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Taal Volcano Crater Tour | Tagaytay Philippines

August 9, 2017
Taal Volcano Crater

When in Tagaytay, hike to the Taal Volcano Crater After experiencing the beauty of Mt. Pinatubo, we decided to venture south to Tagaytay to visit the Taal Volcano Crater. It’s located on the Island of Luzon, in the province of Batangas and a little over 30 miles south of Manila. What makes this Volcano particularly interesting is the way it is situated. Let us explain. Taal is an island within…

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A Spot of Tea in Makati | Lunch at Mary Grace inside Century City Mall

July 30, 2017
Tea in Makati

The Best Place to Sip on Tea in Makati I’ll have to admit, shopping, lunch & high tea were not on our list of ‘to-dos’ when visiting Makati. I simply couldn’t resist when I passed by and saw people sipping tea served out of colorful pots + plates of pastries spread out over every table top. Maybe it’s just the ‘Alice’ in me that pulls up a chair at the sight…

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Makati Nightlife: A-Venue, Poblacion, Burgos & Makati Street

July 29, 2017
Burgos Street

While you won’t find pristine beaches near Metro Manila, it’s the perfect place for the city-goer. Enjoy fine dining in BGC (Bonifacio Global City aka ‘The Fort’), party in/around Burgos Street in Makati (Manila’s former red light district) or even gamble at Solaire, Sofitel or the City of Dreams – Manila’s version of Las Vegas Strip. Whatever you enjoy doing when the sun goes down, Metro Manila offers…

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A Day at Rizal Park a.k.a Luneta Park in Manila Philippines

July 28, 2017
Rizal Park

When you visit Manila, it’s an absolute MUST to visit Rizal Park (aka Luneta), one of the largest urban parks in Asia. The park is spread out over 40 acres of gardens, lawns, ponds, cafes, museums and monuments. It’s also one of the highest rated parks in Asia According to Agoda Travelers and one of the best places to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life. Like Central Park in New York, Luneta is…

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Staying at Bognot Lodge – Alvin Guesthouse at Pinatubo

July 26, 2017
Bognot Lodge

Alvin’s Guesthouse Near Mt. Pinatubo If you are looking for a place to stay before trekking up Mt. Pinatubo, look no further than Alvin’s Guesthouse (formerly known as Bognot Homestay). His B&B is conveniently located at the base of the majestic Volcano and is open all year round for travelers. We found Alvin’s Guesthouse on Airbnb and we were so fortunate we did. It was the perfect place to…

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Photo Diary: Mount Pinatubo Philippines Day Tour 2017

July 26, 2017
Mount Pinatubo Philippines

We couldn’t visit the Phil without doing a Mount Pinatubo Philippines Day Tour. Climbing a Volcano was definitely on our bucket list and we were eager to cross it off. The Mt Pinatubo Volcano sits at the tripping of the provinces of Zambales, Tarmac, and Pampanga on the Philippine Island of Luzon. The crater was formed after the eruption in June of 1991 which volcanologists consider the 2nd…

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Why you need to travel with a Wifi Hotspot in the Philippines

July 23, 2017
Why you need to travel with a Wi-Fi Hotspot in the Philippines

It’s been over a week since we’ve been in the Philippines and the one thing we’ve noticed here is the very poor Wi-Fi. This may even be an understatement. You never realize how much you need your phone and data until you are in another country without service. If you’ve ever traveled to the Philippine Islands, then you know the painful Wi-Fi situation all too well. You check into hotels…

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Camara and Capones Island Hopping | Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales

July 20, 2017
Camara and Capones Island Hopping

Photo Diary: Camara and Capones Island Hopping After three days in Olangapo City, we decided to take a one hour taxi ride (cost: 1,500 pesos) up North to Pundaquit.  This area is known for it’s sun, surf and beaches! We decided to stay at a local hotel called the ‘Pundaquit Sun and Surf‘ which offers air conditioned rooms or Kubos (small huts) for less than $1,500 pesos per night…

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Staying at The Pub Hotel in Zambales Philippines

July 19, 2017
The Pub Hotel

Every time we travel, we love visiting places out of the norm. When it comes to the Philippines, everyone has heard of Boracay and Palawan. After all, they are both ranked as two of the top 10 Beaches in the World. While we won’t be skipping out on those two hot spots, we also wanted to experience places off the beaten path. Olangapo was one of those hidden gems we discovered. It’s a small…

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Our Four Month Move to the Philippines

July 11, 2017
Temporary Move to the Philippines

Hello everyone! We’ve just arrived on the beautiful island of the Philippines! After a few years of planning, we couldn’t be more excited to be back to one of our favorite places in the world. We will be here for four months and plan to document all our adventures along the way.  Our goal is to experience all the Islands have to offer & to decide if there is a future…