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#Hotels, #Philippines, Food, Staycation

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 Cordilleran culture and design that Baguio is known for. 

G1 LODGE
2 Leonard Wood Road Baguio City
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/G1LODGE/
Contact: +63 917 888 1864
Email: [email protected]

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#Philippines

Funky Quarters: The Hippest Boutique Hotel in La Union!

Retro takes on a hip and funky twist in this one-of-a-kind boutique hotel in the incredibly idyllic surf town of La Union.

Very aptly named, this artsy boutique hotel in Elyu is quite possibly the coolest hotel in this otherwise laidback summer destination in the North.

A standout and a looker, the Funky Quarters is not your typical hotel. Unlike most generic hotels you can find in other beach destinations, Funky Quarters offers a bold and proud ambiance that sets it apart from the rest.

If you want the full experience of La Union and embrace its cool and hippie vibe, I highly suggest you check out Funky Quarters. It’s trendy, neat and homey—who would want to miss out on that?!

Plan your next trip to La Union and book a stay at Funky Quarters. Their details below:

 

FUNKY QUARTERS
Mac Arthur Highway, Brgy. Urbiztondo, San Juan La Union
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/funkyquarters/
Website: https://funkyquarters.com/
Email: [email protected]

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#Philippines

Nature Escape – Visayas: Exploring Oslob, Apo Island and Cabilao @DiscoveryFleet

I’ve sailed with many fancy cruise ships—that spoiled me with luxury, service and unmatched comfort—all over the world. But nothing really comes close to the rawness and one-of-a-kind encounters that I’ve experienced on board the much smaller and more intimate liveaboards like Discovery Fleet.

Now obviously we can’t compare luxury cruises and liveaboards because they are on different categories, but for someone like me who is new to this industry, they do have a lot of similarities. It’s only been my second time on a liveaboard but I’ve already grown fond of the concept of living on a small ship that sails across the beautiful islands of the Philippines.

And ever since I’ve been wanting to try out Discovery Fleet’s Nature Escape: Cebu with the following route: Mactan – Oslob – Sumilon – Apo Island – Cabilao – Mactan.

Read about our first experience Discovery Fleet bound for Coron here:
Nature Escape – Coron: Emerging Trend in Exploring the Philippines! @ Discovery Fleet

 

DISCOVERY FLEET
 4th Floor JTKC Centre, 2159 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City, Metro Manila
Office Hours: 7:30 am – 4 pm (Monday – Friday), 9 am – 12nn (Saturday)
Telephone:+63 2 8 5195674 – 76 ext. 328, +63 2 8 4031999
Websitehttps://discoveryfleet.com/
Email[email protected]

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Unplan Shinjuku: My First Capsule Hostel Experience in Japan

On all my trips across Japan, I’ve always wanted to stay in one of those tiny yet cool looking capsule hostels that you see all over Tokyo. You know, those small pod-like sleeping spaces that are just big enough to fit a single bed and a couple of your belongings.

Luckily, after our family vacation in Tokyo, I had an extra day and some alone time to spend a night in a popular capsule hostel in Shinjuku.

 

UNPLAN SHINJUKU
5-3-15 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan 160-0022
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @unplan_shinjuku/
Facebook: UNPLAN Shinjuku
Website: https://unplan.jp/shinjuku

Check out low Unplan Shinjuku rates and availability from their website.

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#Hotels, Staycation

Midori Hotel: Zen Living in a 5-star Luxury Hotel in Clark

Set in a lusciously green landscape in the rising business district of Clark, Pampanga, the Midori Hotel & Casino is one of the newest and biggest 5-star luxury hotel-casinos in the city.

It is located just 5-minutes away from Clark International airport, which caters to both domestic and international flights, and about 1.5 hours from Manila.

The hotel is positioned as the premier hotel in the North and is hailed as the new gateway to Clark.

MIDORI HOTEL & CASINO
Recto St, Clark Freeport, Angeles, Pampanga
Website: https://www.midorihotel.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/midoriclarkhotel/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midorihotelcasino/
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +63 45 308 8888

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Hard Drive Recovery: Ontrack is Your Best Bet for Data Recovery!

This is a true story.  I’m sharing this recommendation to help those creators desperate to recover data from their failed hard drive.

All hell broke loose last October when my precious SSD (Solid State Drives) decided to die on me out of nowhere.

I was in the middle of editing a very important video for Japan when all of a sudden my SSD, a modern device more reliable than a standard HDD (hard disk drive), crashed and refused to boot.

For some reason, my SSD of 2 years decided to die on me while I was working on an important project. I was shocked and I didn’t know what to do. All my work and personal files were inside and I have never backed them up EVER. When it crashed, I immediately searched the internet for information and directions.

At that point, I knew that my SSD was pretty much unresponsive and that it definitely needed to be looked at by professionals. So the next day I brought it to a highly rated data recovery center in Manila.

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#Philippines

HUNI LIO: Fall in Love with Huni Resort in Lio, Palawan

Located in Lio’s master-planned sustainable estate in El Nido, Palawan, Huni Lio is Ayala Land’s newest eco-friendly resort in this side of town.

Recently opened this July 2019, Huni Lio is a chic, 50-room, two-story boutique resort located inside the vast 325-hectare Lio Estates.

The first Huni Resort opened in Sicogon Island in Iloilo last July 2018, exactly a year before the El Nido opening.

Huni Lio is named after the Filipino word meaning “Hum of the Sea.”

 

HUNI LIO
Lio Beach, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Facebook: Huni Lio
Instagram: @hunilio
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +63 917 570 8179
Websitehttp://www.huniresorts.com/hunilio/

Check out low Huni Lio rates and availability from Booking.com

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Staycation

Maremegmeg Beach Club: The Chillest Beach Resort in El Nido, Palawan!

Tucked away in a quiet beach just outside the busy town of El Nido is a small family-owned resort that offers the perfect escape to a tranquil getaway in the island—intimate yet accessible with an awesome view to match and, quite possibly, the best and only swimmable beach in this side of town.

Maremegmeg Beach Club is the future of eco-luxury beachfront resorts in El Nido, Palawan!

Maremegmeg Beach Club
Sitio Maremegmeg, El Nido, 5313 Palawan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaremegmegBeachBar/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/maremegmegbeachbar
Contact: +63 918 257 2981

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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

Book the lowest Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria rates.

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