BORACAY REOPENS AFTER SIX MONTHS & HERE ARE THE DO’s & DON’Ts

Boracay, the country's prime jewel, has finally reopened on October 26, 2018 for tourism after six months of rehabilitation. Fortunately, I got the opportunity to visit Boracay on its reopening day. Click here for my blog entry regarding Boracay closure. https://youtu.be/B5u1A8iqu1k Thanks to my good old friend Jen for tagging me along. We were billeted … Continue reading BORACAY REOPENS AFTER SIX MONTHS & HERE ARE THE DO’s & DON’Ts

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MY FAVORITE HOMESTAY IN SABTANG, BATANES

Your trip to Batanes will not be complete without visiting Sabtang. Sabtang is an island municipality located in the southern part of Batanes. From Basco, I had to ride a boat at the San Vicente Port and brave the open seas of the Luzon Strait to get to Sabtang Island. Click here to see where … Continue reading MY FAVORITE HOMESTAY IN SABTANG, BATANES

MY FAVORITE BED AND BREAKFAST IN BATANES

Batanes is an island group province located at the northernmost tip of the Philippines. Undeniably, Batanes is one of the most sought after places to visit in the Philippines because of its mystifying beauty. In fact, Batanes is the only province in the country that is protected in its entirety, both landscapes and seascapes and … Continue reading MY FAVORITE BED AND BREAKFAST IN BATANES

SELAH GARDEN HOTEL | ONE OF MY BEST CHOICES FOR STAYCATION IN METRO MANILA

If you just can't wait to have that elusive vacation but do not have the time and budget to go out of town whether alone or with family and friends, then the Selah Garden Hotel in Pasay City could be your best option. My brother was here two weeks ago on a short nine-day vacation. … Continue reading SELAH GARDEN HOTEL | ONE OF MY BEST CHOICES FOR STAYCATION IN METRO MANILA

AIR ASIA LAUNCHES RELIEF FUND FOR INDONESIA #ToIDwithLove

Last September 28, 2018, Palu, Indonesia was struck by a disastrous earthquake and tsunami. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH3sFtiFR3M To support the victims of the said tragedy, AirAsia, the world's best low cost carrier, launched the #ToIDwithLove Relief Fund on October 12, 2018. Donations may be done online via the AirAsia Foundation, the airline’s philanthropic arm. Click here to … Continue reading AIR ASIA LAUNCHES RELIEF FUND FOR INDONESIA #ToIDwithLove

BEHOLD BATAAN

Watch my latest travel video featuring Bataan. Bataan, dubbed as the country's historical hub, is a province located in Central Luzon. For the full blog entry, click here For better definition, watch this video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/jtfIiDaQ9fQ Featured in the video are the following places of interest: Bataan Tourism Center, Balanga Sinagtala Farm Resort, Orani Our … Continue reading BEHOLD BATAAN

HERE’S WHY YOU HAVE TO VISIT SOUTH CEBU

Watch my solo do-it-yourself travel to South Cebu featuring Oslob including Sumilon Island, Allegria and Moalboal. Watch as I swim with the whalesharks in Oslob, cliffjump in Allegria, swim with sea turtles and sardines in Moalboal and so much more. Full article and backstory to be published soon.

ESCAPE TO THE BEST RESORT IN GUIMARAS | NATURE’S EYE BEACH RESORT

The first thing that comes to mind whenever I hear the word "Guimaras" is mangoes. Guimaras Mangoes are dubbed as the world's sweetest fruit. I have not really tasted Guimaras Mangoes until I have set foot on the island and stayed in Nature's Eye Beach Resort last month. And I must tell you that Guimaras … Continue reading ESCAPE TO THE BEST RESORT IN GUIMARAS | NATURE’S EYE BEACH RESORT

SWIMMING WITH THE WHALE SHARKS OF OSLOB, CEBU, PHILIPPINES

I had the most unforgettable experience of swimming with whale sharks, considered the largest fish in the world, when I visited Oslob, Cebu. Oslob is a municipality in the southern part of the province of Cebu. This is the first travel video of most probably a three-part series of my solo travel do-it-yourself trip to … Continue reading SWIMMING WITH THE WHALE SHARKS OF OSLOB, CEBU, PHILIPPINES

DISCOVER BATAAN THRU THESE BEHOLD BATAAN ESCAPADE PACKAGES

https://www.facebook.com/joeljawsandrada/photos/a.1607497679306890.1073741828.390344921022178/1936368659753122/?type=3&theater I have lived most of my life in Metro Manila and every time there is an opportunity to escape the city, Bataan rarely comes to mind. Bataan, dubbed as the country's historical hub, has been an underrated tourist destination despite the fact that it is only approximately three hours away from Metro Manila by … Continue reading DISCOVER BATAAN THRU THESE BEHOLD BATAAN ESCAPADE PACKAGES

IMUS, CAVITE TO BE FEATURED ON ME AND MY TOWN- GMA NEWS TV’S NEWEST TRAVEL SHOW

Me and My Town, the newest Magazine and Travel TV Show, is premiering this August 12, 2018, Sunday, at 9:30 AM on GMA News TV Channel 11. On its pilot episode, Me and My Town will feature the modern and historic city of Imus, Cavite. Me and My Town will also feature the thriving city's … Continue reading IMUS, CAVITE TO BE FEATURED ON ME AND MY TOWN- GMA NEWS TV’S NEWEST TRAVEL SHOW

HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK A FLIGHT NOW VIA AIRASIA TO VISIT CAGAYAN DE ORO

Why Book A Flight Via AirAsia Now? Promo fares from as low as P490, all-in seat sale are now available! Booking Period: August 8, 2018 until August 12, 2018 Travel Period: October 28, 2018 to March 30, 2019 Book here NOW! Starting October 28, 2018, AirAsia, the world's best low cost carrier, is expanding its … Continue reading HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK A FLIGHT NOW VIA AIRASIA TO VISIT CAGAYAN DE ORO

HOW TO GET TO MAKATI FROM CALOOCAN IN 37 MINUTES FOR ONLY P15

Based on reports, Metro Manila's night-time population of 12.9 million rises to 15 million during daytime as people from the outskirts find their way to Metropolitan Manila for work. Living in congested Metro Manila that is made up of 16 cities and 1 municipality can be stressful especially for commuters. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZjA6Wnlz6I/ Having an efficient mass … Continue reading HOW TO GET TO MAKATI FROM CALOOCAN IN 37 MINUTES FOR ONLY P15

ONGOING PROMO FARES FOR AUGUST FROM AIRASIA & PHILIPPINE AIRLINES

August is no ghost month for travelers! As they say, never stop exploring! This August, avail of ongoing promo fares from your favorite airlines! Be sure to subscribe to this website and Facebook Page to get the latest travel and lifestyle updates. Philippine Airlines Philippine Airlines' Three-Day Sale starts today, from August 1 to  August 3, … Continue reading ONGOING PROMO FARES FOR AUGUST FROM AIRASIA & PHILIPPINE AIRLINES

AIR ASIA | WORLD’S BEST LOW COST CARRIER IS BOHOL’S AIRLINE PARTNER FOR SANDUGO FESTIVAL

Being an Air Asia's BIG Member has a lot of perks: Redeem trips to over 130 AirAsia destinations Save up to 90% on AirAsia flights Receive exclusive offers and free gifts Sign up here: You may also download the official Air Asia Mobile App to conveniently search for available flights, do online check-in, get passes … Continue reading AIR ASIA | WORLD’S BEST LOW COST CARRIER IS BOHOL’S AIRLINE PARTNER FOR SANDUGO FESTIVAL

ROAMING ROOMIES EXPLORE SIARGAO, SURFING CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES

WATCH and let me take you to some of the amazing spots in #SIARGAO #RoamingRoomies #dronescapades. https://youtu.be/_U-oZA6ZuF4 https://www.facebook.com/joeljawsandrada/videos/1873196816070307/ It was a short last minute summer getaway. I intended it to be a #solotravel to Siargao. Coincidentally,  my best buddy Jeff, who I have known more than half of my life and is now based in Paris, … Continue reading ROAMING ROOMIES EXPLORE SIARGAO, SURFING CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES

TREKKING, CLIFF JUMPING & SWIMMING IN TANGADAN FALLS, SAN GABRIEL, LA UNION

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1919758224709608&set=a.292413750777405.78604.100000263479267&type=3&theater Almost every three months, my Dubai-based brother and I would spend quality time together by visiting a destination that we have not yet been to. #BROSontheROAD. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1915190668499697&set=pb.100000263479267.-2207520000.1530677743.&type=3&theater Last April 2018, we went to San Juan, La Union with our mom and aunt who both opted to stay in the hotel room most of the … Continue reading TREKKING, CLIFF JUMPING & SWIMMING IN TANGADAN FALLS, SAN GABRIEL, LA UNION

HOW TO GET TO BATU CAVES, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

When I visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in January this year, I missed Batu Caves. Batu Caves is one of the most popular Hindu Shrines outside India. It is located in the northern part of Kuala Lumpur. I already paid for the day tour online while in Manila. A city tour was scheduled in the morning … Continue reading HOW TO GET TO BATU CAVES, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

EXPERIENCE RICH BATANGAS feat TAAL VOLCANO & MT. MACULOT

Revisit Batangas and experience it like no other. Watch the vlog below. Full blog to be posted soon. 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/joeljawsandrada/videos/1781075981949058/ Watch it on my youtube channel here: https://youtu.be/VtOm-BUhVHw

UNITED BLOGGERS PHILIPPINES MAKING A ‘SPLASH’ LAUNCHING A NEW WATER PARK

Puerto Princesa City, Philippines (May 7, 2018) - Aquaplayparks.com, a home to the largest floating AQUA PARK in Philippines, in partnership with Kamia Bay Resort, recently concluded a successful bloggers collaboration which aims to promote the brand and create a social media audience and blog posts to drive visitors to climb, jump, crawl, launch, slide … Continue reading UNITED BLOGGERS PHILIPPINES MAKING A ‘SPLASH’ LAUNCHING A NEW WATER PARK

TOTAL NATURE TRIPPING AT VILLA ELMA, LUCBAN, QUEZON feat MT. BANAHAW & KAMAY NI HESUS

Last Friday the 13th of April, I traveled to a place so serene just three hours away from Metro Manila. It was the first time after a long while that I fell asleep to the sound of crickets Villa Elma Farm Resort and woke up to the sound of chirping birds. Watch my latest vlog … Continue reading TOTAL NATURE TRIPPING AT VILLA ELMA, LUCBAN, QUEZON feat MT. BANAHAW & KAMAY NI HESUS

AQUA PLAY PARK | PALAWAN SHORELINE TURNS INTO MORE FUN!

When you get to bump, slip, slide, bounce and splash your way around to the timeless joy playing in the water park, you double the fun. Manila, Philippines (March 2, 2018) - Cool off and have some fun! A brand new floating water park is ready for you to try along with its grand opening … Continue reading AQUA PLAY PARK | PALAWAN SHORELINE TURNS INTO MORE FUN!

BORACAY CLOSURE TRAVEL ADVISORIES FROM PAL, CEBU PAC & AIR ASIA

Last April 4, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the proposal to close down the country's top tourist destination Boracay for six months starting on April 26, 2018 to allow the island's rehabilitation. The recommendation came from an interagency task force from the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Tourism (DOT) and Interior and Local Government (DILG). … Continue reading BORACAY CLOSURE TRAVEL ADVISORIES FROM PAL, CEBU PAC & AIR ASIA

PORTO LAIYA | SEASIDE LUXURY LIVING

Last month, I got to spend a day with blogger friends in Porto Laiya, another prestige project from the developer of Mount Malaraya Golf & Country Club-- considered as one of the top golf courses in the world. Porto Laiya is a private residential and beach resort community in Brgy. Ibabao, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas. … Continue reading PORTO LAIYA | SEASIDE LUXURY LIVING

GARV’S BOUTIQUE HOTEL | AFFORDABLE DECENT NO-FRILLS ACCOMMODATION

Are you looking for a hotel for your short stay in Metro Manila? Are you looking for a decent, clean and affordable hotel that is near Makati or Ortigas Business District? You might want to check out GARV'S Boutique Hotel along Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong City. GARV'S Boutique Hotel is located in front of the Mandaluyong … Continue reading GARV’S BOUTIQUE HOTEL | AFFORDABLE DECENT NO-FRILLS ACCOMMODATION

SERIOUSLY? 3-NIGHT STAY IN JAKARTA AT ZENROOMS SCBD FOR LESS THAN P2000!

After booking a budget ticket to Jakarta via Air Asia, I thought that the next best thing to do was to book a hotel that would be easy on the pocket as well. I was going to Jakarta to attend two meetings. The venue of the first meeting was located at the client's office in … Continue reading SERIOUSLY? 3-NIGHT STAY IN JAKARTA AT ZENROOMS SCBD FOR LESS THAN P2000!

AIR ASIA’S THE RED HUB CONVENTION: CONNECTING DIGITAL NOMADS ACROSS ASIA & BEYOND

Yesterday, March 17, 2018, I had the most wonderful opportunity to attend and cover Air Asia's Red Hub Convention at The Axon at Green Sun in Makati City, Philippines. Thank you Air Asia. As a BIG Member, it was a privilege and an honor to be covering this event. AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier, … Continue reading AIR ASIA’S THE RED HUB CONVENTION: CONNECTING DIGITAL NOMADS ACROSS ASIA & BEYOND

HERE’S WHY I MISS MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL

Mindanao, the second biggest land mass of the Philippine archipelago of more than 7,100 islands, has always fascinated me. Personally, I think that Mindanao has not been given all these years the amount of attention it rightfully deserves. To many, Mindanao still remains a big mystery. Most of the news we got about Mindanao were about insurgency and war-torn places. But those are all in the past I believe.