Author Archives: Mum Travels

5 Things To Prepare When Planning For Your Next Trip

Traveling is an absolute adventure. Whether you do it as often as you can or once a year, it is something to look forward to and something worth the wait. Of course, each trip is never without its own complications, but the key to having a successful one is to plan and consider every factor possible in plotting your travel plans.

Here are some of the things you need to prepare when planning for your next trip:

Choose Your Destination

It goes without saying that the first thing you need to consider is your destination. Whether traveling alone or in a group, the first thing to decide on is where to go to next. Choosing your next destination will also make it much easier to plan your itinerary, set your budget, and decide on which article of clothing to pack. This is also where you need to make an important decision of choosing your mode of transportation and if you also need to allot money for a plane ticket or a ship fare.

Plot Your Itinerary

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How Can You Get The Best Ooty Hotels At Cheap Cost?

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Boat house, Ooty Lake in Ooty 📷 by Sankara Subramanian from Wiki Commons

India is filled with so many amazing hill stations. One of the places where you can come across such amazing hill stations is the South of the country. When you are planning to have a trip at this part of the country, one of the best hill stations that you can have is Ooty.

The place is known for its scenic beauty and pleasant weather. Whether you are willing to spend a vacation with your friends or family or you wish to go out for your honeymoon trip, Ooty can be the perfect option to go for. You just need to check out the Ooty hotels booking by Cleartrip so that you can have a great trip.

It is a great idea to get these hotels at a cheap cost so that you can spend the saved money on some other options. So, how can you get such deals on the hotels? Here are some of the options that you can try for.

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Top 6 Hotels For The Ultimate Pampering You Deserve

When you stay at hotels, it’s not all about the rooms. Of course, the quality of your accommodations is important ~ the beds and linens have to be fresh, the air-conditioning should be sufficient, the bathroom has to be clean and supplied with towels and basic toiletries, among other things. However, there are also other facilities you should look for in a hotel, like a restaurant or in-house spa — things that would help you have a truly relaxing time and forget about your stresses for a while.

Here’s a quick list of some of the best hotels around the Metro where you can treat and pamper yourself, whether you’re looking for good food, a great view, a quiet location, or all of the above!

For a Spa Treatment

The Health Club at the Makati Diamond Residences has some pretty wonderful spa offerings, like their signature massage, Swedish massage, rejuvenating facial, foot reflexology, and other truly relaxing treatments. You can also opt to have your chosen spa treatment to be conducted in the comfort of your own room, so you can just fall right to sleep on your plush bed.

Solaire Resort & Casino also has a state-of-the-art luxury spa that offers various kinds of massages, including the traditional Filipino “hilot” and a hot-and-cold stone massage. They also have a range of body scrubs, foot spas, facial treatments, and other luxurious indulgences that will leave you feeling totally refreshed and pampered like royalty. Continue reading

Postcards: Churches In The Philippines

I recently received this card from a postcrossing friend, Rence, that featured different Philippine churches. I just wish the multi-view mentioned their names as I do not recognize them.

The annotation at the back says:

Under centuries of Spanish influence, the Filipinos are predominantly Catholic as reflected by the many churches all over the island. 

The postcard also has a beautiful stamp that features the Bantay Bell Tower found in Vigan, which was just released by Philpost. I sure hope it reaches our local post office very soon. Oh it even has the signatures of those who attended that postcrossing meet-up, including Robert Alejandro, a renowned artist and children’s book illustrator.

Thank you, as always, Rence for this lovely card. 😍