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REVIEW: Exloring Kyoto Japan using ASUS Zenfone 3 Max (with Specs, Price and Sample Photos)

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ASUS Zenfone 3 Max Review Specs Features Price Philippines

I've already reviewed other ASUS Zenfones in the past - such as the Zenfone Zoom, Zenfone 2 Laser, Zenfone 2 Laser 6 and the Zenfone 2 ZE551ML. I must say, they are really good and a perfect companion for any type of traveler. That is why, I am so happy that I was able to test another ASUS Zenfone on my recent trip to Osaka, Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures in Japan during our Osaka Japan Familiarization Tour organized by Cebu Pacific Air.

Get up to 50% Discount on Room Packages at SM Hotels' Mega Destination Sale

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Best Hotel Promos Discounts Sale Packages Manila Cebu Davao Philippines
Conrad Hotel Manila in Pasay City

Here's an awesome news for everyone who loves hotel promos, sales and discounts! Plan your next weekend getaway or that much-needed vacation with your family and friends as SM Hotels hold Mega Destination Sale of their 6 most-sought after properties located in 6 destinations around the Philippines - Manila, Tagaytay, Batangas, Pampanga. Cebu and Davao.

Who is Philippines?

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Who is Philippines by Dave Patrick Sanez

Philippines is someone with a distinct character. He may appear in varying tones and carries traits from diverse races. He lives bearing the legacy of the brave men who stood up for him. At one point you might see him adorned with fabulous clothing for remarkable rituals; he may be wearing the simplest garments at another. This just shows how rich he is with culture and customs.

Pampanga Day Tour, "An Awesome Weekend Getaway near Manila"

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Cheap but Awesome Destinations Near MANILA

It wasn't so long ago when we last visited the province of Pampanga. Being near Metro Manila, Pampanga makes an awesome destination for a quick weekend getaway. It almost has everything any traveler or foodie will surely love. From delicious food to old churches and heritage houses to adventure sports and colorful festivals, Pampanga offers a wide range of activities that every traveler will surely enjoy.

REVIEW: Wondershare Filmora, "An Easy to Use Video Editing Software for your Travel Videos"

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Best Video Editing Software and Mobile App for Travel Videos

Creating videos is one awesome way to share your travels and adventures. I must admit that I am not comfortable using videos in my blog. Why? Because it takes too much time and effort to edit and create a video. That is why, I am so happy when I was introduced to this amazing video editing software called Wondershare Filmora.

Discover the Far East Teaching English in China

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Teaching English in China

Discover the Far East Teaching English in China


Discovering the Far East


In today’s increasingly globalized world, the demand for the English language is seemingly endless. For the adventurous, teaching English in China has become the best way to earn a living and explore this exciting country. But this isn’t new. For generations restless and intrepid souls from the West have been fascinated by the prospect of travelling through the vast mountain ranges, trellised rice paddies, and—more recently—sprawling neon-lit cityscapes of China. The nation is home to one of the oldest continuous civilizations on the planet (with more than 4,000 years of documented history) and a host of natural and man-made wonders, from the plumes of water cascading down the Huangguoshu Falls and the mist-shrouded peaks of Mt. Wuyi, to the modern skylines and bustling streets of Beijing and Shanghai, not to mention the striking Great Wall. China has always called out to those who have the traveller’s thirst for the new and unfamiliar, the blending of the ancient and the modern, whether as an explorer or as an entrepreneur. The question then becomes how to get your foot in the door and how to make a living once you get there.

A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO DAGUPAN CITY: 8 Tips and Tricks for First-time Travelers

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Dagupan Pangasinan Travel Guide

Mica is a certified "Dagupeña" and a well-known travel and lifestyle blogger from Dagupan City, Pangasinan. She writes and shares her travels and food adventures in her awesome travel blog senyorita.net which has been one of my personal favorites when it comes to anything about Dagupan and the Province of Pangasinan. What to do, where to eat and what not to miss in Dagupan City? Check out this interview we had with Mica as she shares to us some of the must-do activities, best hotels to stay, best places to eat and some useful travel tips that will surely be very helpful when planning a trip to Dagupan City, especially for first time travelers.

Etihad Airways launches new children’s activity packs for young explorers

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Etihad Airways launches new childrens activity packs for young explorers
Children enjoying the activities at the Etihad Explorers tea party and children’s activity kit launch event, held at Etihad Airways’ Innovation Training Academy in Abu Dhabi.

With millions of families planning and looking forward to their next holiday or trip abroad, Etihad Airways has introduced a new range of ‘Etihad Explorers’ children’s activity packs and a Flying Nanny Kit, to keep its younger guests occupied while onboard. Etihad Explorers is the airline’s new children’s brand and will feature on activity packs and meal items, and aims to instill a sense of excitement and anticipation during their journey.

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: Flytpack Travel WiFi Router

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Flytpack Travel WiFi

When traveling abroad, internet connection is one of the most important things I consider when planning my trip. Connecting to the internet while traveling to other countries is a bit tricky as well as pricey. Of course, you have to deal with expensive roaming charges, unlocking your phone to make it compatible with other networks, having to buy a new SIM Card and purchase prepaid credits are just some of the many problems we may face just to be able to connect to the internet when abroad. So much hassle right?!

What's the Big Deal about PABLO Cheesecake and Tarts?

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Pablo Cheesecakes from Osaka Japan to Manila

I was in Osaka Japan when I heard about this newest "cheesecake craze" in a dessert store that recently opened in Manila. So, I really got curious and wanted to know what the "craze" is all about Pablo Cheesecakes and Tarts. Why so many people are lining up just to have a taste of this famous cheesecake and cheese tarts in Robinsons Place Manila? Is it really worth lining for?

AirAsia Reveals Grand Winner of "AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016" Contest

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AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 Contest Winners
The AirAsia Travel Photographer Top 3 Finalists. (From left: AirAsia Pilot, AirAsia Cabin Crew, Dave Poblete – 2nd Place, Kimberly Pauig – 1st Place, DJ Magbanua – 3rd Place)

After hundreds of entries, only 6 finalists qualified for the this year's AirAsia Travel Photographer competition. They went to Macau China last September 3-6 for series of exciting challenges and workshops with the context coaches and judges. Kimberly Pauig, a writer from Pasig City, emerged as the grand winner and awarded as AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016! The results were announced last September 15, 2016 at the AirAsia Travel Photographer Final Show held in Green Sun, Makati City. Kimberly received 200,000 AirAsia BIG points which can be converted to any AirAsia local or international flights, and other exciting prizes. The 1st and 2nd runners up as well as People’s Choice Award winner were also announced at the event.

THINGS TO DO IN OSAKA: Experience Thrill and Excitement at Universal Studios Japan

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Universal Studios Japan Osaka

A trip to Osaka Japan will never be complete without a visit at Universal Studios Japan. So, on our 2nd day in Osaka, we spent the whole day at Universal Studios Japan or simply referred to as "USJ." The moment we stepped in inside USJ, I knew it would be so much fun! I hurriedly ran to the Universal Studios globe and snapped a few photos while I enjoy watching other people - foreign and local tourists - also having their selfies at the USJ Globe.

No more commercial flights? There are alternatives!

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Chartered flights

The preferred method travel for business executives is charter flights. The model client for the charter flights service is the business executive. The hassle of commercial fights gets in the way of business community. They opt to use a private plane instead of commercial ones. Let's see why that’s the case.

Neil Cardano in Macau China for AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016

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Macau China Travel Photography

Last September 3 to 6, 3016, the top 6 finalists traveled to Macau, China for the final leg of the AirAsia Travel Photographer 2016 contest. They went through a series of challenges in landscape, portrait and food photography with the guidance of Coaches/Judges Jacob Maentz and Wawi Navarroza. I asked one of the finalists, Neil Cardano about his Macau experience.

TRAVEL TIP: Osaka and Kyoto Japan 4D/3N Tour Itinerary

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Japan Itinerary Osaka Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures

Yay! I'm going back to Japan! If last year Cebu Pacific Air brought us to Nagoya and visited some of its nearby tourist spots and attractions in Aichi and Gifu Prefectures, this time we'll be exploring Osaka, Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures. Yey!

TOP PICKS: 10 Best Things to Do in Nagoya, Japan

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Top Things to Do in Nagoya Japan

Nagoya has many famous attractions and tourist spots to entice any keen traveler. During our Nagoya Familiarization Tour last year, we got to see and experience most of Nagoya's famous tourist spots and attractions as well as its local eats. With this, let me share to you my top 10 best things to do in Nagoya, Japan.

Be a Better Version of Yourself with Funny Face Yoga

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Be a Better Version of Yourself with Funny Face Yoga

Yesterday, I was invited in an afternoon of Funny Face Yoga session held at the Sage Bar of The Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The event is part of Snow Caps Glutathione #BetterMe Advocacy to show their support to women and encourage them to be better versions of themselves.

A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO GENERAL SANTOS CITY: 8 Tips and Tricks for First-time Travelers

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General Santos City Travel Guide Tips and Tricks

General Santos City is probably most-known for tuna and Manny Pacquiao. But more to that, there are a lot of tourist spots and attractions in General Santos City you shouldn't miss. If you're visiting GenSan for the first time, keep this handy travel guide on what to do, where to eat and what not to miss as shared to us by Fra Jamir, a #TravelVlogger and food lover from Gensan. He shares some of the must-do activities, best hotels to stay in, best places to eat and some useful travel tips that will surely be very helpful if you're traveling to General Santos City for the first time.

TOP PICKS: Must-try Homegrown Restaurants in Baguio

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Must try restaurants in Baguio for 2016

Definitely, "food tripping" should be on top of your "to-do list" when visiting Baguio City. I've been to Baguio City many times in the past. What I love most about visiting the "City of Pines" is its wide array of homegrown restaurants serving local and international cuisines. Here are some of the must-try homegrown restaurants in Baguio City that I've personally tried and I recommend them for you to try too.

A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO DUMAGUETE CITY: 8 Tips and Tricks for First-time Travelers

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Dumaguete Travel Guide Tourist Spots Hotels Things To Do

Planning a trip to Dumaguete City? There are a lot of tourist spots and attractions to enjoy and activities to do in (and near) Dumaguete City. What to do, where to eat and what not to miss? Check out this interview we had with Ryan from Dumaguete City. He shared to us some of the must-do activities, best hotels to stay, best places to eat and some useful travel tips that will surely be very helpful when planning a trip to Dumaguete City, especially for first time travelers.

September 12, 2016 is a Regular Holiday in the Philippines in observance of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

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September 12 2016 is a Regular Holiday in the Philippines

On September 5, 2016, Malacanang Palace released Proclamation 56, S. 2016 declaring Monday, September 12, 2016, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). With this, we will be having a long weekend from September 10-12, 2016!

A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO BACOLOD CITY: 8 Tips and Tricks for First-time Travelers

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Bacolod City Travel Guide Tourist Spots and Attractions

The best time to visit Bacolod City is every October when the city becomes festive with the celebration of the yearly Masskara Festival. If you're visiting Bacolod City for the first time, keep this handy travel guide on what to do, where to eat and what not to miss in the "City of Smiles! Indeed, there are a lot of tourist spots and attractions to enjoy and activities to do in the Bacolod City. Check out this interview we had with Danilo Ong from Bacolod City. He shared to us some of the must-do activities, best hotels to stay, best places to eat and some useful travel tips that will surely be very helpful if you're traveling to Bacolod City for the first time.

PEÑAFRANCIA FESTIVAL 2016 in Naga City: Schedule of Activities, How To Get There, Things To Do and Where To Stay

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Peñafrancia Festival 2016 in Naga City Schedule

If you're looking for the schedule of Penafrancia Festival 2017, click HERE.

Peñafrancia Festival is the biggest and highly-anticipated Marian Celebration in the Philippines in honor of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Patroness of Bicol. Held every September in Naga City, witness an unwavering display of undying and unparalleled devotion to the beloved "Ina" the Our Lady of Peñafrancia with the traditional "Traslacion" on September 9, 2016 (Friday) and the "Fluvial Procession along Naga River on September 17, 2015 (Saturday).

A LOCAL'S GUIDE TO CAVITE: 8 Tips and Tricks for First-Time Travelers

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Cavite Tourist Spots Travel Guide

Cavite's proximity from Metro Manila makes it a favorite weekend destination among travelers as well as for those who are looking for a quick getaway near Manila. There are a lot of tourist spots and attractions to enjoy and activities to do in the Cavite. What to do, where to eat and what not to miss in the Province of Cavite? Check out this interview we had with Michael Angelo, a traveler, runner, mountaineer and travel blogger from Cavite. He shared to us some of the must-do activities, best place to stay and some useful travel tips when traveling to Cavite for the first time.

5 Things about Friendship that I Learned from Traveling

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Change the way you see friendship

Traveling for me is my best escape, and it teaches me how I see things around me from different perspectives. As I travel, I learn from every people I meet, from every places that I’ve been to. And that is why I am thankful that I have the chance to fulfill my dream travels one by one, step by step. And speaking of lessons that I learned from my travel experience, let me share to you 5 things that made me change the way I see friendship through travel.

TOP PICKS: Best Restaurants in Angeles City, Pampanga

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List of Best Restaurants in Angeles Pampanga

Without a doubt, Pampanga is the "Culinary Capital of the Philippines." If you wanna go on a food trip in Pampanga, one of the must-visit is Angeles City for its wide array of restaurants offering local and international cuisines. Indeed, food trip should be on top of your "to do list" when visiting Angeles City!

HOTELS IN MARINDUQUE: Tahanan sa Isok and Other Hotels in Boac, Marinduque

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List of Hotels and Resorts in Marinduque

The Province of Marinduque offers several affordable hotels, hostels, guest/pension houses, inns and resorts, most of them are located in the capital town of Boac. In my previous visits in Marinduque, I've stayed at Tahanan Sa Isok (Brgy. Isok, Boac (042) 332-1231), Happy Bunny (Barangay Mercado, Boac / (042) 332 2040) and Blue Sea Beach Resort (Brgy. Amoingon / (042) 332-1334). So if you're looking for where to stay in Boac Marinduque, check out these accommodation options that I've personally tried.

A LOCAL'S GUIDE TO DIPOLOG CITY: 8 Tips and Tricks for First-time Travelers

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Dipolog City Travel Guide Tourist Spots and Attractions

Dipolog City is a one of the key cities in the province of Zamboanga del Norte. There are a lot of tourist spots and attractions to enjoy and activities to do in Dipolog and the nearby Dapitan City. What to do, where to eat and what not to miss in Dipolog City? Check out this interview we had with Charles Rotoni of the Department of Tourism Region 9 - Zamboanga Peninsula Region. As a local, he has extensive knowledge about the city and shared to us some of the best-kept secrets and gives travel tips when traveling to Dipolog for the first time.

More Non-Working Holidays in Metro Manila on January 2017 for the Miss Universe 2016 Pageant?

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Miss Universe 2016 Non Working Holiday in Manila Philippines

The Miss Universe 2016 Pageant is scheduled to be held in Manila, Philippines on January 13 to January 30, 2017 (Coronation Night). The event is expected to boost our tourism as this will bring our country in the world map and there will be more people who will get interested about of country because of the pageant. Aside from Metro Manila, the candidates will also visit Davao City, Cebu, Siargao and Vigan in Ilocos Sur. The coronation night is scheduled on January 30, 2017, and it will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

GrabCar Promo Codes for September 2016

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GrabCar Promo Codes for September 2016

Looking for GrabCar Promo Codes for September 2016?

GrabCar Promo Code: GRABNAIA


  • Book a ride with promo code GRABNAIA to get ₱200 off one ride, when you select any Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal as your pick-up point.
  • Valid for cash, debit card, and credit card payment methods.
  • Valid for GrabCar, GrabCar Premium and GrabCar 6-Seater services.
  • Valid until October 10, 2016 (Monday).
  • Valid whether you book on the Grab mobile app, or at the Grab booths at NAIA Terminal 1, 2, 3, or 4.

The New and Exciting La Terrazza Bar at Lima Park Hotel in Malvar, Batangas

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La Terrazza Bar Restaurants in Batangas

Just last month, I am back in one of my favorite hotels in Batangas, Lima Park Hotel (Check rates online) in Malvar, Batangas. As the only 4-star hotel in Batangas, Lima Park Hotel boasts of several dining outlets that surely satisfies every guest's gastronomic cravings. One of them is the newly launched La Terrazza Bar.