I Should Be in Barcelona Right Now

My 101% confidence level was at an all-time high when I thought I wouldn’t have any problems with my visa application for our company trip to Barcelona this year. Imagine how bummed I became after receiving a Schengen visa refusal letter from the Spanish consulate along with my no-visa-attached passport a couple of weeks after my application. OVERLY OPTIMISTIC Truth be told, leaving the corporate world, which has became my life for a decade, to be a work-from-home mom is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. All the universe also conspired after I landed a job with Analytics Fire—a US-based software engineering company—as an Operations Specialist. Barely two months after getting hired, I was informed by my manager that I […]

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Cebu Pacific to Launch Batanes Route

Cebu Pacific to launch Batanes route

Batanes—with its dramatic scenery, crashing waves and idyllic landscape—is on most travelers’ bucket lists. It’s also the newest Cebu Pacific destination! Cebu Pacific is set to launch Batanes route from Manila on March 25, 2018—just in time for the summer travel season. Batanes emerged as the most requested destination among netizens on social media in a crowdsourcing campaign Cebu Pacific launched last year, aside from being ready for commercial aviation and tourism. Using the hashtag #CEBFlyMeTo, netizens were asked which destinations in the Philippines they would want Cebu Pacific to fly next. Other popular choices among netizens included Daet (Camarines Norte), Mati (Davao Oriental), Bantayan Island (Cebu), San Vicente (Palawan) and Siquijor. All top picks were then assessed in terms of readiness for commercial flights, with criteria that included […]

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Davao team wins Cebu Pacific Backpacking Challenge

Three graduating college students from Davao City won the Juan For Fun (JFF) 2017 Backpacking Challenge, each taking home a Cebu Pacific Travel All-You-Can pass for unlimited local and international short-haul destinations for one year, plus pocket money from co-presenters GetGo and Union Bank. The three students—18-year-old Gloria Andrea Mendoza and 19-year-olds Christian Dominic Ang and Chyn Ira Crisostomo, comprised Team Juanton in the annual event presented by Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading carrier. Now on its sixth year, the Juan For Fun Backpacking Challenge brought teams of young adventurers on an epic, seven-day fun race across the country, with P40,000 in pocket money, Boreas backpacks, and Oppo camera phones. This year’s JFF run had the final five teams locked in over 300 activities, done in […]

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Great to be Eight

One kid, six countries, eight years, and still travel blogging (or not). As you may have probably noticed, I haven’t written anything for the past months. I thought quitting my day job for nine years would let me become the full-time stay-at-home mom, virtual assistant, and travel blogger that I’ve always dreamt of, but it wasn’t the case. Juggling motherhood, three jobs (oh yes, I am a sucker for earning), and starting my own VA company all at the same time without a housekeeper and/or a nanny has been quite a challenge for me. That said, I haven’t find the time to share a photo essay let alone write something sensible. I know I should be blogging about all these because the way we travel now […]

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Young Adventurers Set Out for Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun 2017

Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge is back for the sixth year in a row and on its biggest run yet! At stake is an unlimited, travel-all-you-can pass to any of Cebu Pacific’s domestic or international short haul destinations for one whole year. Presented by Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading carrier, the annual Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge brings teams of young adventurers on a race of a lifetime across some of the country’s exciting travel destinations. This year, the teams compete in a seven-day thrill around the country—equipped with gadgets from Oppo; data plans from Smart; travel gear from Jake Bros; P40,000 in pocket money; and Cebu Pacific tickets. This year’s Juan for Fun teams are #TeamPhun from Bacolod City, #Team Malackai of Baguio […]

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Pregnancy and Travel

Just because you’re pregnant, doesn’t mean you can no longer wander. ☺ While pregnancy may be an amazing phase in the lives of some women, it may also be an unpleasant experience because of the major physical changes that expecting mothers have to go through during this stage. So sure, expecting mothers can still travel. As a matter of fact, I think it’s the best time to just chill, relax, and take your mind off the awful changes that pregnancy may bring.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Budget

Ever since we finished the Annapurna Base Camp trek, I’ve been asked SEVERAL TIMES how much it costed us to reach the foot of the world’s tenth highest mountain. I think it’s about time I share this information with you guys. Sorry you had to wait this long. *wink* Nepali Visa – $25.00 You can apply for your visa either before leaving the country or upon your arrival in Nepal. They issue tourist visa for 15 days, 30 days, and 90 days. We paid for a 15-day visa for $25.00 since we’re staying in Nepal for 10 days only.

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White Beach de Boracay

When Rowjie and I first learned that I am pregnant, it was blissfully chaotic. It’s still blissful, but less chaotic now. The first trimester was really critical and we were worried all the time. Thankfully, we were able to surpass it all and, as of writing, I am now on my sixth month of pregnancy. That being said, I urged Rowjie that we push through our Boracay trip last December as a stress-reliever. I told him that this may be the last vacation I’d have before or after I give birth to our first-born.

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