AirAsia Launches Manila-Iloilo Flights Starting at PHP 990!

Posted on October 5, 2017

AirAsia now flies three times daily from Manila to Iloilo, home of the rambunctious Dinagyang Festival. Hala bira! The World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine years running, AirAsia launched its Manila-Iloilo route last Sunday, October 1. The budget airline now flies three times daily to the gateway of Western Visayas on their fleet of Airbus A320s, which can accommodate up to 180 passengers. To celebrate the airline’s newest flight, promo fares for Manila-Iloilo from as low as PHP 990 all-inRead More

Urban Sands: A Resort-Style Oasis in the Heart of Iloilo City

Posted on September 30, 2017

The moment you step into Urban Sands Hotel in Iloilo City, you’re completely transported away from the buzzing city to – as its name suggests – a beach resort somewhere in Boracay or Cebu. You’ll quickly forget that you’re in the heart of Molo, the historic district known for its beautiful church, town plaza and mansions (all of these just a few minutes walk from the hotel), as well as being the place of origin for the dumpling soup, pansitRead More

Seda Atria Hotel: The Cosmopolitan Face of Iloilo City

Posted on September 29, 2017

In recent years, Iloilo City has been enjoying a renaissance of sorts: its heritage buildings are being restored, the Iloilo River revitalized with an esplanade, and new commercial districts are on the rise. It’s the reason why the city beckons me back time and again. I always look forward to what the progressive city has offer on every visit. It could very well rival Cebu City in the Visayas region sooner than later. My Premier Room overlooks the Donato PisonRead More

Blood Red Launches The 2017-2018 Seven Seas Collection

Posted on September 11, 2017

Ahoy there! For the third year in a row, I’m excited to be partnering once again with Blood Red Clothing, a Cebu-based international lifestyle brand that’s been innovating sailing-inspired apparel and gear for men, women and children since 2007. This year, the decade-old brand launched its 2017-2018 collection inspired by the “Seven Seas” and opened its first concept store located in Cebu. For the past month, I have road-tested their new watersports apparel – particularly the new rash guards – duringRead More

Aquascape: Cruise Around Lake Caliraya in a Cozy Floating Cottage (Houseboat)

Posted on September 7, 2017

The long weekend rush clogged the southbound expressway, so it took us nearly four hours to drive to Lake Caliraya, Laguna instead of two. But as soon as the car rolled into Aquascape Lake Caliraya, a rustic lakeside family-vacation-spot-turned-resort in Cavinti, our dreariness from the long drive melted away with the tranquil scenery of the lake. I knew right away that we found one of the best escapes from Metro Manila. Situated on Eco-Saddle, a campsite on a small peninsulaRead More

Liquid Dive Resort (Liquid Dumaguete): Discover Muck Diving in Dauin, Negros Oriental

Posted on September 6, 2017

Recreational scuba divers are typically attracted to coral reefs teeming with marine life like vibrant coral fish, sleek sharks and amiable sea turtles, but the more you dive the more you’ll appreciate the little guys. Those into macro photography in particular are drawn to barren dive sites of mud or sand in search of unique critters they can observe and photograph. The dark substrate provides an excellent backdrop for strange and colorful animals. This type of scuba diving is calledRead More