Feel at Home in Marfel’s Lodge, Batanes

In Batanes, homestays are popular because they are cheap, practical, and convenient.  A big house is typically subdivided into small rooms but you share the common amenities such as the kitchen, toilet, and living room with the other guests. When tourism in Batanes started to boom, Marfel’s Lodge was among the first to open its…

Birthday Staycation at The Linden Suites

My birthday falls on the middle of the peak season at work. So instead of simply celebrating it with my family over lunch or dinner, I thought of either bringing them out of town or staying at a hotel so that it would also serve as a quick getaway and a stress-buster at the same…

Holiday Staycation at Azure Urban Residences

For my sister’s birthday, we booked an overnight stay at Azure Urban Residences via Airbnb. This was the chosen venue after the lunch celebration at The Cafe at Hyatt in City of Dreams. I’ve heard so much about Azure, being the property designed by the famous Paris Hilton. The swimming pools were structured similar to…

Blue Lagoon Inn And Suites: Budget Yet Classy Hotel in Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa was our last stop in Palawan before heading back home. We stayed overnight for a simple city tour, food trip in one of its best restaurants and last-minute pasalubongs before going back to Manila. Since this marks the last stretch of our Palawan adventure, we wanted it to be more laid back but…

Tips in Planning a Staycation with the Family

Staycation is now a well-rounded alternative for family outings, a great idea for a bonding activity.  Considering the unfavorable condition of traffic nowadays, many prefer staycation over out-of-town travels to save time and energy. It’s easier to plan, based on my experience. I have always initiated staycations with my family during holidays or special occasions….

Fab Airbnb Staycation at Wind Residences Tagaytay

For our mom’s 55th birthday, we wanted to make it extra special so my siblings and I intended to celebrate it in Tagaytay. We initially thought of booking a hotel but later on decided to make a reservation through AirBnb for practical and convenient reasons. The options in Airbnb are more diverse and flexible: you can…

Oriental Leyte: A Luxury Hotel in Tacloban

We alighted the plane in Tacloban light-headed and sluggish. Battling against lack of sleep and exhaustion from office hours, we dragged our luggage and waited for our friend who was about to fetch us from the airport. The grey skies and  heavy downpour of rain welcomed us. The gloomy weather that day made me wonder…

Thailand Throwback: Garden Phuket Hotel

One of the major things I consider when traveling is the hotel. Second to good amenities, the location should be near the airport or at least close to tourist spots for easier access. Choosing our hotel in Phuket was really hard since there are too many pretty and eye-catching hotels posted online. We had to inquire because our…

Cebu Adventure Series Part 1: Heading to Oslob and Sascha Resort

If there is another thing that excites me aside from checking out a new restaurant or writing, it’s a ticket to a new destination. The opportunity to see another dimension of the world’s beauty is an empowering feeling that alters my perspective, while I take on unfamiliar roads outside my comfort zone. And with a country…

Top-of-the-Line Staycation at Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Nowadays, getting that most wanted vacation does not necessarily mean moving out of the city. For many, staycation has been a popular alternative for taking that much needed break, by simply staying at nearby hotel to enjoy its indoor facilities – reserving the hassle of a lengthy road trip. Yes, there are those days that I…