Work and Play with these Boutique Hotels in San Jose

May 27th, 2016

 

Heading to San Jose for business? If you are one of Silicon Valley’s thousands of business travelers, you deserve more than just a place to sleep. Check out these boutique hotels in San Jose to enjoy the city’s best when it comes to entertainment, attractions, and business facilities.

Stay in the Center of it All

 

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Visitors love to go to Santana Row, San Jose’s outdoor mall and  premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Hotel Valencia Santana Row is the only hotel in Santana Row and it’s just 10 minutes away from the San Jose Convention Center.

This hotel is great for business executives or those who want some indulgence when visiting San Jose. The hotel’s ambience shows Spanish flair with wrought-iron lattice and step-out balconies, and guests can enjoy views of the Santa Cruz Mountains from its rooftop wine bar.  On top of its modern business center, Hotel Valencia offers 24-hour room service, a pool, fitness center, same day laundry, and valet.

 

 

Bring the Kids

 

 

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Thinking about enjoying a family trip while on business in San Jose? Fontaine Inn Downtown-Fairgrounds has affordable rooms so extending your stay will never be a problem.

The location is ideal – only 6 miles from the airport and close to major Silicon Valley companies. Top theme parks like Great America and Raging Waters are nearby!

While catering to your needs as a business traveler, your family will love the outdoor pool. Driving all the way to San Jose? This hotel offers free parking!

 

 

Stay Longer in San Jose

 

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Not all business travelers are operating on a tech company’s budget. If you are on your own and looking for cheap hotels in San Jose, Extended Stay America San Jose-Edenvale North is your best choice.

Located in a nice, safe neighborhood, Extended Stay America San Jose-Edenvale North is perfect for longer stays. The rooms are clean and spacious, and each room has a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own food to save money. And for a little treat, guests will love the bath tub – just what you need after a long day in San Jose. This hotel also offers laundry facilities.

 

Never Miss a Flight

 

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If you want to stay near the airport, pick another property of Extended Stay America. Extended Stay America San Jose-Airport is only two minutes away from the airport and close to the rail station to downtown.

Guests at this hotel will love the in-room fully equipped kitchen, large workspace, Grab-and-Go breakfast, wireless printer in the lobby, and business center.  For some relaxation, this hotel has a fitness room and a pool.

Enjoy Post-meeting Entertainment

 

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Hotel De Anza is an imposing structure in the downtown area of San Jose with its neon sign and distinct Art Deco architecture. After all, this hotel first opened in 1931 during the Jazz Age. Through the years, the hotel has kept its status as a classy luxury hotel where business travelers can relax and enjoy some entertainment over food and music.

With only 100 guest rooms and 9 suites, each guest receives personalized service. Rooms are well-appointed and include indulgences like in-room espresso machines and complimentary cookies and fruits. Some of the amenities unique to this hotel are a Midnight Snack Program, 24-hour gym, and multilingual staff.

Whether you are looking for a hotel where you can enjoy drinks with your colleagues, or a wallet-friendly hotel in San Jose, these boutique hotels in San Jose have you covered.

This article is written for Hipmunk’s  Boutique Hotels  in the US Fall 2015

 

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How to Get to Concepcion Iloilo Beaches

May 26th, 2016

 

 

 

Thanks for reading our family trip to Concepcion’s Bulobadiangan and Agho Islands. As promised, I’m sharing here how to get to the islands of Concepcion. If you haven’t read it, here it is:

Visiting the Island of Concepcion, Iloilo wit Kids

There are many entry points going to Concepcion but Iloilo City ( via boat or plane from Manila and othe major cities) is the most common route. For Roll-On Roll-Off points, check out the port of Culasi ( Ajuy), Roxas City, and Aklan’s Caticlan port.

Iloilo City to Concepcion, Iloilo

 

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Distance from Iloilo City to Concepcion is at least 98 kilometres. Set aside at least 2 hours of road travel, depending on driving speed and road condition. For those taking public transportation from Iloilo City, get the bus from Ceres terminal or van in Tagbak terminal.

I will be sharing more on how to get to Concepcion from Iloilo via private vehicle. It’s quite easy though even for first-time visitors – just drive along the National Highway, passing the northern towns of Barotac Viejo until Ajuy. Once you pass by Poblacion Ajuy, look for the road that separates Concepcion and Sara.

The side and the entry road is narrow, it can be tricky. We almost got lost because the signage was covered with election posters  even though we went after elections. Going right is Concepcion and left is Sara.

Once you turn right to Concepcion, just go straight. You know you are on the right track once you see the peak of Mt. Manaphag. Go to the plaza and look for the Tourism Office.

 

Concepcion Tourism Office

 

 

Most local visitors have direct contacts of boat transfers going to the islands of Concepcion. I’m glad that the local tourism office of Concepcion are readily available to assist walk-in visitors.  Personally, I feel more secure if I arrange it with the tourism office.

They gave us a nice boat – safe with life jackets- and helped me haggle the price. Pay Php25 ( per adult) as environmental fee and you are helping the municipality of Concepcion in tracking their number of tourists. They will ask you where you’re going and if you want to go island hopping.

Feel free to ask for their recommendations and suggestions. Here’s their contact number in case you want to get in touch with them before your trip:

Concepcion Tourism Office – +63 998 216 8581 / (033) 396-7731

Boat Going to Bulobadiangan Island

 

Boat rides going to the beaches of Concepcion is at Php1,500 ( small boats, pictured above) and Php2,000 (for bigger boats).  I suggest, you take the big boats, these are the boats from Sandbar Beach Resort. Aside from having a bigger capacity, they are safer and more stable.

” Why are the boat rides expensive?”

Im glad I went and talked with the lovely tourism officer of Concepcion.  I find it ridiculously expensive at first, especially the Php1,000 per island rate for island hopping. Turns out, you will be renting the boat for your whole trip and it will be chartered. I thought the boats will leave you and come back on your desired time. The arrangement is very safe for tourists – you know you will not be left alone in an island.

On top of that, we had a tour guide and assistants ( our boatmen helped  the boys jumping from the boat into the water) . The big boats served as our beach base. As I kept mentioning, we didn’t take a cottage during our trip.

Unlike other beach destinations like Guimaras, travelers are not on a steady schedule. They only serve when there are demands from passengers since the islands of Concepcion are uninhabited. Most of the boats are for fishing and not for transporting beach trippers like us.

There you have it. My super mini travel guide to Concepcion, Iloilo on how to get there. If I missed something or if you have some questions, feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks for reading!

 

 

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Boutique Hotels in New York and Its Neighboring Cities

May 25th, 2016

 

Staying in boutique hotels in New York makes your trip in the city more enjoyable and relaxed. If you are looking for affordable boutique hotels, this list is for you. Likewise, read on for more boutique hotels in Washington, D.C. and nearby destinations.

Boutique Experience for Less

 

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Many guests avoid boutique hotels because they think these properties are costly but Washington Jefferson Hotel can testify that you don’t have to spend a lot to stay in these type of hotels.

This hotel provides standard in-room amenities but its site is impeccable. Located in Midtown, guests are just a few minutes away from Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park. The Theater District is only a 5-minute walk.

All 158 rooms and suites are spacious, modern, and safe. Frequent guests swear at the service and warmth of the staff.

Artistic Taste at the Village

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The Redbury New York, formerly Martha Washington Hotel  is another Midtown Manhattan hotel. If you love visual arts, then you will enjoy their interiors filled with photographs by Matthew Rolston along with classy red colors and patterns. The hotel decor evokes the music publishing hot spot of Tin Pan Alley, once located in the same neighborhood as this hotel.

For food and drinks, this hotel has a pizzeria named Marta and a cozy lobby bar, Bar Marta. Guest services include multi-lingual staff, 24-hour fitness center, and a notary service for business travelers.

Celebrities’ Choice

 

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For those who want to stay in a less hectic part of the city, Washington Square Hotel is for you. Located in Greenwich Village, an area known for artists and creatives, this historic hotel has hosted personalities like Ernest Hemingway, Chuck Berry, and the Rolling Stones.

Situated in a historic landmark and decorated in Art Deco style, this hotel is a gem. Each room has Keurig coffee makers, designer toiletries, and offers views of the village and the park. Penthouse suites have the luxury of city views and body jet showers. Amenities include a spa, fitness room, restaurant, and a bar.

Resort for all Seasons

 

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Need to get out of the city?  Head to New Hampshire for a rujevenating stay at Omni Mount Washington Resort! This historic hotel dates back to 1902. Set within White Mountain National Forest, this resort provides year-round activities for guests.

In summer, guests will have fun with rock climbing, mountain climbing, river tubing, archery, horseback riding, and fly fishing. Then it becomes a mecca for winter holidays with Bretton Woods as the largest ski resort in the state of New Hampshire and offers skiing, ice skating, sleigh riding, tubing, and a lot more!

A family-friendly hotel, guests will love the homey ambiance of the rooms with poster beds and fireplaces.

Stress-free Business

 

Photo by Hyatt Regency Washington DC

 

Taking a business trip to Washington, D.C.?  Check out Hyatt Regency Washington D.C.! With its prime location in the downtown area, top attractions in the capital are just nearby.

This hotel provides a relaxing ambiance for its business travelers thanks to the soft gray colors accentuated with citrus hues. Rooms are modern and ergonomically designed with an oversized desk. Details such as more electrical plugs makes Hyatt Regency a top choice among business travelers.

From Midtown New York to the outdoors of New Hampshire, or visiting the capital, rely on these boutique hotels when it comes to comfort, convenience, service, and little indulgences in between.

 

This article is written for Boutique Hotels in the US Fall 2015

 

 

 

 

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Visiting the Islands of Concepcion with Kids

May 22nd, 2016

 

 

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The islands of northern Iloilo are continuously creating buzz over the years. Tranquil, ” virgin”, and immensely a great place to unwind and enjoy the benefits of saltwater therapy. But is it safe to bring the kids along?        

As a parent, this is always my main concern. My husband and I have been Islas de Gigantes in Carles and would like to venture more beaches in northern Iloilo. One of my friends went to Concepcion’s Bulobadiangan Island with their kids including their baby, so I thought, “let’s give it a try“.        

After traveling more than two hours from Iloilo City, I went straight to Concepcion Iloilo Tourism Office for our boat transfer. Most locals contact their boats directly, but I’ll explain in a separate post on why it is better to ask the assistance of the tourism office.        

Our boat for Php2,000 covers the whole trip.  I first thought it’s too expensive but seeing the boat, it is worth the price. It also turned out to be cost-effective.  

 

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The smaller boats cost Php1,500 but for those bringing along kids, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you take the bigger boat especially if you are planning to check out other islands in Concepcion Iloilo aside from Bulobadiangan Island.

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Travel time from the poblacion to Bulobadiangan Island is 20-25 minutes. It’s hard to think about time with plenty of things to see along the way. Concepcion has many offshore islands, making its water calmer. Unlike other island destinations where it is in an open sea, those places are a little bit scary for kids and mommies.

We also saw the Concepcion Coal Plant. I didn’t know they have it there.    

 

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Bulobadiangan Island

 

Among all Concepcion Iloilo beaches, Bulubadiangan is the most visited island, more popularly known as Sandbar Beach Resort. Most people will tell you that you’ve never been to Concepcion if you skipped their sandbar.

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We didn’t occupy a cottage because our boat has bigger space. See the savings from renting a bigger boat? Our big boat casted a shadow, giving us some shade for a beach picnic!   

 

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Bring packed lunch when visiting these tourist spots in Concepcion, Iloilo. I packed rice, Don Rite sausages, fried pork and breakfast leftovers. The small stores in the island serve drinks and basic food like chips.

Be careful swimming and look out for sea urchins. We saw a group of ten spiny creatures. They were the cutest. This part of the sandbar has plenty of star fish!

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    Another angle of the sandbar of Concepcion, Iloilo facing Igbon Island.

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We didn’t spend a lot of time at Sandbar Beach Resort to mazimixe our time at Agho Island. Our boat captain said it is better than Balubadiangan Island.

 

 

Agho Island

 

If we can go back to Concepcion, I will prioritize Agho Island itinerary and then visit other islands.  From the sandbar island, it takes less than 15 minutes. We passed by fishing villages and houses perched on rocks facing the Visayan Sea.

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The route means more open water and I was thankful that we took the big boat. Liam is a little bit scared of open sea and waves but with a bigger sea vessel, he enjoyed the ride.  

 

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Welcome to Agho Island!

 

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It goes without saying that this is the top things to do in Agho Island, second are taking tons of selfies and photos.

 

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I love Agho Island. So far, it’s my favorite in terms of “swimmability”. The local festival, Tampisaw Festival suits well. The water is clear and just a few steps from the shore are fishes.

 

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Pan de Azucar Island’s Mt. Manaphag serves as a good backdrop. The sand is also finer and softer at Agho.

 

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I won’t divulge more because I’ll be writing a separate post on Agho. Let me just summarize everything for Concepcion Iloilo island hopping with kids.

Rates and Expenses

1. Environmental fee – Php25 per adult ( free for kids)
2. Entrance fee per island – Php25 per adult ( free for kids)
3. Cottage – Php 400
4. Island hopping – Php500 per island ( Tourism Office rate), direct transaction costs (Php1,000).
5. Parking – Php100 .

 

Travel tips for Concepcion, Iloilo

1. Buy your own food and plenty of water.
2. Bring floaties, goggles, and snorkeling gears. A store in front of the tourism office ( market) sells them.
3. Visit Tourism Office ( 09982168581)  unless you trust your contact 101% for safety reasons and best rates. Tourism officer, Ms. Jeneve Yu  ( 09291179380)  haggled our boat for Php1,800 instead of Php2,000 which we used for tips  (please give). She also gave a tip for budget travelers – just find a shady spot in the island to save money from renting a cottage.

4. BEST TIME to visit – weekdays and summer. Water is calm during summer, avoid Habagat season. During weekdays, you can get haggle along with less crowd.

Thank you, Ms. Jen of Concepcion Tourism Office for your help!  Stay tuned for more stories on Concepcion, Iloilo.

Check out more beach destinations

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Mantigue Island, Camiguin

Mararison Island, Antique

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Family Party at Sheridan Boutique Resort

May 19th, 2016

 

 

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One of my failures as a mother is my laziness when it comes to hosting birthday parties. It is simply tedious that I can feel my pelvic bones shatter into pieces.  First birthdays are a must but succeeding parties, I bribe them with travels or a small family outing. I’m just glad my fellow parents ( my kids’ friends’ parents) understands and knows my personality.  

 

For Liam’s birthday, we planned to spend it at Sheridan Boutique Resort, just outside the city of Iloilo. I’ve attended two events there and I love the tranquility of the resort. I’ve been longing to bring my family to Sheridan and hopefully, a staycation in the future.

 

After surprising him with this astonishing Spiderman cake from Tinapayan Bakeshop’s Special Cake ( he was teary-eyed) and Sunday mass, we head off to Oton.  

 

 

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The resort’s Azure Infinity Pool. Other properties of Sheridan are Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa in Palawan and Sheridan Villas in Boracay.

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The pool is safe for kids.

 

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Ayanna Garden Restaurant, Sheridan’s in-house restaurant accommodated us at the gazebo. Relaxed and a quick escape not just for the birthday boy but for all of us.

 

 

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Liam’s birthday lunch! Not pictured is his Mac n Cheese. Ayanna offers kid’s menu- a rare treat here in Iloilo.

 

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If you want to spend a day in Sheridan Boutique Resort with pool use and lunch or dinner, you can have for only Php500net/pax.

 

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The infinity pool is a good “travel” spot without going too far. The whole property is very peaceful as well. Even it was a Sunday, you won’t feel overcrowded. The pool also has a little shade.

 

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When the kids are done with the pool, the resort has a play area. Thus, this resort is truly a family-friendly resort in Iloilo.

 

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Summer is not over yet, go to Sheridan for a quick dip, dining, or a weekend stay.  Your family will surely have a great time.

Big thanks to Sheridan Boutique Resort. We would like to commend our server that day, Sir Romy ( not sure of the spelling). Thank you for taking care of use and for the initiative, providing us with things even before we asked for them.

Big thanks for giving this boy the best birthday, ever!

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Check In to Any of these Boutique Hotels in New York City

May 14th, 2016

 

From cheap hotels to luxury hotels, New York City has a long list of accommodatons for travelers to choose. Check out these boutique hotels in New York City for your next visit to the Big Apple.

Walk in the Park with Hudson

Photo by Hudson New York, Central Park

Hudson New York, Central Park is tantamount to chic, contemporary style thanks to the brilliance of designer Philippe Starck.  This luxury boutique hotel in New York attracts trendy and stylish travelers who want to stay in sophisticated, modern guest rooms.

Guests will love the clean space of the rooms fitted with the latest amenities. Penthouse apartments have a wood-burning fireplace and a landscaped terrace with unobstructed views of the city. Hudson boasts five on-site venues including the Hudson Bar cocktail bar and lounge and the Sky Terrace (seasonal). With its location just a few steps away from Central Park, key attractions in New York are within reach.

 

Do Business Beyond the Usual at Excelsior

 

Photo by Excelsior Hotel

 

Excelsior Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel housed in one of New York’s historic landmark buildings. This 4-star hotel stands in Manhattan’s Upper West Side with a direct view of the American Museum of Natural History, as well as easy access to Central Park and Madison Avenue. Excelsior Hotel appeals to business and upscale travelers alike with its Art Deco inspired rooms and amenities that include a fitness center, business center, and meeting rooms. On top of basic amenities, guests in the Superior and Deluxe rooms enjoy bathrobes, umbrellas, pant press, and overnight shoeshine service.

Pamper Yourself at The Lucerne

 

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The Lucerne Hotel is hard to miss while strolling along the posh Upper West Side. The Lucerne’s building dates back to 1904 and features distinct, imposing architecture. Inside, guests will find warm, inviting décor and luxurious in-room amenities that include marble baths, plush bedding, and Keurig coffee makers. Other offerings are a concierge, spa, fitness center, free parking, and airport transfers. The Lucerne is also a top business hotel with its dedicated conference and meeting facilities.

 

Work and Play at W New York

 

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If you’re looking for a great location while doing business in New York, W New York Downtown, located in the Financial District, is the hotel for you. This boutique hotel is conveniently located in the Financial District and hosts the Living Room Bar + Terrace for those who want to relax and play after a long business day in New York.

The décor at W New York Downtown is funky and bold, and the views of New York City from the floor-to-ceiling windows can’t be beat. Choose a room with a view of the waterfront, the Financial District, or the World Trade Center Complex. Sleek and quirky, this hotel is also pet-friendly.

 

 

Enjoy Old World Charm at Mansfield

 

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This boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan offers 126 rooms that bring back old world charm to guests. The hotel’s M Bar is an award-winning lounge while The Club Room is a restored library complete with a fireplace and table games. The majority of the hotel’s décor is made of hardwood, giving The Mansfield Hotel a classic elegant vibe.

Grandeur continues as Mansfield offers 24-hour room service, fully-stocked mini bar, 24-hour complimentary coffee & tea, and complimentary shoe shine. All guest rooms have sprawling spaces, and guests who book a luxury penthouse will enjoy glamorous amenities like a sunken Jacuzzi bathtub.

Whatever the demands of your visit to New York City or your own preference when it comes to hotel accommodations, these boutique hotels in New York surely deliver.

This article is written for Boutique Hotels in the US Fall 2015. Check out my other hotel recommendations here:

Five Boutique Hotels in New York You Should Know

Diverse Places to Stay in New York

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Baras Beach, Guimaras Island

May 12th, 2016

 

 

 

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When I was still studying in UP Visayas, my friends often brag about Baras Beach Resort. I think during that time, it was a sought-after resort especially among those who want a rustic resort in Guimaras.

I didn’t miss the chance to visit Baras Beach during our last island hopping in the island – just out of curiosity.  As of this writing, Baras Beach is not open for business. Our boatmen told us some information about the death of the owner but I won’t be sharing more details since I can’t verify if they were true or not. What I got is that it is currently up for sale, in double digit millions.  

 

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I understand the popularity of Baras Beach Resort back in the day. Today it is in a shabby state but you can still see that way it was a hip place to enjoy island life. Secluded and peaceful. We spotted the resort’s sail boat and run-down structures.   Littered around the resort are empty bottles and burnout camp fires. I assume locals still sneak into the property.

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How luxurious it would have been to wake up to the placid waters in this part of Guimaras.

 

 

 

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The sand is not as soft but I can envision what a nice place Baras Beach was. The scenery and the beachfront is still a sight to behold.

 

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I hope someone can buy and develop the property, bringing Baras Beach Resort back to its reputation as one of the best resorts in Guimaras.  Have you been to Baras Beach?

 

 

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Packing Hacks Every Traveler Needs to Know

May 11th, 2016

 

The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on April 8,2016

 

Gallivanting around Madrid or conducting business in San Francisco? Wherever you’re going—and whatever you’re planning to do there—you’ll need to pack a bag before you leave for the trip.

But even though packing is universal to travelers, packing well isn’t necessarily a skill that we all share. That’s where these packing hacks come in. Each of these smart tips comes recommended by master travelers and promises you an easier trip from start to finish.

 

 

Pack bubble wrap.

It might seem counterintuitive to fill up space in your suitcase with something you don’t actually need, but hear us out: Packing a few sheets of bubble wrap on the way to your destination means you can remove it and have extra space for carrying souvenirs on the way home. And if those souvenirs are breakable, then even better: Simply keep the bubble wrap and use it as protection.

Hide valuables in old toiletry bottles.

What respectable thief would ever reach for an old tube of Chapstick or a bottle of sunscreen? Before leaving for a trip, empty out a few old toiletry bottles and use them as storage containers for valuables such as keys, cash, and credit cards.

 

Prevent liquid spills.

Fly often enough, and eventually you’ll experience the misery that is a burst shampoo bottle in a suitcase full of clothes. Avoid the suffering by cutting out a square of plastic wrap and placing it underneath the lid on your liquid toiletry bottles. (Just screw the lids back on on top of the plastic wrap.) That way, even if the lid comes open, liquids won’t seep out. It’s also a good idea to further secure toiletries in a plastic bag.

Pack shoes wisely.

Shoes can be one of the most cumbersome items to pack, but a few hacks can make a big difference. Start by packing small items (think socks, underwear, bracelets, watches, etc.) into the shoes themselves in order to save valuable space and prevent these items from sliding around inside the suitcase. Then stick the soles into a shower cap so they don’t soil any of your clothes. Finally, be sure to pack shoes foot-to-toe at the bottom of your bag in order to save additional space and keep the suitcase balanced.

 

Bring smaller bags.

Packing light is a valuable goal, but sometimes bringing along a few extra items is worth it for the convenience they’ll offer during your trip. Case in point: If you envision needing to carry around any large-ish items (e.g. a laptop) while you’re away, then remember to bring along a bag in which to carry them. That way you won’t be stuck lugging your suitcase around a foreign city when all you really need is a messenger bag.

Avoid tangled jewelry.

Save yourself a massive headache upon arriving at the hotel by packing jewelry so it doesn’t get tangled en route. Lay flat a piece of plastic cling wrap, carefully arrange your necklace(s) or earrings on top, and then cover it all up with another layer of cling wrap. Then slide the whole shebang in between clothes for extra protection.

Wrangle ear buds and power cords.

Anyone with a smartphone or an MP3 player knows what a hassle it can be to manage all the cords that keep our devices humming. Even more frustrating is having to tear through a bag searching for said cords (which inevitably seem to make their way to the bottom). Keep everything in one place—and tangle-free—by stashing small cords in a sunglass case. Wrap them up neatly, tuck them in the case, and assign the case to a spot near the top of your bag for maximum ease of use.

 

Take pictures.

Once you’ve packed everything into your suitcase, take a picture of both the inside and the outside of your bag. If (heaven forbid) your bag gets lost or stolen, this way you’ll be able to easily describe it to the appropriate authorities.

 

Whether you’re still finding your packing stride or you travel often enough that you could pack a carry-on in your sleep, these tips will help you maximize space and eliminate stress wherever you find yourself traveling next.

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Craving for Greenwich’s Lasagna

May 5th, 2016

 

I remember Greenwich giving me an updated taste of real pizza from what we used to eat growing up in Cebu. I remember their place in Gaisano Mactan and how my Grade 6 teacher corrected our pronunciation of “Greenwich“. College days, Greenwich was a treat with affordable pizzas and pastas.

After so many decades, I found myself ordering their lasagna while window shopping and running errands. It was perfect for the price of less than Php100, just to cure your famish body. A week ago, together with some bloggers, I met Greenwich’s lasagna again.

Would you look at that.

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Perfect for summer or anytime you want to fix your pasta craving without going to a fancy Italian Restaurant. My reaction was the lasagna is cheesier and even “saucier”. Oh, yum yum!

As described in their press kit, it is “ perfectly cooked al dente noodles smothered in a generous coating of tasty meat sauce and mounds of rich cheese in each layer, topped with creamy white sauce with mozzarella cheese basked to perfection. The cheesy Lasagna Supreme is now made even cheesier and every forkful is sure to get to saying “#OMCheese.

True to Greenwich’s appeal of affordable pizza and pasta, you can enjoy this starting at Php80 only for snack size ala carte! Beat that!  Since it is summer, enjoy Lasagna Supreme Pasta Pans at Php 825 (large) or Php 451 ( regular). Take it with you to your next summer adventure.

Of course, pasta is best paired with their Garlic Stix, and Wacky Wings. Among their pizzas, my new favourite is the Ultimate Overload.

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Visit your nearest Greenwich  Pizza and Pasta store and check out their new flavors and offerings. Enjoy summer more with Greenwich!

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