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Review: PlaneSheets Airline Seat Covers

A few weeks ago, my family and I went to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Our trip included a 2 1/2 hour flight each way. No big deal, really, except I have two kids who are allergic to peanuts and a few other foods. There had been previous occasions when they had developed rashes after coming in contact with what looked like peanut crumbs on their plane seat! This time around, I wanted to be better prepared. Enter PlaneSheets personal airline seat covers. Right off the bat I have to tell...
September 24th, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cleaner travel, FS Miscellany, plane seat cover, planesheets, safer travel, seat covers, Travel and Tourism, traveling with allergies

5 Reasons to Visit the Philippines in the Fall

It is the beginning of fall season in the Northern Hemisphere. The weather has turned cooler, school has started, and some people’s thoughts may turn to … vacation. Empty nesters, professionals, retirees and others not constrained by the academic year may find that this is the perfect time to plan a trip. How about a trip to the Philippines this fall? Here are Filipina Soul’s top reasons to visit the Philippines during this time: * Smaller crowds. The school year in the Philippines starts in...
September 17th, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: fall travel, masskara festival, Philippine October, Philippine travel, Philippine-tourism, Philippines autumn, Travel and Tourism

Hiking around the Banaue Area

With the launch of Baguio City and Benguet province as the latest adventure destination in the Philippines, this might be the best time to pencil in your itinerary, before the trails get crowded with trekkers! Pretty soon, many will discover the adventures in Benguet, Banaue and the rest of the Cordilleras. Trekking through the Cordilleras is not entirely new. Groups of mountaineers and hikers have pounded the trails, long before it was fashionable for travel to be so adventurous. Here are some...
August 24th, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Banaue rice terraces, benguet, Cordillera, Cordillera trek, hiking Banaue, Philippine hiking, Travel and Tourism, trekking Banaue

Looking for Adventure? Head to Baguio City!

Philippine tourism officials are putting more and more careful thought into the best ways to entice visitors into the country and its premiere destinations. Baguio City, and by extension the province of Benguet, is the latest to have an update in how it is being promoted. Baguio City, long known as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”, is looking to break into the adventure and thrill tourism market. “Baguio, a cool destination, where the adventure will be” This is the new tagline for...
August 22nd, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: baguio city, benguet, philippine adventure, Philippine travel, Philippine-tourism, Travel and Tourism

Video: Agas-Agas Bridge

The Philippines’ tallest bridge was inaugurated by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The event included demonstrations of extreme sports like bungee jumping. The bridge is envisioned not just to aid in transportation but as a tourist draw as well. With its height of 85 meters, there are some serious thrills to be had at Agas-Agas Bridge. ...
August 16th, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: agas-agas bridge, bungee jumping philippines, extreme sports philippines, tacloban bridge, Travel and Tourism

Three Reasons to Visit the Philippines: Wellness, Food and Bungee-Jumping

Philippine tourism officials have been taking a new approach to attract visitors to the country. A generalized promotion of the beautiful beaches, mountains, clear waters, and Filipino hospitality is no longer enough. These days, more specific niches in the travel industry are being identified and targeted. And Philippine tourism is taking note! Three niches that being targeted are: * Wellness tours. “Nature and wellness go hand-in-hand,” says Tourism Secretary Joseph ‘Ace’ Durano. The Philippines’...
August 12th, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: agas-agas bridge, culinary tour, Philippine-tourism, philippines adventure, philippines bungee jumping, Travel and Tourism, wellness tour

Surigao Treasure at the Ayala Museum

Nestled in the heart of the bustling city of Makati is a treasure that must not be missed by residents and visitors alike. I’m talking about the Ayala Museum, which houses world-class collections based on the history of the Philippines. If there is one museum that you must visit in the Philippines, this is it. Four floors are dedicated to various exhibits, including paintings by Filipino masters, archaeological finds and a set of dioramas depicting the history of the Filipino people. The video...
August 8th, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arts and Entertainment, ayala museum, Language and History, Philippine history, philippine museum, surigao treasure, Travel and Tourism

Philippine Travel Exchange 2009

The 9th Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX 2009) will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on September 2-4, 2009, with the theme “Explore, Experience …….. The Philippines is made to be traveled”. The event, which is organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and  the Philippine Convention and Visitors Corporation (PCVC), brings together travel professionals for a marketing push designed to promote the country’s image and tourism opportunities. The Travel Exchange (TRAVEX),...
June 21st, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
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Cebu Pacific’s Local Fare Sales

Cebu Pacific is currently offering special fares for select local flights, with some restrictions. Here are some of the of the ‘Go Lite’ seat sales: P288 departing from Cebu, to Dumaguete (new flight) P288 departing from Manila, to Busuanga, Cebu, Iloilo, Laoag, Legaspi, Naga or San Jose (Mindoro) P588 departing from Manila, to Bacolod, Caticlan (Boracay), Calbayog, Catarman, Cauayan (Isabela; new flight), Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Tuguegarao or Virac P588 departing from...
June 20th, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
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World’s First Eco-Tourism Resort Community Being Built in Palawan

Palawan has the distinction of having some of the best beaches in the Philippines and, indeed, in Asia. Visions of Palawan have always included white sand, sparklingly warm waters and lush vegetation. It seems to embody the very essence of what a tropical paradise should be. In the midst of this pristine site, there are big plans to build Cacao Pearl, Palawan, the “first non-profit and luxury eco-resort community”. Occupying an entire private island in the Calamianes archipelago, the resort...
February 25th, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Cacao Pearl, eco-tourism, luxury resort, Palawan, Palawan beaches, Philippine beaches, Philippine resorts, Places to Visit, resort community, Travel and Tourism

Now is the Best Time to See the Philippines

These are some of the best times to see the Philippines. Many travel agencies and airlines have cut down fares to cities all over the Philippines. Here are some of the deals we’re hearing about: Manila-Iloilo-Manila for only  Ph400 Manila-Dumaguete-Manila for only P1000 And something which sounds almost too good to be true: Cebu Pacific has zero fare promos which mean some of the lowest fare you could find for travel inside the Philippines. We’ve always encouraged fellow Filipinos to...
February 10th, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Cebu-Pacific, Philippine airfares, Philippine travel, Travel and Tourism

Wordless Wednesday: the legend of perfection

    Mt. Mayon in Albay Bicol. Image: Flickr ...
January 28th, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: albay, bicol, daraga, mt mayon, perfect cone, Travel and Tourism