WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY: Te Quiero Tapas Bar and Restaurant at Microtel Inn and Suites


It was about past 8:00 in the evening on our first night in Baguio when we decided to go out for dinner. From our accommodation, we walked for about 15 minutes towards the direction of Victory Liner Bus Terminal where Te Quiero Tapas Bar and Restaurant is located. It was a chilly night as we made our way to the restaurant who invited us for dinner for us to sample on their dishes. You wouldn't miss it as Te Quiero's beautiful facade is definitely an eye catcher.

WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY: Starbucks @ Camp John Hay and Divine Sweet Delights


Starbucks Philippines sponsored our afternoon snacks on the first day of our Baguio Food Tour. We went to their posh outlet inside Camp John Hay and enjoyed our own choice of coffee. Since I really love their Caramel Frappuccino, I ordered a venti size of it. I had so much fun that afternoon enjoying my coffee, the cold Baguio weather and the company of 10 other blogger-friends from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY: Zenz Bar and Restaurant at Mines View Park Hotel


I've been hearing good reviews about Zenz Bar and Restaurant, the in-house restaurant of Mines View Park Hotel. That's why I am so delighted that the restaurant invited us for lunch on our Baguio Food Tour held last weekend. The restaurant offers Asian, Western Cuisine and continental entrées using Baguio's fresh farm produce such as crisp vegetables and freshly-picked fruits.

WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY: Chocolate de Batirol at Camp John Hay


I've been to Baguio City several times in the past, but I haven't been to Choco-late de Batirol. On our first day in Baguio City for the Baguio Food Tour 2013, we went to Chocolate de Batirol for breakfast. Located at a small and cozy nook hidden among the trees at the Igorot Park area (near Gate 2 of Camp John Hay and near Baguio Country Club), Choco-late de Batirol is a Filipino Cafe specializing in tsokolate drink made from local cacao beans.

WHERE TO STAY IN BAGUIO CITY: Upstairs Bed and Bath, "Cozy yet Affordable Accommodation to Stay in Baguio"


Baguio City is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Philippines. Being a highly urbanized city, Baguio offers a number of cozy yet affordable hotels and accommodations to stay in. Depending on your needs, there are hotels, inns, lodges, hostels and transient houses for you to choose from. So, if you're looking for a cheap and comfortable place to stay in Baguio City, I recommend Upstairs Bed and Bath.

TRAVEL TIP: How to Get to Palaui Island in Sta. Ana Cagayan from Manila

How to Get to Palaui Island in Sta. Ana Cagayan from Manila
Palaui Island

Palaui Island is located in the eastern-most part of northern Luzon. It is a protected landscape that offers awesome sights, a Spanish-era lighthouse, unspoiled and pristine white sand beaches, stunning vistas, uninhabited islands, scenic and breath-taking views. Getting there is quite a challenge, especially if its your first time. To make it easier for you, here is a detailed procedures on how to get to Palaui Island.

Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel Introduces Food for the Sweet Tooth and the Health Conscious


Food is what I always look forward when staying in a hotel. I love hotels that offer comforting food that really stimulates my taste buds. Don't you? That's why I am so happy to share to you that Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel's Patisserie, a French style pastry shop now offers Foos for the Sweet Tooth and the Health Conscious that everyone will surely love.

TRAVEL TIP: How to Get to Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur


Caramoan is a group of islands and islets located at the farthest coast of the province of Camarines Sur. It is a famous tourist destination known for its white sand beaches, lagoons, limestone cliffs and rich marine life. Getting to Caramoan is really time consuming and will test your patience. There are several ways on how to get to Caramoan Island. Here are some of the ways on how to get there:

October Fun at Waterfront Pavilion Hotel - Manila


Some exciting promos are up at Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel this October. For the entire month, feast on an array of drinks at the Boulvar Sports and Music Bar to celebrate Oktoberfest with events such as Shooters Night and Margarita Pitcher Night. By the end of the month, celebrate Halloween with the kids. Bring them in their scariest costumes and enjoy a special Halloween Buffet and other fun activities.

AirAsia Zest now offers direct flights from Manila to Miri, Malaysia


Good News! AirAsia Zest now offers direct flights from Manila to Miri, Malaysia! Explore spectacular rain forest, national parks, enormous caves and limestone formations that have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and many more eco-tourism destinations and attractions in Miri for a promotional all-in fare starting from only 460 PHP, one way.

TRAVEL TIP: How to Get to Baler from Manila

Pasalubong Shopping in Baler Discover Baler Souvenir Shop

Baler Aurora is considered as the "birthplace of surfing in the Philippines. Located just 6 hours away from Manila, it boasts of many activities such as trekking, waterfalls hopping, surfing, beach bumming, among many others. As a province nestled within the Sierra Madre Mountain ranges, Aurora is gifted with rugged terrains and mountainous landscape, making it a haven for nature lovers. Certainly, you'll never run out of things to do, explore and experience in Baler. Tara na sa Baler Aurora!

Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel offers Room Packages that will surely bring joy to the entire family


Last month, I was able to experience a superb overnight stay at Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel. I was really impressed with their newly-renovated and rooms that feature modern, classy and comfortable accommodation. With their quest to continuously offer excellent service, top-notch facilities and one of a kind lodging experience to its guests, they offer different kinds of accommodation packages that cater to one's needs. With this, let me share to you Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel's new room packages that will certainly take every guest into a totally unique experience.

VOTE FOR VIGAN CITY! Vigan, Ilocos Sur is one of the Finalists for the New7Wonder Cities

Finalists for the New7Wonder Cities

Yesterday, October 21, 2013, Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders annouced the official list of the 28 Finalists for the New7Wonders Cities campaign. I am very happy that Vigan in Ilocos Sur was included on the list as chosen by popular votes and as advised by the New7Wonders Cities Panel of Experts. This will be the start of the global online voting which will run on three elimination phases and will end of December 7, 2014.


Places to visit on the wild side of Florida


Florida is famous for being the theme park capital of the world, but for many tourists and locals alike, the real attraction is its vast, varied and beautiful wildlife. If you're planning your Florida holidays, but don't want to spend every day with Mickey and friends, you'll find this state has plenty of natural delights on offer. Teeming with exotic wildlife, dramatic landscapes, vibrant culture and a cuisine all its own, Florida feels like a place of endless natural discovery.

A study shows 61% of flyers want to use Mobile Devices in-flight


A new study shows that ban on electronic devices inflight may soon be overturned. A survey by leading global travel search site Skyscanner has found that 61% of flyers want to use their mobile devices in-flight while 33% immediately turn on their phones as soon as they touch down.

Travel Tip: How to Get to Sagada from Manila


Taking public transportation, there are no direct trips to Sagada from Manila. But there are multiple ways to get to Sagada, it can be reached either via Baguio, Bontoc or Banaue with almost the same travel time. Here are some of the routes that you may consider to get to Sagada from Manila.

Negros Oriental - A Day Tour on Apo Island, One of Negros Oriental's Gems


Apo island is a 12 hectare volcanic island located 7 kilometers off the southeastern tip of Negros Island or 25 kilometers south of Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental province. It is a small island known for its underwater activities such as snorkeling and diving because of rich marine life. Apo Island Protected Landscape and Seascape, has a Marine Sanctuary which is considered as one of the oldest protected marine reserves in the Philippines.

Pattaya vs. Phi Phi on $25 a Day? A Comparison


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If you've only got a limited budget but you want to hit the beach in style while you’re in Thailand, you’ll have a lot of options. Two of the most popular beach destinations in Thailand are Pattaya and Koh Phi Phi. Let’s examine the pros and cons of both.

HOTELS IN DUMAGUETE CITY: Islands Leisure Boutique Hotel and Spa, a Charming and Affordable Hotel in Dumaguete City


Islands Leisure Boutique Hotel and Spa is one of the newest hotels in Dumaguete City. Located on a peaceful community surrounded with zen and intimate atmosphere, it boasts to offer its guests with superb accommodation, cozy rooms with 4-star hotel amenities at an affordable price. A property situated away from the busy city center, guests are up for a peaceful ambiance and tranquil accommodation experience.

Congratulations to the Top 10 Philippine Gems!


Today, the top 10 up and coming tourist destinations in the country dubbed as the Philippine Gems were announced at the Manila Hotel! It is a corporate social responsibility project of Isla Lipana & Co., the Philippine member firm of Price Waterhouse Coopers which aims to increase the awareness and appreciation of different sites in the country to foster both local and international interest and attention that may eventually increase economic activity.

Celebrate Halloween at The Oriental Hotels Legazpi and Leyte!


Halloween only comes around once a year, it is a season enjoyed not just by kids but by adults too! As they say, it's one night where ghosts, witches, and fairies are especially active. Parties and celebrations are indeed more fun when you decorate your home with lots of scary stuffs to scare friends and guests who dare to visit your home. Kids will surely love visiting your home for the traditional the "Trick or Treat!", fun games and of course sumptuous food! In line with this, The Oriental Hotels in Legazpi and Leyte will be having its annual Halloween celebration to the delight of their guests. It will surely be a lot of fun and surprises!

Join Arcobaleno Trailoutours' "31 trips in 5 Days" in Marinduque on April 16 – 20, 2014


Got any plans for Holy Week next year? Join Arcobaleno Trailoutours' annual "31 trips in 5 Days" on April 16 – 20, 2014 in the beautiful island of Marinduque! Experience the famous Moriones Festival and enjoy the island's prestine beaches, towering mountains, mysterious caves, breathtaking islands, old churches, stunning waterfalls, among many others. This one adventurous and epic journey will surely be a trip to remember!

TOP PICKS: 12 THINGS TO DO IN SOUTH CEBU (Tourist Spots, Attractions and Things To Do and Experience)

THINGS TO DO IN SOUTH CEBU Tourist Spots Attractions and Things To Do and Experience

Cebu boasts of rich history, monumental sights, breathtaking attractions, colorful festivals and other man-made and natural wonders. There are indeed so many things that can be done and places worth visiting in the province. Previously, I've listed here some of the most popular attractions and things to do in (and near) Metro Cebu. You can find many places and do many things in South Cebu. Now, here's a list of some of South Cebu's tourist spots, attractions, food to eat and things to do and experience in South Cebu.