Travelling the Philippines

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With world-class landscapes, adventure opportunities, warm and hospitable people, wallet-friendly packages, and tropical sunshine (almost) all year round, the Philippines is just packed with attractions fit for every traveler’s fantasy! And with over seven thousand (7,000) majestic islands, choices are abundant!

Allow me to share photos of some of my favorite Philippine destinations:

Always a fave. Boracay Island

Always a fave. Boracay Island

Boracay, Philippines

Boracay, Philippines

See mountain-sized Hershey's kisses at Chocolate Hills, Bohol

See mountain-sized Hershey’s kisses at Chocolate Hills, Bohol

Enjoy African wildlife at Calauit, Palawan.

Enjoy African wildlife at Calauit, Palawan.

Into historic artillery? Visit Corregidor

Into historic artillery? Visit Corregidor

Be blown away by the bountiful beautiful beaches in Camiguin

Be blown away by the bountiful beautiful beaches in Camiguin

Taste the sweetest pineapples at Cagayan de Oro–home of the largest pineapple plantation in the country

Taste the sweetest pineapples at Cagayan de Oro–home of the largest pineapple plantation in the country

One of my earliest travels was at Hundred Islands. You can have one all to yourself!

One of my earliest travels was at Hundred Islands. You can have one all to yourself!

Kayaking at the Big Lagoon in El Nido is one of my best travel experiences

Kayaking at the Big Lagoon in El Nido is one of my best travel experiences

Just looking at these photos and reliving all these adventures makes me wanna purchase another plane ticket.  Knowing that if booked at the right time, I could fly to any of these destinations for less than $10!?! I know it’s insane but it’s true! Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific offers year-round Lite Fares for all their destinations!  Check out their website at cebupacificair.com.

Happy traveling!

All Photos from Smile Magazine.

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Win Free Plane Tickets! Dubai-Manila-Dubai

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Being overseas, I always look forward to holidays back home. Knowing that I’ll be seeing my family and friends and going to places in my past always excites me! And how much more exciting could it be if you could go home for FREE!!

Yup, you read that right. For my dear UAE kababayans, I bring you the chance to get roundtrip plane tickets.. on the house! ☺

Proudly the only Philippine carrier to fly direct to Dubai, Cebu Pacific Air joins with GMA Pinoy TV to bring 100 lucky Filipinos to Manila..at no cost!

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Who Can Join:

All Filipino citizens who comply with the following:

– Ages 25 to 65 years old

– Subscribers of GMA International Channels – MENA airing

– Legally residing in UAE – Allowed by employer to have a Leave of Absence on October 7 onwards (depending on return date)

What To Do:

• Simply like Cebu Pacific’s page here, look for the 100 Lucky Juans app and enter to join.

• Once you are there, get creative! You’ll be asked to answer the question “How will I make my homecoming in the Philippines fun?” And you can do this by via a 2-minute Video, a 1 Photo Collage, or a 200-word (maximum) Text/Story Format.

How fun is that?

Contestants will be judged according to creativity, adherence to theme and number of “likes” you will get on facebook. Contest runs until August 18. Travel period is from October 8-November 30, 2013. I’ll be posting winners and updates on this contest on this blog so dont forget to come back or subscribe to receive emails from me. Don’t forget to like my facebook page as well here.

Good luck!!

Fun travels,

Cristina

El Nido Resorts, Palawan

Hello fellow travelers,

Where are you going this 2013?

Since reading Conde Nast’s article on 2013 Destinations to Watch, I couldn’t help but reminisce on the gorgeous exotic islands of Palawan, where we held our wedding a few years ago.

Time to throwback and share with you photos from one of our finest holidays ever. SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSCSONY DSC

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This was not just the best beach vacation we had because aside from the location and ambience, the place offered excellent service, delectable cuisine, a multitude of activities for guests of varying interests, and great value for money.  That’s why overall El Nido Resorts is on our Top 10 best holidays ever!  And well, we got married there so that’s loads of happy-hormone association ;p

Summer in the Philippines starts in March and ends in May.  Though the country enjoys warm tropical climate until October, sometimes even until November, rains start pouring in in June.

What are you waiting for? Indulge and take that trip to paradise.