At 6 years old, my daughter’s love for dinosaurs has not waned. It’s one of the reasons why my mom planned a birthday weekend in Clark, because there’s a Dinosaurs Island there. Akira was super excited, but it also got us thinking – how is this one different from the one in Baguio? The most … More Birthday weekend in Clark: Dinosaurs Island and Rolling Bread
I haven’t been to a water park since I was a freshman in college. My kid has never been to one! Knowing how she loves swimming, and the water, I had a feeling she would be talking about this place for a long time. I may have been out of the loop because I wasn’t … More Birthday weekend in Clark: Aqua Planet
April is birthday season for us, and it’s always a treat to be able to celebrate with family away from the city. Our little girl had a blast of a birthday weekend in Clark, Pampanga. Clark has always been a bit of a stopover and never the destination, which is a shame because not only … More Birthday weekend in Clark: The Mansion
Day 2 in Lobo was dedicated to seeing this town’s claim to fame: the Malabrigo Lighthouse and the pebble beach. The drive to Brgy. Malabrigo from the main town was easy-breezy – it’s straight all the way, road conditions are excellent, and the view is just super nice. We just had to stop and take … More Lobo: Where you can have a bit of Batangas all to yourself 2
Batangas. It’s every long weekend’s best friend. It’s also the province for all seasons, as one travel blog put it. 😀 There’s a lot to love about Batangas, given its wonderful, natural attractions and close proximity to Manila. But for something less ubiquitous but still pretty as a postcard, Batangas harbors a secret spot called … More Lobo: Where you can have a bit of Batangas all to yourself
Laiya is the gift that keeps on giving. Just around the corner from the city, it patiently waits to welcome you back every time the call of the sea becomes difficult to ignore. I was dead set on a beach trip especially since my visiting brother-in-law expressed interest. For a while then it seemed that … More Family beach break in La Luz
When going far from Manila or flying out is out of the question, or when there are budget concerns to consider, or it’s just too darn boring to go to the mall I say, say hello to Laguna! I found it funny when a TripAdvisor reviewer found this resort ‘sleazy-looking’ on the outside, but was … More Hello, Laguna! 88 Hotspring Resort
Because the heat took a lot more getting used to, in spite of best efforts, we felt that a hotel check-in was our best option for traffic-everywhere-fully-booked-everywhere Holy Week. I decided to focus our attention to the south, assuming that Makati’s finest hotels are already filled to the brim. We were 3 adults and a … More #embracingthesouth: Bellevue
Before falling for the Cozy Baguio Stay for 3 in a Deluxe Suite with Breakfast headline, there was Laiya’s Idyllic Seaside Escape with Full Board Meals for 2. What can I say – I’m a happy Deal Grocer customer. The Laiya deal was for my kid’s first encounter with the sea. She super loved her first swimming … More Dinos and horses: Day 2 in Baguio!
(Updated) It was a random Deal Grocer purchase that I thought would last until when we could really use it, but too bad, I only had until June 15. So my family, including my friend who just came home from a trip abroad, and my hungover brother, piled into our Mazda CX5 for an overnight trip to the Philippines’ summer … More Dinos and horses: Day 1 in Baguio!