• accommodations,  staycation,  Tagaytay,  Travel

    La Bella Tagaytay | Santorini-inspired Staycation in the South

    Tagaytay, being in close proximity to Manila, is one of the top pick destinations for those craving for a quick escapade. Even during non-summer months, the place doesn’t go empty with vacationers. Then add the emergence of unique resorts and hotel such as La Bella Hotel and Residences, the craze intensified even more! See also: Crosswinds Swiss Luxury Resort in Tagaytay   Our trip to La Bella Tagaytay We went there last end of October when everyone’s available on weekdays due to sembreak. It was a gloomy trip in a cold setting. Still, the place’s charm was evident. La Bella is quite secluded which makes getting there a bit challenging…

  • beaches and islands,  bucket list,  Travel

    7 Lovely Philippine Beaches Viewed from a Hilltop

    We’re all so fond of oceans and beaches that even just a sight of it makes our heart leap for joy! The unexplainable feeling of excitement while your boat is nearing the beach, or while you’re walking towards a pristine sandy shore is beyond explanation! But what about climbing a hill to have a bird’s eye view of your favorite beach? In this post, I have listed 7 beaches in the Philippines that looks even more lovely when viewed from a hilltop! This is a compilation of proofs that the view looks more gorgeous from up there, with your own naked eye and not just from your drone!   1. ANAWANGIN…

  • beaches and islands,  bucket list,  Travel

    16 Awesome Island Hopping Spots in the Philippines

    Philippines, with its archipelagic state, is unarguably a country that never runs out of beautiful islands to offer. It comprises more than seven thousand islands—all having their own unique charm. That being said, island-hopping is one of the major things to do in the Philippines. Several island-hopping destinations, may it be off-the-beaten or popular, are just within reach for those seeking a world-class and adventure-filled experience. In this post, I created a list of amazing island-hopping destinations that we have visited across the country, as well as other equally wonderful sites that still remain unchecked on our bucket-list.   1. El Nido, Palawan El Nido is famous for its numerous…

  • accommodations,  Makati,  staycation,  Travel

    The Beacon Makati Staycation

    Last week, we went to Makati to have that much-needed staycation with the fambam. It was very timely as I’ve gained enough Airbnb travel credits to use for my next booking. So I looked for a condo unit located on a high floor with great city view and nice pool. While browsing through Airbnb listings, I found a unit at The Beacon Makati that matches those basic requirements of mine, plus with a bonus New York-themed interiors! New York-themed Condo at The Beacon Makati The unit is situated on 39th floor of Arnaiz Tower; high enough to have a bird’s eye view of Makati City. It’s a studio-type airconditioned room…

  • accommodations,  pasay,  staycation,  Travel

    Selah Pods Hotel Staycation Review

    When you itch for a time-off and wish to go out there but you can’t because of unfavorable weather, a dreamy staycation automatically becomes an option. It’s always been a trend nowadays, and equally enjoyable even on a nice weather! Now we’ve found an all-season recreation to enjoy! There’s a cute and insta-worthy hotel in Pasay called Selah Pods Hotel which I’ve found through Zen Rooms. It’s cute in appearance, as well as in size so you are allowed take it literally. It may look grand in photos but it really is just a budget hotel perfect for budget-conscious folks seeking for simple staycation. Room Type: Deluxe Twin Room with View…

  • Taiwan,  Travel

    Yehliu, Shifen, & Jiufen Day Tour via KKday (Taiwan Day 4)

    Four months ago, we went to Taiwan and shared our itinerary and budget which you can find here. So yes, this is a super late post as we had to prioritize a few blog invites. 😉 Honestly, I’ve already forgotten about writing this until a news reached me about Taiwan’s confirmation for extending the visa-free privilege for Filipino passport holders until July 2020. Such a great news for everyone! So now here’s our Northeast coast Taiwan tour. Our meet-up schedule was 8:45 in the morning at Taipei Main Station East Gate 1. We availed this tour from KKday since the sites are far from each other, thus, difficult to DIY. The tour…

  • accommodations,  Bataan,  beach resorts,  beaches and islands,  Travel

    Revisiting Coralview Beach Resort in Morong, Bataan

    About a month ago, I received a call from the owner, Sir Jun, inviting us to come again at Coralview and bring my family as a way of saying thanks for the blog. He even pointed out that we don’t have to work so it’s purely a vacation (no pressure in taking photos and writing a post about it). However, I still want to immortalize our experience hence I’m writing this. 😉 The journey So last June 13, we made our way for another beach trip despite the unfavorable weather. This time, we brought our own wheels so we could reach Morong faster (≈2 hours) from Bulacan, because we didn’t want mom…