TIMBERLAND SAN MATEO Highlands Resort (A Review)

Timberland Highlands Resort is a mountainside escape in San Mateo, Rizal in the northeastern part of Manila featuring one of the best sunset views with the Metro Manila skyline and good Filipino comfort food, using 100% local ingredients, by the Chroma Hospitality group of Crimson and Filinvest hotels fame. They transformed a previously exclusive club … Continue reading TIMBERLAND SAN MATEO Highlands Resort (A Review)

Best Staycation in Manila (feat. Discovery Primea)

Discovery Primea staycations are finally back after two years! While everyone was going out of town last long weekend, we went for a pleasant drive and staycation in the city (away from the crowd). Our boys loved Discovery Primea because of:✅ the food, especially the pizza, burger and solo paella,✅ the infinity pool with skyline … Continue reading Best Staycation in Manila (feat. Discovery Primea)

Pico de Loro: Break-Free Experience!

Pico de Loro is one of the favorite beach escapes during the pandemic. It is also one of two Nasugbu, Batangas properties that has a claim to the “Boracay of Batangas” title with the nearby pristine Santelmo Cove. (The other one is Bamboo Beach in Kawayan Cove.) We first visited Pico last March 2014, and … Continue reading Pico de Loro: Break-Free Experience!

Nagcarlan Forest Resort: Of Fresh Spring Water Pools, Good Food, and Nature Escape!

Nagcarlan Forest Resort is a forest resort with natural spring waters flowing from Mt. Banahaw. You can bathe in the batis (river) itself amidst the wild forest or the four different kinds of pools collecting the cold spring waters. Surprisingly, the food is actually quite good, featuring Nagcarlan specialties, Filipino Food, and some Japanese comfort … Continue reading Nagcarlan Forest Resort: Of Fresh Spring Water Pools, Good Food, and Nature Escape!

El Alavanco Mastermind (A Review)

📍Anilao, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines 📣 Read First: El Rapaz: The Best Yacht Cruise Adventure in Batangas! After our awesome experience with El Rapaz, we decided to go back with our Business Mastermind group to meet face to face after close to 2 years of just meeting online and hold a business retreat/fellowship to face 2022 … Continue reading El Alavanco Mastermind (A Review)

Girasol Tagaytay Escape

Girasol is one of the latest small hotels in the Tagaytay area that opened right before the lockdown and continues to be resilient in the face of the pandemic. Its name, inspired by the sunflower, is a reminder to always look towards the sun—focus on what’s positive and life-affirming. We recently went to Tagaytay to … Continue reading Girasol Tagaytay Escape

CASOBE: Crusoe Cabins @ Calatagan South Beach (Review)

Calatagan South Beach or CaSoBē for short is the hottest beach destination near Manila during the pandemic. Their Crusoe Cabins were designed with privacy and social distancing in mind to enjoy nature and the beach safely with friends and family. This is the first time we were able to bring Momsy & Popsy with their … Continue reading CASOBE: Crusoe Cabins @ Calatagan South Beach (Review)

El Rapaz: The Best Yacht Cruise Adventure in Batangas!

📍Anilao, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines 📣 El Rapaz Part 2: El Alavanco Mastermind (A Review) One of the most awesome yacht adventures in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas, especially for families who love food and non-divers looking to explore the great outdoors safely. You’ll get to experience the awesome islands of Batangas, eat yummy Spanish food, and enjoy … Continue reading El Rapaz: The Best Yacht Cruise Adventure in Batangas!

10 Hotel Staycation Deals in the Next Normal in Manila

Cancelled travel plans? With travel restrictions and spike in COVID-19 cases across the world, hotels are gearing up to with staycations deals with massive discounts ranging from 20%-45% and extra perks. Here’s a list of hotels offering staycation deals in Manila via Klook. Discovery Primea This is the best Filipino 5-Star Hotel experience in Manila … Continue reading 10 Hotel Staycation Deals in the Next Normal in Manila

G1 Lodge: Modernizing Cordilleran Architecture at the Heart of Baguio

Baguio is best known as the summer capital of the Philippines, and it continues to be one of the most favorite destinations of every Filipino traveler because of its cool, chilly weather all year round. On my fourth trip to Baguio, I stumbled upon a relatively new and inexpensive hotel that still reflects the traditional … Continue reading G1 Lodge: Modernizing Cordilleran Architecture at the Heart of Baguio