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ROMA VITA RESORT LAGUNA

Roma Vita: A Patch of Roman Opulence in the Heart of Laguna

 

 Opened since 2012 for family and friends, Roma Vita Resort opens its doors to new guests and to the digital world. Christine Garcia, Owner and CEO, welcomed us for the weekend to give us a feel of ‘A Patch of Roman Opulence in the Heart of Laguna’ and to attend the launch of their official website. Roma Vita Resort  is more than 3 hours away from Metro Manila without the usual traffic on the road. You can take the Calamba Exit or the Sto. Tomas shortcut route to reach the resort located in Brgy. Masili, Los Banos, Laguna. You wont feel […]

Coldplay Announce Asian Tour for April 2017

Coldplay finally rocks Manila! Pre-sale reservation of tickets for Globe customers starts Nov. 18!

 

 “Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions…” Almost all the music-minded people in the world have been preparing for this awesome news. And when the headline broke out, everyone just went “Yellow”! Coldplay have announced last Nov. 16 a run of Asian stadium shows for the acclaimed A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, including the band’s first ever concerts in Taiwan, the Philippines, and South Korea (they last played Japan in 2014 and Singapore in 2009). Tickets for the Asian dates go on sale on 17 Nov (Seoul), 18 Nov (Singapore, Tokyo) and 24 Nov (Manila, Taipei). “Look […]

MAKANSUTRA SINGAPORE HAWKER FOOD STALL IN SM MEGAMALL

Singapore comes closer to home with Makansutra at the SM Megamall

 

 If you love laksa, satay, bah kuh teh, or anything Singaporean cuisine, you don’t need to go very far – like book a flight with Cebu Pacific or Singapore Airlines, to savor the rich and flavorful popular food concept also known as ‘hawker food’ because now you can experience it here in Manila. SM comes with another first as it opened its doors to Filipino foodies and non-foodies alike with the newly introduced Makansutra street food-style stalls at the SM Megamall A. We just had our first dibs and we are convinced that Makansutra will take you to a food trip […]

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, […]

RIDE ALONG MOTORCYCLE TOURS BY TRAVEL CONCIERGE PHILIPPINES

Baler Ride Along Motorcycle Tours

 

 There’s an exciting ride heading your way. If you love motorcycles, the hum of its engine and the smell of the burning gasoline, you know what we’re talking about. You are on for a wonderful treat as Travel Concierge recently developed a one-of-a-kind travel-related ride along motorcycle tours. Unfortunately, this is not for every Juans, so to speak. Motorcycle or two-wheels has been labeled as a dangerous type of motor vehicle. Expect a lot of eyebrows raising when you mention “ride along motorcycle tours”. “It’s true,” says Pat Favoreal, CEO, Travel Concierge, when he explained to us the concept and why […]

BORACAY PHILIPPINES

The Other Side of Boracay White Beach

 

 Cited in Conde Nast Traveller’s Top 10 Destinations to Watch In 2016, Boracay has a lot more to offer than the usual frolic into the pristine water and powder white sand beach. Secret Beach If you’ll just explore the island, you will be able to surprise yourself with new discoveries and parts of it are two secret beaches that lie on the other side of Stations 1, 2, and 3. Bilat (beelat) and Ilig-Iligan are just waiting for you to explore them. These two beaches are perfect for those who want to escape the crowded Boracay hot spots. How To Get There Just ask […]

PAMINTUAN MANSION HERITAGE TOUR IN PAMPANGA

A NorthPine Land Inc. Heritage Tour of Pampanga

 

 Yesterday, we had a great and wonderful time exploring and rediscovering one of the places in Central Luzon that helped in shaping the history and political state of our country. Pampanga is one of the eight rays that represent the Philippines provinces in our national flag. Pampanga is also considered as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. And when you talk about food, certainly, Pampanga has a lot of them. Our tour in Pampanga was part of the Bloggers’ Appreciation Tour of Pampanga hosted by NorthPine Land Inc. to show the beauty of the province as well as to take a […]

AZALEA HOTELS AND RESIDENCES SPACIOUS SUITES

Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay Spacious Suites

 

   During our 4-day Group Getaway weekend stay at Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay, we were able to get a glimpse of the spacious suites that the hotel property is offering. We visited and viewed 4 suites. We had a tour at the Family Room, 2 Bedroom Apartment Suite, 1 Bedroom Apartment Suite, and Deluxe Hotel Room. Each suite have all the basic features and amenities that caters with the different types of guests of the hotel. Reservations also come with a smart bracelet that is used for unlocking the main doors to the suite. It works like a key card but wearable. It is also water […]

POKEMON GO PIKACHU HUNTING IN BORACAY

Tips where to catch Pikachu in Boracay

 

 Pokemon Go Hunting Why not? From NAIA Terminal 4 we were already searching far and wide for Pokemons, to be the best like no one ever was, when we flew to Boracay for a weekend getaway trip. The search continued as soon as we landed in Caticlan airport. Do you want to know where you can catch Pikachu? PIKACHU IN BORACAY Bulabog Beach Pikachu spawns in three different places in Boracay. One Pikachu appeared while we were on our way to Bulabog Beach where we boarded a motor boat that ferried us to Boracay SunCruiser #BoatParty, Day 1 of our Azalea Hotels and Residences Boracay […]

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 […]

SAMBALILO FESTIVAL CAVINTI LAGUNA

Sambalilo Festival of Cavinti Laguna

 

 It was our first time to join the Cavinti Eco-Extreme Adventure and based from what we’ve heard prior to our joining, the road to this adventure is not the ordinary kind. It has a very active and physical type of outdoor fun and adventure. Going to Cavinti is a 3 to 4 hour travel time from Manila (depends on the traffic situation. You can either commute via South Luzon Expressway or via Marcos Hi-way, south-east of Manila. It is 11 kilometers away from the provincial capital via Pagsanjan route. Our group EATgetaway drove from Manila via SLEX with full-tank gasoline from CALTEX on the way to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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Vermosa Bike Night Carnival for Active Lifestyle

 

 Vermosa, Ayala Land’s 700-hectare master-planned estate development in Cavite, formally unveiled the Vermosa Bike Skills Park last May 28, along with the Bike Night Carnival. The Bike Night Carnival took place in the country’s only purpose-built mountain bike skills park inside the Vermosa, one of South Luzon’s hottest cycling spots. The event gathered biking and cycling enthusiasts all over the country. The event was graced by the presence of professional cyclist, track builder and Fox Athlete, Parabanne “Bans” Mendoza, who operated the skills tracks. Vermosa also brought in Fox Athlete Josh Lewis and world-class professional riders Ali Parkin and Sam […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Top announcement from Epson plus sneak peek of world’s first compact papermaking system, Paperlab

 

 During Epson Philippines’ highly anticipated yearly event, now billed as Epson Fusion 7, the global brand unveiled gems of innovation within the 3-day launch and adventure event held at Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa at the country’s premier surfing capital destination, Siargao. Toshimitsu Tanaka, President and Country Manager of Epson Philippines and concurrently the Managing Director of Epson Southeast Asia regional office, Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd., was himself present as the Epson officers gave an overview of the company’s achievements in the past year, as well as what is in store for the incoming fiscal year. Seven new products were unveiled as Epson took the […]