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Side Street Eateries in Vigan for an Authentic Ilocano Food Trip

Vigan City is famous not just because of its cultural heritage and Spanish style houses but also because of the rich Ilocano cuisine, ranging from simple vegetable dishes such as the pinakbet to tourist favorites bagnet (deep fried crispy pork belly) and longganisa (Filipino-style sausages). Many restaurants and eateries in this heritage city offer a wide selection of meals and Vigan food products, but those at the city corners deserve our attention. Here are just a few of those that give both locals and tourists an authentic Vigan food trip feel. Kusina de Kenyong Price range: PhP100 to 200 per person Vigan food trip read more ... Hotels in the Philippines continue reading
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6 Beaches in Southern Luzon That Won’t Hurt Your Wallet

Hitting the beach is a no-brainer this summer. But if you’re concerned about time and money, set those excuses aside. . May it be an adventurous camping experience or a luxurious relaxation that you’re after, a few hours’ drive and some little money are all you need. ShoppersGuide rounded up six beaches in South Luzon that are easy to reach and will not hurt your wallet. Grab your hats and sunscreens and check out these places. Cagbalete Island Location: Mauban, Quezon Travel Time: 4-5 hours affordable beaches in South Luzon read more ... Shopping in the Philippines continue reading
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Sizzling New Spots in Cebu for Summer 2017

Cebu is teeming with lovely new gardens, filled with both real and artificial flowers. New establishments have also opened which have interesting and seasonally appropriate offerings to customers. Check out our roundup of interesting places to visit this summer in the Queen City of the South. GARDENS TO VISIT TIEZA Botanical Garden new places to visit in Cebu 2017 read more ... continue reading
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This Week in Cebu (March 27 to April 2, 2017)

Cebu is becoming increasingly urban, and modernization efforts are being made in trying to keep up with the demands of this growing city. This week, renovations are already under way to transform the Mactan airport into a world-class facility, while plans for a more efficient transport system are being developed. Other exciting developments like a new restaurant and unique water sports make the city an ideal destination to visit for the summer. Council pushes proposal for sea transport, railways to allay traffic news this week in Cebu read more ... continue reading
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Where to Go for a New and Different Dining Experience in Batangas?

With all the restaurants found in every nook and corner, restaurants have to offer more than just good food. Good food is tops but it is a plus to eat great food in a place where there is welcoming and interesting ambiance. In Lipa City, Batangas, four café restaurants show us what concept restaurants should be. All of them are worth visiting more than once. Purple Beetle Café Store Hours: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM Price Range: PhP80 to PhP185 concept restaurants in Batangas read more ... continue reading
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Water Parks Near Metro Manila You Can Go to for a Quick Weekend Break

Summer time is party time! We all want a water-filled adventure plus exhilarating activities that will make our vacation more eventful. However, a two-day weekend with no work and school is not enough for those who want to fly very far away from the busy city. The good news is that there are water parks that are a few minutes away from Metro Manila with impressive amenities for leisure and entertainment. Check out our list of water parks near Metro Manila that you can visit for the weekend this summer. Big Rock Farm Resort water parks near Metro Manila read more ... continue reading
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Why I Opted to Buy a Used Car: Thoughts of a First-time Car Owner

It was a long-term goal for me to get my own car. But before I even get into the details of why I made such a purchase, and my choice of getting a secondhand car, let’s first put things in context. I believe this would help give a better understanding about my choice and even help you in your own decision-making. I am more inclined to commute and get into public transportation. I never got to learn to drive before I actually got my own ride and was content and got used-to commuting. However, with the changes in climate and the growth in population in and out of the metro adding to the woes of commuting, public transportation has started to lose much of its charisma to me. I decided to save for my own car back in 2005. It was only mid-2016 that I finally achieved that goal. why choose a secondhand car read more ... continue reading
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This Week in Metro Manila (March 20 to 26, 2017)

This week in Metro Manila, the sun will be blazing throughout the week. Mother Nature will also be in the lime light as Earth Hour will happen this week, plus the newest updates on the traffic and airline buzz. Light trucks banned in EDSA and Shaw Boulevard trucks ban EDSA read more ... continue reading
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8 Practical and Affordable Gift Ideas for Graduates

The sight of flying mortarboards always excites us—a graduation cap thrown up in the air symbolizes that a student’s hard work and dedication has paid off after a long, arduous haul. The new graduates are now bound to take the next big step—get a college education or seek a job that will secure their future. Indeed, they deserve only the best in life as they take a leap of faith to adulthood. Send them off with these fully functional items you can give them on their graduation day. Travel Journal practical gifts for graduation Philippines read more ... continue reading
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5 Great Finds at Starmall Edsa-Shaw (Plus Tips!)

Starmall Edsa Shaw

Starmall’s façade along Shaw Boulevard (Image: Starmall EDSA-Shaw)

Standing along the corner of Shaw Boulevard and EDSA for almost two decades now, Starmall has become a landmark and a common meeting point of people coming from the north and the south of the metro. It is home to numerous stores and dining places, just like its bigger neighboring counterparts. Yet, with food stands offering affordable eats and stores selling goods for as low as PhP20, we can understand why this mall is a favorite go-to place of locals. read more ... continue reading
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