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Comfortable and Relaxing Stay at Hotel 101 Manila

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Hotels near NAIA Airport Manila

Nowadays, staying in the city has been a popular vacation option among city dwellers and weekend warriors. You don't have to travel far away from the city to enjoy a memorable vacation, thus making "hotel staycations" a popular weekend activity. With the many hotels around Metro Manila, the question now is where is the best place to stay in the city? Let me share to you one of my recent staycations in Metro Manila.

Luxury Stays in Tenerife

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Sunset at Tenerife
Photo Credit: Kirkjimmy | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sunset_las_americas_tenerife.JPG | Wikipedia Commons

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and boasts 29 well-appointed 5-star hotels. Rumours of its volcano, Mount Teide’s, potential eruption in October of 2016 are unfounded according to the Volcanology Institute of the Canary Islands which continuously monitors seismographic data. So, with a luxurious, safe stay in mind, where are the best places to rest your head and have a great holiday in Tenerife?

The Ultimate List of the Best Hotels in Makati City, Philippines

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Top Hotels in Makati City Metro Manila, Philippines

What are the best hotels in Makati?

Nowadays, searching for the best hotel comes easy with just a simple search on the internet. Depending on your needs, finding the best hotel and deciding where to book is a totally different story. Travelers' reviews matter. Good thing there's a website such as Tripadvisor where you could read travelers reviews and experiences about their in a hotel. Ever wonder what are the Top Hotels in Makati? Here's the Top 12 Best Hotels in Makati City ranked based on Tripadvisor reviews as of October 2016.

Awesome Shopping Finds at the New Tutuban Center!

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Where to shop bargains in Manila

'Tis the season of giving and receiving gifts!

It's few weeks to go before Christmas! Have you bought your Christmas gifts for your friends and loved ones? Not yet? Oh, you better hurry up! Everyone's already hitting the shops searching for the best bargains and perfect gifts and presents this Christmas. Well, I did an early Christmas shopping last week in Tutuban Center. I bought some gifts for friends, family members and for myself. Hahaha!

ASTORIA PALAWAN: Your newest ‘WorkPlays’ in Puerto Princesa

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Hotels and Resorts in Puerto Princesa Palawan

The seamless integration of business and leisure is Astoria Palawan’s newest philosophy as it celebrates the completion of two facilities: the much awaited 1-hectare Palawan Waterpark and the world-class Mangrove Convention Center. These developments usher Astoria Palawan’s bid to become Palawan’s top-of-mind venue for business travelers who seek a balance between work and play.

10 Cheap and Free Things To Do in Sydney, Australia

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Cheap and Free Things To Do in Sydney Australia

Sydney, Australia is definitely one of the best cities to travel to, not only because they have a lot of natural wonders to visit, historical landmarks, and architectural feats that will welcome you during your stay.

You might have several items on your to-do list that would cost you a lot, but you might want to consider doing activities that are cheap or won’t cost you one penny.

Here are some of the 10 Cheap and Free Things To Do in Sydney, Australia.

PROMO: Le Soleil de Boracay Special Packages

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Best Affordable Travel Tour Packages in Boracay

Boracay is an all-year-round destination in the Philippines. Dubbed as 2016's "Best Island in the World," Boracay is definitely a must-visit and must-experience for Filipinos and foreign visitors wanting to have a wonderful island beach vacation. If you're looking for a nice beachfront resort to spend a memorable vacation in Boracay, I recommend Le Soleil de Boracay located along Station 2.

Plan your Trip to India with The Indian Nomads!

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India Tour Packages Rates Itinerary Travel Guide

Traveling to India has always been in many intrepid travelers' bucket list. There are many adventure seekers who swear to travel to India as it is one of the most exciting, diverse and life changing place to travel in the world! When traveling to unfamiliar destinations, it is highly recommended to get familiar with it first. The best thing to do is to get packaged tours from reliable and trusted tour companies. One of them is The Indian Nomads.

Etihad Airways expands Madrid service to daily operation​

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Etihad Airways bridges Abu Dhabi with Venice
Photo Credits: Paul Spijkers

Etihad Airways will go daily on the Abu Dhabi-Madrid route with the introduction of three new flights each week, effective 1 June 2017.
The additional frequencies reflect the airline’s commitment to offer guests greater choice and more travel options.

101 Ways to Spend Halloween in Manila

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Where to Spend Halloween in Manila

Hotel 101 Manila celebrates Halloween with its guests this October 29, 2016, at the hotel restaurant Paesan from 10am onwards. The event is highlighted by a magic show that will leave the audience spooked and bewildered. Several trick-or-treat stations are set-up within the hotel for guests to claim interesting treats. Come in your scariest or most magical costume, as the best one wins an exciting prize.

Why Cruises Can Provide Excitement for Adventure Holiday-Makers

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Why Cruises Can Provide Excitement for Adventure Holiday-Makers

For those that enjoy a bit of adventure on their vacation, a cruise may not initially sound like the ideal choice. However, cruises can be packed full of adventure and it is a unique form of vacation where you will return with many great stories to tell. A cruise, unlike most holidays, enables you to undertake an incredible journey where the travelling becomes the holiday.

The world’s most prestigious laptop with unprecedented performance is now available in the Philippines!

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The world’s most prestigious laptop with unprecedented performance is now available in the Philippines!

To say that ZenBook 3 is a new generation of ZenBook is a huge understatement — it's ZenBook re-imagined for the next era of mobile computing. Every single precision component and every elegantly crafted detail has been completely re-engineered and redesigned to make ZenBook 3 the most sophisticated ZenBook yet. It's lighter, thinner, stronger, impossibly powerful — and utterly beautiful. Simply, it’s the world's most incredible laptop.

Road Trip starting from Palermo, Italy

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Road Trip starting from Palermo Italy

Road trips can be one of the most exciting experiences imaginable. What makes it even better is making sure that all the required tools and equipment are on board. There are several factors and concerns needed to make any road trips as enjoyable as possible - such as travel insurance, emergency tools, knowing what type of car to use and many more.

BLOG GIVEAWAY: Win A Brand New ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5s!

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ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser Contests Promos Philippines

This contest is EXTENDED until November 17, 2016!

Wazzup adventuristas?! I am very happy to announce that I am giving away a brand new ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5! This best-selling smartphone features an amazing 4 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM plus an amazing camera that takes awesome photos. Definitely an ideal phone for your travels and adventures!

The Perfect Destinations for a Luxury Family Adventure Holiday

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The Perfect Destinations for a Luxury Family Adventure Holiday

There’s no better vacation than an action packed adventure holiday. From zip wiring through the Peruvian jungle to going on safari and exploring the Australian outback, whatever kind of adventure best suits your family, here’s some inspiration for planning that all important luxury family adventure holiday:

For an Adventure Holiday You Won’t Forget Head to the Pacific Northwest

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For an Adventure Holiday You Won’t Forget Head to the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is an ideal place to heads for an adventure packed holiday. Home to Washington and Oregon, separated by the impressive Cascade Mountains, America’s upper-left corner is a must visit for those seeking US adventures. Here’s a few of the top attractions which make the Pacific Northwest an ideal location to enjoy an adventure holiday:

Upgrade your Road Trip with a Motorcycle

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Upgrade your Road Trip with a Motorcycle

A road trip with a motorcycle can be much more exciting than with a car, and can completely change the transportation aspect of your journey. There are many reasons to be adventurous, and delve into a road trip from a motorcycles point of few, but I will cover just a few of them.

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

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Travel Guide Tarlac Things To Do Tourist Spots and Attractions

Well, frankly… The Province of Tarlac is really not known for tourism. Historically, Tarlac is just a stopover destination for some travelers bound for northern parts of the country like Baguio City and the provinces of Ilocos region to relieve themselves from the long drive.

But what they don't know is that Tarlac can actually offer various activities.

STAYCATION IN METRO MANILA: Serviced Residences and Condominium Units for Rent (PART 1)

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Staycation in Metro Manila Condo units for rent
Condo units for Rent in Metro Manila

Looking for Condos for Rent for your next staycation in Metro Manila?

Now that so many condominium buildings have sprouted in Metro Manila, some of the units are now converted to condo-hotels and serviced residences available for rent - just like hotels. You can now stay in a condo-apartment for a night or two and get to experience condo living in the Metro. I've stayed in several condo units for rent and here are some of my most recommended for your next staycation in Metro Manila.

Tips on How to Take your #OOTD Photos to the Next Level

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Tips on How to Take your #OOTD Photos to the Next Level

These days, it is hard not to be obsessed in taking #OOTDs and #selfies because it simply has become a trend that everyone seems to be doing may you be a celebrity, a blogger or not. How to take that head turning OOTDs? Let's take inspiration from Riri. He's a 22 year old service crew from Las Piñas City whose OOTD photos will definitely blow your mind.

2017 Philippine International Pyromusical Competition Schedule and Ticket Prices (SM Mall of Asia)

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2017 Philippine International Pyromusical Competition Schedule

The skies of SM Mall of Asia once again will brighten up with awesome fireworks display. It's the time of the year again for the grandest display of fireworks exhibition in the Philippines. Witness the 8th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2017 as award-winning fireworks artists paint the skies of Manila bay with the best pyromusical display in the country. The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2017 will be held every Saturday from February 11, 2017 to March 18, 2017 at Seaside Boulevard at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

TOP PICKS: Budget Hotels/Hostels near NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) in Manila

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Budget Affordable Cheap Hotels near NAIA Manila Airport

Do you have an early morning flight and don't want to get stuck in traffic and eventually missing your flight? Or you just want to have a quick rest after a long flight? Why not stay in one of the budget hotels near Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)? Here are some of my suggested affordable / cheap / budget hotels near Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila that I have personally tried.

Tasting OMI BEEF, "One of Japan's Famous Wagyu Beef"

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The Kansai Region in Japan is well-known for its cuisine. Shiga in particular (a prefecture in Japan) which forms part of the Kansai region in the western part of Honshu island is famous for its mouthwatering Omi Beef. It is one of Japan's beef products that have become famous brands themselves.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, "A Homely and Luxurious Refuge in the City"

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Sofitel Philippine Plaza Luxury Hotels in Manila

If you think you’ve been to the best hotels in Manila, here's another hotel that's perfect for your next family staycation or business trip to the Philippines' capital city. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is one luxury hotel in Manila that I’ve been wanting to stay at for a long time. I haven't experienced its famed luxurious accommodation until I stepped foot in this iconic hotel in Manila in August this year.

Teaching in English in China

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Teaching in English in China

I love to travel but I admit that sometimes I am out of funds and that’s normal. I am not that rich to support all my travel needs and that is why I am working as a freelancer. If you are a budget traveler like me who dream to wander around the world but don’t have enough funds, applying for different freelance jobs around the world is one of the best options. There are many freelance jobs that you can do while traveling the world and the most common jobs that you can apply includes being a tour guide, where you can travel together with the tourist as you work. You can also be a waiter in different restaurants globally. Or you can also work in a hotel outside the country.

WHERE TO EAT: 5 Must-try Restaurants in Romblon Island

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Where to Eat must try restaurants in Romblon

Eat to your heart’s content and worry about your diet after. During the 4 days we spent in Romblon, we've tried almost all the restaurants in town. Surprisingly, there are many restaurants in Romblon town proper that serve delicious and affordable local and international dishes such as Italian, American, Japanese and Korean dishes.

BOUTIQUE HOTEL REVIEW: Orchid Garden Suites Manila

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Orchid Garden Suites Hotels in Manila Reviews

If you've been following my blog, you probably know by now that I love visiting old structures, specifically heritage houses and sites. That is why, I am so happy and delighted when Orchid Garden Suites Manila (Click here to check room rates) invited us for an overnight stay to check out one of their lovely guest rooms and to also enjoy their hotel facilities and amenities.

How to Encourage Kids to Start Climbing Mountains

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How to Encourage Kids to Start Climbing Mountains

My 4-year-old son, Wyatt Maktrav, has climbed 42 mountains in the Philippines, including four of the highest in the country, and he is showing no signs of slowing down.

SCARSDALE DOUGHNUTS, "Is it really worth it?"

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Scarsdale Artisanal Delights Robinsons Place Ermita Manila

Scarsdale Artisanal Delights is an up-and-coming local doughnut brand that opened its first branch at SM City San Lazaro Manila. It's been getting several good reviews from foodies and their Best Chocolate Donut in Town was hailed as the "Number 1 Chocolate Donut in Manila" by spot.ph.

Bakood Festival 2016 Musiko, “The Grandest Marching Band Parade in the Philippines”

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Bakood Festival Things to do in Bacoor Cavite

Musiko is the longest and the grandest marching band here in the Philippines. It was held annually in the City of Bacoor, Cavite. Different marching bands from different provinces around the country performed and paraded in the street of Poblacion as they boasted their colorful uniforms and costumes.

Club1Hotels: New Luxury Discount Booking Website

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Club1Hotels: New Luxury Discount Booking Website

When we travel, one of the most important things to consider in planning our tip is accommodation. There are several factors to take into consideration such as location, amenities, prices, among many others. In this modern age, there are so many accommodation options to choose from and booking them just requires a few taps on your mobile device.

Etihad Airways celebrates World Animal Day with new animal welfare policy and #Etihad4Wildlife competition

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Etihad Airways celebrates World Animal Day with new animal welfare policy
Staff from Etihad Airways take part in an event to mark World Animal Day at the company's headquarters in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched a new Animal Welfare and Conservation Policy and an #Etihad4wildlife social media competition as part of the airline's ongoing efforts to promote wildlife conservation.

A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO VIGAN ILOCOS SUR: 8 Tips and Tricks for First-time Travelers

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Vigan Ilocos Sur ravel Guide and Tips

When it comes to searching for tourist spots and attractions in Vigan, there's only one travel blog that first comes to my mind, Edmar's The Town Explorer. Edmar is a certified Bigueño who shares his travels and adventures in his hometown, the most interesting places to visit around Region 1 as well as other sights and attractions around the Philippines in his travel blog The Town Explorer. If you're visiting Vigan for the first time, keep this handy travel guide on what to do, where to eat, best hotels to stay and what not to miss in Vigan. He shared to us some useful travel tips that will surely be very helpful if you're traveling to Vigan, Ilocos Sur for the first time.

The Big 3 Treatments to Beat Hair Loss

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Hair loss is something 2/3 of all guys will suffer from in their life time. Many are unlucky inheriting genetics that make them more susceptible to hair loss. But there are also other reasons for hair loss.

TOP PICKS: Best Hotels and Resorts in Panglao Island, Bohol - BOHOL ACCOMMODATIONS

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Ultimate List of Panglao Bohol Resorts and Hotels
Hotels and Resorts in Panglao, Bohol

What is the number 1 resort in Panglao Island, Bohol?

Bohol is undeniably one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. It boasts to have breathtaking sights, white sandy beaches, world-class resorts, diverse marine life and other man-made and natural wonders. When traveling to Bohol, the island of Panglao makes the most ideal place to stay overnight for its wide array of hotels and resorts available for tourists and travelers. Planing a visit to Panglao Island? Here are my most-recommended hotels and resorts in Panglao island, Bohol that I have personally visited and tried.

Win an All-Expense-Paid Trip to Tokyo, Japan!

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Win a free trip to Tokyo Japan

Been dreaming of traveling to Japan? Here's your chance to win a 4D/3N all-expense-paid trip to Tokyo, Japan for four!

Potato snack lovers can level up their #BESTOPOTATO experience as Jack ‘n Jill Calbee partners with Cebu Pacific Air to fly in two groups of four to all-expenses-paid trips to Tokyo, Japan for its #TakeUsToJapan promo.

Discover Shanghai, the “Paris of the East” via AirAsia Philippines

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Shanghai China Tourist Spots and Attractions Things To Do and Itinerary

AirAsia Philippines, the world’s best low-cost airline, continues to connect the world as it added another wonderful destination on their route map – Shanghai, “The Paris of the East”.

Henann Regency Resort and Spa, "One of the Best Luxury Resorts in Boracay"

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Henann Regency Resort and Spa Boracay Review
Henann Regency Boracay

Looking for the best hotels and resorts in Boaracay?

With its pristine, white sandy beaches, lively party vibe, stunning sunset and endless list of exciting activities to do, Boracay Island is definitely one destination in the Philippines that is worth visiting anytime of the year. I, myself have been to Boracay several times in the past and I keep coming back again and again.

2016 Zen in your EYEs ASUS Zenfone Photography Awards

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Zen in your EYEs ASUS Zenfone Photography Awards 2016

Sharing to you this exciting photography contest, dubbed as "ASUS Zen in your EYEs" wherein participants can get a chance to win Zenfone 3 units (entries using any Zenfone model), up to $3,000 and a 5 days, 4 nights stay in San Diego, California to visit the incredible Qualcomm Snapdragon Headquarters. To join, please read the contest mechanics below:

TOP PICKS: Best Hotels and Resorts in Cebu, Philippines (CEBU ACCOMMODATIONS)

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Ultimate List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Cebu, Philippines
Best Hotels and Resorts in Cebu, Philippines

What is the number 1 hotel in Cebu City?

This accommodation travel guide provides useful information, reviews, and recommendations on Hotels and Resorts, Cheap Lodges, Inns, Rooms, and Pension Houses in Cebu City and Mactan Island. Soon, this will also be updated with more accommodation options in Cebu such as Hostels, Homestays and Transient Houses.

Are you a business traveler looking for a nice place to stay in Cebu for your next business trip? Or a Cebuano just wanting to have a staycation in a nearby hotel or resort Cebu? Or a budget traveler looking for clean, decent yet affordable hotel in Cebu City? Here are my most-recommended hotels and resorts in Cebu that I have personally tried.