A Risk Worth Taking: A Filipina’s Immigration Story to New Zealand

It takes great courage to move out of the safety of your comfort zone, especially if you’ve already established a stable career after moving up the corporate ladder, and you have your family to think about. However, some risks are worth taking, and this Filipina’s story is a great example. Frida Diaz had humble beginnings. She started her career as a server in a restaurant in the Philippines. She worked different jobs in order to support her family, including as a Food Court Manager with SM Malls and as a Leasing Manager in the Metro Retail Stores Group. Her climb...

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Top 5 Cities in the Philippines You Would Want to Retire In

The Philippines is one of the world’s favorite destinations. It’s tropical climate and amazing beaches attracts travelers from different countries. There is a tourist attraction in every corner of the country so travelers always have their hands full. Filipinos are known for their hospitality and friendliness which is why a lot of different nationalities often visit the Philippines to enjoy and mingle. Its fast growing economy and reliable government make Filipino lives easier and more fulfilled. There are investors from all over the world bringing their investments in. This is due to the fact that workforce is efficient and cheaper....

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Breathtaking Cebu Destinations with Famous International Counterparts

Seeing your friends take a selfie with a background of a famous international destination makes you go green with envy . Let's face it, a trip abroad is really expensive. But who says you can't achieve your dream international destination selfie here? Hold your horses readers, because Cebu has all the dream destinations that you have been wanting to see. We're going to take you to Spain, Belguim, Netherlands, Thailand and more without needing your passport. 1. Poblacion, Carcar - Spain Car-car is like the center of Philippine Art, Rich Culture and Antiquities. The old fashion heritage of Car-Car simply...

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Traveling With A Purpose: Creating A Positive Impact To The Environment And The local People.

When on travel, we make an impact on everyone that we meet and every place that we visit. As a visitor we enter into their home, step into their soil, breathe air that comes from the plants they’ve grown, and see everything that is theirs. We sometimes even plunge into their ocean and eat their food, the local fish, vegetables, and fruits. Sure you pay them with money but in this case money is not a counterpart. These are only few of the most basic things we do when we travel and tend to ignore and not appreciate. So what...

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El Taraw: Your Home in Paradise!

The mere mention of Palawan conjures images of a certain wildness, a hushed savageness that leaves him breathless and anticipating, excited to see more and experience more. It brings to mind a mythical shangri-la, only, our version is better because Palawan is not fiction. Pictures of Palawan have popped up displaying endless white shores kissed by turquoise waters rivalling the best of the French Polynesia, the Caribbean and the exotic Mediterranean all for a fraction of the price! It is no surprise that CNN’s Travel and Leisure team named Palawan the best island destination of 2016! Palawan is the 5th largest...

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A Day Well-Spent in Kamay ni Hesus, Lucban, Quezon

It was a good decision to explore Lucban, specifically Kamay ni Hesus, one Saturday morning with my parents and my son, Gavin. I was under the impression that there's nothing to explore but I was wrong and found myself guilty about it. It was a 3-hour trip but it was all worth it. Our itinerary was at Kamay ni Jesus Shrine in Lucban, Quezon, which is a pilgrimage destination among Filipinos. Some go there to offer prayers and request for healing. Some go there for their time alone and have a silent celebration of their birthday. My family and I went...

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10 Beautiful Reasons Why You Should Visit Coron

Though there are a hundred of reasons why you should visit Coron, I narrowed it down to the most beautiful reasons to entice you completely with what it has to boast and offer. I have been there early this year and it was one for the books. If you haven't been to Coron, then after reading this, make sure that this is added to your bucket list. When you go to Coron, you will find the true meaning of majestic, breathtaking, captivating, and all those words in the dictionary that will describe a perfect place. Beautiful pictures waiting to be...

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The Best Group and Family Friendly Hotel in Chicago

As a writer, it is always a joy for me to discover new places and share it with my readers. Being able to travel around the world is such a treat knowing that I get to share my knowledge with all of you. Last month, my family and I had to drive up to Chicago for a meeting at the Philippine Consulate General. It was a grueling 7-hour car ride with a four-year-old. Yeah.. Not that fun, but something that had to be done. Upon arriving in Chicago, I could feel James' blood pressure shoot up. The stress of one-way...

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5 Quirky Budget Friendly Hostels In Manila

Traveling in the Philippines in itself is a cultural treat. But how exciting would it be to know that even from just where you're staying the night, there's plenty to experience already? We're bringing you our top 5 picks for the quirkiest and most unique places to settle the next time you're travelling Manila - an added bonus? These hostels are all affordable! Affordable for only a night or two yet, with what you immerse yourself in, you're experiencing more than of the Filipino culture than a weeklong trip's worth. 1. Where 2 Next Hostel 1776 M. Adriatico St., Malate, Manila...

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Hammock Of Happiness: The Perfect Sleeping Solution For The Philippine Outdoors

Have you ever experienced the outdoors? If you are an outdoor person or someone who just wants to try the Philippine outdoors, Hammocks are one of the most efficient sleeping solution you can use on your adventures. WHY HAMMOCKS? #1 Hammocks are lighter than tents. #2 Hammocks are quick and easy to set up. #3 Hammocks are comfortable. #4 Hammocks are very mobile. The Philippines is a tropical country, this means that you can always be close to nature and not worry about a thing. As long as there are trees or anything you can hang your hammock onto in...

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What to do in Bohol: Visit The Ship House

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson Anton, my son, and I have always loved to travel. Last weekend, we had the privilege of staying at a hotel that is not just an experience in itself, it's also quickly becoming a cultural landmark. Welcome to the Bohol Ship House in Batuan Bohol! Simply known as the Shiphaus, the hotel is owned by Capt. Gaudencio Dumapias, a local of Batuan. Capt. Dumapias became a successful Master Mariner through hard work and...

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