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Travel Wonders x Ford Philippines

ETL’s online video segment drives around with Ford to unravel Philippine destinations

Experience Travel and Living’s online video segment, Travel Wonders announces its team up with Ford Philippines as the official road partner of the video series.

Travel Wonders exhibits travels done by creative millennials and share their experiences and knowledge they gained in a certain tourist destination in the Philippines. With Ford Philippines, it is now easier for the Travel Wonders team to drive around the places and survive unbeaten tracks.

As for its first destination, Ford Philippines took the Travel Wonders team on the historic paths of Vigan. This monumental city in the North boasts of its preserved Spanish colonial sites and amazing facades that has made this place a UNESCO World Heritage City.

In the series, Experience Travellers will introduce viewers, Facebook followers and YouTube subscribers on why Vigan is on top of our Philippine destination.

From Vigan’s authentic Filipino culture that is still present up today to the historic brick road of Calle Crisologo, Wayne will tackle on the people, its jar-making and weaving culture and it’s food that makes travellers come back to Vigan for more.

Together with Ford Philippines, Travel Wonders aims to track all travel destinations in the country, discovered or undiscovered by hitting the road and documenting the views they unravel during the trip.

Check out the first teaser video of Travel Wonders’ team up with Ford Philippines through YouTube {https://youtu.be/RVmThsgSgos} and on Facebook

Let’s travel the Philippines!

tuesday travels: ninoy aquino parks + wildlife center

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What better way to cool down during a hot scorching summer afternoon than to hit the nearest park, well in our case, The Ninoy Aquino Parks + Wildlife Center. It was a bit out-of-the-way I know, but it was one of those random days when we’ve got nothing planned + went on where our wanderlusts lead us, + this particular tourist attraction is one of the few places Jared’s dad + I used to frequented + I kind of  missed it!  Oh well, it turned out to be one afternoon the little man enjoyed!

We arrived there a little before 3pm, I guess, + although the sun is up as usual, the shades provided by the lush greenery is enough for us to wander around without getting a sunburn. The little man went on to explore the vast park, running here + there. He was drenched in sweat in a matter of minutes but he simply won’t stop. 🙂

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Jared saw bamboo trees for the first time + was in awe of those big plants, not to mention the interesting sounds they make. He was also in awe of the pond in the middle of the park + was actually attempting to take a dip, glad mum is a step quicker than he was! When he saw stray cats around, he quickly made to run after them, even attempting to follow a black one who ran for cover underneath one of the huts. 😉

It was unfortunate that the mini zoo was already closed when we arrived but we managed to view some of the birds housed in a couple of aviaries + the little man was in peals of giggles at the sight of these beautiful creatures.

The Ninoy Aquino Parks + Wildlife Center is perfect for a family picnic what with a number of picnic huts + picnic tables scattered around, I made a mental note to bring some food the next time we visit. For the grandeur of nature around it that makes for a wonderful photo shoot site, the park has also been a hit to photographers. We actually encountered a number of them in this particular visit, including a group of anime teenagers who were busy taking their photos in their funky costumes + wild-colored hair!

I only wish we’d came a little earlier so we’d have more time to roam around + that I’d been able to pocket the camera onto my eco-bag, too, we could’ve  had more photos of the beautiful spots there. Oh well, hopefully we can go + visit again some time soon!

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Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

1100 Diliman Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone: +{63 2} 924.6031 to 35
Email: planning@pawb.gov.ph

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17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Pampanga


If there is one thing I’d like to visit this month, it will be the 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Pampanga. I want to see all those majestic hot air balloons + ride in one, too. But, sadly, I guess I have to sit this one out + wait for the next hot air balloon festival 🙁

If you have a better luck that I do, be in awe + watch hundreds upon hundreds of spectacular hot air balloons air-bound at the 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, beginning 09 February until 12 February at the Omni Aviation Complex ~ Clark Airfield in Angeles City, Pampanga. If you are too inclined, you can even have a go at one of the hot air balloons on parade, too!

Hot air balloon festivals are more fun in the Philippines! 🙂

Get your tickets at the gate when you arrived + check out this even schedule for your guide: Continue reading

tuesday travel: christmas at enchanted kingdom

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We have recently created a new family tradition of going somewhere we’ve never been before on Christmas Day. We started this last year + decided to go to Enchanted Kingdom in Laguna with the whole family + our cousin, Dennis, who also happens to be the little man’s godfather.

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It was a whole day of fun + new experience, not to mention endless queues + loads of rushing people about. But all in all, it was something we all enjoyed + would love to do all over again, minus the hassle of commuting, that is! This year, we have not decided on where to go for our annual celebration, but am thinking of some place nearer so we won’t have such a hard time taking public transportation, maybe somewhere in Pampanga or nearby, will be a good idea. Any suggestions? ^_^

Check out the rest of our Christmas travel story here. + while you’re here, you might want to check out my humble giveaway, which should be ending very soon. Thanks!

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