#Philippines

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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#Restaurants

Boutique Burger Kitchen (BBK): The Best Burger Joint in BGC by Chef Carlo Miguel?!

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Boutique Burger Kitchen or BBK is the brainchild of famed Chef Carlo Miguel and wife Ria, the first restaurant they opened together (without any partners).

This diner-themed restaurant serves a variety of American classics, with a focus on quality and freshness.  You can expect to find good old-fashioned burgers that have been given the gourmet treatment, and served at affordable prices.  
 
Almost everything at BBK is made in-house, which is one of its strong points. This ensures that the quality and consistency of the food is maintained, and guarantees the customer gets the freshest burger possible

The food here may be simple and straight to the point, but we were blown away by it.  

If you love a good burger, you'll definitely love BBK! 

BBK Boutique Burger Kitchen
The Fort Stip, 28th St, Cor 7th Ave, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 964-2050
Mobile: +63 917 893-4913
Facebook@BoutiqueBurgerKitchenPh
Instagram: @bbkphilippines
Operating Hours: Mon-Thur, Sun 11am-12mn, Fri-Sat 11am-2am  

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#Restaurants

PARADISE DYNASTY Philippines: Beyond the Signature 8-Flavored Xiao Long Bao @SMaisonConrad

By Anton Diaz

PARADISE DYNASTY is a Singaporean restaurant franchise specializing in modern imperial cuisine with exquisite and approachable flavors from Northern and Southern China. The flagship store in Manila opened in S Maison Mall in Conrad Hotel, SM Mall of Asia Complex.

 

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The restaurant is famous for its legendary 8 colorful flavors of Xiao Long Bao, but we were surprised that almost all the dishes we ordered–from the soup and appetizers to the Szechuan and La Mian dishes–are deliciously unique at a good price.

Here is what to order beyond their signature 8-Flavored Xiao Long Bao…

 

PARADISE DYNASTY Philippines
2/L, S Maison, Conrad Hotel, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Facebook: @paradisedynastyph
Instagram: @paradisedynastyph
Telephone: +632 828-8333 / 838-8333
Website: https://www.paradisegroup.com.sg/

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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/

Search for the lowest Lind Boracay rates at Booking.com in partnership with Our Awesome Planet.

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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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#Restaurants

IBIZA Beach Club BGC: Signature 15-Course Balearic Grill and Ibiza Beach Club Show!

by Czarina Mae 

IBIZA BEACH CLUB is one of the trendiest beach clubs today, located in Mövenpick Hotel, Mactan Island in Cebu. It's by the Manny O group, which finally decided to bring Ibiza Beach Club (or IBC for short) to BGC. 

 

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IBC offers their popular Balearic-inspired, signature 15-course grill that includes a variety of grilled meat and seafood and features their very own Ibiza Beach Club Show team, providing nightly performances (except on Tuesdays). 

Here's what to expect and how to plan your dining experience at Ibiza Beach Club in BGC…

IBIZA BEACH CLUB BGC
6th Floor, W City Centre, 7th Avenue cor 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ibizabeachclubBGC/
Instagram: @ibizabeachclubBGC
Twitter: @IbizaBGC
Phone: +632 755-1777
Mobile: +63 917 633-7499
Website: www.ibizabeachclub.global

Related Blog Post: MÖVENPICK Cebu & IBIZA Beach Club: 5-star Mediterranean Resort Experience in Cebu!

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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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Manila Life

Environmental Destruction and Air Pollution are Destroying our Beloved Philippines…What are You Doing About it?

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What will you do if you wake up one day in Boracay and you do not see turquoise waters, but green mushy moss blanketing the whole coastline?

The biggest problem in Manila is not traffic because it is a just point in time issue and can be solved with an infrastructure solution like a subway system. The biggest problem is the apathy of Filipinos in preserving our environment and letting big businesses destroy the natural beauty of the Philippine archipelago.

The “green tide” photo above of Boracay Station 1 is NOT a dream or a photoshopped photo. We took a drone shot of the most pristine part of White Beach in Station 1 in Boracay just last March 2017 and we were shocked by this scene.

How can Boracay businesses argue that this is a natural occurrence? How could this scene be alright when we know that our kids could never ever enjoy Boracay the way we did?

What if I told you that environmental destruction is happening in other tourist spots because of coal use? Did you know that Manila’s pollution levels are getting higher each day and will reach intolerable levels in the next decade?

The thing with Climate Change issues is that we only act when we already see the irreversible destruction. Maybe it’s too late for Boracay, but we can do something for the rest of the Philippine isles.

Here are 8 things we can do to battle Environmental Destruction and Climate Change effects…

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