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Pampering Ideas for Your Mom on Mother’s Day in Manila!

Mother's DayGive mom the priceless gift of experience this year!

Plan a day doing what she loves best–Pamper her with a day at the spa, take her on a luxurious staycation, take her on a lovely brunch, enjoy the summer heat sliding into the tallest inflatable aqua park in the middle of Taal Lake, or put your brains together and solve a mystery room with the rest of the family!

Here are 10 ideas that will help you make this Mother’s Day one to remember…

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#Philippines, #Travel, Awesome Festivals

LAbor UNION Festival 2017: Labor Weekend with Music, Food, and Surfing! (Photo Essay)

LAbor UNION Festival 2017

Music, art, and surfing collide in LAbor UNION Festival 2017!

Inspired by Aklan’s LaBoracay, the festival brought three days of non-stop partying over the recent Labor Day weekend in the Philippines’ surfing capital of the north, La Union.

The revival of the 2015 festival ushered in live music from iconic Filipino talents such as Barbie Almalbis, Kevin Toy’s, and Hilera, which had the beaches of San Juan flowing with good vibes.

Proceeds from the non-profit event went to the conservation of the Pawikan and to helping the indigenous groups of Northern and Southern Cordillera known as the Kankanaeys.

Check out all the things that make surf culture awesome with our guide to the LAbor UNION weekend (April 28-30, 2017)…

LAbor UNION Festival 2017
San Juan La Union
April 28-30, 2017

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#Hotels, #Philippines

THE LIND BORACAY: The Best Luxury Resort Experience along White Beach?! @TheLindHotels

by Anton Diaz

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THE LIND BORACAY is a Philippine-born 5-star coastal luxury resort in the exclusive part of White Beach in Station 1, offering great food, an elevated infinity pool experience, sea view rooms, and excellent massage services.

It is equipped with 119 rooms, 3 restaurants and a bar, and a signature ballroom overlooking the sunset vista.

Here is a photo essay of our awesome Lind Boracay experience and why you should stay here on your next Boracay escape…

THE LIND BORACAY
Station 1, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Telephone: +632 835-8888 local 8621, 8622
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @thelindhotels
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLindBoracay
Instagram: @thelindhotels
Website: http://www.thelindhotels.com/

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#Hotels, #Philippines

LIO El Nido, Palawan: A Hidden Eco-Tourism Paradise! @ElNidoTourism

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Say hello to the future of Palawan. Surrounded by virgin beaches, breathtaking landscapes, and turquoise waters, Lio Eco-Tourism Estate is the crown jewel of El Nido in the making.

Located in an isolated area in my favorite island in Palawan, it’s hard to understand why this paradise hasn’t been featured as much as other travel destinations.

Join me as we uncover the hidden secrets of Lio in El Nido…

Lio Eco-Tourism Estate
Lio Beach, Bacuit Bay, El Nido Palawan
Website: www.lio.ph
Facebook: Lio El Nido
Instagram: @LioElNido

Search for the lowest Hotel Covo, Balai Adlao,  Seda Lio rates at Booking.com in partnership with Our Awesome Planet.

Related Blog Post: LIO, EL NIDO: Family Staycation and Lio Beach Festival Guide!

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#Philippines

Taal Lake Aqua Park: The Ultimate Inflatable Water Park with a stunning view of Taal! (Update 2018)

The sun is up, and summer is here and what better way to enjoy the summer heat than sliding into the tallest inflatable aqua park inside the Taal Lake.

It was only a matter of time, and it’s finally here. You don’t even have to wait any longer because the inflatable trampoline craze is finally within reach.

Club Balai Isabel: Aqua Park
Fairways Drive, Talisay, Batangas
Website: www.clubbalaiisabel.com
Facebook: Aqua Play Parks
Instagram: Club Balai Isabel

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#Restaurants, #Travel, Boracay Island

BORACAY STREET MARKET: What to eat at Boracay’s first Food Hall?!

Street Market (Boracay)

Find a whole lot of awesome food selections like tacos, buttermilk fried chicken, fish & chips, yakitori, nasi goreng, curry crab, Neopolitan pizza, pasta, and bingsu under one roof!

Street Market is the first and only food hall in Boracay catering to seven unique food concepts, where you’re bound to go on a hassle-free gastronomic food trip with your friends.

The Street Market concept was put together by the same people behind the successful Sunny Side Cafe, Coco Mama, Spice Bird, and Super Magic Burgers restaurants in Boracay.

STREET MARKET
Station X, Hue Hotel, Main Road Corner Boracay Food Street, Station 2, Boracay
Mobile: +63999 884 0624
Facebook: streetmarketboracay
Website: www.steetmarketboracay.com

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#Restaurants, #Travel, Batanes

IVATAN CUISINE: The Flavors of the Batanes Isles!

Basco, Batanes

Already captivated by the beauty of the northernmost tip of the Philippines, the magic of Batanes continues as we discover and experience its food! Find out how yummy authentic Ivatan dishes are–from freshly caught mahi-mahi, flying fish, and lobsters, to grass-fed cows, organic pork, root crops, and vegetables!

Ivatan-style cooking can be described as bland, using only salt, soy sauce, and vinegar as condiments. It’s not hard to see that local Ivatans like to maintain a very healthy lifestyle.

Here are some of the dishes you should try…

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#Philippines, #Travel, Batanes

BATAN SOUTH TOUR: House of Dakay, Honesty Cafe, and Malboro Country (Part 2)

Basco, Batanes

We heard that the South Batan Tour was much more charming than that of North Batan. But how could that be, when we were already captured by the breathtaking landscapes of the North?!

South Batan is where you’ll find everything to love about Batanes–from the marvelous historical man-made structures, natural sceneries, and authentic Ivatan cuisine, down to taking part in the important cultural experience.

The South Batan Tour is a day tour covering the towns of Ivana, Mahatao, and Uyugan. The tour starts early in Mahatao and covers Chawa Viewdeck, San Jose Borromeo Church, Tayid Lighthouse, Diura fishing village, and Racuh a Payaman (Marlboro Country), then starts again after lunch to Imnajbu, Alapad, Uyugan Town, Ivana Town, Honesty Coffee Shop, and the oldest house in Basco.

Here’s our itinerary with Kuya Roger of Bashi Tours, who showed us around South of Basco…

Bashi Eco-Tours & Adventure
Batanes, Batan – Sabtang – Itbayat
Mobile: +63 999 990-7547, +63 929-6418829
Email: [email protected]
Guide: Roger Doplito

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#Philippines, #Travel, Batanes

BATAN NORTH TOUR: Basco and the Biggest Batanes Island! (Part 1)

Basco, Batanes

Batanes, you take my breathe away!

A trip to Batanes is something you’ll have to do at least once in your lifetime. The country’s northernmost province is one of the most sought-after tourism frontiers, gifted with its unique blend of breathtaking scenery, natural beauty, and well-preserved culture!

North Batan consists of the whole of Basco–from the picturesque Valugan boulder beach, Vayang rolling hills, and Basco lighthouse, to the Mount Carmel Chapel, Fundacion Pacita, the Japanese tunnels, and a weather station with a 360 view of the island!

Check out these awesome Batanes scenes from our northern Batan island tour…

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