12 Awesome Things to Do in Baler, Aurora (and Around)

Posted on February 8, 2019

Wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Aurora Province showcases a windswept beauty that has long drawn those who want to intimately commune with nature. While surfing is the town’s main draw, the rise in tourism in recent years has seen a new wave of accommodations, restaurants, and tourism services being offered. These days, there’s more to see and do in this laid-back coastal town! Surf in Sabang & Cemento Beach Without a doubt, surfing isRead More

Summit Hotel Tacloban: Where Your Eastern Visayas Adventure Begins

Posted on February 7, 2019

Tacloban is one of the most progressive cities in the country today, and there seems to be something new and exciting to experience with every visit. Summit Hotel Tacloban is one of the newest establishments to rise in the past year. A stone’s throw away from the junction to Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport, Downtown Tacloban, and the southbound highway to the rest of Leyte province, this new addition makes for a strategic home base when visiting the regional center ofRead More

Maayo Hotel & Maayo Well: Your Total Wellness Destination in Cebu

Posted on December 13, 2018

They say health is wealth. So turn your next vacation in Cebu into an investment for your total wellbeing with a wholesome holiday for your fitness and beauty at the metro’s newest total wellness destination! Its name taken from the Cebuano word for “good” or “well”, Maayo Hotel promises to be more than just a four-star hotel but a total wellness destination with its adjacent out-patient facility called Maayo Well (formerly Maayo Medical) – designed especially for medical tourism atRead More

How to Maximize Your Japan Rail Pass

Posted on November 26, 2018

Travel in Japan can be affordable, but the country’s costly transportation will still gobble up the bulk of your budget. So you’ve worked hard and saved up enough for a long vacation and, after careful deliberation, will be purchasing a Japan Rail Pass, which is a smart investment for lengthy visits because it allows you to take unlimited rides on the extensive railway system – including the shinkansen bullet trains – within a specific time frame. Available in 7-day, 14-day andRead More

Where to Book the Cheapest JR PASS in the Philippines

Posted on November 23, 2018

Traveling Kagoshima to Tokyo, I was able to visit 12 cities in seven days with the cheapest JR Pass! With low-cost airlines now offering cheap flights from the Philippines, a vacation in Japan is now more accessible to budget travelers more than ever, despite being a relatively expensive country to visit. Last year, I was able to book a flight from Manila to Fukuoka for the unbelievable fare of only PHP 801 or USD 15. But while it’s possible toRead More

Mercure Jakarta Cikini: Escape Frenetic Streets To A Rooftop Oasis

Posted on November 22, 2018

When you visit a chaotic metropolis like Jakarta, staying in a decent, comfortable hotel is more of an investment for your sanity than a frivolous luxury. You won’t go wrong when you stay at Mercure Jakarta Cikini, a centrally located mid-range hotel that’s within reach from the throbbing heart of the city where all the action is (ie. the shopping-cum-business district around the Selamat Datang Monument)  but along a not-too-busy street a little farther east that allows you to quicklyRead More