Things to Catch Up On this Summer





There's just something about summer that makes even the hardest working gal want to kick back and relax for a bit. Whether it's the long summer days, ample vacation time, or drowsy heat, the season feels like the perfect time to laze around. Before the warm months draw to a close and the rains come in, make sure you maximize that downtime by catching up on all your favorite things. Here's a short list of activities that'll make your vacation absolutely worth it.



Your Sleep





The humdrum of the work week can mean long hours spent at the office, and the traffic in the Metro definitely doesn't help. A study from the American Psychological Association revealed that millennials are the most stressed-out generation, much of which is attributed to lack of sleep. Take the time to catch up on your sleep debt this summer, and you'll find that you'll be more than ready to take the rest of the year on.

Your Favorite Shows


Another thing you can spend time on this summer is catching up on all of the series that you've missed over the year. The summer months are the best time of the year to catch up on shows or try new ones that you haven't yet. After all, there's nothing better than waking up in the morning and getting ready for a Netflix marathon. Block off a weekend for some binge-watching, and make sure you stay hydrated while you watch!

Your Bookshelf


According to Forbes, millennials are reading more than previous generations had at their age. It's a great time to be a book lover, with tons of different platforms that you can use for reading. Whether it's a physical book, a Kindle, or even just your smartphone, books are everywhere. Grab the next novel on your list and reduce your backlog with a nice read on the beach. There's definitely nothing better.

Your Favorite Blogs


It's hard to imagine what life would be like without the simple blog. These online journals on a ton of different topics make whiling away the time so much fun, and you can learn a few new things to boot. Revisit old favorites or check out new ones on your downtime this summer. Travel and lifestyle blog Daydreaming in Paradise has tons of helpful tips and tricks about traveling in or out of the city, andn they tend to cover a variety of different topics too. They are especially useful if you are looking for great places to visit in the Philippines. 

Your Friends


Summer is the one time of the year when all your vacation times align, so why not make the most of it and hang out with your buddies? Whether it's your college friends or workmates, summer is the best time to go out and have an adventure together. It can be as simple as catch-up during dinner, or maybe that huge roadtrip you've been planning. Either way, there's no better season for it!


Need something else to do this summer? How about check out your favorite celebrities' travel plans in this article on Zam Fuellos!

Where Do Your Favorite Celebrities Go On Vacation?



Where Do Your Favorite Celebrities Go On Vacation?

Summer is here, and with it comes every Filipino's favorite part of the year: the long vacation. Whether you're on break from school or taking a few days off from work, everybody's dying to escape the heat of the city. The summer months offer a great opportunity for Filipinos to give into the travel bug, and the temptation is especially sweet with airlines offering discounted fares for the time period. From the white sand beaches along the coast, to cooler climates abroad, there are tons of possibilities for your next big trip. If you need a little bit of a nudge in the right direction, check out this list of celebrities and their favorite vacation spots for some ideas.


Bea Alonzo



Bea Alonzo may be scaring moviegoers with her role in Mikhail Red's Eerie (2019)The actress is one of the most successful artists of her generation, with a career that made her a household name way back in the early 2000s. Bea's not one to rest on her laurels, but this hard worker needs a break every once in a while. She recently went on a trip to Coron, Palawan, where she enjoyed the crystal clear waters and tranquil beaches to her heart's content.


Heaven Peralejo



Heaven Peralejo has been with denim brand BNY Jeans for several years, and she takes her endorsements just as seriously as she does her television and film roles. While her whole family is healthy and happy now, Heaven recently took the opportunity to go on a trip to the Kansai area in Japan, where she enjoyed everything that Osaka and Kyoto had to offer.


Maine Mendoza


When Maine Mendoza burst onto the show biz scene a few years ago thanks to her viral videos and even more viral onscreen love team AlDub, everyone already knew she was special. With an authenticity that's hard to copy and a charm that you'll find nowhere else, Maine has weathered the fickle attentions of mainstream media and shown that she truly has star and staying power. The actress and entertainer is a jet-setter, and recently went on a trip to the Holy Land to see the historical and spiritual sights.

Angel Locsin


Angel Locsin has been pulling in rave reviews for her performance in The General's Daughter, but that's not the only thing she's had up her sleeve in the past few months.The actress has been traveling all around the country both for work and play, promoting the show at the Panagbenga Festival in March, and exploring parts unknown in the Philippines. She recently posted a stunning snap of herself in Anawangin Cove in Nagsasa, Zambales— the perfect spot for vacationers who are looking for a bit of peace and seclusion this year.

For more travel tips, check out the Travel section on Zam Fuellos.

Cortech vs. REV'IT! Cruiser Gloves



When you own a motorcycle, getting a motorcycle insurance is important. But getting the right protective motorcycle gear and equipment is even more important. Donning on such protective gears as motorcycle helmets, knee guards motorcycle, gloves and boots is essential in making certain you remain in one-piece in the event you are involved in a collision.



There are many shops offline and online where you can purchase the very best motorcycle safety gear on the market. Here are a few of the very significant motor bike gears important to possess each time you ride on your bike:

1 Motorcycle helmets
2 Protective jackets
3 Safety boots and pants
4 Motorcycle gloves

If you are new to motorcycle gloves, you may be wondering which type is suitable for you. These are the different types of motorcycle gloves:

Fingerless Gloves
Moto-cross Gloves
Gauntlet Gloves
Off-road Motorcycle Gloves
Street Gloves
Summer Cruising Gloves
Winter Motorcycle Riding Gloves
All Season Motorcycle Gloves

Some riders may ask what the differences are between a REV'IT! Cruiser Gloves and a Cortech Journey Gloves. Let me explain it here:

Cortech vs. REV'IT! Cruiser Gloves

What is a REV'IT! Cruiser Gloves

The REV'IT! Stellar Motorcycle Gloves claim features traditionally reserved for top-of- the-line race gloves used exclusively by professionals. They use cowhide upper construction for durability and a goatskin palm for comfort and control. They also use a newly developed cuff closure system for a precise fit around the wrist whether you’re wearing the gloves underneath or over the top of your jacket sleeves. These gloves are designed for riders who demand precise control, lasting comfort, and the highest level of protection.

Cortech vs. REV'IT! Cruiser Gloves


Cortech Journey 2.1 Gloves

The Cortech Journey 2.1 Gloves are fully insulated in palm and back of hand to keep your hands warmth and comfortable on cold rides. These gloves also come with waterproof and breathable materials, as well as a soft Bemberg interior lining for increased comfort and feel. With Pre curved microfiber on palm and fingers to provide a foam-fitting comfort. The Journey 2.1 Gloves also comes with reinforced palm and thumb for an extra protection in case of a fall.

Stick with the experts at BikeBandit.com for all your riding parts, motorcycle safety gear and accessories. You can stock up and get fast, free shipping when you order $99 or more!

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Anawangin Cove: Itinerary and Travel Tips

Anawangin Cove is one popular tourist destination for beach outings located in San Antonio, Zambales in Central Luzon. Its isolation is such a hidden paradise, as it can be reached only with a 45 minute boat ride from Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio.

Anawangin Cove is known for its soft white sand from volcanic ash spewed by Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, It is framed by mountain rocks and pine trees. Its crescent-shaped shore makes for calm waters for family beach activities. Source: Anawangin Cove, DENR


Anawangin Cove: Itinerary and Travel Tips

But before planning your camping trip to Anawangin Cove, you to consider some things.

1. There is no phone signal. Anawangin Cove is literally a place to get away from the crowded and busy streets of the city. When in Anawangin Cove, you'll get to enjoy soaking under the sun and forget social media for a while. Ready yourself because if you really like updating your IG Stories in real time, you will not be able to do it here.

2. Remind yourself that Anawangin Cove is not a luxurious place to stay. Remember it is a campsite. There is no hotel, no bath tubs, no clean bathroom and no comfortable bed. Just a tip: You could save  300 php by bringing your own tent.

Anawangin Cove: Itinerary and Travel Tips

3. Don't forget your mosquito repellent. There are mosquitoes at night better be safe than sorry. You don't want to get sick when you are camping.

4. Bring your food and water. Since Anawangin Cove is isolated from urban area, the price here is  being doubled and there are only limited stocks in stores by the beach. Plus, you will save mother earth from plastics.

5. Keep in mind of your trash. Anawangin Cove is a gem of Zambales, and we don't want to ruin this gem.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

5:00 AM                 -     Departure from Manila to San Antonio, Zambales
10:00 AM               -    Arrival in Pundaquit, San Antonio
10:00 - 11:00 AM   -    Pundaquit or San Miguel to Anawangin
11:00 -12:00 NN    -    Pitch tent, take a rest
12:00 - 1:00 PM     -    Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 PM       -    Photo op, swim, drink and have fun
5:00 - 6:00 PM       -    Wait for the sunset
6:00 - 7:00 PM       -    Shower
7:00 - 8:00 PM       -    Dinner
8:00 PM onwards   -    Bonfire and party!

Anawangin Cove: Itinerary and Travel Tips


Day 2

7:00 AM                 -     Wake-up
7:30 AM                 -     Breakfast
8:00 AM                 -     Climb hill
10:00 -11:00 AM    -     Swim
11:00 AM                -    Shower, get ready
12:00 NN                -    Boat ride to Capones Island
12:30 PM                -    Arrival at Capones Island
12:30 - 1:30  PM    -    Enjoy Capones Island
1:30 - 2:00 PM        -    Boat ride to Pundaquit
2:30 PM                   -    Travel back to Manila




The Hostelry: A Budget Friendly Hostel in Bacolod

As a traveler, I look for a budget friendly accommodation but will not sacrifice the clean and comfort. When we went to Bacolod, our accommodation is included in our tour package. It is called The Hostelry, I am not familiar with the place so I made further research just to make sure, I will get what I paid for.

Related Post: BACOLOD CITY TRAVEL GUIDE

The Hostelry is located along La Salle Avenue at Roli's Arcade building. It is conveniently situated near public transport, fast food chains, convenience store and etc.


A matrimonial room (double bed) was book for us because as we requested for a private separate room. The room is provided with  with linen, pillow, towel, and soap. It has television, air conditioner, hot and cold shower and lucky enough to get a spacious closet. 


What I love about the place

Its chic and colorful lobby gave the expression that the place provide good facilities and service. As I walked inside the room, I love how spacious and clean it was. The white sheets, one fuzzy blanket and two pillows complete its coziness. 

They provided cleaning service as they cleaned our room once we were out for our tour and we will get back to a nice and tidy room. 


The downside

I would consider the place perfect if they have extra dining table and chairs. Because when we were at The Hostelry, we bought to-go breakfast at the near fast food chain and we found it really hard to eat on the bed. 

No WiFi in the rooms. You have to go down in the lobby access internet.

There is no bidet. *a moment of silence* When I stayed in this place, I recognize the full worth of bidet. I only did number 2 once (TMI) when I stayed at The Hostelry because I anticipated that it would really difficult for me to do the deed because of lack of bidet. 

Here you go, I gave some thought about our stay.

I would highly recommend the place once you go to Bacolod especially when  you are travelling on a budget because they just don't have private rooms they also have shared rooms when you can  socialize with other travelers.

Related Post: SAMPLE ITINERARY: BACOLOD TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN 4 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS

ROOM RATES 

The Hostelry: A Budget Friendly Hostel in Bacolod

The Hostelry
La Salle Avenue
Bacolod City, Philippines
Phone: (034) 432-2663
Email: thehostelrybcd@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/thehostelry/

Sample Itinerary: Bacolod Tourist Attractions in 4 Days and 3 Nights


Here is a sample itinerary for 4 days and 3 nights which covers tri-city tour of Bacolod , Silay and Talisay and a side-trip to Lakawon in Cadiz and Mambukal Resort.

Our four day vacation in Bacolod made possible by Bacolod Tour Guide. They provided this itinerary. What I like about it is it is flexible, as their guest you can choose where to go first. Unlike in other tours, it is strict and on time.

Must read: Bacolod Travel Guide

We stayed in The Hostelry. Our hotel is included in the package. A room for two will cost you only 1,440 per night (if you will not get the tour package)

Must read: THE HOSTELRY: A BUDGET FRIENDLY HOSTEL IN BACOLOD

SAMPLE ITINERARY with budget breakdown FOR 2 PAX

DAY 1
8:00 AM -  ETA; Pick up from airport
8:45 AM - Check-in Accomodation The Hostelry - P2,160/pax for 3 nights
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM -  New Government Center; San Sebastian Cathedral; Bacolod Plaza
10:30 AM - Early Lunch at Eron's Cansi House - P150/pax*
11:00 AM -  Travel to Mambukal Mountain Resort - P50
12:00 NN - Enjoy Mambukal Mountain Resort Day Tour [Bat-watching, Waterfalls trekking (donation for Tourguide P85/pax*), Optional Habal-habal ride(P100/pax*), Butterfly garden (P30/pax), Hot spring dipping pool or Cold Swimming Pool ]
4:00 PM - Travel back to Bacolod City
7:00 PM - Dinner at MassKara Chicken Inasal  - P150/pax*
9:00 PM - Return to accommodation.

Must Watch: Bacolod City Travel Vlog Day 1

Sample Itinerary: Bacolod Tourist Attractions in 4 Days and 3 Nights


DAY 2
6:30 AM - Wake up call
6:45 AM - Breakast  -P100/pax*
7:30 AM - Pickup from accommodation, transfer to Cadiz.
8:30 AM - Proceed to Lakawon Day Tour - P350 each for the entrace fee and P150/pax for Umbrella Hut
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Enjoy Lakawon island resort's white sand beach, enjoy food and drinks for P375/pax and Tawhai floating bar (Optional P250/pax*).
5:00 PM - Return to accommodation.
7: 00 PM - Dinner at Manokan Country - P150/pax*
9:00 PM - Bacolod Night life at Lacson St. - P200/pax*
11:00 PM - Return to accomodation

Sample Itinerary: Bacolod Tourist Attractions in 4 Days and 3 Nights

DAY 3
7:00 AM - Wake up call
7:30 AM - Breakfast - P100
8:30 AM - Pickup from accommodation, proceed to City tour
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - City Tour [Cinco De Noviembre Marker, Balay Negrense, San Diego Pro Cathedral, Old Capitol Building, Capitol Lagoon]
9:30 AM - Buy pasalubong at Bongbong’s Pasalubong - P1000/pax*
10:30 AM - Travel to Campuestohan Highland Resort - P200 entrance fee and P125/pax for cottages
11:30 AM - Lunch and Enjoy Campuestohan Highland Resort P200/pax*
1:30 PM - Travel to The Ruins - P100
2:15 PM - Picture taking at The Ruins
3:15 PM - Travel to Calea
3:45 PM - Enjoy desserts in Calea - P150/pax*
4:30 PM - Return to accommodation
7:30 PM - Dinner
8:30 PM - Pack your things

Sample Itinerary: Bacolod Tourist Attractions in 4 Days and 3 Nights

DAY 4

5:00 AM - Wake up call
6:00 AM - Hotel Pickup,
6:45 AM - Airport dropoff
8:30 AM - Travel back to Clark
10:45 AM - ETA Clark

*not included in tour package expense

For this itinerary prepare Php 6400 for all of the Tour, Hotel, Entrance Fees, Transport Service and Php 2500 for your food and pasalubong budget.






Bacolod City Travel Guide


Bacolod, the capital of Negros Occidental, notable for its MassKara Festival held during the third week of October and is known for being a relatively friendly city, as it bears the nickname "The City of Smiles". 


Bacolod City Travel Guide

This is my first domestic travel this 2019. What to do in Bacolod? People asked why I chose to travel in Bacolod for my birthday.

First, it was on sale. I got my round trip tickets for only around 400 php. Why not, coconut?! And mostly because Bacolod is not just an ordinary highly urbanized city, it offers you historical tourist destinations and welcomes you with an unforgettable meal like its Chicken Inasal.

Bacolod City Travel Guide

But Bacolod is not just for foodies, there are things to do in Bacolod where you can enjoy with your squad or even your family. Within an hour drive you can dip in waterfalls in Mambukal Mountain Resort, zip-lining in Campuestuhan Highland Resort and bask under the sun in Lakawon Island in Cadiz City. Be amazed on Talisay's The Ruins and satisfy your cravings in Calea Pastries & Coffee. These are just some of attractions and activities in making your Bacolod trip unforgettable.

How to get there?

By Air:

If you are from Luzon, you can choose from Clark International Airport or Manila International Airport. You can book your flights either with Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific and will cost you not more than 5,000 php for a round trip ticket.

The airport in Negros Occidental is situated at Silay City. It is only less than an hour from Bacolod City.

Public Transportation

It is really easy to roam around Negros Occidental. There are jeepneys and tricycle to take, however, if you are traveling as a group, it would be best to take the taxi or hire a van to make your trip more comfortable and swift.

Bacolod City Travel Guide


We are four in a group that's why we preferred getting a tour package for this trip instead of doing the tour by ourselves. We know that we will end up arguing where to go first or to go next.

Our sweet short vacation made possible by Bacolod Tour Guide. It was an Exclusive Tour for Bacolod, Silay, Talisay,  Lakawon and Mambukal. The tour package is for 6,400 per pax and it includes:

For sample itinerary: BACOLOD TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN 4 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS 
  •  A/C transport service for tours and transfers in Bacolod
  • Lakawon Island Day Tour
    • Entrance Fee
    • Parking Fee
    • Environmental Fee
    • Roundtrip Boat Ride
    • Cottage
  • Campuestohan Highland Resort Day Tour
    • Entrance Fee
    • Swimming Pool & Wave Pool Entrance
    • Hanging Bridge
  • Mambukal Mountain Resort Day Tour
    • Entrance Fee
  • Bacolod City Cultural & Heritage Tour
    • Entrance Fees
For hotel review: THE HOSTELRY: A BUDGET FRIENDLY HOSTEL IN BACOLOD

Bacolod City Travel Guide


The tour package is highly recommended. Kuya Ed, our tour guide is very accommodating. The tour was hassle-free and flexible because of the transport service. The hotel they booked for us was clean and comfortable.




To experience Bacolod City Tour, you can contact Sir Nathan Rio on their Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/bacolodtourguide/.

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Unilever’s New Year Sale at Shopee

Another year has ended and we’d probably looking forward to the best of 2019.

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Unilever’s New Year Sale at Shopee
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Unilever’s New Year Sale at Shopee

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