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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, […]


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 […]


#First70Years Fil-Aussie Friendship Day with Amb. Amanda Gorely at SM City North EDSA


 If you’re planning on an Australian visit or backpacking trip sometime soon, it’ll be better for you to catch up and visit the exhibit Celebrate Australia: Say G’day at The Block, SM City North EDSA which is happening from May 12-19 as they feature and celebrate #First70Years of Philippines and Australia’s Friendship Day that dated back since May 22, 1946. The Celebrate Australia: Say G’day Touring Exhibition started at SM Aura Premier (Feb. 18-25), SM City Cebu (Mar. 14-20), and SM City Davao (Apr. 13-19) before culminating at The Block in SM City North EDSA. The #First70Years event at the SM […]


Spending for hotel stay in Japan becomes more affordable now


 Planning the next trip to visit and witness the cherry blossoms in Japan but you’re still reluctant because you’re having difficulties in finding last-minute and affordable hotel bookings in the Land of the Rising  Sun? Rejoice, dear readers, because finally HotelQuickly, the No. 1 last-minute mobile booking app has landed in Japan after its acquisition of its own domestic booking app, Tonight. HotelQuickly which allows members to book special, mobile-only discounts on hotels within a one-week time frame, has more than two million downloads. HotelQuickly has opened 400 hotels in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. “Japan is high on the list […]


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 […]


Now is the best time to buy a MINI and GET a UK trip


 This is not a MINI raffle! Because it’s a BIG one! British United Automobiles, Inc., official MINI importer and distributor in the Philippines, unveils a generous one-of-a-kind offer that gifts every buyer of a MINI three-door hatch, five-door hatch, or MINI Countryman with a round-trip ticket to where MINI vehicles are born — the legendary Oxford Plant in England. With a purchase of a MINI 3 Door or 5 Door hatch, or a Countryman from July 2 to October 15 this year, MINI Philippines will be flying each buyer of the aforementioned vehicles into the UK for a much-coveted tour […]


Amax Inn Makati, your choice for affordable and budget hotel in Makati


 I was scheduled for a non-immigrant US Visa interview at the US Embassy Manila in the early morning of April 30. The need to arrive there on time was my main concern so I had to look out for a place to stay, somewhere near, to make sure I will not come late for my interview that day. I was supposed to go and join the Guam Micronesia Island Fair this year. I started asking around and my friend recommended Amax Inn Makati, best budget hotel in Makati serving since 2006. Knowing that some of my friends have already stayed at […]

To kick off the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders (#LGBT) #Pride month this June, the U.S. Embassy gathered its community, friends and online followers in at the Embassy compound on June 3, 2015 to show their support for equal rights through chalk art and messages and witness the hanging of the rainbow flag.

US Embassy celebrates Pride Month


 In celebration of Pride Month, the embassy community and participants of the #Loveis Facebook campaign came together on June 3rd to show their support for equal rights through chalk art. They also witnessed the hanging of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride flag in the Embassy compound. The #Loveis Facebook campaign was initiated to express the meaning of ‘love’ and participating respondents were randomly selected to participate the chalk art event, Wednesday morning. These event was a follow through when U.S. President Barack Obama proclaimed June 2015 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month and stated “All people deserve […]

3RD ANNUAL GUAM INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2015. Photo highlights credit from Guam Visitors Bureau Facebook page.

Largest road race Guam International Marathon 2015 took place with more than 3,000 runners on Sunday


 Hafa Adai! The largest road race – the 3rd Annual Guam International Marathon, with more than 3,000 participating runners from Guam, CNMI, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Palau, the United Kingdom, and the United States was held yesterday, Sunday, April 12 at the Gov. Joseph A. Flores Memorial Park, Ypao Beach in Tumon, Guam. Participating runners took the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon (13.1 miles), or the Full Marathon (26.2 miles) race distance. First male finisher Yusuke Inose finishes at 2:41:22 while Sung Hwa Ryu finishes at 3:08:42 for the female division in the successful Guam full marathon […]


10 Awesome reasons why you should visit Guam


 No. 1 Beautiful sunrise According to a Vimeo video, Guam is the first place in the United States to see the sun each calendar day. The East coast of the United States will see the same sunrise 14 hours after locals on the Pacific Island do. Good Morning America: Sunrise over Guam from Austin Groupp on Vimeo. No. 2 Closest U.S. destination from the Philippines Located West of the Pacific, in the Mariana Islands, Guam is the closest United States destination from the Philippines, only 3 1/2 hours away from Manila. Guam is also home to more than thousands of fellow […]

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Five tips for young travelers to afford world travel


 There are only two times in your life…now and too late Contiki, the world’s biggest youth travel brand wants to encourage everyone to book early for their 2015 holidays. With 7 out of 11 public holidays in Singapore falling on a Friday, Sunday or Monday, one can enjoy 10 long weekends in 2015 with three days of annual leave included. In conjunction with the upcoming long weekend holidays next year, Contiki has come up with five tips on how young travelers can afford world travel and make their vacation dreams a reality, coming back home enriched. “Traveling is the one […]

EXPERIENCE NEW ZEALAND FAIR 2014. From left to right: Rita Dy, Manager for Marketing Communications & Service; Reuben Levermore, New Zealand Ambassador; Ricky Carandang, formerly Malacañang Communications Secretary poses during the opening of Experience New Zealand Fair 2014 yesterday (June 20).

Planning on a trip to New Zealand to visit Lord of the Rings Edoras location? Visit Experience New Zealand Fair at Glorietta Mall to know more.


 If you haven’t, well, from June 20-22, 2014, will be the best time for you to familiarize not just the Lord of the Rings Edoras location and the Maori culture, but as well as all the fascinating promo package offerings from Singapore Airlines, Destinations Unlimited, and 11 participating travel agencies of Experience New Zealand Fair which is being held at Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive. The trade fair features sales and exhibits of the country’s food and wine products, as well as tour packages covering Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, North Island, South Island, and sites such as the Hobbiton movie set […]

VISA-FREE TRAVEL TO JAPAN TO HAPPEN SOON. Tokyo, Japan is chosen to host the up-coming 2020 Summer Olympics.

Visa-free travel access to Japan most likely to happen by June


 Following the developments on the update of the lifting of visa requirements for Filipinos traveling to Japan, a Tokyo-based news outfit Kyodo News reported that the Japanese government is pushing to waive visa requirements for Southeast Asian countries in their bid to target 20 million visitors before the 2020 Summer Olympics, also known as 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (RELATED: You will definitely shout “JaFun! Japan!” for joy when visa-free travel access gets approved for Filipinos) Earlier on, Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manolo Lopez publicly announced during a live phone-patched interview via the news channel ANC that lifting of visa requirement might […]

YOKOSO JAPAN! Visa-free travel access to Japan will likely to happen sometime soon in June this year.

You will definitely shout “JaFun! Japan!” for joy when visa-free travel access gets approved for Filipinos


 In a phone-patched interview by television news channel ANC, Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manolo Lopez shared to televiewers that visa-free travel access to Japan will likely to happen sometime soon in June this year. Ambassador Lopez told the program, The Bureau, that the Philippine government is just awaiting for the official advise from Japan side, saying that it is more likely to happen this coming June. A lot of people, especially netizens express their excitement over this latest update. This news is very timely now that  the no. 1 airline in the Philippines and one of the fastest growing in Asia, Cebu […]

DELTA AIR TICKET GIVEAWAY. Win round-trip ticket to the U.S. by Delta Air through 'America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense' activity happening at SM Mall of Asia.

Win round-trip ticket to the U.S. by Delta Air through ‘America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense’ activity happening at SM Mall of Asia


 The U.S. Embassy invites you to celebrate American culture and traditions at “America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense.” Each year, we take the U.S. Embassy on the road to select cities across the Philippines and invite the public to free musical and dance performances, film screenings, food tastings, sports clinics, car shows, information sessions about U.S. services, and so much more. The U.S. Embassy’s major event called “America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense” happens on March 1 & 2, 2014 at SM Mall of Asia. Everything is FREE! Theye also have several giveaways including […]

APPLYING FOR US VISA? 5 helpful tips to remember on your way to your Non-immigrant U.S. Visa Application (DS-160) interview.

5 helpful tips to remember on your way to your Non-immigrant U.S. Visa Application (DS-160) interview


 Just to make sure that you already have all the necessary and important papers on your way to the U.S. Embassy, here are 5 more helpful tips to remember on your way to your non-immigrant visa application (DS-160) interview. 1. When the clock says 8:30 AM, be sure to be there 15-minutes ahead of the given appointment time. Due to many applicants, the U.S .Embassy entertains those who ONLY came in ahead or just in time to give way to other applicants waiting in line. If you cannot or would not be able to arrive at your given schedule, you […]