My Top 5 Apps for Budget Traveling #TopListSaturday

In my recent travels, I found a few mobile apps that are very useful when I look for special deals and promos (to lessen my expenses). Using these apps doesn’t guarantee that you can immediately get cheaper deals, but if you know how to use them (and if you are a wise user), you can definitely get a great bargain. The following are my top 5 apps ideal for budget traveling. More »

Ten Important Things You Need in Working While Travelling

Indeed, working while traveling has never been so much easier than it is today. However, merely working and efficiently getting things done are two different things. After all, what clients appreciate more than anything else are tangible results. To accomplish this, you might want to take a look at the following pointers. More »

A Few More Months to A Location Independent Lifestyle

Traveling while working lessens the cost as you can stay in that particular location longer, thus you don’t need to go home right away. Instead of staying at expensive hotels you can stay in budget apartelles or pension house. More »

5 Reasons Why I Prefer Palawan Pawnshop over Other Money Transfer Services

I’ve already been to lots of money transfer services and most of them didn’t meet my expectations. Some have very rude clerks and others employed security guards who are not trained how to treat a customer properly. Others, on the other hand, have unnecessary rules that make the lives of customers difficult, to the point of ruining their day. More »

Why I Decided that I Should Live Frugally

Living a frugal life is not easy. This is the very reason why I decided to blog about it so that I can keep track of my progress. For people like me who can’t resist the temptation in spending money every time something comes to fancy – living frugally can be very difficult to achieve. More »

5 Ways to Bring Your Freelancing Career to the Next Level

Being a freelancer is a very rewarding path for creative and self-motivated people. You’re not tied to a mind-numbing commute or the same drab office day in and day out. You work on different and exciting projects, and meet new people all the time. More »

 

Mothers, How Healthy is the Space You Live In?

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Note from blog owner: Since I’ll be having a newborn a couple of months from now, I’m featuring here an article from a guest contributor, Derek Lotts, an Advisory Editor of SmoothDecorator.com, on how to make sure that our place becomes an ideal abode for our newborn infants.  I still don’t know where to categorize this (I’m temporarily posting this under Green Living and Home Organization) because this is something new here, but I’m sure I’ll be writing personally about my experiences as a first time mom very, very soon.  – EOD

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Duterte Is the Most Competent Presidential Candidate!

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Eight Days to go before Election.

Black Propaganda and Duterte Haters

Duterte’s enemies are expected to do everything they can to prevent him from winning.  They have agendas and interests to protect.  A Duterte presidency is a very threaten

ing prospect.  This is the reason why they are very desperate in throwing accusations againsts him now that the election is just a week away.

But, I actually don’t expect that many of their supporters are too rabid in criticizing us (Duterte supporters) to the point that all they can post on their walls are mostly about Dutertards instead of highlighting the good qualities […] Continue Reading…

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Booking for a Budget Accommodation Near NAIA [24 Days Non-Stop Travel in Northern Luzon – Part 1]

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I’ve been really, really planning to write about this but I only got the time, drive, and resources right now. Hopefully I can finish blogging about all the memorable and unforgetable experiences I had during those 24 days.

An Opportunity to Travel for the First Time in Batanes

It was around January or February last year when a friend asked me if I would like to go with her to Batanes.  I grabbed the opportunity without a lot of thinking.

Batanes is part of my Travel bucketlist. Thus, when an opportunity came, I didn’t have any second thoughts.

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The Least Expected Yet Most Pleasant Suprise [#AgnosticAtheistMusings – Entry 2]

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The things you least expected often bring more joys and contentment into your life.

My journey to Agnosticism and Atheism is filled with subtle yet consistent  sequences of unexpected revelations.

Growing up in a typical Catholic family within a typical Catholic community in a country wherein religious teachings are considered as absolute facts, it is always a struggle for a person like me to break away from deep childhood indoctrination.

My journey is very life-changing. It makes me appreciate more the value of life. It makes me symphatize more with people. In short, it makes me a better person.

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The Curiosity of a Child: [#AgnosticAtheistMusings – Entry 1]

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A few days ago, I was fondly watching my nephew (6) and niece (2) playing in our room. I noticed they’ve been viewing the same cartoon videos over and over again.
Out of the blue, I asked them if they want to see how the universe looks like. To my surprise, they were very interested and they kept on asking me about it while watching the videos.

Then, suddenly, one of those videos shows a scene wherein Earth is eaten by the Sun. I told them that billions of years from now, the Sun will explode and Earth will be destroyed.

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12 Apps You Can’t Live Without When Learning The World

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We can all see the charm in going unplugged on a vacation. After all, who needs constant e-mails from work and senseless bragging of some people on social media during a holiday?

But things have changed over the years. Mobile devices enhance convenience, not disturb the peace and quiet, while on a vacation or travel abroad. Based on a 2013 Holiday Travel Survey, 65% of smartphone users say they see a “clear sailing ahead.” At the same time, non-smartphone users are 5% more likely to predict “nothing but chaos” in their travels compared to smartphone users. The study further revealed that […] Continue Reading…

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Top 7 Frugal Ideas For Home and Condo Living

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Condo living is often associated with luxury and convenience. In so many ways, that’s true. Location is supreme, condo amenities are world-class, and comfort is of prime importance. But this doesn’t mean that trends in condo living do not value being practical, realistic, prudent, and even frugal.

The concept of frugal living isn’t really new. A lot of us have already been doing it out of necessity. But frugal living trends nowadays have been elevated as a matter of lifestyle, something that people do to live better. In the past, frugality was associated with negative connotations such as penny-pinching, tight-fisted, […] Continue Reading…

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Our Favorite Activities in Boracay Philippines

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While Boracay has long been a top international tourist destination, this breathtaking paradise does not fail to amaze people with new adventures whether you want to relax or to unleash your inner daredevil. Thanks to its countless splendid wonders and to people’s ingenuity to make the most out of them, you will never run out of activities to do in Boracay.

From soaking up in loads of water fun and land adventures to getting the best out of your Boracay beach resort and hotel accommodation, here are some of the best activities you can do in Boracay. So take your […] Continue Reading…

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Shangril-La Mactan’s Cowrie Cove Restaurant: Food Review

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Are you looking for a restaurant to spend your special days or holidays here in Cebu?  Cowrie Cove Restaurant in Shangri-La, Mactan is one of Cebu’s fine dining destinations wherein you can enjoy your food while savoring the view of the beach.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to sample their Festive menu along with my fellow members of Cebu Bloggers Society.  Here’s the menu that Cowrie Cove specifically prepared for us.

Here are the people I was with while enjoying the foods, small chitchats, the sea breeze, and the pleasant humid atmosphere at the sea view part of Cowrie […] Continue Reading…

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12 Capture-worthy Places in Asia Every Photographers Must not Miss

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It’s no secret that Asia is home to some of the best scenic views in the world. Considering that it’s the world’s largest continent, you’re sure to discover places any photographer will deem as paradise.
However, the entire continent is vast and it would be tremendously time-consuming for you if you’re embarking on a quest to capture the best places with only your camera and your wanderlust to bank on. You need proper information to make your hunt for great capture-worthy sites as efficient as possible.
Make your travel photography a breeze with these 12 capture-worthy places in Asia:

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7 Disadvantages of Being Too Frugal: Why You Need to Loosen up at Times

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Living a frugal life isn’t bad, but overdoing it can certainly have its repercussions. Being strategic and planning all your expenses without reflecting on your actions can defeat the whole purpose of living economically.

Focusing on just the numbers can take the fun out of your life. What’s more, putting too many restrictions on yourself and going overboard with budgeting can prove to be disastrous. Here are just a few disadvantages of being too frugal that you need to be wary of.

You Might Become a Cheapskate

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Philippines and Its Eight Remarkable Beaches You Need To Visit

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While Paris has the Eiffel Tower, London’s got the Big Ben and New York has the Empire State, the Philippines’ pride is its natural beauty away from the cities. In a global report, the Philippines ranks among the world’s best places to visit because of its splendid, natural attraction: the beaches. This is unsurprising to anyone who has visited any of these majestic beaches in the Philippines, spread across the country’s 7,107 islands. Powdery soft sand, gentle sea breeze, rich aquatic wonders, year-round sunshine, friendly smiles—all this and more make the Philippines a must-visit. So when are you traveling?

 

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The Journey-Destination Perspective: Making Traveling a Magical Adventure

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For both intrepid and newbie travelers, the question remains: just what exactly compels one to begin and continue traveling? What is the animating force that moves one’s feet to explore and re-explore?  Ultimately, is it the age-old quest for the journey or the destination — or should a fruitful objective be a combination of both?

Let us build on some common objectives of traveling you yourself might have. See how magic appears by occasionally diverging from these travel objectives. From solo traveling to family sojourns, from traveling for its own sake to traveling for recognition, from the value of […] Continue Reading…

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What is The Right State of Mind: 9 Fundamentals Before Traveling

People have different reasons for traveling. Some seek adventure, while some just want to simply get away. There’s also the thrill of meeting new people, discovering new places, and eating bizarre food. And for these reasons and so many others, travel has become a huge industry. In 2014, the United Nations World Tourism Barometer reported over one billion international tourist arrivals. A compilation of blogs and comments revealed that 32% of people travel out of curiosity. They want to see for themselves how other people live their lives. Gaining outlook and perspective is the second most popular reason for […] Continue Reading…

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Ignore What They’ve Told You About Working Abroad

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Whether you’re an upcoming graduate or an experienced professional considering a career shift, at one point you may have considered working overseas. While you were excited by the opportunity to discover a new country and get paid while doing it, it’s likely that some of your closest friends and family have already advised you against it. They would say you’ll be lonely, you won’t know anyone over there, or you don’t even speak the language. Those are some common lines you’ve probably heard from the naysayers. Still, you’re dying to get out into the world!

In fact, nearly 300,000 […] Continue Reading…

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7 Important Lessons You Can Learn From Burglars

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Everyone wants to feel safe and secured right in their home. After all, your home is your territory and sanctuary. But the thing is, whether you like it or not, burglaries happen even to the best of us. In fact, the Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI said that 74.5% of burglary cases in 2011 took place in residential properties.

In times like these, burglaries are no longer a question of “if” but of “when.” Anyone’s home can now easily become a target for crooks lurking around. But the good news is, you don’t have to become and remain a […] Continue Reading…

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The Language of Traveling: How Experiences Turn Us Into Storytellers

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Traveling makes us richer. It makes us richer with memories, experiences, and stories. It makes us richer with moments that take our breath away. We leave the comforts of home and throw ourselves into the unknown all in the name of these priceless moments (or perhaps a new profile picture). We can read all about the places and look at pictures, but concept is so much different from experience.

Traveling isn’t easy, of course. You invest time and money. You prepare yourself to be recklessly thrown into situations you have no control over. But on the other hand, the benefits […] Continue Reading…

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Stunning Beaches in the Philippines That Will Take Your Breath Away

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It is impossible not to be swept away by the charming and stunning beaches in the Philippines. The Philippines is home to clear, turquoise waters with the most diverse marine life. The powder-fine beaches, the majestic islands, and the very friendly locals are your gateway to the best vacation ever. So pack your bags and see for yourself what it feels like to be in a piece of heaven. Below is a list of seven of the best beaches in the Philippines that you must go to right away. Let’s start.

Boracay, Aklan

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9 Ways to Book the Best Airfare Deals

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There’s never been a better time to be a traveler. With the popularity of bargain airfares and affordable accommodations, more and more people can indulge the travel lust in them. With so many options when it comes to booking deals, it can get confusing which ones to grab and even more confusing how and where to look for the best offers. Putting together a great travel package does not stop at knowing how to choose the best travels destinations; it also involves getting the best price for fare and accommodations.
There’s always a cheaper way to fly.

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Sustainable Setting To Travel And Learn

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Doesn’t the mere thought of traveling makes you happy and giddy? While typing “things to do” and “what to eat” in a certain country or city, you suddenly realize how wonderful it is to live. Add a little more something to it like a diploma and a degree and you got the recipe for the most perfect getaway.

It should not be surprising that the number of international students around the world is on the rise. Studying abroad has “lucky” written all over it. It’s not every day that you get to travel while learning. According to a 2009 statistics […] Continue Reading…

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Top 17 Recent and Upcoming Changes in Mactan Cebu International Airport (PHOTOS)

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Probably one of the best travel-related news I heard these days is the current and upcoming renovations being done in our international airport here in Cebu.

On the 16th of this month, I had the chance to participate in an airport tour headed by Andrew Harrison, Chief Executive Advisor of GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation.  We were briefed about the current and upcoming developments in Mactan Cebu International Airport.

Seeing the progress of the current renovation project made me feel more excited about the future of tourism and travel here in Cebu.  One of the best highlights of the tour is the […] Continue Reading…

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Yummy braised #pork. #foodporn #foods

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A cup of #happiness. ❤ #cappucinno #coffee #coffeelover #foodporn #foods

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You can now order your favorite foods online through the #FoodPanda app. #FoodPandaCebu #Foods #Cebu

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Join Cebu International Travel Expo on July 23 to 25 (Press Release)

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CEBU INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL EXPO (CITE), the biggest and the most anticipated travel show in Visayas region, will once again open its doors at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Lahug on July 23-25, to gather thousands of trade visitors and travel enthusiasts in one place, Globa-link MP Events International Inc., (GLMP) is now its 6th year in organizing the annual event together with the Cebu Association of Tour Operators (CATO) and Cebu Tours and Travel Association (CTTA).
“We were honestly quite overwhelmed with the results that we got for the show last year,“ shared by Patrick Lawrence Tan, CEO of […] Continue Reading…

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