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Having a 9-5 work time can be exhausting sometimes.  Oftentimes, you just want to get out of the city you work in and be somewhere else.  You just want to give in to your ever insatiable wanderlust.  A quick weekend getaway is sometimes what we all need to release all the stress brought by our jobs and other things.  A weekend getaway is proven to help us get ready for another week of papers, clients, memos, guests, and ledgers.  But where is the best place for a weekend getaway?  There are many cities that are perfect for this, but, one city stood out, Bangkok.  Bangkok Weekend Getaway.

Thailand Travel

Macao or Macau is known all over the world as the “Las Vegas of Asia” with all of its huge and extravagant casinos and hotels.  It is also a favorite destination of history buffs because of its UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Being colonized by Portuguese for a long period of time, Macao has been a fusion of traditional and modern, of East and West culture.  Tourists in Macao have no complaints except for one thing, taxi.  Taxi scam in Macao is so alarming that is why the Macao Tourism is doing their best they can to monitor it.

Macau Travel Travel Tips

Travelers going to San Francisco have their itinerary full with most common tourist spots like Golden Gate, Lombard St, Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and others.  They would come and go without even taking notice of this small, quaint and quiet town called Sausalito.  Probably, it wasn’t even on their radars or if it was, there wasn’t just enough time.  Well, they didn’t know what they’ve missed.  A quick tour in Sausalito San Francisco is enough to appreciate the beauty of this old-fashioned town.

San Francisco Travel United States

Almost all hotels in Hong Kong and Macau have standard check-in and check-out time which sometimes do not match with your arrival or departure plans.  In Hong Kong, if your departure flight happens to be at midnight and you have lots of luggage and leaving them at the hotel is inconvenient, you are lucky to have another option available for you:  Hong Kong In-town Airport Express Check-In.

Hong Kong Travel

Hiking Lantau Peak was initially planned as a back to back with our Sunset Peak hike without us knowing the difficulty of the trails.  We underestimated Sunset Peak and we thought it was easy peasy but it turned out to be a very challenging one.  Lantau Peak is the second highest peak in Hong Kong and is one of the most popular hikes.  It is famous for its impressive vistas and incredible sunrise or sunset view.  The hike is the Section 3 of Lantau Trail traversing Pak Kung Au to Ngong Ping.

Hiking Hong Kong Travel

After we’ve completed and conquered the Dragon’s Back mountain hike, our first ever Hong Kong hike, we felt the urge of doing more challenging hikes.  The feeling was incredible especially upon reaching the top.  It was physically exhausting but it was definitely rewarding.  Finishing the Dragon’s Back hike was like a warm up for more strenuous hikes and has prepared us for our next adventure.  After that, we knew that we were ready for our next hiking destination, the Sunset Peak Hike.

Hiking Hong Kong Travel

There are many reasons why we want to go and explore Canada as tourists.  Some of us would like to see the Niagara Falls, some would like to be delighted by some of the world’s most beautiful lakes, some would want to witness the dazzling Aurora Borealis, and some would simply want to experience snow.  Some of you would maybe just set the date, make the itinerary, book the flight ticket, and presto it’s welcome Canada already.  But, for us, Filipinos, we still need to acquire visa, which is not guaranteed, to be able to explore this vast country above America.  I know it’s quite a hassle to do all of these formalities, but, it is necessary.  Good thing that applying is very straight forward and uncomplicated.  Today, we tell you how to apply for Canada Tourist Visa.

Travel Visa

Exploring Vietnam in just a week is perfect if only visiting a place or two.  Some travelers with only a week to spare would ultimately decide whether to go to Hanoi or to Ho Chi Minh.  These two cities are polar opposite, yet a perfect description of the quintessential Vietnam.  If this is your first time on this country, visiting its capital is recommended.  Visiting Hanoi would mean visiting one of the country’s pride, a UNESCO heritage site, the Halong Bay.  Here is our DIY One Week Hanoi-Halong Bay Suggested Itinerary.

Travel Vietnam

Today, we list down the top 5 Mitch Albom books or should I say, top five best airplane books.  Joining the likes of Brown, Patterson, Grisham, Sparks, and Hosseini as the go-to authors for travelers to read during a long flight or generally during vacation is Mitch Albom.  Over the years, with a total of seven books, excluding his sports books, Albom’s books have been a reliable companion for traveling.  


Right after getting your US Visa approved, you’ve been wondering which state to visit first.  Would you head to the East and be welcomed by incredibly tall skyscrapers of New York with a side trip in Washington DC?  Or would you go to the West and visit California?  How about heading straight to Hawaii and enjoy the beach?  That’s pretty much a hard decision to come up to.  Then, you decided to go to California first.  The land on the west with the abundance of beautiful places to see and diverse culture to explore.  The next question would be is, “How will you be able to do it by yourselves?”  

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