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Where to go before the Holiday Season Ends


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?


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Plan Your Honeymoon Cruise

So you have finally decided to settle down and tie the knot with the man of your dreams. Since you were little, you’ve always dreamed of a perfect wedding, capped off with a romantic honeymoon. You have grown tired of those holidays with your friends, and now you’re all set to go on that romantic cruise with your honey. Here are some things you should remember when planning a cruise:

Book early. By early, I mean 3-6 months prior to your scheduled cruise. If you book early, you get the best choice of cabins and save up to 25—50% off.

Pack light. You can never tell, you just might end up having your luggage misplaced somewhere. It’s better to just bring the absolute essentials like thehub and leave your other more valuable stuff at home.

Choose your boat. The most common mistake committed by newbies is booking the wrong ship. Usually, people put all their energies in picking out the destination that they forget to pay enough attention to the boat. Isn’t that what a cruise is supposed to be all about? Consider your budget and priorities when picking out a ship. Some ships have an ambiance more conducive to party people, while some have a more laid back atmosphere.

For any vacation to be successful, all it needs is proper planning ahead of time. Follow the simple tips above, and you’re sure to have a spectacular honeymoon cruise.