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

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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.

TRAVEL | ZOOBIC “NIGHT” SAFARI 2018

It’s Zooper Zummer once again and of course, we are launching the only theme park activity at night which received a nice raved from the patrons. Stay awake, hear your heartbeat pounding, blood in your veins rushing as the rising excitement heightened in the night’s summer breeze. Zoobic Safari brings back the much awaited “Night … Continue reading TRAVEL | ZOOBIC “NIGHT” SAFARI 2018

TRAVELBOOK.PH LAUNCHES FIRST TRAVEL FAIR ENTITLED DESTINATION: PH

By Hyacinth Uri Your best trip ever starts with TravelBook.ph's Destination: PH! TravelBook.ph, one of the country's leading online travel agencies, will be having its first travel fair entitled "Destination: PH" from March 16 to 18, 2018, at the 4th Floor, Activity Center, Century City Mall in Makati. As part of TravelBook.ph's objective to promote … Continue reading TRAVELBOOK.PH LAUNCHES FIRST TRAVEL FAIR ENTITLED DESTINATION: PH

PAL INTERNATIONAL SEAT SALE EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 18, 2018

Philippine Airlines’ 77th Anniversary Seat Sale is extended! Avail of up to 70% OFF on international destinations when you book from March 5 to 18, 2018 with free baggage allowance, free inflight meals and drinks. Booking Period: March 5 to 18, 2018 International Travel Period: April 16 to December 31, 2018 Book HERE. Book your … Continue reading PAL INTERNATIONAL SEAT SALE EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 18, 2018

DRONESCAPADES, DRONE FEATURES & PINOYDRONES

I bring my drone whenever I travel, hence, the hashtag dronescapades and the logo. Despite the difficulty of riding a jam-packed public utility vehicle, I carry two backpacks, one for my drone and another for my videography gadgets and personal effects. I have seen passengers giving me weird glances, even staring at my drone backpack … Continue reading DRONESCAPADES, DRONE FEATURES & PINOYDRONES

PAL, CEBU PAC & AIR ASIA ONGOING SEAT SALES

What is up with all the airlines lately? The seats are on sale! What are you waiting for? Go! Just Go! Philippine Airlines Booking Period: March 5 to 11, 201 Domestic Travel Period: May 1, 2018 to January 29, 2019 International Travel Period: April 16 to December 31, 2018 Book HERE. Air Asia Booking Period: … Continue reading PAL, CEBU PAC & AIR ASIA ONGOING SEAT SALES

OLIVIA’S THE COFFEE ESTATE

Are you looking for a place for that much awaited family outing, couple getaway or team building? Well, Olivia's The Coffee Estate might be a good choice for you. The Coffee Estate is located in the Coffee Capital of the Philippines, Amadeo, Cavite. Five minutes away from Tagaytay. Here is what I like about The … Continue reading OLIVIA’S THE COFFEE ESTATE

PULLMAN KL BANGSAR HOTEL IS NOT JUST A BUSINESS HOTEL

Last month, I visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to attend a meeting with a prospective client. Aside from blogging, I do marketing and business development consultancy work for a number of multinational companies. After confirming the meeting dates with the client, I immediately contacted my fellow travel blogger Erica Poyauan to help me find a decent … Continue reading PULLMAN KL BANGSAR HOTEL IS NOT JUST A BUSINESS HOTEL

TRAVEL | Bric’s Bellagio Collection: The Harmony of Fashion and Function

    The most sophisticated travellers set their eyes on the most luxurious destinations and covet only the most premium experiences and amenities: a relaxing cruise in St. Tropez, a ski trip in Zermatt, Switzerland or a weekend beach trip in the Bahamas. When it comes to their preferred travel luggage, the most privileged clienteles … Continue reading TRAVEL | Bric’s Bellagio Collection: The Harmony of Fashion and Function

TRAVEL | Bric’s Celebrates 65 Years of Timeless Italian Travel Bag Design and Exemplary Craftsmanship

For the past 65 years in the business, Bric’s has become a catalyst in enriching the travel experience with its long standing territorial roots and passion in producing fine craftsmanship and manufacturing – as well as attention to detail which has been the centerpiece of Bric’s. Bric’s success is founded in its quest to continuously … Continue reading TRAVEL | Bric’s Celebrates 65 Years of Timeless Italian Travel Bag Design and Exemplary Craftsmanship

EAT OR EEK? | MALAYSIA’S LIQALIC FRUIT POPSICLES BY M FRUITS

This is part one of my travel vlog about my recent visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to have a quick meeting and, of course, to see, taste and feel what Kuala Lumpur has to offer. The last time I visited Kuala Lumpur was in 2016 to attend a major meeting of the company that I … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | MALAYSIA’S LIQALIC FRUIT POPSICLES BY M FRUITS

TRAVEL | Experience an exclusive paradise vacation like no other with GetGo’s promo

Have you ever imagined staying in an island exclusively for you and your loved ones? Do you want to experience the luxury of having your own paradise for free? Well, GetGo members are up for the grandest reward of their lives yet with GetGo’s Exclusive Island Escape promo. Three lucky GetGo members can have a … Continue reading TRAVEL | Experience an exclusive paradise vacation like no other with GetGo’s promo

TRAVEL | MY VISIT TO LPPCHEA – LAS PINAS PARANAQUE CRITICAL HABITAT ECOTOURISM AREA

Here is a short video featuring my visit to the Las Pinas Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area or LPPCHEA during the media familiarization tour initiated by the Department Of Tourism last January 30, 2018. https://youtu.be/GutPgUTNZYQ LPPCHEA is a 175-hectare secluded area off Manila Bay. It comprises two islands: Long Island and Freedom Island. LPPCHEA … Continue reading TRAVEL | MY VISIT TO LPPCHEA – LAS PINAS PARANAQUE CRITICAL HABITAT ECOTOURISM AREA

TRAVEL | MALABON’S FAITH, FOOD, FILIPINO HERITAGE & TRICYCLE TOURS

What comes to mind when you hear the word Malabon? Quite honestly, aside from the famous Pancit Malabon, to me and I think to most people I know, Malabon is that city sandwiched between Navotas and Caloocan. I forget that Malabon holds a rich history... that it is a city where there is so much … Continue reading TRAVEL | MALABON’S FAITH, FOOD, FILIPINO HERITAGE & TRICYCLE TOURS

TRAVEL | PUERTO GALERA FEAT. ARKIPELAGO DIVERS on Youtube

Are you looking for a safe, fun and affordable scuba diving destination? Look no further. Here is a short video I did for Arkipelago Divers just because I enjoyed my stay with them so much.I must say that my whole experience with Arkipelago was memorable. Special thanks to Amy and Pedro Magsino of Arkipelago Divers. … Continue reading TRAVEL | PUERTO GALERA FEAT. ARKIPELAGO DIVERS on Youtube

TRAVEL | LA UNION feat. THUNDERBIRD RESORTS & CASINO and PUGAD ADVENTURE

The year 2017 has been a year of self-discovery and transformation. It was when I have officially launched my online presence as a blogger through http://www.theskincareddict.com and vlogger via http://www.youtube.com/theskincareaddict. Being true to my core, I intially blogged and vlogged about skin care, hence, the pseudonym The Skin Care Addict or TSCA. Although I still … Continue reading TRAVEL | LA UNION feat. THUNDERBIRD RESORTS & CASINO and PUGAD ADVENTURE

TRAVEL | ACUATICO BEACH RESORT VLOG 64

Pick-up time was six-thirty in the morning of November 28, Tuesday, in Shakeys Magallanes.  It was a weekday so it was best to leave Cubao early to avoid the rush hour. I left the house at 5:30 AM and was already at the pick-up point by about 6 AM. I saw fellow blogger Lariza Garcia … Continue reading TRAVEL | ACUATICO BEACH RESORT VLOG 64

TRAVEL | MY DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING WITH ARKIPELAGO DIVERS

Puerto Galera is a town located in Oriental Mindoro, south of Luzon island. It is one of the top choices of SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) Divers. It boasts of 32 dive spots: Odie's Dingding Manila Channel The Hill Secret Bay Batangas Channel Dry Dock La Laguna Point Small La Laguna Alma Jane Fantasea Reef Sabang Wreck … Continue reading TRAVEL | MY DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING WITH ARKIPELAGO DIVERS

DONATE & DECORATE |ACUATICO’S LIGHT UP A STAR CHARITY PROGRAM

Acuatico Beach Resort, a premiere resort south of Manila, is lighting up stars to share the hope for a bright future to deserving students of the Laiya National High School K-12 Plus Curriculum, San Juan, Batangas. Hotel guests may purchase stars to decorate the Christmas Tree in the Oceano Restaurant for only P50 (small), P100 … Continue reading DONATE & DECORATE |ACUATICO’S LIGHT UP A STAR CHARITY PROGRAM

EAT OR EEK? | SM TAPSILOG | ETC EN ROUTE TO PUERTO GALERA

VERDICT: EEK The bus left Cubao at eight in the morning and arrived in Batangas City Grand Terminal before 10 AM. The trip was a jiffy. No heavy traffic surprisingly along EDSA. I guess it is because it was a Sunday and I was busy blogging on my phone. Mike Zuniga of Katooga.ph invited me … Continue reading EAT OR EEK? | SM TAPSILOG | ETC EN ROUTE TO PUERTO GALERA

CHRISTMAS GIFTS, READING BOOKS & LONGER LIFESPANS

I am currently on a JAM Liner Bus on my way to Batangas Port to catch a boat trip to Puerto Galera. Thanks to my jurassic but dependable unlimited data plan from SUN because I still get to blog. I brought with me my laptop, Canon DSLR and DJI Phantom. Kinakarir na talaga ang travel blogging … Continue reading CHRISTMAS GIFTS, READING BOOKS & LONGER LIFESPANS

FOR THE BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE, BOOK ANYTIME, ANYWHERE WITH TravelBook.ph!

TravelBook.ph, a leader in providing excellent online hotel booking deals in the Philippines, now becomes a one-stop website for all your travel needs as they launch their Tours, Activities, and Transfers platform! Customers may now experience the best in the Philippines when they book affordable travel packages, exciting tours and activities, and convenient in-land and … Continue reading FOR THE BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE, BOOK ANYTIME, ANYWHERE WITH TravelBook.ph!

GETGO HAILS TRAVELBOOK.PH AS DIGITAL MARKETER OF THE YEAR

TravelBook.ph was awarded Digital Marketer of the Year by Cebu Pacific’s Lifestyle Rewards Program GetGo during their second anniversary celebration last March 31, 2017 at the Blue Leaf Events Pavilion in Taguig. TravelBook.ph bested three other competent nominees including other travel service providers and banks. The Digital Marketer of the Year Award was judged based … Continue reading GETGO HAILS TRAVELBOOK.PH AS DIGITAL MARKETER OF THE YEAR

TWO QUESTIONS FROM CASITA MIA BED & BREAKFAST

I have two questions for you from Casita Mia Bed and Breakfast: 1. Are you a backpacker looking for undiscovered places? 2. Are you planning to have that well-deserved getaway? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these two questions, then you better pay attention. A good friend, Candice Silerio, has a family business in Caramoan, … Continue reading TWO QUESTIONS FROM CASITA MIA BED & BREAKFAST