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4 Reasons Why Recent College Graduates Should Travel

4 Reasons Why Recent College Graduates Should Travel

Campus, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Style
So, you’ve completed your degree and you have an idea of what kind of work you want to go into. But you feel worn out after all those years of hard work and study. You dream about closing the books for a couple of months and exploring new countries. If so, know that you’re not alone! Taking time out to travel after graduation is becoming more and more common and it’s certainly something you don’t need to feel worried about in terms of damaging your career. In fact, in some ways, traveling post-graduation can actually help your long-term career prospects. Here are five reasons why you should consider packing your backpack (or suitcase) and hitting the road whilst the ink is still fresh on your graduation certificate. Things Can Wait This is probably the most important one. So many gr...
How to Save Money While Planning a Visit to the Top Vacation Destinations of 2018

How to Save Money While Planning a Visit to the Top Vacation Destinations of 2018

America, Society, Travel, United States of America
If dedicating more time to travel in 2018 is topping your list of New Year’s resolutions, this is the year to finally stick to your plans. Whether you are a Filipino traveler traveling overseas or an American who wants to fly across the country to cross a few popular landmarks or destinations off your bucket list, a variety of uncommon adventures are waiting for you. Planning a trip like this can be challenging, especially when it comes to saving money; however, there are ways to save, from finding affordable airfare to finding discounts on hotels and destination restaurants. Make It a Group Adventure One way to offset the cost of traveling to a popular vacation spot during the upcoming year is to plan a group adventure. Splitting the cost of travel, airfare, and other expenses can h...
Stay at these Palm Springs luxury villas during Coachella Festival and be cool

Stay at these Palm Springs luxury villas during Coachella Festival and be cool

America, Hotels, Leisure, Travel, United States of America
Have you ever wanted to attend the famed Coachella Festival in California but tend to stop with all the planning when you feel dazed, confused, lost and disheartened when you simply cannot find houses for rent in Palm Springs? I know the feeling. I have a solution, too. Hear me out. These days, there’s a construction boom in this sunny and lovely Sonoran desert town of Palm Springs which was a favorite escape for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bob Hope and currently is for the likes of Leonardo Di Caprio, Robert Downey, Jr. and even former US President Barack Obama. And there’s reason for this. Palm Springs boasts of iconic mid-century architecture, hipster bars, great restaurants, lavish Hollywood history and of course, it’s the home of the famous and always well-attend...
7 helpful tips for safe, enjoyable tropical travel

7 helpful tips for safe, enjoyable tropical travel

Mindanaoan Update, Travel
When the autumn breeze hits your arms and legs, your mind starts dreaming of the sand, surf, and sun. While it's tempting to instantly hop on a plane or in a car, safe tropical travel takes a little planning. Here are seven quick yet important tips to get you on those warm beaches faster. Watch Weather Not all paradise coastal towns are at risk of tropical weather. Though, as we've learned worldwide the last ten years or more, you can't be too cautious planning trips around the weather. Look for the months when the highest risk of tropical storms aim for the area you're traveling. Check out long-range forecasts, and make sure you know the emergency evacuation situations once you arrive. Pack Smart You know you're not wearing much more than that swimsuit. Many airlines have adde...
Tried and tested: Thumbs up for Globe Roaming

Tried and tested: Thumbs up for Globe Roaming

Business, Consumer, Corporate, Technology, Travel
This is definitely one travel tip I will highly recommend over and over again! The next time you travel outside of the country, PLEASE DO register with Globe Telecom's international roaming services! The Globe Roaming service has never failed me yet! I'm currently here in the USA and not only do I receive my SMS messages on time, I also get to experience seamless Internet service. Whether you need data for surfing the Internet or just access specific apps, you will be able to share your travel experience wherever your destination. For as low as P199, you can ?use Viber and get in touch with family and friends? for 24 hours. Go on that worry-free trip and tick that dream destination off your bucket list. To learn more about the new RoamSurf promos, visit http://www.globe.com.ph/int...
5 Ways To Avoid Being A Victim Of “Laglag Bala” “Tanim Bala” Scam

5 Ways To Avoid Being A Victim Of “Laglag Bala” “Tanim Bala” Scam

Advocacy, Controversial, Crime, Flights, Government, Headline, Mindanaoan Update, Society, Tourism, Travel
The horror that is the “tanim bala” (bullet planting) or “laglag bala” scam. If you're a frequent traveler like I am, I'm sure you are either worried or angry - or even both! This airport scam in the Philippines surely is a controversial one. "Laglag bala" or "tanim bala" is where innocent travelers fall prey to members of alleged syndicates who “drop” live ammunition in luggage and as a result, either miss their flights or get extorted for huge amounts of money. Take the case of the 60 year old engineer who flew from Manila to Davao. He was found in possession of two bullets at the Davao International Airport. Like most of the victims, he said he did not know how the bullets got into his bags but he was charged for illegal possession of ammunition nonetheless. He was only released when...

Top 10 Hen Weekend Tips

Travel
It's time to get the girls together for the ultimate hen weekend! Traditionally speaking, it is the Maid of Honour or Chief Bridesmaid who puts plans in place and pulls the final touches together on this one, and there is no limit on how epic your event can be. All it takes is a little sprinkle of savvy. 1. Use Travelodge to book group accommodation. Not everyone in your group will be 'flushed for cash' and the important thing is to ensure as many people as possible can make it to your friend's hen do. Booking low cost accommodation from Travelodge means that as many as three guests can share a room. With rates as low as £19 in the sale, you are guaranteed to get more girls on board. 2. Decide on a destination. Cities are a good choice; everything you need will be conveniently close...

Cheap taxi at Mactan Cebu airport

Advocacy, Blogging, Business, Cebu City, Consumer, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Society, Tourism, Travel
I've been to Cebu City countless of times but I think I haven't shared yet one tried and tested travel tip: how to avail of cheap taxi service at the Mactan Cebu International Airport. By cheap I mean the regular, metered taxi service rate and not the fixed or coupon-type of taxi service rate. This tip is especially helpful for first time travelers to the Queen City of the South. But before that, let's talk a little bit about the Mactan Cebu International Airport. The airport, as the name suggests, is in Mactan Island - meaning it's NOT within Cebu City proper. Usually, it takes you about 20 to 30 minutes from downtown Cebu to reach the airport. To go to Mactan, you need to cross one of the two bridges that connect Cebu to Mactan - the Mactan-Mandaue bridge and the Marcelo Fernan bridge...