My coffee set-up when I’m travelling; paper #cup, plastic #spork, portable #heater, packed #sugar, and of course instant #coffee powder.. Coffee in inns and hotels is super expensive. :-) #travel #travelessentials

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Testing my #IFTTT set up. Blogging from IG to WP. I should have done this eons of years ago. #2014travelphotos #Travel #boracay2014

Testing my #IFTTT set up. Blogging from IG to WP. I should have done this eons of years ago. #2014travelphotos #Travel #boracay2014 http://instagram.com/p/xJv5eouUj8/

Project Happiness Bakehouse Opens in Cebu

I used to just gawk at PH Bakehouse’s creations via Facebook because they were only exclusively distributed near Cavite area before.  Just lately, I was really surprised that the owners, Iris and Marcel Pulga, had officially opened their very first store here in Cebu.  Project Happiness Bakehouse opened their door to Cebuano customers last Saturday […]

La BUSA Italian Restaurant & Bar, Newly Opened Hangout Place for Italian Food Lovers

Last night I went to La BUSA Italian Restaurant & Bar with my CBSi pals to check out the newly opened place.  We were entertained by Stefano Quaquarelli, the chef and owner of the resto.  We had a good time checking their menu while catching up with each other. La BUSA is located at the […]

Shogun Suite Hotel, Manila – Not Worth It, Shady Surroundings

The title of this blog post summarizes my overall impression of this “budget” hotel.  I was totally not pleased because they charge higher room rates but the service and accommodation are not good.  Also, I can’t disregard the fact that their rooms are stuffy and dusty.  That feeling when you entered a room and what […]

Bacolod’s The Ruins – Picturesque Burnt Remains of aTragic Past

In the midst of a vast sugar cane plantation, there lay a stunning panoramic European structure, a non-living witness of a violent past that will be remembered forever in history. The burnt remains of  Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson’s grand mansion is now a famous tourist spot in Talisay City, Bacolod. Tagged as the largest residential […]

Grand C Hotel – Value for Money, Not Ideal for Meticulous Travelers #CheapTraveltoSingapore

Singapore is indeed a very expensive city.  But, I did manage to travel there (with my hubby) on a “budget”.  One of the difficult things I had to do before our trip was the search for the most affordable room.  Since my hubby doesn’t want us to check-in in motels or dormitory type inns, I […]

A Visit to the Farm – Toledo, Cebu #TravelReview2013 (Photos)

Note: This is part 7 of my #TravelReview2013 photo-blog post series.  Since I haven’t blog that much last year, I’m doing this series to feature all the travels I did on that year.  And, because my brain is still not yet ready for lengthy word combats, let all the photos do the talking. (:

WellCome – A Budget Hotel with a Rooftop Pool #TravelReview2013 (Photos)

Note: This is part 6 of my #TravelReview2013 photo-blog post series.  Since I haven’t blog that much last year, I’m doing this series to feature all the travels I did on that year.  And, because my brain is still not yet ready for lengthy word combats, let all the photos do the talking. (: More […]

Tips for Planning a Trip with Kids

Most people believe that traveling with kids is an extraordinarily expensive and strenuous affair since you will have to pay more and spend most of your time watching their every move. As such, they would rather leave their children with a nanny or a trusted friend than travel with them to their holiday destination. It […]

How to Save Money during the Year to Go On Your Dream Vacation

For too many people, going on a dream vacation can feel like an unattainable goal. While it would be amazing to travel to exotic destinations like Thailand, Australia, Singapore or Jamaica, many of us think that we would never be able to save up enough money to travel to these places comfortably, even if we […]

MOA IMAX Theater Lounge Area Manila #TravelReview2013 (Photos)

Note: This is part 5 of my #TravelReview2013 photo-blog post series.  Since I haven’t blog that much last year, I’m doing this series to feature all the travels I did on that year.  And, because my brain is still not yet ready for lengthy word combats, let all the photos do the talking. (:          […]

Mall of Asia Manila #TravelReview2013 (Photos)

Note: This is part 4 of my #TravelReview2013 photo-blog post series.  Since I haven’t blog that much last year, I’m doing this series to feature all the travels I did on that year.  And, because my brain is still not yet ready for lengthy word combats, let all the photos do the talking. (: A […]

BE Resorts Mactan Lapulapu Cebu #TravelReview2013 (Photos)

Note: This is part 3 of my #TravelReview2013 photo-blog post series.  Since I haven’t blog that much last year, I’m doing this series to feature all the travels I did on that year.  And, because my brain is still not yet ready for lengthy word combats, let all the photos do the talking. (: BE […]

Alona Beach Panglao Island Bohol #TravelReview2013 (Photos)

Note: This is part 2 of my #TravelReview2013 photo-blog post series.  Since I haven’t blog that much last year, I’m doing this series to feature all the travels I did on that year.  And, because my brain is still not yet ready for lengthy word combats, let all the photos do the talking. (: Morning […]

Mt. Manghilao – Danao’s Highest Mountain Peak #TravelReview2013 (Photos)

Note: This is part 1 of my #TravelReview2013 photo-blog post series.  Since I haven’t blog that much last year, I’m doing this series to feature all the travels I did on that year.  And, because my brain is still not yet ready for lengthy word combats, let all the photos do the talking. (: My […]

Masskara Festival 2013: A Glimpse of the Street Dancing Parade (Photos)

Because I didn’t find the time to get my media ID from a prominent blogger who offered us an ID pass, I had no choice but to battle my way down to the street dancers.  Starting from the very strong crowd, photography enthusiasts, and down to a group of Caucasians (a foreign TV crew I […]

My First Helmet Diving #Boracay2013

DON’T do Helmet Diving if you have ear and heart problems.  Also, if you have high blood pressure, you are not allowed to do it as it be very risky. I apologize if I need to emphasize those serious health risks in this blog post.  I was quite unaware of them myself before we arrived […]

Boracay at Night: The Good and the Bad

Boracay is tagged as the second best beach destination in the world.  This is already not new to anyone especially among beach bums and tourists alike.  But, for someone like me who grow up in Cebu and had been to its finest beaches, Boracay is not really that super great.  I mean come on.  When […]

My Top 3 Remaining Travel Schedules for 2013

Sunset Shot with Dude at Pitogo Island At the end of October, Dude and I, along with Minette, will be moving to Pitogo Island.  We will be basing there temporarily or for good (there’s no final plan yet).  We’ve been planning for this move since early this year.  Dude will be quitting from his office […]

Lapu-lapu SuTukil Resto – A Big Rip Off! #ReviewTuesday

The day we returned here in Cebu from our Manila trip, dude and I already decided that we’ll eat at Sutukil.  The fact that I’ve already went to Sutukil (a seafood restaurant near Capitol) made me think that we’ll be dining at a nice restaurant with fresh and sumptuous seafood dishes in the menu.  But, […]

Yoshinoya – An Affordable Japanese Resto #FoodieWednesday

Dude and I often look for affordable Japanese restaurants and we were amazed at what we found when we visited MOA a few weeks ago.  This Japanese resto is actually located beside J.CO store, the doughnut shop that I was talking in my previous post.  Look at how bloody affordable their menu is. Their prices […]

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 […]

Traveling During a Bad Weather – Go the the Mall and Become a Voyeur

Our trip to Manila was greeted by boisterous thunders and a crying sky, begging us to stay in our hotel  and postpone any plan we have to get out and have fun.  Despite this inconvenience, we decided to go out because our time was very limited.  Instead of going to Intramuros, we decided to spend […]