Thank You 2014! Let's Bring it on 2015!

Happy 2015

2014 is my most memorable year yet, personal or otherwise. But before this year comes to a close, let me THANK YOU for all the love and support you've been giving me. Thank you for letting me become part of your lives, for trusting me and for allowing me to share with you my travel experiences.

Rediscovering Manila with Diamond Rent a Car Service


Diamond Rent a Car in Manila Philippines

I always believe that Manila is such a charming city. Old houses and churches, historical sites and great food are just some of the reasons why I love Manila. For tourists and adventure seekers, Manila is definitely not a place to be avoided. There are a many things to do and activities to enjoy in Manila that keeps me fascinated. I will never get tired of rediscovering it again and again.

HOSTELS IN MAKATI: MNL Boutique Hostel Manila


Traveling on a set budget, me and my friend decided to stay for a night at MNL Boutique Hostel for us to catch our early morning flight to Kalibo, a few weeks ago. Staying in a hostel is not only a cheaper alternative to hotels but also a great way to meet other fellow travelers and make new friends. I've never stayed in a hostel before, so why not I give it a try?


Where to eat in UP Town Center Quezon City - Boon Tong Kee

Boon Tong Kee is a popular casual dining family restaurant in Singapore. It was started by Mr. Thian Boon Hua as a small chicken rice stall in Singapore's Chinatown in 1979 and has gained popularity over the years. They are now here in the Philippines with branches located at SM Mall of Asia, Power Plant Mall, UP Town Center, and Tomas Morato. It's an ideal dining place for families and big groups wanting to have a taste of delicious Singaporean cuisines.

Aguinaldo Shrine Christmas Lights and Sound Show 2014 in Kawit, Cavite (Schedule and How to Get There)

Aguinaldo Shrine Christmas Lights and Sound Show in Kawit Cavite

This Christmas season, if you're planning to visit the province of Cavite, please drop by the historic town of Kawit to watch the nightly "Christmas Lights and Sound Show" at the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine. It opened last December 22nd and will last until January 4, 2015. The shows are at 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM with each show lasting for about 30 minutes.

Christmas in the Philippines: Maytinis Festival 2014 in Kawit Cavite

Maytinis Festival 2014 in Kawit Cavite

More than a dozen floats paraded tonight for the annual Maytinis Festival in the historic town of Kawit in the province of Cavite. Maytinis Festival is a well-loved Caviteño tradition held every Christmas Eve that showcases a dramatic recapping of St. Joseph and Virgin Mary's search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. It also features unique Filipino translation of the ancient biblical scenes of the history of mankind's salvation from the Old to the New Testaments depicted in dazzling floats with characters portrayed by Kawiteños.

Special Non-working Holiday in NCR (Metro Manila) during the Visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines on January 2015

July 27 2014 Holiday in the Philippines in observance of Iglesia ni Cristo Anniversary

Malacanang Palace issued Proclamation No. 936, s. 2014, declaring January 15, 16 and 19, 2015 (Thursday, Friday and Monday) as a special non-working holiday in the National Capital Region (NCR)in view of the visit of the Pope, the Head of State of the Vatican City. The proclamation was signed in the City of Manila, on the 22nd day of December 2014.

VIDEO: Breathtaking Batanes in 90 Seconds

Batanes Tours Video

Kapian kapa nu Dius! Here's a 90-second video of some of the places, sights and things I did during my recent visit to Batanes last December 10-15, 2014. For the 3rd time, Batanes didn't fail to amaze me with its astonishing beauty, sumptuous food and friendly Ivatan people. It was a celebration of a wonderful moment; an awesome and memorable adventure!

WHERE TO STAY: Corregidor Inn, Resort and Restaurant

Where to stay in Corregidor Island Corregidor Inn Hotel and Resort

After the very enriching Corregidor Island day tour, we went back to Corregidor Inn to check-in. We were booked for a night as we wanted to experience and explore more what Corregidor island has to offer. The Corregidor Inn (sometimes called the Corregidor Hotel and Resort) is a 31-room Hotel and Restaurant that offers comfortable and lovely accommodations set on an old building perched on top of a hill at the heart of the island. This quaint and charming hotel offers room accommodations with private facilities that are clean and well maintained amidst natural setting and tropical ambiance.

The Top Five Hiking Destinations in Asia

Top Five Hiking Destinations in Asia

Asia is a prime travel destination, especially for the adventurous hiker! We cover the top five Asian treks which guarantee you a breathtaking experience. So, get your walking boots and your travel insurance (better safe than sorry on that exotic trip) - let's go!

WHAT TO DO: Corregidor Day Tour via Sun Cruises

Corregidor Island Day Tour Package by Sun Cruises

Corregidor Island is considered as "one of the country's last military bastions," that served as one of the harbor defenses of Manila Bay during the Second World War II. Located in the province of Cavite, it has been declared as a protected area and is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the Philippines. Last November 6-7, 2014, I was fortunate to visit the island for an overnight adventure courtesy of Sun Cruises.

BLOG GIVEAWAY: Win a Nikon Coolpix S8200 Camera from Nikon Philippines and Pinoy Adventurista!

Win a Nikon Coolpix S8200 Camera from Nikon Philippines and Pinoy Adventurista

Because ’tis the season for gift giving, Pinoy Adventurista in partnership with Nikon Philippines is giving away one (1) Nikon Coolpix S8200 camera to one (1) lucky Instagram user! It's so easy to join, just upload one (1) of your favorite travel photos on Instagram and add the caption "I want to win a Nikon Coolpix S8200 camera! Follow @OfficialNikonPH and @PinoyAdventurista to know more! #IamNikon #IamPinoyAdventurista" and then tag/mention 3 of your friends.

Vigan City was named as one of the New 7 Wonders Cities

Vigan City was named as one of New 7 Wonders Cities

Vigan City, the capital of Ilocos Sur has been selected through an online global voting as one of the New 7 Wonders Cities. The list of the New 7 Wonders Cities was announced in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Bernard Weber, Founder and President of the New7Wonders via a YouTube announcement on December 8, 2014 at around 3:00 AM, Manila time.

BLOG GIVEAWAY: Win a Pair of Skechers Go Walk 2 plus Premium Items!

Skechers Go Walk 2 Giveaway

Since I am very delighted with my experience using my Skechers Go Walk 2 during my recent travels, I am partnering with Skechers Philippines in giving away one pair from their very comfortable Go Walk 2 line. I want you to also experience how comfortable and easy to use the Skechers Go Walk 2 on your travels or even on your daily routine. It's so easy to join!

Quiapo: Pista ng Itim na Nazareno 2015 Schedule of Activities, Procession Route, Safety Tips and Reminders

Feast of the Black Nazarene 2015 Schedule Procession Route

The Feast of the Black Nazarene is one of the most attended religious gathering in the catholic church. It is an annual event held every January 9. The image which is considered miraculous by Filipino Catholics is brought in procession to commemorate the Traslascion or the transfer of the image of the Black Nazarene to its shrine in Quiapo Church, Manila.

BAGUIO PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL 2015 Schedule of Activities, How To Get There, Things To Do and Where To Stay

Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival 2015

Baguio City's Panagbenga Flower Festival is one of the most attended festivals in the Philippines held annually in the City of Pines, Baguio City. Now on its 20th year with the theme "Across 20 Years of Blossoming Together," it will run for 5 weeks starting February 1, 2015. It is a festival to celebrate not only the "season of blooming" of flowers but also the booming economy and prosperity of the City of Baguio. Several events and activities are lined up for the Panagbenga Festival 2015 including the Grand Street Dancing Parade, Drum and Lyre Band Competition, Baguio Blooms Exhibition and the much-awaited Grand Flower Float Parade!

Travel in Style and Comfort with Skechers Go Walk 2

Skechers Go Walk 2

Whenever I travel, I always do walking tours around the place I visit. It's actually one of my favorite activities on every travel! I just love walking and wandering around while savoring the place's different interesting sights, attractions and tourist spots, trying out the local delicacies and interacting with the people around the community.

San Antonio Resort in Roxas City, Capiz, "An Ideal Place to Relax and Savor Roxas City's Fresh Seafood"

RESORTS IN CAPIZ San Antonio Resort in Roxas City

Roxas City is dubbed as the "Seafood Capital of the Philippines." With several flights coming from Manila, it is the main gateway to the province of Capiz as well to it's tourist spots and attractions. If you're planning a visit and wondering where to stay in Roxas City, there are a number of hotels and resorts that you could choose from. One of the most popular resorts in Roxas City is San Antonio Resort located along Baybay Beach which is just a 10 minute drive from Roxas City Airport.

Off-the-beaten Destinations for the #NewBreed of Travelers

Off-the-beaten Destinations for the New Breed of Travelers
Biri Rock Formations, Northern Samar

Travelers nowadays don't go to a destination just to see the place. There must be something special about going to a spectacular location that will make the experience "one of a kind." Be it an adventurous activity, an undiscovered natural wonder, a hard to find personality with special skills, an extraordinary food or something that is worth traveling for. These are the #NewBreed of travelers who are always thirsty for new discoveries. It makes them more fulfilled and excited to tell the world that they have been to a place where only a few have ventured to.

TRAVEL TIP: How to Get to Corregidor Island from Manila

Corregidor Island Cavite

Corregidor Island is one of the most popular day trip destinations near Metro Manila. As one of the important historical sites in the country, this tadpole-shaped island located in the Province of Cavite is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the Philippines. Being a Caviteño, I've always been ashamed when people would ask me about Corregidor when in fact I have never been there. It has always been on my bucket list but never got the chance to visit it.

Sky Ranch Pampanga Photos, Ticket Prices, Operating Hours and How to Get There

Sky Ranch Pampanga Photos, Ticket Prices, Operating Hours and How to Get There

Sky Ranch Pampanga officially opens yesterday! Located in the city of San Fernando, Pampanga, it is the newest destination in Northern Luzon that will definitely be a go-to place for family leisure and entertainment. Conveniently situated in SM City San Fernando, this new outdoor amusement park features a wide array of exciting rides such as loop roller coaster, drop tower, double decker carousel, super viking, space shuttle, express train, dream log and bumper boat, among many others.

Cebu Resto Roof Top Lounge

Cebu Resto Roof Top Lounge
If you're planning to visit Cebu, don't hesitate, promise you will enjoy and impressed with what the province has.

Cebu's finest location in the Philippines is really a good place to relax and unwind your stress after your whole day work. As the most visited province all over our rich and beautiful country Philippines, it naturally bears the amazing places of the province. Hotels in Cebu would be your smart choice as you go with your friends, families, and relatives which offer for your relaxation. If you want to enjoy and relax with fantastic place, there's one I can recommend. A hotel with its restaurant that will give you the best view from the top. For sure, you can easily miss this place.