Travel Philippines with your UNITED HOME TRAVEL KIT: What to bring in your next travel adventures

For local and foreign trips, be sure to remember these travel essentials and tips with United Home Travel Kit

How great it is to be a Filipino, we have the best beaches, tons of tourist spots, undeniably great cuisine fusion, provinces with exceptional beauty in terms of landscape, historical value and culture to immerse, share the experience with others.

We’ve been to several local tourist spots in the country the farthest is Ilocos Norte (been eager to visit Batanes soon!) in Luzon and Davao City in Mindanao. Perhaps we have different preferences when it comes to travel, some like the full-prep, planned long-haul flights while others have penchant for random road trips. Depending on the situation, like for us whenever we’re bound somewhere like hiking/trekking, beach trips, food trips these are more often done with effortlessness planning. Most local outings we did involve planning the number of heads, days of stay, booking of hotel accommodation, travel time and proximity of accommodation to places to visit, local food and places to try. That’s about it. But for foreign trips, travelers need to carefully planned the essentials and by all means luggage are cohered to bring only what’s important. “What’s inside your travel bags?”

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Travel Philippines: 10 Tips to Make an Online Booking

Travel Guide: Travel Philippines via Online Booking

Traveling to the Philippines from island to island has become convenient to everybody with the help of online booking sites that offers comparison from hotel rates/accommodation to location guide.

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Since 2012, I started to book our family trips through hotel booking sites. Makes your inquiries comes in handy with the detailed information available for every traveler. The most recent trip we had was in Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan last September 2016. We booked a 2 room suite at Astoria Palawan for 4D/3N. The accommodation comes with breakfast buffet, shuttle service and private amenities such as infinity pool, fat bikes, kayak boats, paddle boards and nearby Palawan water park access. City tours and tourist spot tours are charge separately but can be scheduled with hotel assistance.


Staycation at Ascott BGC

Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila
5th Avenue corner 28th Street Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Philippines

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The use of this 360° virtual tour of Ascott BGC in Taguig City is authorized by Traveloka.


Ascott BGC is conveniently  located in the corporate district of progressive Taguig, what’s great about the hotel is the access to shopping centers, parks, food hubs, museums, and fitness centers. There’s coffee shops and restaurants in every corner. Walk or use Grab car to get to you destination. Stroll the blocks of High Street, Serendra, Market Market and SM Aura.

The accommodation we had was a 3-bedroom executive apartment at the 29th Floor. An upscale place to stay where comforts meets convenience. The apartment room was equipped with complete amenities from dining, kitchen and the living room. Guests have an exclusive access to gym, an outdoor pool and jacuzzi, sauna rooms and children’s playroom situated in at the 7th floor. Enjoy the breakfast buffet in Alta restaurant at the 2nd floor.


Ascott BGC 3-Bedroom Executive Apartment


Top 5 Leisure, Amusement and Theme Parks in the Philippines

Top 5 Leisure, Amusement and Theme Parks in the Philippines

Enchanted Kingdom
Manila Ocean Park
Ocean Adventure
Zoobic Safari
The Mind Museum

When spending time in the Philippines, local and foreign tourist  never run out of travel ideas and leisure activities/adventures. In fact, I haven’t been in the other regions of the country particularly those that involve rigid traveling. Philippines offers a year long chill and relax atmosphere, from summer all the way to season with bright white christmas lights doesn’t really bother – peak or not peak at all. The 7,100 plus islands has always something amazing to experience.

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Zoobic Safari Subic Bay Zambales [March 2009]


CCP: The Mona Lisa Project by West Gallery

The Mona Lisa Project
Presented by Cultural Center of the Philippines and West Gallery


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The Mona Lisa Project
April 24 to June 16, 2013
Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery)
4th Floor CCP Main Theater Building

Featured artists include Allan Balisi, Bearded Ladies, Lyle Buencamino, Zean Cabangis, Annie Cabigting, Froilan Calayag, Bjorn Calleja, Roberto Chabet, Jonathan Ching, Iya Consorio, Louie Cordero, Jigger Cruz, Don Dalmacio, Kawayan De Giua, Bembol Dela Cruz, Ranelle Dial, Dex Fernandez, Dina Gadia, Mark Andy Garcia, Nona Garcia, Sarah Geneblazo, Carlo Gernale, Edric Go, Raymond Halili, Troy Ignacio, Nilo Ilarde, Jon Jaylo, Pete Jimenez, Sam Kiyoumarsi, Romeo Lee, Jacob Lindo, Dave Lock, Luis Lorenzana, Jason Montinola, Jason Moss, Raffy Napay, Elaine Navas, Epjey Pacheco, Lynyrd Paras, Neil Pasilan, Raul Rodriguez, Arturo Sanchez Jr., Kaloy Sanchez, Carina Santos, Luis Santos, Stevesantos, Frederick Sausa, Yasmin Sison, Tatong Racheta Torres, Manok Ventura, Olan Ventura, Gail Vicente, Marija Vicente, Ryan Villamael, Tanya Villanueva, MM Yu, and Christopher Zamora.


Summer 2013: The Mind Museum in Full Perspective

The Mind Museum in Full Perspective
Summer of April 2013

A Part 1 Photowalk at The Mind Museum (TMM)

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A day to spend with new found friends and to feed a child’s curious mind. Although has featured The Mind Museum (TMM) several times including exhibit testing before it opens to the public; this is my actual and complete visit to the Philippines’ most state of the art science gallery. The photos were shot using a mobile camera. Have fun and we hope that parents (and even adults) bring your kids this summer at TMM.

Our group wasn’t able to visit the two outdoor areas of discovery: Science-in-the-Park and the JY Campos Park due to time constraints and perfectly humid weather. I’ll reserved the Part 2 features of the The Mind Museum from the outdoor adventures soon.

Walk starts here…
When purchasing tickets, it is best to make transactions online. Print the required documents and bring it over the concierge for verification.


Summer 2013: The Mind Museum in Full Perspective

A science museum isn’t complete without the bossy and bony T-Rex

The Mind Museum Summer Programs 2013

The Mind Museum Summer Programs 2013
A Science Exploration For Young Minds


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Museums in Metro Manila had a first-hand feel of Philippines’ first worlds class museum – The Mind Museum during its exhibit testing made for selected people. At that time it was held at the NBC Tent (also in BGC) while the museum is largely under-construction. It was an amazing experience where we, the model testers went goofing around the interactive prototypes and turning nerds from the information gasped from one post to another. Mind Museum makes Science more fun, thrilling, interesting and alive with its high-tech approach and attractive visuals. We were caught lying on the floor watching the Milky Way, having a wild science adventure with Bernoulli’s Principle, the solar bugs, forming tornadoes and a lot more!

Bloggers and parents alike entertain ourselves like we were kids before, the displays were like toys for us grown ups, much more to the children. 🙂

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The Mind Museum Summer Programs 2013

Give your kids a full treat (and jolt!) by enrolling them to the Mind Museum Summer Programs 2013, choose from three (3) different summer 2013 programs: CSI 101, Survival Science and Junior Mind Movers Program.
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CARTIMAR Pet Shop Updates on 2012

Cartimar Pet Shop
A Place for the Rich Animal Lovers or
Simple Animal Breeders?

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The first thing I observed when I went in Cartimar pet shop during the very first time, yes it was a haven for animal breeders and lovers and is also a place to cater to higher society. Why? Because most breeders and pet lovers are the ones who spend big amount to sustain the hobby.


San Teodoro: Tamaraw Falls in Oriental Mindoro

Best Things to do in San Teodoro Tamaraw Falls

A Puerto Galera Tourist Spot

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Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
San Teodoro like Puerto Galera have the same number of beaches and resorts rolling around Mindoro island. Though the area doesn’t have white sands compare to White Beach, San Teodoro is famous for its majestic water falls and infinity pool alongside the waterfalls.
San Teodoro Tamaraw Falls
Tamaraw Falls [San Teodoro]
Puerto Galera