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#Philippines, #Travel

What to do in Guam? Pilgrimage, Shopping and Sightseeing!

I found myself on American soil, enjoying the very best that the island life has to offer, and it only took me a 3-hour flight from Manila.

That’s faster than learning how to say “Hafa Adai,” which means “Hello” in Chamorro, the native language of Guam, by the way.

So, what’s there to do in Guam?

To begin with, Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia in Western Pacific or on the eastern side of the Philippines. It is famous for its tropical beaches, age-old customs and, of course, tax-free discounted goods from the States.

But aside from shopping, many religious Filipinos also frequent the island to learn more about its rich Catholic history, but more specifically, St. Pedro Calungsod.

 

Tripventures Int’l Travel & Tours
2/F Pascual Bldg., 894 Quirino Hwy., Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/TripventuresTravel/
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +63 915 0937-1385, +63 933 877-1038
Tel: +632 936-0300, 419-0553, 418-7538

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#Hotels, Family Escapades, Staycation

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 usually located in city centers, business districts or airports.

Built-in 2014, The Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria is the first Crowne Plaza property in Manila. It is strategically located at the central business district of Ortigas Center, at the heart of Metro Manila in Pasig City.

 

THE CROWNE PLAZA MANILA GALLERIA
Ortigas Ave, Corner Asian Development Bank Ave, Quezon City
Website: https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/quezon-city/mnlcp/hoteldetail
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +632 633-7222

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Staycation

The Alpha Suites Makati: An Awesomely Stylish Serviced Apartment Towering over Makati!

Tucked away in the heart of Makati’s Central Business District, The Alpha Suites is possibly one of the most overlooked if not the best luxury serviced apartment in the city.

Offering a wide range of stylish, well-equipped suites that are more spacious and up-to-date than those of other neighboring luxury hotels, The Alpha Suites is not your typical staycation hotel in the block as it offers unbeatable value for such well thought out and designed interiors that millennials would surely enjoy.

 

THE ALPHA SUITES
7232 Ayala Ave, Extension, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila
Telephone: +632 737-0088
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheAlphaSuites
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thealphasuites
Website: https://www.thealphasuites.com/

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Boracay Island, Staycation

The District! The Best Boutique Hotel in Boracay

Even before its rehabilitation, Boracay has always been my favorite island in the Philippines.

I’ve been to this pristine island six times already but I just keep on coming back.

Apart from being the perfect beach getaway because of its breathtaking beach and crystal clear waters, this small island also has practically everything I need—from restos, to bars, to water activities, not to mention the array of hotels you can choose from to make your stay more memorable.

On my sixth sojourn to Boracay, I stayed in this newly renovated contemporary boutique hotel, The District. It’s conveniently located at the beachfront of Station 2 which is about a 5 min walk away from D’mall.

The District, for me, is by far the best modern boutique hotel for vacationers who want to stay at a convenient location without sacrificing their privacy. It has everything that you’ll ever need all in one place.

Join me as I discover what The District has to offer!

THE DISTRICT
Station 2, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island, Philippines
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDistrictBoracay
Website: http://www.thedistrictboracay.com/
Email: [email protected]
Contact: (63 2) 234 9058 | (63 2) 234 5917

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#Restaurants, Food

Silayan Dining Room: A unique dining experience inside the Masungi Geo Reserve.

The Masungi Georeserve is a vast conservation area located in the eastern part of Luzon, in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range in Baras, Rizal.

It is a privately-led organization and scenic trail that goes through one of the most pristine landscapes and protected areas in the country.

Which grew in popularity a couple of years back due to its world-famous “Discovery Trail.”

And sitting on top of a hill, overlooking the Metro Manila skyline is one of their latest effort in sharing with you their hard work and lifetime commitment in nature conservation.

The Silayan Dining room, a restaurant like no other serves seasonal menus inspired by its surrounding landscape.

Join me as we taste our way to learn more of what the Masungi has to offer one unique local dish at a time.

SILAYAN RESTAURANT
KM 47, Marcos Highway, Baras, Rizal, Philippines, 1970
Website: https://www.masungigeoreserve.com/dining/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masungigeoreserve
Contact: +63 929 13 23531 | +63 995 186 9911
Email: [email protected]
Operation: 8am to 5pm | Reservations Only

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Staycation

The Private Camp in Daraitan – A Quick Escape from Manila

It is a known fact that the Philippines is blessed with beautiful islands, gorgeous beaches and breathtaking landscapes that are perfect if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

But the problems is, many of these locations are either too far from the metro or too expensive to travel to.

Luckily, we were able to uncover this almost perfect and hidden gem that is just a few hours away from the city and is fairly inexpensive to travel to.

THE PRIVATE CAMP: DARAITAN
Brgy. Daraitan, Tanay Rizal
Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/31709562?adults=1&guests=1&s=CU-2GEm6
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theprivatecampdaraitan/
Contact: +63 905 925 3591

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#Hotels, Staycation

Marco Polo Ortigas Staycation: A Class Above the Rest! (Photo Essay)

Ortigas center is probably one of the most underrated mini-cities in Metro Manila when it comes to world-class hotels and bars, especially when compared to BGC and Makati.

But scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find that Ortigas also offers class-leading shopping malls, restaurants, and bars.

But you know what else is underrated? The 5-star luxury hotel, Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila.

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Located at the heart of Metro Manila in Ortigas. Marco Polo hotel prides itself as a highly rated 5-star hotel that indulges guest with the best luxury rooms and amenities.

 

MARCO POLO, ORTIGAS
1600 Meralco Ave., San Antonio, Pasig
Website: https://www.marcopolohotels.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +632 720-7777

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#Philippines, #Travel

Enchanting Siquijor: A scarily beautiful piece of Paradise!

In the Philippines, when people talk about “Siquijor” they instinctively associate it with witchcraft, magic, folklore and mythical beings.

You see, most Filipinos grew up hearing frightening stories about this supposedly scary island and how it is home to many age-old tales of kulam, aswang and the infamous Balete tree.

Which may all be true many years back (according to our guide), but is now just a common misconception (or is it?) when it comes to describing what this tiny mystical Island has to offer.

Some may say that the stories often linked to the island are part of its curse, but I would like to think that it’s not. I’d say it’s part of this beautiful islands mystique and charm.

Because little does everyone know that this incredibly quaint island is home to some of the best-kept secrets in the Philippines.

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#Philippines

Apsaras Tribe: The First International Surfer-Hub Resort in Siargao!

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Welcome to Apsaras Tribe, possibly the newest and most modern looking resort in an island full of Filipino and Balinese inspired resorts and hostels.

This brand new surfer-hub inspired resort is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from Cloud 9 and is located right beside tourism road in General Luna.

Surrounded by nothing but hectares and hectares of coconut trees, Apsaras is a standout resort that definitely deserves all the attention.

APSARAS TRIBE
Tourism Road, General Luna, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ApsarasTribeSiargao/
Contact: +63 917 169 8758 | +63 999 220 4947
Website: http://siargao.apsaras.club/
Email: [email protected]

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Travel to Heaven

Holy Land Pilgrimage: Following the Footsteps of Jesus (Photo Essay)

About 85% of Filipinos are Christians and the Philippines is considered to be the 6th largest Christian country in the world.

Which is why it only makes sense that a lot of Filipinos dreams of visiting the land of the Bible.

To some, traveling to the holy land is considered to be the final step to fulfill their Christianity. But for most, traveling to the holy land means giving their life a far greater meaning.

At least that was true back in the day. Sadly, nowadays only a few remaining devoted Christians would want to visit the land of the bible.

As our generation gets younger and other travel destinations become cheaper, fewer tourists and pilgrims no longer consider the Holy land their “bucket list” destination.

Lucky for me as a young “Millennial,” I was blessed to be offered to join a group of pilgrims bound for the holy land. Join me, as we embark on a journey to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

Tripventures Int’l Travel & Tours
2/F Pascual Bldg., 894 Quirino Hwy., Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/TripventuresTravel/
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +6391509371385, +63933-8771038
Tel: 936-0300, 419-0553, 418-7538

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