The senior curator of Ayala Museum is murdered during Halloween night! With all four floors transformed into a crime scene, guests play the role of detectives to pinpoint whodunit! Now on its third year, Ayala Museum opens it’s doors for another thrilling Halloween experience with the theme “Midnight Museum 3: Murder in the Museum”. In … Continue reading Midnight Mystery: Murder in Ayala Museum! @MysteryManila
The Royal Ambarrukmo is more than just a hotel—rather, it is a documentation of the the rich history leading up to its modern transformation. Bearing witness to the turn of the Mataram Kingdom right up to the Indonesian Republic we know today, the hotel was initially a venue reserved for royalty and foreign dignitaries. Notable … Continue reading THE ROYAL AMBARRUKMO: Rubbing Elbows with Kings and Presidents through History
I’ve been to Auckland twice already and this post is a compilation of our travel notes, tips, and tricks when traveling to New Zealand. This is also an update on our initial post, First Timer’s Guide to Auckland, New Zealand! Here are the lessons we learned from our last visit to Auckland… WHAT TO … Continue reading AUCKLAND Travel Guide: Lessons in Traveling to New Zealand! @FlyPal
An Instagram-worthy, funky boutique hotel with an artsy vibe! Staying at The Henry Hotel Cebu feels like living in a painting. The hotel offers a modern take on lodging with an out-of-the-box experience thanks to their quirky decor, unique rooms, and friendly staff. The Henry, which is conveniently located in the heart of Cebu City–perfect for your … Continue reading THE HENRY: Cebu’s Hippest Boutique Hotel! (Photo Essay)
(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!) MADE NICE is a New York-inspired restaurant serving Western cuisine with Asian influences. It’s by the Greatful Group made up of young New York-trained Chefs–Jack Flores (29) and wife Gabbi Ramos Flores (22), Toby Panlilio (26), Wren Go (27), and Raulito Fores … Continue reading MADE NICE Supper Club by Young New York-Trained Filipino Chefs!
The Sasak, a predominantly Balinese ethnic group, makes up 85% of Lombok’s population. Lombok was previously a feudal state divided into small, ruling kingdoms that followed mixed belief systems such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Animism. By the 16th century, the majority of the Sasak converted to Islam, but maintained old religious practices—creating a uniquely Lombok … Continue reading SASAK TRIBE OF LOMBOK: How Ancient Traditions Still Endure in the 21st Century
Celineism stands on one of the peaks of Padar Island overlooking the one of Indonesia’s most breathtaking vistas. The Komodo National Park makes up 26 of the 17,508 islands of the Republic of Indonesia. Situated in the Lesser Sunda Islands between East and West Nusa Tenggara, the park covers 1,733KM squared of land and water. … Continue reading KOMODO NATIONAL PARK: On Dragons, Terrific Treks & Pink Beach!
It was my first time attending a TBEX event and I was lucky enough to have experienced the first ever TBEX Asia 2016 conference in the Philippines! TBEX–or Travel Blogger Exchange–is the largest gathering of travel bloggers, online travel journalists, media creators, and travel industry professionals in the world. This year the world’s top travel bloggers … Continue reading TBEX: Lessons from My First Travel Blogging EXchange in Manila! (Photo Essay)
If I had dollar for every time my friends would give me a weird look when I say "I don't like donuts", I'd probably be a millionaire by now (not really). Excuse the hyperbole, but donuts are probably the last thing I'd be craving. So when I was sent to do a taste test at Mister Donut, I had a gamut … Continue reading MISTER DONUT: How The New Cake Collection Made Me Like Donuts (sort of)
Discover the Queen City of the South–beyond it's famed Sinulog Festival, century-old churches, majestic forts and mouthwatering lechon–through its unspoiled countryside! Let's head down to the south for "Project Sursuroy", a one-stop tour of the whole of South Cebu! Get up close with the whale sharks in Oslob, swim with the sardine run at Moalboal, … Continue reading Project Sursuroy: Ultimate South Cebu Tour! @HappyJuanderer