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Top Travel Tips: Where to Go during your Break

Okay, what if your semestral break (or vacation leave) is just around the corner, where would you actually have your next adventure?

Well, more than making sure you got the funds for traveling, your travel destination would largely depend on whom you are actually going with – or if you would just be doing some solo travel. And so, before we give you some suggestions, try to answer these to help you decide on where to go next.

Would you be traveling alone or ..?
  1. Would you be traveling alone, else, who would you be with? As we have said earlier, your destination would ultimately be decided according to who your companion is. Like, you can’t just go to the mountains if you’d travel with old, otherwise, grumpy people. All the walking and stuff could just irk them. Meanwhile, being near cliffs or rocky terrain could be dangerous for kids as well.
  2. How long is your break (as well as your companion’s)? Obviously, you can’t just go wherever if you only got a few days off. You got to consider the distance as part of travel time, so if it is far then you would be shaving off valuable vacation time on your itinerary. Too little time might not be worth the expenses – and energy.
    When traveling, time is of the essence
  3. Given that your companion’s availability has been considered, what about budget? Would it be shared or would either of you be shouldering everything? How much is the allotment? If one of you would be paying for everything then be a little sensitive, do not go overboard. Instead, suggest things as if it’s your money that’s being spent while still being able to enjoy the adventure.
  4. Now in deciding where to go, consider what places are in each other’s bucket list. Go for the one that has the most similarities, again given that the budget has been accounted for. Still, to make your trip more secure, enjoyable and cost-efficient consider the season, promos, current situation, reviews and recommendations from all your research. Yeah, do not just hop into the bus with no advanced knowledge at all unless you’re ready for the “what ifs”, whatever they may be. Well, just hope they’re not that bad and with more pluses than minuses, of course.
    Consider the season or where you have not been to yet
  5. Lastly, make sure the weather forecast for the whole vacation is just what you hoped for. Certainly, for while the weather may be unpredictable, any changes would more often than not be just mild unless there was a stormy forecast beforehand – so if you’re in season, that’s no problem. Just don’t forget your kits.
Some Suggested Destinations

While some ideas may be familiar, our suggestions have emotional depth and so, definitely worth the while – so here’s to more fun!

  1. Friend’s hometown. Especially if your friend has not been home in a long time, accompanying him to his hometown would not only be exciting but it would strengthen your friendship as well.
    It would be blast to visit far-away relatives every now and then
  2. Visit ‘long lost’ relatives. While this is similar to number one, what makes it different is that the first one is your friend’s family – while this one are your relatives that you haven’t seen like since grade school! So, wouldn’t it be a pleasant surprise for everybody then? This is like a reunion that doesn’t often happen, so imagine the fun and all those hurriedly put up stories.
  3. Location setting of a movie or drama. Now this is like bringing the big screen to life. Wouldn’t it be awesome to visit the place where your favorite movie was shot? It’s like experiencing déjà vu! Have those selfies at the exact spots, that’d be something.
    Lord of the Rings: Tongariro National Park (New Zealand) – The land of Mordor
  4. Favorite travel destination. While many travels to a certain place because of its renown tourist spot, wouldn’t it be cooler to go to a place with several tourist attractions? Say a beach, a mountain, an eco park and what have you all in one state or province. Like, five birds in one stone! Now, that’s what you call ‘va-ca-tion’.
  5. Popular, otherwise, remote beach. If it’s one of the top beaches in the world or at least the country then that would be great. Still, it would be equally if not more relaxing to be in a ‘remote’ beach, don’t you think? It’s like having your own private island! Just don’t worry if the signal is spotty, after all, you are there for a vacation.
  6. Historical or cultural site. In some ways, this is like suggestion number three yet although the site may not have been used in a movie, it doesn’t mean that the place is so-so. After all, there’s just so many beautiful sites around the world that governments and locals even need to promote them for all of us to know!
    World famous Boracay (Philippines) is about to formally reopen in two weeks time
  7. Trending attractions. These are the newly opened or renovated tourist attractions. Obviously, because it’s new or renovated, a lot of promoting would be done that it would end up #trending. The thing with this one though is that you would be with a thousand other people who could be there, too. Now, that could spoil the fun – so timing is important here.

Happy and safe travels!

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TODAY: Top 10 Things in Cebu City

As the world turns, times change and so do trends. Still, not all ‘hot’ stuff is new — others have been around since civilization could remember that we sort of ignore them.

So in no particular order, here are the current ‘trends’ in Cebu City.

Zumba

With greater emphasis on health and beauty nowadays, Zumba has become a way of life — that one could normally see (and join for free) these workouts in malls, whether at the top floor or at the car park.

Lotto I Swertres

Games of chance sort of gives the masses some hope in trying times that it has brought about an unusual ‘brotherhood’ especially in swertres where numbers are shared to help each other out.

Regular Mall Bargains

With mall bargains and ‘ukay-ukay’ stores everywhere, locals are just not yet ready to embrace the convenience of online shopping.

Massage Kiosks

Saunas and spas have been feeling stiff competition from electronic massage chairs to massages offered by the blind that they have to do promos to stay relevant against these ‘on-the-go’ alternatives.

Fresh Avocado Juice

Haven’t really noticed this even last year (have you?) in the streets of Colon, so avocado juice is definitely one of those new hot stuffs out there — and could be a seasonal thing from now on. After all, it’s healthy and delicious — and affordable, too!

Ice Skating

There may not be snow in the Philippines but ever since locals have been introduced to ice skating, we have seen enthusiasts grow immensely. Would we see more Michael Martinez’ someday?

Short shorts

While ‘ukay-ukay’ has now been a fixture, here’s one clothing line that seems to get more and more fans from such stores — the short shorts — that it has become part of the new everyday attire.

Street food: Seafood

The famed ‘pongko pongko’ has recently expanded! Though this tasty seafood in BBQ sticks isn’t sold alongside puso (hanging rice), it’s still addicting. Haven’t you tried it?

Self-service car wash (above) | Coin-operated laundry (below)

We already know about the existence of self-service restaurants but self-service car washes and self-operating laundries are on the rise. Tho car washes are for those on the road, these laundry shops are especially good if you’re not so busy. And they’re pocket-friendly!

Skateboarding

Do not be surprised if you see more than just cars and motorbikes on the road these days, skateboarding has become increasingly popular among youngsters that it has hit the streets and has even been restricted in many schools.

Street Style: Are Ripped Jeans Starting to Fade?

If there’s one thing noticeable in celebrity street styling these days, it’s their pants. Ripped jeans are being worn lesser, or at least, lesser rips; while the emphasis has gone back to hems and pockets.

Some are bell-bottoms. Others just tight as in skinny jeans. While folding is also making a comeback. Well, that’s how fashion really is — a cycle. Thus, ‘pairing’ is the key, as always.

Bethenny Frankel in NYC

Grayish jeans with a folded hem and no belt for Beth. More than the shirt, it’s her jacket and boots that ‘carried the show’ for her.

Ali Larter in LA

Look at ’em pockets, nice! For Ali, it’s bell-bottoms and no belt as well. Again, the jacket played a role in our celebrity’s style. Cool!

Selena Gomez in Los Angeles

While Selena’s Gianvito Rossi sandals is just too chic to ignore, she simply looks great in her half-tucked tops that went well with her skinny jeans. Yes, for all and sundry, jeans are sexier with no belt — it only shows you don’t need anything to make your figure known.

Reese Witherspoon

Now, how ’bout dresses? Flowers are simply blooming, yes? Just one of ’em designs that has always been around — floral. And Reese is just one of those who wears ’em a lot more than other stars do.

Victoria Beckham in Paris

Victoria would always be Victoria. A fashion icon — that when she wears something, it must be the trend. Hey, long skirts are ‘in’!

Instagram: ‘Live’ Fashion Shots 7

Well folks, time again to see what’s hip on this side of the world. And so, we now bring you some of the most ‘well-liked’ women’s outfits in our ‘live’ fashion shots from Instagram..

Our seventh installment.

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Hmm… Notice somethin’? Most are basically skirts, eh?! Girls must be getting tired of washing ’em pants, and more so, dresses. Haha!

But kidding aside, it’s a combination of style and comfort that’s obviously prodding our women to wear such..

Are you in, or out?

Instagram: ‘Live’ Fashion Shots 6

Well, how ’bout another round of ‘live’ fashion? Yeah? that would be great as we’ll get to know what’s trending lately without really waiting so much. Good for you. Good for us.

Hey, it’s the ‘ber’ months, shopping time — again! Yey!
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In case you’ve missed, or you don’t wanna miss the latest trends on this part of the world — Follow Us.

Till next time, Ciao!

Instagram: ‘Live’ Fashion Shots 4

Well, here now is our fourth batch for our Instagram’s ‘live’ fashion shots. Yep, just as before you’ll see some of our well-liked styles that’s been trending on this side of the world — and could be something for you!

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So, have you any of these styles in mind? Gotta hurry while they’re hot!! For more of our fashion and other trends — Just Follow Us!

Till next time, Ciao!

Instagram: ‘Live’ Fashion Shots 3

It’s been a while since our second ‘live’ fashion shots, so now it’s about time for our third installment. And here are some of our well-liked and yes, ‘live’ fashion shots posted on Instagram — clothes that you might find suitable for you and your pocket, too..

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Well, these are the styles that were trending in our third batch — so, follow us at Instagram to see more of the trends — and other stuffs on this side of the world. Till then, Ciao!