Category Archives: Travel

Getting Ready for Summer

With the rollout of the COVID19 vaccines in the country, we are hopeful that we may experience a certain level of “normalcy” in the next few months. The idea of going back to activities that we loved excites us. We can somehow start planning the trips that have been canceled a year ago, including the itinerary for summer vacation.

Photo by Vic Alcuaz on Unsplash

It makes us feel good to make plans for the summer. So what we want to do when we can safely move? When it is okay to travel, my daughter plans to bring our family to the less crowded beach where we can take advantage of a beautiful day strolling on the seaside. We were stuck at home for most of the year, so a beach plan is something that makes us feel better.

We don’t have a place in mind yet. But for now, we’re checking on essentials to bring for the weekend getaway. Aside from food, I want to secure one piece swimsuits for myself and my daughter. We are unsure about the swimming part, but it’s fine to bring one. Modest swimwear will work for me since I’m on the heavy side.

I have checked a website that sells single piece swimsuits. I’m surprised that Lime Ricki offers 3X sizes. It would better fit me, or I would go for size 4X.

Besides the simple yet stylish design, the swimsuits are made of comfortable materials. I’m glad they have this line for plus-size women. I could comfortably have fun in the sun with all the support I need to enjoy the beach. 

Safe Travels Stamp for the Philippines

This is good news for those who loves to travel. The Philippines has recently been awarded the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council.

According to WTTC President and CEO Gloria Guevara, the Philippines is the 100th destination to be given an award. This means that “the 100 destinations are working together to help rebuild consumer confidence worldwide.”

The specially designed stamp enables travellers to recognise destinations around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so they can experience ‘Safe Travels’.

This landmark move by WTTC also received the backing of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

The safe travels stamp is now also being used by many more major holiday destinations such as the Maldives, Bermuda, Namibia, Uganda and Montenegro.

WTTC, which is based in London, represents the global travel and tourism private sector.

Source: https://travelcommunication.net/destinations/wttc-celebrates-as-100-destinations-get-the-safe-travels-stamp/

Travel soon

The pandemic has put a lot of things on hold including travel. You may have paid in advance your much-awaited trip to that dream tourist destination of yours only to be cancelled due to lockdown.

The economy may be starting to open slowly after several months but the Covid threat is still out there. For those who have waited this long, why not give it a little more time to wait when it is safer to travel and visit places.

For now, we can make do with updating our travel bucket list and check on those areas that are bound safe to travel.

My list of dream places to visit still exists. If I have the financial capacity and physical strength, I would visit all the scenic spots in the country.

Our view from inside the car
Brief stop over for the photo op

In 2005 or 2006, I had the chance to pass through San Juanico Bridge. Here’s a couple of snapshots (above) taken by our photographer companion. I mentioned San Juanico Bridge because of the recent lighting project of the Department of Tourism.

mb.com.ph

The lighting project, which is 75 percent complete, will be operational by the end of November. It will be a night attraction to the country’s longest bridge in time for the Christmas season.

Tourism officials said the project is expected to create economic activities from tourism, as more people will visit the bridge not just take pictures. San Juanico Bridge connects the islands of Samar and Leyte provinces.

I have visited the bridge before, but I would definitely go back. I hope the pandemic will be over soon.