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Summer Escapes: Staycation at the Luneta Hotel

As I’ve argued with my mom a dozen times, staying at a hotel, whether it be in the metro or somewhere far from home, is still an escape.  An escape from everyday drudgery, housework, karaoke-singing neighbors, cavorting cats in heat.  That is why, aside from the fact that our family loves old Manila, I am […]

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Summer Escapes: Camaya Coast

This was a Tita (“aunt”) Trip with my gal pals, and so we were really leaning toward an overnight trip, at least, but everywhere seemed to have been fully booked already (chalk it up to excellent pre-planning).  Just so we can finally go on a trip somewhere, we settled for a day tour to this […]

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Summer Escapes: Inflatable Island

This year’s “Summer Escapes” series starts off with an easy one. My team had decided to visit this newly opened attraction in Olongapo, Zambales, which boasts of being the biggest floating playground in Asia today. How to get there (from Manila): land travel – private or public transport Things to do: swimming, playtime! Budget:  PhP799 for 2-hr pass, […]

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Super Normal Girl Goes to Guam

Sadly, this would be the last of this year’s “Summer Escapes” series, as summer has officially ended in the Philippines, so says our local weather bureau, PAGASA.  We were, however, able to squeeze in one last family trip to nearby Guam, which was hurricane-less a couple of weeks back, and perfect for some water activities and […]

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Summer Escapes: Crimson Resort and Spa

Summer is at its tail-end, and we’ve been having rain showers these past few days, but it’s not too late for  some last-hurrah summer getaways with the fam. So here’s our third suggested destination for your family vacation: Crimson Resort and Spa in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines. A bit pricey, you may say, but this resort has […]

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Summer Escapes: Liliw Resort

For those who want to take a break from the usual hot, sandy beaches, here is a cool alternative, the 2nd in our Summer Escapes Series. Liliw is a small town at the foot of Mount Banahaw in Laguna, Philippines.  It is, at most, a 3-hour drive from Manila via the South Luzon Expressway. This […]

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Summer Escapes: Siquijor Island

The first of our suggested summer escape places for you and the family.

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Weekend Worries

A thoughtful gift I got from work colleagues was a voucher to spend a night at the Casa Ibiza in Antipolo. It was an ok weekend, until we realized my daughter’s laptop was missing. That and my iPad, her Wacom graphic tablet and her USB drives. We had been working on her homework the night […]