The Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria — What to Expect?

The Crowne Plaza is a global brand and chain of business hotels managed by the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) which includes its more famous sister brand, the Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts. Much like the one in the Philippines, they cater mostly to business travelers and operate in almost every major city in the world. Their hotels are … Continue reading The Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria — What to Expect?

Donatela Hotel Bohol: Aidan’s 14th Birthday Destination Celebration

We celebrated our son Aidan’s birthday in Donatela, one of the best resorts in Panglao Island, Bohol. Donatela is a 7.5-hectare sprawling green resort integrated into a botanical garden with a cliff house view of Bohol Sea. The blog started as a love letter to our would-be offsprings when our first son, Aidan, was born … Continue reading Donatela Hotel Bohol: Aidan’s 14th Birthday Destination Celebration

Sheraton Manila Hotel: Yugi’s 5th Birthday Staycation

❗️As featured in 20 Best Staycations in Manila of the Decade (2020)! Sheraton Manila is back and currently on soft opening, with the basic rooms and amenities opened. It’s a business hotel but with emphasis on Filipino Food and Family Fun while on business. We celebrated Yugi’s 5th birthday at Sheraton Manila as requested by … Continue reading Sheraton Manila Hotel: Yugi’s 5th Birthday Staycation

10 Best Hotel Resorts in the Philippines! (2019)

By Sean

The Philippines is arguably one of the best travel destinations in all of SE Asia, home to 36,289 km of beautiful coastline which includes some of the worlds most renowned reefs, beaches, and biodiversity. In fact, just this year, Siargao, Boracay, and Palawan islands have been ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (respectfully), as the “Top 5 Islands” in … Continue reading 10 Best Hotel Resorts in the Philippines! (2019)

BALAY INDANG NEW YEAR: A 2015 Reflection on What Matters Most

We usually escape to the cool weather of Tagaytay for New Year’s Eve. For us, it’s a time to rest and spend time with the family and welcome the coming year. BALAY INDANG is more beautiful now compared to the time we first blogged about it in 2007 (Read: Balay Indang, The Red Ginger Farm and … Continue reading BALAY INDANG NEW YEAR: A 2015 Reflection on What Matters Most

A MANOR at Camp John Hay Baguio Christmas! (A Photo Essay) @TheManor_CJH

MANOR at Camp John Hay is one of the best places to spend Christmas in the Philippines. You get the cold December weather, log wood cabin accommodations, actual pine Christmas trees, and a romantic restaurant, Le Chef, to complete the festive experience. Here’s a photo essay of our MANOR at Camp John Hay Baguio Christmas….

LE SPA: Secret Wine Lovers Treatment at Jardin d’Eden @SofitelManila

 Read First: LE SPA “Duo” Couples Romantic Ritual @ Sofitel LE SPA is our favorite spa for the most luxurious couples massage in Manila. We enjoyed our LE SPA “Duo” Couples Romantic Ritual in the Harmonie room last time. For a limited time, Le Spa at Sofitel introduces a unique “Vinotherapy”, using the latest in wine cosmetics from Les … Continue reading LE SPA: Secret Wine Lovers Treatment at Jardin d’Eden @SofitelManila

SPIRAL BUFFET: Our Top 10 Favorites in SPIRAL Sunday Brunch, the BEST Buffet in Town! @SpiralManila @SofitelManila

SPIRAL is the gold standard for the most extensive and interactive gourmet dining buffet in Manila. A year after it was launched, it continues to be hailed by foodies as Manila’s BEST buffet.  Here are our Top 10 Favorites in SPIRAL – the BEST buffet in town… SOFITEL Staycation Series 2014 SOFITEL: Ultimate Foodie Staycation … Continue reading SPIRAL BUFFET: Our Top 10 Favorites in SPIRAL Sunday Brunch, the BEST Buffet in Town! @SpiralManila @SofitelManila

LE BAR: Romantic French Dinner with Wine Pairing @SofitelManila

LE BAR is the lobby bar of Sofitel Hotel, which is a bistro, music lounge, and Galette – Patisserie and Chocolaterie in one. It’s the best place to eat in Sofitel as an alternative to Spiral, where you can enjoy food and pair it with an extensive list of French and European wines.  Check out the … Continue reading LE BAR: Romantic French Dinner with Wine Pairing @SofitelManila

BIG FAMILY TRAVEL: Tips in Planning your Next Awesome Family Adventure!

Our boys are growing up so fast, so each adventure we have with them is precious. Usually, one adventure fuels creative ideas for the next awesome adventure. It gets very addicting. When you have kids that are more than 2 years old already, you have to be creative in managing your budget for the trip … Continue reading BIG FAMILY TRAVEL: Tips in Planning your Next Awesome Family Adventure!