In the first six months of this year alone, over 500 new restaurants opened … and that’s only all over Metro Manila!
Every month, every week, and almost every day it seems, there’s a new restaurant opening its doors. There are a lot of great new dining choices, side by side with the perennials, the classics that we grew up with.
As food bloggers, writers, and members of the F&B industry, we’re always very curious about the crowd favorites. The popular vote, if you will. What are the beloved favorites? Let the voice of the people be heard!
Baguio’s well-beloved restaurant, Café by the Ruins, has finally reopened! Now you can enjoy your favorite breakfast items like champorado, home-made bacon, Ruins coffee and signature camote bread in the original location.
A year after a fire hit the iconic restaurant, the next generation of owners decided to make a comeback. While the signature facade remains intact, Cafe by the Ruins has been totally revamped, offering a fresher and more modern look but still providing the same old favorites from their menu.
My weekends in Baguio, always bring back childhood memories.
Baguio’s cool weather, pine trees, and classic activities such as horseback riding and strawberry picking make it our favorite family retreat.
One of our go-to hotels is Le Monet, located inside Camp John Hay, it is one of the high-class hotels in Baguio managed by Artstream Hospitality Management Group, Inc. (AHGMI), so expect notable facilities and service.
Staying here means you don’t need to go all the way to the city. Here you can devour on the best buffet breakfast spread, take a stroll with half a million pine trees as your backdrop, or enjoy horseback riding inside the Camp John Hay property.
Here’s why Le Monet will give you a perfect staycation and family bonding time in Baguio…
Catanduanes is an island off the eastern coast of mainland Bicol. Considered the 12th largest island in the Philippines, its size is comparable to the province of La Union.
Catanduanes has the unfortunate fate of being labeled as the “Land of the Howling Winds” for its geographical location makes it susceptible to being the first to take the hit when storms ravage. With this, Catanduanes has continued to remain under the radar for most local and foreign tourists. On my recent visit, I came with zero expectations and left with a newfound appreciation for the island.
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Negros’ favorite beach resort threw a beach festival and they did it in style!
Summer is over! But for the ladies who are still chasing that sun-kissed and Instagram-worthy photos on the beach, Vianellas has got you covered.
VIANELLAS, is a local flip-flop brand focused on simple, chic, and affordable beachwear by Negreñse designer Tanya Gonzales. The name itself has a witty meaning, “Viaje” a Spanish word referring to ‘travel’ and “Tsinelas” meaning ‘slippers’. This links closely to their philosophy of sharing the love for travel and the beach.
Their trendy designs are inspired by various famous beaches from around the world, such as Santorini, Santa Monica, Legzira, and Anzio.
Choosing the right sandals are a vital part of your travel wardrobe, and here’s why Vianellas would look good on our cute summer dress or even bikini.
Royal Caribbean made a double historic ship call in the Philippines last June 8 in Subic and June 9 in Manila. Ovation of the Seas is the largest cruise ship and the first ship of its kind with the highest number of guests (4,700) from around the world to call in any Filipino port.
Ovation of the Seas is Asia’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship. The 1,138 feet long behemoth of a floating destination—equipped with 2,091 staterooms, 18 restaurants and 8 pools—can host 4,905 guests and carry 1,500 crew members for a total of 6,405 people!
The high-tech ship also boasts of exciting features that include North Star, a 300-ft high viewing capsule with roller skating, bumper cars, skydiving & surfing simulators and robotic bartenders at the Bionic Bar.
Theisland province of Camiguin, known as the island born of fire, is a popular tourist destination in the south region of the Philippines.Known for its clear blue waters and diverse wildlife, the island draws in visitors from all over the world who are looking for an alternative to the more fast-paced vacations islands in the Philippines.
Camiguin is the perfect place to get away and lose yourself, a more chilled and laid back type of island that still has plenty of activities for those who crave a bit of adventure.
Camiguin is the second smallest Philippine province after Batanes (link Batanes) in the north and is home to a population of roughly around 89,000 people. A large expat community also calls the island home.
Camiguin itself is a volcanic island with 7 dormant volcanos and 15 marine sanctuaries. The fertile soil is ideal for planting and the local Lanzones are renowned and sought after all throughout the Philippines. (Lanzones are a type of tropical tree which fruit tastes like a combination of grapes and grapefruit.)
Mount Hibok-Hibok has been designated as an ASEAN (Association Of South East Asian Nations) Heritage Park and the surrounding area is home to a number of waterfalls and natural springs.
Named after the climbing vines symbolizing growth and prosperity, The Ivywall Hotel is an award-winning Best Western Plus Hotel in Puerto Princesa City.
Finally, we found a place in Puerto Princesa that we can recommend; where good food meets modern Filipino interiors. They recently launched their flagship restaurants – Anibong All-Day Dining and Balayong Grill & Bar restaurant.
First Things First
Fly from Manila to the new Puerto Princesa International airport, which takes about an hour and 20 minutes.
Then, a 15-minute free hotel transfer will bring you to the lobby of the Ivywall Hotel Best Western Plus.
The Ivywall Hotel Best Western Plus
Rizal Avenue Extension, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Manila Number:+632 657 1192 Palawan Number: +63 (48) 716 5100 Mobile Number:+63 917 657 2880 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.bwplusivywall.com/