FIRST LOOK | Cebu Safari & Adventure Park – The Philippines’ Biggest Zoo

Posted on January 9, 2018

Travel Advisory: Cebu Safari & Adventure Park is scheduled to officially open in the first quarter of 2018. Group previews (PHP 800 / USD 16 per person, inclusive of buffet lunch)  may be arranged for those wishing to see the park before it opens to the general public. For inquiries, email rrraagas@cebusafari.ph.  For the latest updates, check out the official Facebook page.  Here’s a sneak preview of what to expect when visiting this new attraction! One of the country’s most-anticipated new attractionsRead More

Pacific Star Resort & Spa: A Filipino Favorite at Tumon Bay, Guam

Posted on January 4, 2018

Tourist activity on Guam – a US-occupied island in the Pacific – centers around Tumon Bay, a natural harbor with turquoise waters, bordered by white-sand beach and shallows. It’s only five-minutes’ drive from the international airport, so one can enjoy sea, sand and sun right after touching down in Guam.  One of the most sought-after beach hotels along this stretch is Pacific Star Resort & Spa, located along the southern side of the bay. The 357-room hotel has long beenRead More

6 Fun Family-Friendly Attractions in Pattaya, Thailand

Posted on January 1, 2018

Pattaya doesn’t immediately come to mind as a family-friendly reputation, owing to its reputation as a seedy beachside getaway since American soldiers participating in the Vietnam War arrived in the 1960s, transforming what was formerly a sleepy fishing village into a built-up conurbation bustling with cabarets, nightclubs and massage parlors. But on a recent familiarization tour organized by Tourism Authority of Thailand – The Philippines Branch Office, in conjunction with the maiden flight of the Cebu-Bangkok route of Philippine Airlines,Read More

Philippine Airlines Now Flies Cebu-Bangkok!

Posted on December 31, 2017

Amidst public demand for the route, Philippine Airlines now flies non-stop thrice weekly between Cebu and Bangkok, starting December 2. PR728 departs Mactan-Cebu International Airport at 9:25 PM every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 12:10 AM local time; while PR579 leaves Bangkok at 1:30 AM every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving at 6:15 AM. The new route brings southern Philippines closer to Thailand, our Southeast Asian neighbor known for its distinctive culture, fiery cuisine, andRead More

Garden Orchid Hotel: A Classy Choice in Zamboanga City

Posted on December 25, 2017

Established in 1993, Garden Orchid Hotel is one of the landmark hotels in Zamboanga City. I was billeted in this four-star hotel by the city tourism during the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival. Through the years, the hotel has expanded. Now it consists of a main hotel building and much newer annex building, both structures sandwiching a garden and swimming pool. It’s the biggest hotel in the city with 205 rooms! More than its size, what stood out for me with thisRead More

Zamboanga Hermosa: A Festival of Faith in Zamboanga City

Posted on December 23, 2017

It all started with my desire to see a vinta, a traditional paddleboat with multicolored sails. The most recognizable cultural icon of Zamboanga City often seen in postcards, I assumed it was an everyday sight, but after having visited the city a few times I realized that one could only see it on special occasions, most especially during the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival – also known as Fiesta Pilar – held every October. Unlike most other Philippine festivals which occur over aRead More