May 15, 2016

Travel Australia in Style with These Hints


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Australia is known for being a popular country for backpackers. People travel the country on a shoestring budget, managing to do it even with the high cost of living. Many people stay for a year or more on a working holiday visa. However, for some people, that's not the way they want to see such a magnificent country. If you prefer to travel in comfort, you're probably
looking for something with a little more luxury. Australia isn't just a country for backpackers, and you can enjoy a luxury trip there too. Pack your bags and check out how you can do it.

Look for Luxury Accommodation

The backpacker's choice of accommodation is usually a hostel, where they can stay for extended periods on a small budget . It's a great thing to do if you want to meet fellow travelers. However, if you have more money to spend, you might want something more sophisticated. You'll find excellent options for a luxurious stay across the country. The first option you could consider is a hotel. You can find luxury brands such as Four Seasons or boutique offerings for independent hotels. If you want more privacy, you should look into
renting an apartment or house.
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Travel in Style

Australia is a vast country and if you want to see a lot of it, you need to choose a way to travel.  You could hire a car for a roadtrip, but there are more comfortable options. Of course, you could fly for a short journey. However, if you want to see some scenery along the way, you should consider some other choices. For example, a cruise around the coast is an excellent way to see some of the major cities. You could also take the train and pay for a cabin, which can give you magnificent views of the outback.

Take a Private Tour

When you arrive in the country, you could wander around with a guide book. However, the way to really get to know somewhere new is to have a local person show you around. You'll find companies like Kimberley Tours that can offer you a private tour. A local guide can not only show you all the best places but share their knowledge about the area too. Your tour could be on foot, in a 4x4, or even by bike. There are all kinds of tours you might enjoy,
depending on what sort of traveller you are. If you love the outdoors, you can get out into nature. If you're more of a city dweller, you could take a tour based on food, architecture, art, and more.


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Find a Luxury Hideaway

If you want to avoid backpackers and tourists, it's a good idea to stay away from the cities.  Instead, you can find yourself a luxury hideaway. Australia has some great islands and remote retreats where you can get away from it all. Take a boat to Tasmania's Satellite Island or go deep into the bush to spend your time at a spa.

Australia offers plenty for the luxury traveler. You don't have to travel like a backpacker or even be anywhere near them.

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May 13, 2016

How to visit Paris on a budget


Paris is an amazing city; there is so much to see and do. It is a vibrant and busy city with so much culture and history. As well as being a romantic city, it does have a reputation for being a little pricey. You might think that you have to spend a lot when you are there, to make it worth it. This is not the case! You can have a great time without having to spend a lot. You just need to plan ahead a little more so that you are planned and prepared.

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The cost of living for Parisians is a little higher than it is for others in France . It goes that way in most cities, though. As a result, the hotels often cost a little more too. It is a good idea to avoid the classic touristy areas when you are thinking about somewhere to stay. They know tourists want to be in the thick of it all, and will charge you extra for it. Think about staying somewhere a little further out. You should take into account the cost of travel, though. So work it all out and see if it will cost less. The chances are that it still will. You could even look to stay in a home that someone is renting out. This is safer than a hostel and way cheaper than a hotel.  There will be plenty of vacation rentals in Paris you don't want to miss . So do your research and see if there is one that is right for you.

When you are out and about in Paris, it can be costly to get things like ice creams or bottles of water or soda. A bottle of water can cost around €4! So one of the best things to do is to go to a supermarket near to where you are staying and stock up. Take a backpack with you during the day and carry bottles of water with you. It can be a little bit annoying, but will save money.  It will stop you having to find shops or restaurants to stop for a drink too.

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You want to see a lot of the main sights when you visit. To do it on a budget, visit the free attractions first. The likes of the Notre Dame cathedral and Montmartre are free. You could take a walk along the banks of the river Seine . You can walk down the Champs Elysées and look in all of the lovely shops. Things like the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower cost money to go up them. It doesn’t cost anything to have a picture outside of them, though. So you can still see the main event for free. The same goes for the Louvre; you can take a picture outside to prove that you were there. You don’t have to pay to go in unless you want to.


If you are under 26, there are a lot of the main attractions that you get in for free at. So check which ones are included and make sure that you have your ID with you. The French are sticklers for the rules!
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May 12, 2016

SM Supermalls Mobile App’s Download & Win


SM Supermalls is bringing back its “Download & Win” in-app mobile game and sweetening the deal by giving away 3 Original Glazed® Krispy Kreme doughnuts each to 100 unique SM Supermalls mobile app registered users every day from April 30 to June 30, 2016. How’s that for a tasty treat?

Embedded within the SM Supermalls Mobile App, “Download & Win” was the first digital scratch card promotion in the country. Its launch during SM Supermalls’ 30th Anniversary was marked with the giving away of exciting prizes such as free mobile data, free Spotify, Facebook, Games, Unli-Call and Unli Text every day for the entire month of March.

The celebration resumes this month with a shower of doughnuts! And joining can’t be simpler – just download the mobile app and get a chance to win.


Upon signing up in the SM Supermalls mobile app, you will receive a digital scratch card on the app. Scratch off the gray area to find out if you won. Get another shot of winning the next day until the end of the promo period. With some good luck and the daily habit of checking the app, you’ll be closer to sinking your teeth into those craveable doughnut treats for free. 

The SM Supermalls Mobile App is free on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. It is loaded with other features that let you plan your shopping even before you get to the mall. A unique feature of the app is the Feed section that highlights the latest store offerings, discounts and promos, services, as well as movies and events in SM malls nationwide. It also has the Mall Directory that provides a complete list of establishments in the malls while the Mall Map shows the exact location of all stores and mall facilities. To keep up to date on what’s new, visit SM Supermalls website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Viber Public Chat, and Snapchat.
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April 30, 2016

Celebrate Mother's Day at Manila Pavilion Hotel

Celebrate Mother's Day at Manila Pavilion Hotel

We all love our Moms and on occasions like Mother’s Day, most of us would want to give her something which she could always remember. Maybe a staycation to one of Manila’s most luxurious Hotel would be a nice idea if you haven’t planned one yet. 


Here’s Manila Pavilion’s wonderful package treat offer to Moms on Mother’s Day.. 

     Your mother is walking miracles to you. This Mother’s day show your appreciation and love for her by treating her to a lavish Sunday brunch, the Manila Pavilion Hotel crowns the queen of our hearts with awe-inspiring offerings that is sure to make her feel truly special. Reward your mom with genuine affection by allowing her to celebrate the joy of being a mother. 

     Indulge her appetite with a sumptuous Mother’s Day Special Buffet lunch on May 08 at our very own interactive lifestyle restaurant – Seasons. With a group of three or more and get special treats from our sponsors (Dermcare, Tony and Jackey, and Metro Dental.)

     Start the gastronomic experience with (best seller dish that will be served on lunch). Make sure to order The Manhattan Whiskey Shower – a mixture of Bourbon whiskey, sweet Vermouth and Angostura Bitter.

     To cap off the experience, give in to the heavenly goodness of Patisserie’s Mango Cheesecake.

     Pamper moms with a relaxing and luxurious getaway by availing our room packages for as low as Php 3,600 nett.

     For inquiries and reservations visit the Manila Pavilion Hotel at United Nations Avenue corner Maria Orosa Street in Manila. Log on to www.waterfronthotels.com.ph or call 5261212, for inquiries and reservations; Like or Follow @WaterfrontMNL for regular updates.
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April 28, 2016

Ten Interesting Places to visit in South of Manila

Buildings in Bonifacio Global City
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

The Philippines is filled with tourist destinations that are hailed all over the world. Most people get the impression that to find the finest places to visit in the country, you have to travel and spend more. However, this is not the case especially if you will just explore the most interesting places to visit without getting out of the Metro.
                                                                                                                                          
The South of Metro Manila alone already offers a range of options for travelers, adventure seekers, and even for fun-loving locals. 

Have you really taken the time to know how the majestic Bamboo organ of Las Pinas sounds like? Or have you even thought of discovering the wonders that you are sure to experience at the Mind Museum in Taguig City? These are just some of the amazing places to visit in the South of Metro Manila and there is more to explore!

Here’s an infographic from Paseo Verde at Real, a condominiumin Las Piñas, about the Top 10 Interesting Places to visit in the South.

Click the photo to enlarge


 Infographic

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April 26, 2016

Unexpected Honeymoon Destinations You Should Go To!


After your big day, it’s amazing to head off on honeymoon with your new husband. A lot of people choose similar vacations such as New York, Paris or Rome for their break away. But why not choose something a bit different that you will love. Here are some unexpected honeymoon destinations you should go to.

Sydney

A lot of people tend to go Australia during their gap year, or as a long family break, but not many people choose to go for their honeymoon. But Australia is a fantastic place which would be perfect. Sydney, in particular, is a great place to go together. It’s ideal for sightseeing, and there are so many shows on that you can see at Sydney Opera House. As we talked about previously, why not go on a romantic helicopter ride over the city. Or if you are feeling adventurous, perhaps you could try shark diving or even a Skywalk at Sydney Tower. Be prepared for the long plane ride there and back; at least you can talk about the wedding!


Morocco

Morocco is a popular beach destination, but often people put it behind more traditional choices of Caribbean or Mexico. So for a unique honeymoon, you could visit magical Morocco. As well as the stunning beaches, there are amazing markets. And don’t forget to go on a camel ride. A lot of people visit Casablanca as it’s the capital of the country. But Marrakech is also a top choice.

Kenya

If you want to go on an exciting honeymoon that you will never forget, you should consider heading to Kenya. It’s been named as one of the top honeymoondestinations because you get to see so many wild animals while you are there. You will go on a drive where you will see sights you will never forget; just don’t forget your camera. The hotels tend to be very luxurious too which is ideal for your honeymoon.

Dubai

If you are a big fan of huge cities, Dubai could make a great honeymoon destination for you. A lot of people choose to go to New York or London, but Dubai is just as fantastic. The lights are beautiful, and there is a lot of sightseeing to do. If you love shopping, you will be in your element if you choose Dubai. As this article says, you do need to be aware that kissing could be a criminal offense if you do it in public, so stick to the bedroom for that!


Iceland

A lot of people tend to choose somewhere really hot for their honeymoon, but why not go somewhere colder like Iceland. There is so much to see including the gorgeous Northern Lights. You should also go whale watching, and why not go for a romantic swim in the Blue Lagoon. As this article explains, you could hire a car and explore the area including the amazing hot springs.


These choices will enable you to both have an exciting and unique honeymoon!
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January 27, 2016

See A Lion In The Wild, Gaze Up At Pyramids, Visit Africa!



On this post, we’re going to talk about something a little different. While most of my posts are based around my travels around the Philippines , I thought today we could look at somewhere I have always wanted to visit. It’s a place that is definitely on my bucket list, and I’m sure it’s on yours as well. I’m talking about the continent of golden sands and captivating experiences that is Africa. I think this is a place in the world that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. There is nothing quite like this part of the globe as you’re about to discover. Today we’re going to look at some of the experiences you could have, tips on how to plan your holiday there and other interesting facts. Are you ready to take a trip with me on a journey like nothing you have encountered before?

Let’s look at some of the incredible experiences you could share with your family in Africa.


You’ve Never Seen Animals Like This Before


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October 19, 2015

A Taste of Tuscany at Manila Pavilion's Seasons




Seasons, Manila Pavilion Hotel’s lifestyle restaurant welcomes the start of the holiday season with its first themed dinner buffet starting this October 23. A festive selection of Italian dishes exclusively prepared by a naturally born Italian himself, executive chef Giovanni Sias and his award-winning culinary team.

Tuscany is a splendid place located in central Italy. It has a rich heritage and culture which have attracted tourists from all corners of the globe. Tuscan cooking is characterized much like its beautiful landscape that is clean, sober and soothingly simple. To give a taste of Tuscany to Manila Pavilion’s esteemed guests, Seasons presents a smorgasbord of authentic Italian specialties.

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October 3, 2015

California's Best Foodie Destinations




Damian Gadal

One of the best ways to explore the world is through eating. Anyone who likes to try new food enjoys having new experiences when they visit somewhere they've never been to before. Some people put a lot more emphasis on their culinary experiences than others. They might even label themselves as "foodies". Foodies often choose their vacation destinations based on where they can eat well. They want to spend their time munching their way through a new city. There are many wonderful places to go for excellent food, from Japan to South Africa. Even though America has a reputation for unhealthy food, the country has a lot to offer. California, in particular, has lots of great foodie destinations.
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September 21, 2015

Manila Pavilion's Mid-Autumn Mooncake Festival



Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon season as Manila Pavilion’s Patisserie lays out a delectable spread of mooncakes from September 14 to October 18, 2015 at the Patisserie.

Occurring on the 15th day of the eight month of the Chinese lunar calendar when the moon is at its brightest, the Mid-Autumn Moon festival has become an occasion for family reunions all over the world, which like the ubiquitous moon cakes that abound during the season, symbolizes family solidity and union. It is considered to be the time of year when children are happiest and traditional candle-lit lanterns shaped in various forms are visibly displayed.
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September 4, 2015

Relocating To Spain? Here's Everything To Think About



There are plenty of reasons why you might be heading to sunny Spain before the end of this year. You might have taken one of the many job opportunities, or you could be looking for a completely fresh start. You may even be thinking of retiring, spending your twilight years in a gorgeous country you have grown to love after many holidays there. So, what do you need to know about moving to this exotic paradise?


Buying A Home

I imagine the first thing you are going to need to consider is buying a house and choosing where to start this next stage in your life. Where you go will depend on the type of life you are looking for. If you are still looking for an active lifestyle, consider moving to the already densely populated, Barcelona.



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August 20, 2015

Invite a friend and earn $110 travel credit



Here’s an opportunity for you to earn up to $110 credit to use in your booking accommodation on your next travel destination. Just invite a friend and you and your friend will earn a credit amount which you can use when you book your accommodation on Roomorama. For every friend you get to sign-up on Roomorama both of you can earn credits, your friend will automatically get $50 and you too can earn up to $110 for each invite.

Before you make an invite, first, you have to sign-up and have an account with Roomorama, and after that you can invite as many as you wish through email and social media accounts.

The more invite you get, the more credit amount you will accumulate which you can use on your dream travel destination anywhere in the world.

You can check out the complete details on the mechanics of this promo at this link -Earn $110 USD* for every friend you invite to Roomorama. *Terms and Conditions apply.


About Roomorama

Roomorama is the largest platform for professionally-managed, short-term accommodation worldwide. They have more than 300,000 properties worldwide, from stylish lofts in New York, to historic villas in Italy, to luxurious retreats in Bali.



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August 18, 2015

August promo at London Pass - Save up to 20%


From Saturday, August 15 get 10% off 3 days, 15% off for 6 days and 20% off for 10 day passes when you buy before 10am on Wednesday August 19.  So be sure not to miss out as you could be visiting so many attractions.  Discover more about the pass and see the attractions by checking this link -  The London Pass , the leisure pass that lets you experience the best that London has to offer

For this month of August, you can avail 6% discount on all passes you buy.

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August 6, 2015

Tips for foreigners who wants to drive in the Philippines

Driving safely in the Philippines


If you are a foreigner and would like to travel the Philippines driving a car, well then, that won’t be a problem because all foreigners are given a ninety day permit to drive from the first day you landed in the Philippines. As long as you have a valid driver’s license written in English language, then you are free to roam around in the convenience of a vehicle.

The next question you would have in mind is if there is available rent a car in the Philippines, the answer is definitely YES! You can find several business listing on website that are accredited rent-a-car owners. Most of them would require your valid driver’s license, passport and identification card.

So now you have a car and ready to hit the road for the first time in the Philippines, but before you go, I’ll give you some tips on what to expect on Philippine roads as driving etiquette may vary slightly or tremendously from your country.


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July 26, 2015

Recommended tours in celebration of Singapore 50 year anniversary

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Singapore will celebrate 50 years as a nation on Aug. 9, 2015. They are going to have a lot of tourists heading there for the celebration. The weekend will be packed with non-stop entertainment and activities, including the gigantic Sing50 concert held at the National Stadium; a huge picnic at Marina Bay; and free or discounted admission to top attractions like the Jurong Bird Park and Gardens by the Bay. The grand finale is the National Day Parade on August 9, set to be the biggest in history.

I'm sure tourists who will be going there to celebrate the anniversary will enjoy the activities during the celebration.  Also, don't miss out these one of a kind tours while you are in Singapore.   You can check with  Viator for the complete pricing package. (You can click the links below to head over to see these tour packages.)

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July 11, 2015

Zoomanity Group presents Zootopia Ski Resort Japan



 Soon in the market, Zootopia Ski Resort at Nagano, Japan will be launched under the hotel and theme park management of Zoomanity Group, the leader in producing zoo and hotel facilities in the Philippines. True to the vision of the company to expand from 5 theme parks to 24, Zoomanity Group known for managing Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zambales, Zoocobia in Clark, Pampanga, Residence Inn in Tagaytay, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite and Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol is preparing to launch 3-4 theme parks before 2018 and headed by Robert Laurel Yupangco, the theme park management guru.
For Zootopia, the company just purchased 11 rooms and plan to buy the whole facility and prepared to treat the Japan visitors and tourists to an experience they will never forget to try the following activities; Ski (Dragon Slider, Snow Strider, Snow Bike, Snow Tubing, Buggy and Snow Rafting), Snow Monkeys encounter, trip to Zenkoji and Kiyomizudera and Tokyo for as low as $999.00 per head for 5 Days and 4 Nights Itinerary at Dia Palace, Iiyama.
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June 18, 2015

Haier is Chillin’ Summer until June 30!



Mild drizzles and overcast skies have frequently been making appearances lately, signalling that summer is winding down; but don’t put away your sunscreen and beach hats just yet because the sun keeps shining over at Haier, with its Chillin’ Summer Promo. Make the rest of your summer count by making Haier a part of it, and let the summer fun continue!
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June 17, 2015

Things to do in Sydney




If you are planning a visit to the city down under particularly to Sydney, Australia and has no idea yet on where to go and what to do, check out this list of recommendations by Viator.com the expert in travel and tours.  

  • Hop-on hop-off tour of Sydney and Bondi
  • Sydney harbour sunset dinner cruise
  • Blue mountains de luxe
  • Shark diving
  • Skywalk at Sydney tower
  • Sydney harbour scenic helicopter flight
  • Hunter valley wine and wilderness tour

Watch this short video about places to go in Australia from real experiences of travellers.



Find and book Sydney tours and activities on Viator.com. Book ahead to save time and money!
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June 15, 2015

Hotel Rembrant: Relieve the art of the master


Located at the heart of Quezon City Philippines situated a unique boutique hotel that combines the essence of 17th Century European grandeur with the luxuries of the modern life. Hotel Rembrant under Artsream Hospitality Management Group Incorporated (AHMGI) is just one of 5 hotels conceptualized to relish the zest of life. 
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June 12, 2015

Philippine Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions event (PhilAAPA) on June 22, 2015 at Laguna



On June 22, 2015 Philippine Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (PhilAAPA) will have a tour operators event at Enchanted Kingdom, Santa Rosa, Laguna with its 40 members that includes Zoomanity Group (Zoobic Safari, Zoocobia, Residence Inn, Paradizoo, Zoocolate Thrills and Zootopia Japan), Manila Ocean Park, Ocean Adventure, Enchanted Kingdom, Star City, Ticketworld, Mind Museum, Puzzle Mansion, Active Fun, Pixie Forest (Festival Mall) and Island Cove among other members.
The organizers invited 500 Travel and Tour Operators with a conference about safety. The 2015 Tour Operators Day aims to unite amusement park owners and accredit/ acknowledge partners in the industry as well as Tour Operators and Bus Operators. Seminars will also be conducted to uplift the standard of the services and promotion of the tourism industry which in return, everyone will be benefited.
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