Tips From Our Philippines 2017 Vacation

I’m going through major Philippines withdrawals (and it’s not jet lag!). The vacation was such a great, fun, relaxing time despite the 24 hours of traveling to get to and from the Philippines. I think my biggest concern about traveling, to what is essentially a third world country, was the health of the kids. I’ve […]

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Manila: Our Last Day and a Half

If you’ve never been to Manila, here is an accurate description by O: I don’t like it here cause there’s too much traffic. I like cities with little traffic like the beach. No city is immune to traffic, but Manila is a special gem in this category. What ordinarily would be an hour drive from […]

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Boracay: Day 2

Today the hubby and I did a few activities. Sadly all the activities offered (aside from island hopping) were inappropriate for our toddler and preschooler. But they really didn’t care much–just give them a beach and they are happy. What is incredibly crazy are the people selling you these activities and having the audacity to […]

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Boracay: Day 1

Boracay is best known for their gorgeous white sand beaches and the crystal clear water. But it’s a little known fact that there’s a green algae bloom from March into May (although some are saying it’s happening for longer with climate change). It’s nothing to cause concern; you see a lot of little fish swimming […]

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From Bacolod to Boracay

Yesterday we left Bacolod, again at silly o’clock, to catch a roro (ferry) to take our hired van to Dumangas (2 hour ride). Once in Dumangas we drove to the other side of the island to Caticlan (almost a 5 hour drive). We then took a pump boat to Boracay (20 minutes). This may seem […]

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Lakawon Island Resort and Spa

Yesterday we ventured to Lakawon Island Resort and Spa. It is about an hours drive north of Bacolod and then a short (20 minute) pump boat ride (typical Filipino boat) to the island. You can do a day trip and rent a canopy or tent (depending on your group size); prices range from P 300 […]

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