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Shop with GCash MasterCard and fly with PAL

 

 Your GCash MasterCard has teamed up with Philippine Airlines to give you another reason to go shopping.  From December 2 to 8, just use your GCash MasterCard when buying at any of the over 33 million MasterCard partner outlets worldwide.  Each successful transaction will entitle you to one (1) raffle entry that may bring you to a destination of your choice for free.  For this week’s promo, the winner gets a P20,000 travel voucher from PAL and may also have a chance to take home a brand new Nissan Juke in the grand draw.  You can easily avail of the […]

AIRASIA TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER 2016 WINNERS

AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 finalists Kim Pauig wins grand prize

 

 AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 finalists Kimberly Pauig wins 200,000 BIG points after the dramatic Final Show held last September 15 at Green Sun, Makati City. There were more than 500 entries whittled down to six finalists who traveled all the way to Macau and competed in different challenges. Finalists Neil Cardano, Mithilaya Miclat, Eliseo Zuñiga, Pauig, Daniel Magbanua, and Dave Poblete showed their skills in different categories like portraiture and food photography as they visited Coloane Village, Fisherman’s Wharf, and other cultural attractions in Macau. During The Final Show, DJ Tracy Abad of The Mad House of Mellow 94.7, the top three finalists Pauig, […]

AZALEA BORACAY GROUP GETAWAY WEEKEND TRAVEL

Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay Group Getaway Trip

 

 What will you do when it’s raining non-stop in Metro Manila? Fly to Boracay and enjoy the summer vibe of the island, even on rainy days! Habagat weather was moving heavy in Metro Manila during the third week of August month when we received an invitation to join Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay Group Getaway trip to one of the most visited island destination, Boracay! The invitation came right after we attended a 3-day OPPO F1s launch event at Pico de Loro. We flew aboard the SkyJet together with other bloggers/wanderers for the Boracay trip last August 16, 2016. DAY 1 Boarding We boarded SkyJet’s early flight […]

CRIMSON RESORT AND SPA MACTAN CEBU

Cebu Getaway with Crimson Resort and Spa

 

 Our recent stay at Crimson Resort and Spa in Mactan will always be an experience worth treasured in our wonderful travel memories.   The overall accommodation, from our arrival until we leave the resort, was an ultimate getaway experience. No wonder a lot of foreigners prefer this place whenever they would stay in Lapu-Lapu City. Crimson Resort and Spa has that great service from the concierge up to the assistance they showed to our room. Imagine a post-card worthy view of endless waters from the main resort clubhouse greeting everyone upon arrival with a cool serving of the Crimson harvest, a tropical drink of lemongrass, cucumber […]

AIRASIA TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER 2016 WEBISODE HOST TRACY ABAD

Top 6 Finalists AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 revealed

 

 Over 500 participants joined this year’s AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 competition and six young and aspiring photographers bagged and were selected and complete the final leg of competition this August in Shanghai which includes series of challenges in landscape, portrait, and food photography. The Grand Winner will be declared as ‘AirAsia Travel Photographer of the Year’ and will receive 200,000 AirAsia BIG Points, surprise vacation package, and more prizes from partner brands including GRID magazine and Flight 001. But first, here are the Top 6 Finalists of the year: Mithilaya Miclat from Davao Kimberly Pauig from PAsig Atty. Eliseo  Zunig […]

PAYMAYA #NOWNATION GO SHOPPING FOR POKEMON BALLS

PayMaya #NowNation Go Shopping

 

 When we travel, it’s not only the transportation, accommodation, and food that matters. Especially when you’re in a different place, the first thing (or should we say, the last thing before you leave) on your itinerary is shopping. Shopping for items that you’ll be needing during the course of your trip or shopping for souvenirs before going back home.     Okay, shopping could be anytime. Not just when you travel. You go shopping after Sunday church. You go shopping when you want to reward yourself for that great achievement you’ve accomplished. You go out shopping to buy things you […]

RAPPLER SOCIAL MEDIA WARRIOR RAISA SERAFICA TALKS ABOUT RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS

Weather Wiser Influencers’ Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness Summit in Cebu

 

 Weather Philippines Foundation in cooperation with Cebu Pacific Air, brought us to Cebu last July 21-22 for the Weather Wiser Influencers’ Social Media for Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness Summit. It was a two-day trip which included a familiarization and urbanized heritage tour around the city of Cebu on the first day and social media summit on the second day held at Summit Circle Hotel last July 22. In partnership with Cebu Pacific Air, Rappler, and City Savings, Weather Philippines also invited local school and university educators to a one-day social media awareness day. The summit covered the responsible use […]

QUEST HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER CEBU

Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu EATgetaway experience

 

 This year, we were back for the second time in Cebu. We were in Cebu last Sinulog Festival in January and this time it’s for the Weather Philippines Foundation Social Media Summit held last July 21-22, 2016. Our flight and hotel accommodation for the 2-day summit was sponsored by Weather Philippines in partnership with Cebu Pacific Air and Summit Circle Hotel. Weather Philippines Foundation invited several bloggers from Manila representing Weather Wiser Influencers to the Social Media for  Knowledge Mobilization and Disaster Preparedness with Rappler Philippines and City Savings last July 22.   Educators from Cebu universities and schools were also […]

PAYMAYA TRAVELS: TRAIN AND BUS RIDES

Train and bus rides to and from the airport is conveniently easy with PayMaya #NowNation

 

 If you’re coming to and from the airport, it is best you download and install PayMaya app on your mobile device and get your PayMaya card right away because having this will be very helpful and convenient for you especially when taking the metro train and bus to NAIA terminal airport. Download 1. Go to Google Play or Apple Store and search for PayMaya. 2. Download and install the free app. 3. Register 4. Log-in your account. 5. Purchase your PayMaya physical card and link it with your virtual card. 6. Upgrade your PayMaya physical card through the app to […]

LAPU-LAPU MONUMENT AT CEBU PROVINCIAL CAPITOL

Weather Philippines Foundation gets urbanized with Cebu Heritage Tour

 

 Did you know that long before the colonizing powers of the West arrived, Cebu was once called Zubu and was already an important trading center and one of the oldest trading location known as parian is here in this city? Before Ferdinand Magellan, it was the Chinese traders who discovered and were particularly attracted, not only to goods; but tot the honesty of the natives of Zubu, and it was the ‘ideal safe harbor’ because of the protection in the east given by the Mactan Island. This was just an introduction of what we rediscovered during our recent stay in Cebu. […]

VISIT GUAM 2016

Getting to know more about Visit Guam 2016

 

 Aside from being a great vacation destination, awesome shopping experience, touristy spots, etc., we still have a lot of things which we should know and discover if we are going to Guam, a tropical island similar to the Philippines and is only 3.5 hours away from Manila. First, to be able to visit Guam, we must have a valid US visa (non-immigrant (tourist) visa is the most easiest to obtain) which we can all apply at the US Embassy in Manila, pay the visa fee $160, and schedule the appointment online to be able to proceed to the next step, […]

CEBU PACIFIC JUAN FOR FUN BACKPACKERS CHALLENGE 2016

JUAN Team PH is the Ultimate Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2016 winner

 

 Seven straight days, fun and adventure travel, and travel allowance worth P35,000, were at stake for five teams from different universities who participated this year’s Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2016 – a yearly contest from the leading budget airline in the country that showcase endless escapades, boundless discoveries, and a whole lot of fun. This year’s Ultimate backpackers received the most epic prize – a Travel-All-You-Can-Pass which entitles each member to as many free flights to domestic and international short-haul destinations as they want within one year. They also get to take home gifts from Cebu pacific’s […]

SINGAPORE AIRLINES AND MASTERCARD NATIONWIDE MID-YEAR TRAVEL FAIR 2016

Singapore Airlines and MasterCard Travel Madness Alert: Singapore USD180; Japan, Korea USD 450; Brazil USD1500 and more!

 

 Remember our January article about our travel tips to Brazil for this year’s Summer Olympics? We know that a lot of people will be traveling to Rio de Janeiro to catch the Olympics in action to cover the event and to be there as spectators. But the high cost of travel expense deters a person and even those well-seasoned travelers to decide whether to pursue or not their Brazil trip. Fret no more. Singapore Airlines is offering a round-trip all-in airfare travel fare to Brazil for as low as $1500 only for individual booking of two passengers. Or if you’re traveling solo, it’s […]

UNICEF X CEBU PACIFIC X CHANGE FOR GOOD

Cebu Pacific and UNICEF rise for children’s health and nutrition campaign

 

 UNICEF and Cebu Pacific partners for Change for Good campaign which will make a child’s first 1000 days disease-free and well taken care of. Each currency that every Cebu Pacific flying passengers donate to Change for Good will go directly to UNICEF to fund the daily needs of less-fortunate kids in the Philippines up to their 1,000 growing days.   *I always fly to different countries and have seen these on-flight donations and I wonder to myself, ‘when are we going to have this project in my country where an airline will support UNICEF’s Change for Good?’ shared actress Anne […]

ROBINSONS DEPARTMENT STORE MASTERCARD PHILIPPINE AIRLINES TIE UP

Your Robinsons Department Store shopping could be your passport to New York City via Philippine Airlines

 

 How many times have you wished to go to the city that never sleeps, New York City, and still ended up daydreaming about it? Daydream no more because your Robinsons Department Store shopping could be your passport to New York City via Philippine Airlines! That’s right. And not just that, tons of amazing prizes will be given away to lucky shoppers, including the all-expense-paid trip to the Big Apple via Philippine Airlines. How? When you shop at any Robinsons Department Store using your MasterCard credit, debit, or prepaid cards, with a single receipt purchase of P3,000, you are entitled for […]

MT. KALATUNGAN AS SEEN FROM BINAHON AGROFORESTRY FARM IN LANTAPAN, BUKIDNON

Learning the ways to Farm Enterprise by Binahon AgroForestry Farm in Bukidnon

 

 Our next stop for OA Bloggers Tour Day 2 in Bukidnon was at the Binahon AgroForestry Farm, situated within the Kitanglad Mountain Range in Bukidnon. It was almost 6 in the evening when we got there and it was slightly raining that time. From Malaybalay’s Jaya’s Secret Garden, it took us 3 hours to get to Lantapan. We unpacked our things immediately right after we were assigned of our room and just aa right as we were charging our mobile devices, the place was hit by a power failure. We.were a little bit uneasy at that moment because we were […]

JAYA'S SECRET GARDEN, MALAYBALAY CITY IN BUKIDNON

Unveiling Jaya’s Secret Garden of Malaybalay

 

 It was around 1 in the afternoon when we reached Jaya’s Secret Garden in Malaybalay, Bukidnon for our Day 2 organic farm tour that started with Cervantes Farm in Cagayan de Oro last May 23, 2016. After our overnight stay at Alomah’s Place, our group visited the backyard farming in urban settlement by the Bayag family who served us with a hearty lunch meal that included fried red tilapia, native pato tim (duck), vegetable salad, fruit dessert, and house blend orange juice spiked with chili pepper. Junah and Hazel Bayag started their backyard farming upon realizing that there is an opportunity […]

ALOMAH'S PLACE IN BUKIDNON

Take a look at Alomah’s Place, Manolo Fortich’s nature and organic farm haven

 

 Our first day in Bukidnon gave us the chance to see one of Brgy. Dahilayan’s nature haven perfect for overnight stay and camping if you’re visiting Dahilayan Forest Park. We are talking about Alomah’s Place, a nature and organic farm opened by Benjohn and Grace Mahistrado for vacationers, tourists, and those who need a place to stay for retreat camp. Alomah’s Place is located in Manolo Fortich, the place of Del Monte pineapple plantation farm. It was during our Agricultural Training Institute’s Organic Agriculture Bloggers Tour when we experienced our first night in Alomah’s Place. Alomah’s Place encourages the consumption […]

CERVANTES FARM IN BUKIDNON

Square Foot Gardening at Cervantes Farm

 

 Last May 23, we were invited to participate, for the third time, to an organic farm tour organized by Agricultural Training Institute in Manila to visit 5 farms practicing chemical-free farming in Mindanao, particularly in Bukidnon. We took a morning Philippine Airlines flight MNL-CGY to Cagayan de Oro and landed at Laguindingan Airport. Our first stop was at Cervantes Farm: New Square Foot Organic Urban Gardening, owned by Ret. Col. Honorio Cervantes in Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City. According to Mr. Cervantes, upon retiring, he put up his own backyard farming and started growing assorted vegetables to his Square Foot […]

CHEF CHUA YEW HOCK OF HOLIDAY INN SINGAPORE ATRIUM FOR PARADES OF SINGAPOREAN FLAVORS AT SEVEN CORNERS

Get lucky and win a trip for two to Singapore when you dine-in at Parades of Singaporean Flavors at Seven Corners

 

 To those of you who missed or having a difficult time booking Cebu Pacific’s Anniversary Piso Sale (which is on-going until March 10), this is your chance to get lucky to fly to Singapore for two by simply dining in at Seven Corners in Ortigas from March 1-13, 2016. The winner will receive a round trip tickets  to Singapore for two and a 3D/2N stay at Holiday inn Singapore Atrium. Any food and beverages ordered worth PHP 2,000 entitles you to one raffle coupon to be raffled on March 15, 2016. This is through the partnership of Cebu Pacific Air and […]

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Prepare yourself for the long lines at the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016

 

 Whether you’re just window shopping or bent on buying travel and tours packages, this year, the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016 is insanely crowded and you should better be prepared of the long lines inside the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia when you got there today, Feb. 6 and tomorrow, Feb. 7. Prep up your pockets and cards as well because you just don’t know how many great deals you might just end up scoring at the Expo. Long lines await those who are buying airline tickets since yesterday, Feb. 5 when we covered the Opening Ceremony and […]

SINULOG FESTIVAL A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION IN CEBU

Quick guide to Cebu’s Sinulog Festival weekend celebration

 

 I would have never been more inspired to share my Sinulog experience if I haven’t participated in this year’s weekend celebration in Cebu. Christmas season in Cebu doesn’t end in December. The revelry and merrymaking continues in January or until Sinulog festival ends, third week of the first month of the new year. For this year, the Grand Parade was held on January 17, Sunday. What is Sinulog? Sinulog celebrates the feast of Sto. Niño ‘Viva Pit Senyor’ with week-long festivity including a showcase of parade of competing cultural dances. The grand fluvial procession parades in different locations that is significant […]

MANILA TO BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO TRAVEL

Important things you need to know before you pack your bags for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

 

 From the list of 60 countries where you can travel visa-free from the Philippines, Brazil pops out as one of them. And if you are planning of visiting the country sometime soon, either to see the majestic Christ the Redeemer statue or be there when the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro happens, a careful study of the budget and documents is to be considered first before embarking on this journey. According to articles from Travel Book, GMA Network, and When In Manila, a Filipino (Philippine resident), who wants to visit Brazil can enter the country visa-free for 90 days […]

BUDGET AIRLINES CEBU PACIFIC AND AIRASIA FOR CEBU SINULOG FESTIVAL

Which budget airlines, Cebu Pacific or AirAsia, offer big savings for Sinulog Festival?

 

 Now that Sinulog Festival is fast approaching, a lot of travelers from Manila and outside the country are preparing for their flight details going to the province of Cebu to experience the once in a year colorful festival which will start from January 12 up to February 2, 2016. The highlights of the festivity though will begin on January 15 with the Grand Parade happening on the 17th. Like many travelers, I am looking at January 15 – 19, 2016 as best visiting dates to go to Cebu from Manila and I am carefully studying which among Cebu Pacific and AirAsia Philippines can give me […]