One of the country’s most cherished heritage hotels, Taal Vista Hotel, recently unveiled a newly restored Lobby, Lobby Lounge and Bar alongside refurbished rooms and suites in its Mountain Wing last November 17, 2012.
Tudor facade of Taal Vista Hotel
Design firm MP Interior Design selected a palette of warm earthy natural hues in rich shades of chartreuse, chocolate brown and gold to give the feel of an elegant country home that is comforting and familiar. Continue reading “Taal Vista Hotel unveils restored Lobby and Mountain Wing Rooms” »
It’s the same dilemma we all face when we’re booking a holiday. Do we drive to the airport, take the train, hop on a bus or fork out for taxis? One way or the other, unless you’ve got a sympathetic friend or a family member who can drop you off at the terminal, you’re going to have to pay for the privilege of getting to your departure airport.
Of course it makes sense to choose your nearest airport, both for cheaper transport costs and for ease of access, but if it’s a small or regional airport you may have to pay supplements if you choose this over a larger airport such as Gatwick or Manchester.
Judging by the vast array of cars parked near the terminals and the masses of parking providers clustered around the airports, it’s clear that many of us opt for airport parking. But how do you find a good deal on airport parking that won’t break the bank? Continue reading “How to find a Good Deal on Airport Parking” »
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
― Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan
Despite the scarcity of moolah I experienced throughout the year, I somehow managed to scraped off some travel funds and get my butt across 13+ destinations, both locally and abroad.
So before a new calendar goes up the wall – unless the world comes to a stand still today thanks to the prediction of the Mayans – I would like to take this chance to reminisce and look back to those crazy times I had on the road.
Anawangin / Nagsasa / Capones, Zambales
PTB Bagets at Anawangin Cove, Zambales. Photo credit to Ian of Brownmantrips.com
This spontaneous trip to Zambales paved the way for all my wandering adventures in 2012. Out of nowhere, I ended up joining the birthday trip of a co-blogger named Ivan where I also met other adventurous souls like Elal, Chino, Byron, Ian, Cai and JL.
Together, we traversed Mount Pundaquit in the middle of the scorching heat of the afternoon sun (believe me when I say I almost died on that trek!), scared ourselves senseless during a kwentuhan-slash-takutan session in Nagsasa Cove, marveled at the night sky veiled with thousands of twinkling stars and bathe in the rough waters of Capones to reach the rustic Faro Punta de Capones. Needless to say, it was an unforgettable trip made even more remarkable by new-found friends. Continue reading “2012: A year of Perpetual Summer” »
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- Proclamation No. 295 | Philippine Holidays for 2012 and list of long weekends
- TRAVEL GUIDE | Anawangin and Nagsasa Cove
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- EL NIDO | Pangalusian Island and Secret Lagoon Beach
- Travel Guide: Caramoan
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