Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Five Stars All The Way At Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Only a few prestigious properties in the world get the nod from the Forbes Travel Guide, and here's one of them...


Marco Polo Ortigas Manila recently earned the much-coveted distinction as one of the world's finest Five Star properties for 2017 from the Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on prestigious travel since 1958. And that's no small feat considering the competitive worldwide landscape. But for one weekend, I get to experience a memorable staycation with a five-star touch...at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Better Stay...Better Day. At Hop Inn Makati Avenue.

Clean, convenient, comfortable, and secure. And value for money too...at the heart of Makati's iconic Poblacion neighborhood.


Just seven months after the opening of the very first Hop Inn Hotel in Ermita comes Hop Inn Makati Avenue, the second in a growing network of budget hotels with more planned in the pipeline. Travelers can now enjoy clean, convenient, comfortable and secure accommodations and travel smart without busting your budget...at Hop Inn Makati Avenue.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Legendary Service Since 1887: A Memorable Weekend at Raffles.

For over 130 years, the Raffles Hotel has earned the distinction as a destination in itself, preserving old world colonial elegance and a rich heritage of impeccable service.  Through the years, some of the world's iconic literary figures have called the Raffles home, from Somerset Maugham to Alfred Hitchcock, Rudyard Kipling to Ernest Hemingway, and for one memorable weekend, it was my home too...


The elegant yet modern lines of Raffles Makati rises high above the commercial and business district with its gleaming glass facade reflecting the shifting light. The gleaming structure itself is impressive, and there's that distinctly Raffles vibe with volumes of stories from its storied past to be rediscovered as guests enter Raffles Makati...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Northern Road Trips and a Stopover at La Maja Rica Hotel

Any drive up north is filled with local flavors and memorable sights adding to a unique experience. But it's best to drive at your own pace with no need to rush. And that includes spending a night at La Maja Rica Hotel...


Conveniently located along MacArthur Highway in Ligtasan, Tarlac, La Maja Rica Hotel is just one of many exciting discoveries up north. Looking for a restful stopover to recharge on the drive up north? Stay for a day or two and check out La Maja Rica Hotel...

#PenMoments: Adding Coolness to Dad's Day at The Peninsula Manila's Pen Ultimate Father's Day

Ducati, Indian, BMW, Felipe & Sons, Sapatero, Undone Watches, Teeling Whiskey, Heineken and more, all the good stuff that makes Father's Day so much cooler...


Months after Father's Day, I still can't help but be amazed with The Peninsula Manila's transformation of Father's Day, adding a distinct coolness to that special day honoring dads everywhere. That day, dads were treated to luxurious pampering and eye candy at The Peninsula Manila's Pen Ultimate Father's Day...

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Cool Deals: Shop Till You Drop at Mitsui Outlet Park

Last minute shopping before the flight home? No problem...


Located 60 km from KL and roughly 6 km from KLIA and klia2, Mitsui Outlet Park is a mandatory last stop before leaving Malaysia for the flight back home. A wide selection of premium brands, awesome discounts and deals, prepare to shop till you drop at Mitsui Outlet Park...

Monday, May 29, 2017

Fly. Play. Relax. Tune. At Tune Hotels KLIA Sepang...

The joy of foreign travel is all about experiencing the local vibe, tasting the rich cuisine, and being part of the dynamic pulse of the city. And when you get down to it, all you need is a good night's sleep and hot shower in your journey...


...and Tune Hotels takes the fuss and complications out of any travel expedition with its unique core proposition of providing real value. A good night's sleep and a hot shower, check. But there's more to Tune Hotels that make it the perfect home base for business and leisure travel.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Enhancing the Onboard Experience with AirAsia's Santan Food Festival

Inflight meals were usually a hit or miss affair, you never really know what to expect with each and every flight. Not anymore.


AirAsia recently showcased their wide range of inflight meals at the Santan Food Festival, the first and largest inflight food tasting event in Asia. Inspired by the rich culinary heritage of the region, AirAsia's inflight meals reflect the diversity of flavors, with iconic dishes from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, India, Japan, China, and South Korea. Santan, which means coconut milk, is the unifying ingredient common across the region, adding its distinctive creamy and savory richness to many of the region's dishes. Bold, real, fresh, and authentic flavors are what guests and customers can expect with AirAsia, adding yet another layer to enhance the onboard experience. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Culinary Journeys: A Taste of the Secret Kitchens of Samar

Shaped and defined by the abundant harvests from the land and seas and a colorful history, the Secret Kitchens of Samar Kulinarya Tour by the Department of Tourism Eastern Visayas and the City Tourism Offices of Calbayog and Catbalogan showcased the richness and diversity of Samar's distinct local and regional cuisine. Two days of flavorful experiences reflected Samar's unique culinary heritage, with each tasty bite providing insights to a resilient culture.  


The Secret Kitchens of Samar Kulinarya Tour is part of the Department of Tourism's effort to highlight the rich and diverse culinary traditions of the Philippines under the umbrella campaign, Flavors of the Philippines. An offshoot of the recent Madrid Fusion, an annual food festival celebrating the shared history and cuisine of the Philippines and Spain, the Secret Kitchens of Samar Kulinarya Tour focuses on traditional and regional flavors weaving its own tasty notes in the colorful and flavorful fabric of Philippine cuisine. Read on for a unique taste of regional dishes that have endured the test of time, lovingly preserved by the guardians of Samar to be experienced and shared by the next generation...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Discover Lio El Nido...

A unique and one-of-a-kind immersive experience in nature awaits at Palawan's newest travel destination...


Located in El Nido within Bacuit Bay on the west coast of Northern Palawan, the Lio Tourism Estate is Ayala Land's first masterplanned integrated resort community envisioned as an ecologically sustainable tourism destination. The Lio Tourism Estate is an impressive development of hotels and resorts, commercial establishments, residential communities, amenities, and facilities for eco-adventure and leisure travelers. Guided by the principles of sustainability and inclusive growth for minimal impact to the environment, Lio El Nido allows visitors to experience all of its natural beauty while enjoying the modern comforts of a full service resort designed to benefit nearby local communities. Read on and take a sneak peek at Palawan's newest travel destination...
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