Plunge in Bohol, Philippines

I am currently enjoying creating videos of my travels. Here's another beginner travel vid.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Siargao in 3 Minutes!

Summarizing our 1st Siargao Trip in my first ever travel video.


Gears: Sony a6000, DJI Phantom 3 Standard, Go Pro Hero 5, Nikon D7100

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Decathlon Philippines: Your One-Stop Shop for Sports and Outdoor Gears

People have been raving about the opening of the first Decathlon Philippines in Festival Mall since the start of Q3. Believe me, if only I could, probably, I am also one of those people who have been doing cartwheels to the store since then.

Decathlon Philippines is located at the Ground Floor of Festival Mall in Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Sitting at 3000 square meters, Decathlon Philippines is really huge; big enough to house everything about sports and outdoors.

Massive collection of bikes and accessories

This visit to Decathlon actually made me miss hiking and camping sooooo much. Every little thing that an outdoor enthusiast needs can be found in this store, believe me! Before, we used to go to several sports stores, outdoor shops, and even ukay-ukay shops just to find whatever we need.

Suddenly, I just realized that it has been a long time since my last climb. This is sad.
I badly miss camping!

Unlike in any other stores where choices and stocks of sleeping bags are limited, here in Decathlon, buyers have a wide range of choices - colors, sizes, thickness, designs, etc. 

And these...

Nice, right? But believe me, they are all surprisingly affordable. Bags ranges from Php140 to Php1200.

No need to wait for your Christmas bonus to reward yourself with one. :)

Quick Facts: Decathlon is an integrated French company. It has more than 1000 outlets worldwide.

Buy your full snorkel face mask here. It's cheaper and they offer 2 year warranty.

For more photos, click here.

Hey, this is neither a sponsored post nor a HINT where you'll get your gifts for me this Christmas. :)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Taiwan: Visa Free for Filipinos!

It is now OFFICIAL! Filipinos can now enter Taiwan visa-free. The new travel policy will be implemented on a trial basis for 9 months (November 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018).

Starting November 1 of this year, Filipino travelers can enjoy 14 days of visa-free travel in Taiwan.

- should be a Philippine Passport holder with at least 6 months validity from the date of entry
- should have a roundtrip ticket or a ticket/visa to next destination
- should have no criminal record in Taiwan
- should have a proof of any of the ff: accommodation or hotel booking, host/sponsor's contact information, details of tour or travel itinerary

Take note that those who intends to stay for more than 14 days in Taiwan should still acquire an appropriate visa.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Where to Stay in Makati: KL Tower Serviced Residences

Our account have been working pretty hard for the past 2 or 3 months, so the Boss decided to throw a private party somewhere in BGC. This was to celebrate the whole team's success and hard work. Though I, myself was in need of a much-deserved rest, I also needed to attend the party. Solution? A staycation within the metro.

KL Tower Serviced Residences is located along Gamboa Street in Legazpi Village, Makati. It is strategically located at the heart of Makati Central Business District and is surrounded by business offices, malls, and even go-to restaurants in Makati. Surprisingly, its location is free from crowd and traffic which makes it a perfect spot for those who wants to have a real chill staycation.

How guests are being welcomed?

The modern and very classy lobby of KL Tower

Sweet Treats as compliments :)

Aside from these, guests are being addressed by first name and there was no hassle in checking-in, it only took me less than 5 minutes to check-in and to be escorted to my room.

Staycation Begins!
Got to stay in KL Tower's One Bedroom Suite and I could say that I found another fave staycation spot in the metro.
Very chic and modern interiors

The room is fully furnished and equipped with stylish kitchen and dining area

Just a little warning, once you get to rest inside the bedroom, you would not want to leave. 

And my favorite spot in the room? This workstation.
My design inspiration to put a small and simple workstation inside my room

Clean restroom with hot and cold shower complete with complimentary shampoo & conditioner, toothcare kit, comb, shower cap, and sewing kit

Once you enter the bathroom, these white towels will greet you. I was really happy and found them so cute, I thought that the purpose is simply to greet the guests. Little did I know that it is not just a simple greeting but also stands for the great folks behind KL Tower.

HII stands for Hospitality Innovators, Inc. that has been bringing the concept of Innovision for over a decade now. This is the same group behind the most-loved concept hotels and residences in the country such as Azumi Boutique Hotel, Crosswinds Resort Suites, Harvest Hotel, Parque Espana, The Exchange Regency, The Picasso, Y2 Residence Hotel, HUE Hotel & Resorts, The Aspen Tower, The Mondrian Residences, Crown Tower, and La Casarita.
Hi! :)

To enjoy the other amenities of KL Tower, go to the 7th Floor; this is where guests can enjoy the following: indoor swimming pool, sauna for men and women, gym, function room, and children's play area.
KL Tower Serviced Residences 7th Floor

Most-raved about pool of KL Tower - perfect for photo ops

Another plus is that KL Tower Serviced Residences is that they have an allocated parking space for each of their guests. Parking space is free, clean, and well-lit.

And oh, do not forget that a stay in KL Tower comes with complimentary breakfast at Kitchen 1B.

With its affordable rates, a stay in KL Tower Serviced Residences is highly-recommended for those who want to maximize their time in the metro.

KL Tower Serviced Residences
117 Gamboa St., Legaspi Village,
Makati City 1229
Contact Nos.: (02) 8450084
Email Address:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Manila International Travel Expo 2017

The 4th Manila International Travel Expo will be held on September 22 to 24, 2017 at SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
4th Manila International Travel Expo

This travel fair and exhibition will be organized by Global-Link MP Events International, Inc. The International Travel Expo Series is set to feature all kinds of travel services - may it be inbound or outbound travel; this conference will cover travel and leisure destinations, airlines, hotel accommodations, travel and tour packages, travel products, and other various travel services.

Indeed, Manila International Travel Expo is a globally-competitive travel show. This International Travel Expo by Global-Link MP Events International, Inc has been into opening up tons of opportunities to many industry stakeholders, travel companies, transportation, entrepreneurs, and other tourism professionals across the country.
International Travel Expo Series Year 2017

Event Schedule:
Starting: September 22, 2017
Ending: September 24, 2017

On the said dates, the International Travel Expo opens at 10 in the morning and closes at 6 in the evening.

List of exhibitors and admission fees and/or ticket prices have not been released yet. But regardless, sure Manila International Travel Expo 2017 will be a big travel event.

See you there!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Honesty Coffee Shop, Batanes: Not Your Ordinary Coffee Shop

Honesty Coffee Shop in Batanes is not your ordinary cafe. It might look like a typical small carinderia or sari-sari store in the neighbourhood, but trust me, Honesty Coffee Shop is one-of-a-kind.
Honesty Coffee Shop sits along the National Road in Ivana, Batanes
right beside the Ivana Port

Living up to its name, the Honesty Coffee Shop is always open and welcomes ANYONE. It is unmanned which means there is no manager, no cashier, and no waiter/waitress to attend to your needs. Guests do everything on their own - from making their own tea/coffee or preparing their snacks to computing the total bill and paying the RIGHT AMOUNT. The owners simply trust everyone who comes in.

A stop at Honesty Coffee Shop was both refreshing and weird at the same time. I, for one, felt so happy and excited to see how it looks like knowing that there is still a place here in the Philippines that trusts its customers in full-scale. The concept and practice is simple but it is quite weird because this is how difficult to find HONESTY these days. Sadly, especially now, HONESTY, is simply something that we're ALL wishing and looking forward to see.


Come and visit Batanes to see Honesty; they have zero-crime rate by the way. Aside from Ivatan's honesty, they are also known to building strong houses that have been tried and tested amidst multiple cyclones. Incredibly, they use available natural materials that could be cheap surface for sports areas but really lasts long.

P.S. PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR 'EX' HERE , baka di sya makapasok. :p

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Philippine Travel Mart 2017: 50 Shades of Fun at Visit Asean @ 50

The biggest travel trade in the country is back!!!

The 28th Philippine Travel Mart will be held on September 1 to 3, 2017 at SMX Convention Center Manila.
Aside from "Sale ng Bayan" where visitors can book and buy different domestic and international travel packages, this year's Travel Mart will also highlight the Visit ASEAN @ 50 Golden Anniversary.

Entrance Fees:
Php50 - Regular Rate
Php40 - Students, Senior, PWDs

Philippine Travel Mart is open from 10:00AM to 8:00PM.

Don't miss the chance to grab the best travel deals!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Travel Trends: Non-Hotel Accommodations

Agoda, one of the world’s largest accommodation booking platforms, today reveals the motivations and booking behaviors driving the rise in non-hotel accommodation (NHAs) - also known as homestays. agoda’s inventory of over 1.5 million properties worldwide have included all sorts of homestays for years, providing a unique lens to the impact of NHAs over time.
  1. Travelers are more likely to stay in a home when close to home

Domestic travelers are more likely to book homestays. But they are also more likely to consider booking privately-owned homes/apartments when traveling to their neighbors, neighboring countries that is.

Travelers from Indonesia (79%), Singapore (71%), Philippines (82%) and Thailand (80%) will most likely consider booking homestays when traveling within Asia. Similarly, travelers from the UK (88%), US (84%) and Australia (75%) will most likely consider booking a privately-owned home within their home continent.

  1. Reasons for choosing a hotel alternative varies across countries

Indonesians (55%), Malaysians (54%) and Filipinos (53%) will book NHAs to accommodate families and large groups.  

Meanwhile, Singaporeans (57%), Thais (54%) and Australians (46%) view NHAs as a less expensive option to a hotel room.

Adventurous Chinese travelers mostly consider NHAs to get a more local travel experience (55%).

3. NHA types

Amongst non-hotel bookers, there is a clear trend in the most popular type of NHAs booked per market
  • B&Bs rank first for Filipino travelers, with 53% of those surveyed having booked one in the past year
  • Private homes are among the favorites for travelers from Singapore (44%), Malaysia (40%) and Australia (38%)
  • Villas and guest houses are well liked by Indonesian (37%, 36%) and Thai (31%, 32%) travelers

Connecting these travelers to homestay properties is Agoda Homes, a portal for home owners to list their properties to millions of agoda users worldwide, at no cost.

“Agoda has offered a variety of homes for many years now, and we will continue to build our inventory to offer travelers more choice – from more conventional options like a private home or a villa to unique properties like a treehouse or even a yacht.” said Andy Edwards, agoda’s Global Director for Brand and Marketing Communication.

The Agoda Travel & Tech Study is based on a survey of 16,000+ respondents aged 18-64 across 15 countries and covers the motivations and booking behavior of travelers in the age of tech innovation.

Fancy gently rocking to sleep on the waves? Or waking up in a treehouse?  Or standing in your own kitchen and seeing a mountain view you’ve never seen before? From quirky to luxurious, here are some of Agoda’s most extraordinary Agoda Homes for travelers to satisfy their wanderlust:

Tegal Panggung Guest House (Jogjakarta)

Rumah Pohon Tree House (Bali)

Under the Coconut Tree Hoi Ann (Hoi Ann, Vietnam)

Luxury Yacht MM2 (Phuket, Thailand)
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