Yearly Archives: 2015

Where to go before the Holiday Season Ends

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Most families are taking advantage of the holiday season to have a special bonding time with the family. And it was a good thing that there are a lot of attractions the family can go to during this time of year. Here are a few of my picks:

1. Manila Ocean Park – a haven in the city. Bring a long the little ones and make the whole family feel closer to the ocean and all its colorful and interesting creatures. Best bits to try: the Oceanarium, the Snow Village and the Sea Lion show.

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2. StarCity – this amusement park is open for a limited time only, usually during the holiday season. Apart from experiencing all the thrilling and exhilarating rides, you and the family can also try out to experience snow for the first time.

3. SM North Edsa Christmas Village – a series of houses showcasing the spirit of Christmas. I bet the little ones would love to roam around this colorful village.

The entrance fee to these great places won’t cost that much.

Wherever you decide to go, remember that the family that travels and explore together, stays together!

10 Best Places to Visit this Christmas

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I’m looking for popular or most frequented places in Metro Manila during Christmas season and here’s an interesting list I got from the internet. Many of these places are familiar to me and have already visited some of them more than once in the past. This time it would be a different and exciting adventure if I can bring my kids to the places they’ve never been to especially the last three places on the list.

1. Luneta or Rizal Park
2. Divisoria
3. Greenhills
4. Cubao
5. Star City
6. Manila Ocean Park
7. SM Mall of Asia
8. Eastwood
9. Tiendesitas
10. Bonifacio High Street and Serendra

Are you familiar with these places too? So where will you bring your family next?

Source: http://www.metromaniladirections.com

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Top Educational Sites for Children in New York City

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Field trips can be both fun and educational for scout troops or groups of students. There are many places that a New York City educational tour could visit. Here is a look at some of the top educational sites for children in NYC.

American Museum of Natural History – Highlights are the Discovery Room, the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life and the Hayden Planetarium which has the largest virtual reality simulator in the world.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – At this museum you can see restored aircraft, the Concorde and the former USS Growler submarine. You can also check out a high-tech simulator to see what it is like to fly a jet or travel in space.

Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Met has exhibits from all over the world and throughout time. It offers traveling exhibitions throughout the year.

Guggenheim Museum – Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this museum has masterworks from many famous artists including Picasso, Monet and Cézanne.

Science Barge – This is an off the grid farm using sustainable energy which is irrigated with rainwater. There are programs about the technologies used on the farm.

Bronx Zoo – This zoo is arranged by nature zones and is the biggest urban zoo in the country.

New York Aquarium – Located on Coney Island, this is the oldest operating aquarium in the US.