Goodbye 2015

Goodbye 2015. This year had been a mixture of ups and downs for me. I had my fair share of happiness, sadness, gratitude, and disappointment. This 2015, I kept on taking my grad studies and even attended a summer school in Europe. I tried taking a challenging government examination and still waiting for the results. I discovered my real love of traveling and visited nine countries and several provinces in the Philippines. I have realized my worth and learned that I should only be with those who accept and appreciate me. I was able to realize who my real friends Read More …

Schengen Tourist Visa for Filipinos: Preparation and Application Process

Visa Application Series: How to Apply for Schengen Tourist Visa in Austrian Embassy for Filipinos Part I   Have you ever dreamed of flying to Europe, breathing the European air while you casually eat Sachertorte in a traditional and world famous kaffeehaus (coffee house) in Albertinaplatz, Vienna with musical notes of Mozart playing sweetly in the background? Have you ever fancied yourself walking along the Tuileries then later climbing up the Arc du Triomphe to have the best view of Paris and Tour Eiffel at night? If yes, I am sure you have more vivid pictures in your head where you want to Read More …

Top 8 Reasons Why I travel

Why do you travel? I get this a lot lately, especially after everyone learns about my back-to-back jet setting locally and internationally these past months. After hearing a friend posed this question for the first time, I laughed and answered sarcastically, “Why won’t you travel?” The answer seems so obvious to me at the time, but it later made me pause and consider an accurate response. After looking back to my trips and examining myself, I have compiled a list of my top eight reasons why I travel and will keep doing it in the future. 1. I travel to escape Read More …

Travel Tip: Fly For Free with Cebu Pacific’s Buy More, Fly More Campaign

If you are a frequent traveler like me, why not use the opportunity to actually get more from what you are paying? There are many established and rising loyalty programs out there for various businesses and airline industry is no exception. In the Philippines, Cebu Pacific is the largest carrier in the country’s air transportation industry and I flew with them countless of times. Its loyalty program, GetGo, was launched this year and like other rewards lifestyle program, it lets clients earn points every time they fly with Cebu Pacific. Being me, I joined the program right away and had Read More …

I Miss Blogging

With my social calendar in Europe full up to the brim, I can’t often post on my social media accounts and update my website. Still, I hope that you will continue on reading this blog for references in my past posts and future write-ups, travel guides, and photo diaries. Thank you so much for your support! 🙂  

Hiking Guide: Mt. Pamitinan | Itinerary + Budget Breakdown

Booking.com After a series of my local and international travels these past few months, I was able to do something I really wanted to achieve – mountain climbing! After my first mountain, I want to share this useful hiking guide to Mt. Pamitinan to all of you. Not curious yet? You will be once you learned that this entire hike cost less than 200 pesos (US$4) and took less than two hours away from Quezon City. Have your attention now? Read on. Mt. PAMITINAN , Montalban, Rodriguez, Rizal | Major Jumpoff: Brgy. Wawa, Montalban, Rodriguez, Rizal | LLA (Pamitinan): 14°43′51.7′′N 121°11′29.2′′ Read More …

Experience Farm Life at Gourmet Farms

How lovely will it be to see fields of greens, to gaze at butterflies sipping sweet nectar from colorful tropical flowers, to watch birds freely flying under the blue sky and to smell freshly roasted coffee beans early in the morning? This is something I can’t always have living in the city my entire life. There are times when I want to escape Manila and find myself in the countryside. Oh, where shall I go this time? Farm Life at Gourmet Farms Conveniently just an hour away from my family home, an organic farm has been quietly flourishing in Silang, Read More …

Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake: A Beautiful Disaster [Travel Diary]

Trekking to Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake has been part of my 2015 travel goals and I am happy to scratch it off my list last week. Few days ago, I have posted a short yet informative Travel Guide to Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake for those who are planning to hike the infamous volcano. Today, I am sharing a detailed travel diary write-up for everyone to use as a reference. There are several ways to go to Mt. Pinatubo – by car, public bus, or chartered van. Three days before our scheduled trip to Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake, I reserved two Read More …

Travel Guide: Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake

This month, I was able to tick off one more item in my bucket list – trekking the beautiful yet disastrous Mt. Pinatubo. It is an active volcano among the Cabusilan Mountains in Zambales, four hours away from Manila. It was my first out-of-town trip with Oliver and both of us were excited to see the infamous volcano. Before I share my travel diary loaded with photos, here’s a travel guide to Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake. A Beautiful Disaster It was considered as the second largest volcanic eruption in the 20th century, producing mudflows, clouds of volcanic ash which covered Read More …

My First Panagbenga Experience: Camella Goes Panagbenga

In celebration of Panagbenga Festival 2015, Camella Homes brought us to Baguio City to witness the spectacle of the annual colorful flower festival in the Philippines. During this out-of-town weekend trip, my fellow bloggers and I were introduced not only to the rich culture and heritage of people up north, but also to the value Camella Homes is putting in creating houses and communities for every Filipino. Interested how my first Panagbenga experience was? But first, let me take a selfie Camella Goes Panagbenga The country’s largest home builder started its biggest online event for February with the campaign #CamellaGoesPanagbenga. Read More …