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Explore the Sights and Sounds of New York City

Explore the Sights and Sounds of New York City

Whether you are going on vacation or are just yearning to visit “the city that never sleeps”, you will be amazed at just how much there is to see. New York is one of the most vibrant cities in the US and there are plenty of sights to behold.

Touring New York City

No one can visit New York without a stop at the Empire State Building. Not only is the view of the skyline terrific, but the building is a historical landmark. Take a tour of Central Park. If this is a first visit, there are many attractions within the park that are quite interesting. A castle, zoo, and even boat rides will help to make your trip very exciting.

A stop at one of the many museums in the city is a special treat for art aficionados. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one in particular. With so many exhibits to see, visitors may find it necessary to make a return trip here during their visit.

The theater district is another stop that should be made while exploring the city. The theater and dinner at one of the many upscale restaurants can be fun. If you are visiting for the first time or are unfamiliar with the city, Hollywood Car & Limo is a limousine service in brooklyn that can take you around.

Shopper’s Paradise

This city offers shoppers a vast array of choices. A trip to one of the many department stores or shopping malls is only rivaled by the big-name designers that are available here. Even if it is just window shopping on Madison Avenue, this is an experience like no other.

Make certain the Statue of Liberty is on the tour, especially if this is a first time visit. The statue is a reminder of the many cultures that have added to the flavor of this city. From the Staten Island Ferry to Times Square, no matter what part of the city you decide to tour, it will be an adventure.

In addition to the spots that are already known to be popular, there are lesser known places in the city that can be fun as well. Parks, botanical gardens, bookstores with vintage and rare books, and restaurants featuring something for everyone are all a part of the New York City experience. There are so many things worthy of exploring that it is likely a return visit will need to be scheduled.

Enjoy Upscale Travel Every Time You Leave Home

Enjoy Upscale Travel Every Time You Leave Home

Not every trip you take will be glamorous. Sometimes you will be traveling for business and other times you may simply be heading home for a visit. These getaways don’t have to be boring or lack the luxuries your other travels include. Use the following tips and tricks to add a little upscale touch to any trip.

Transportation

Getting there is half the fun. If you will be driving, consider renting a vehicle that is a little nicer than your usual ride. Having a car with some extra luxuries you don’t always get to enjoy can make any travel more relaxing. When flying, you could think about upgrading your ticket. The extra money could be well worth it. If you are visiting the city, allow a Brooklyn limo service like Hollywood Car & Limo to whisk you from one location to another or take you out to dinner one evening.

Accommodations

A trip back home doesn’t have to include sleepless nights on your Aunt’s sofa. Book a room at a luxury hotel. Look for one with amenities like an indoor pool, onsite spa, and lounges with live music. Make sure the room is comfortable and has conveniences like balconies with excellent views, hot tubs, and filled mini bars. Don’t forget how important location is. Find accommodations near restaurants, nightlife, and shopping that will fill your spare time with some added fun. Options within walking distance are best.

Food

Business trips don’t have to be filled with fast food burgers and over cooked foods left out on a buffet line to long. Break away from the group for a dinner out at an upscale restaurant. Many business offices, convention centers, and corporate headquarters are located within bigger cities that have a multitude of cuisines close by. Invite a few friends along to make the evening even more special. Feel in the mood for some privacy? Stay in and order something special like steak or seafood from room service.

By adding a few simple luxuries throughout your travels, any trip you take can turn into a high class vacation. These upscale additions may even turn a trip you’ve been dreading into an adventure you will want to experience again and again.

OPPO F1s: Summer Destination

The Philippines is one of the most traveled country during SUMMER because foreigners love the sun, sand and sea. We all have that in our beautiful country. Filipinos do not appreciate the beauty that is innate in our country that is why I always encourage my friends to visit different tourist places in the Philippines before travelling abroad. We have a lot to offer as a country, we have a great history, a beautiful culture, a virgin and not abused tourist spots, delicious food and it is very affordable to travel within our country.

My favorite Summer Destination is the Province of Bohol. My mother is Boholana and every year we visit Bohol during May, which is considered as a Fiesta Month.

I love the rich culture and old towns in Bohol. Even though some of the beautiful and old Churches were damaged and the people cannot restore it back, I am happy that I was able to visit some when I was younger. Last 2015, I went there with my family. My kids have learned a lot from our vacation because Bohol doesn’t only have natural resources and tourist spots but also man-made ones.

Let me share with you a photo of my son, posing with these bees at Bohol Bee Farm. At first, he was scared but eventually he conquered his fear and was able to hold it for a photo-op. It is easier to teach kids about insects when they are able to interact with it.

Here is a photo of the famous Chocolate Hills. When we were younger, we thought that Chocolate Hills is made of Chocolates and that we can eat it. My kids also think that they can bring it home and eat it. It is a beautiful creation that you can only see in Bohol.

We had lunch at the famous Loboc River Cruise, you only pay for the “Eat All You Can” Lunch and get to ride the boat for free. They will then have a stop over where you can listen to these kids who will sing and dance Boholano Songs for everybody to enjoy.

Of course, we went to the Man Made Forest and had our photos taken. The man made forest is located along the hi-way and most peopl have there photos taken at the center of the hi-way itself but I chose to have my daughter’s photo at the shoulder of the road to avoid mishaps. Though the street isn’t that busy compared to other cities and towns, we never know an accident will just happen anytime.

Then we visited the Shiphaus in Batuan. The Shiphaus was owned by a Ship Captain, it used to be their home but people from different places came to visit and had their photos taken. Eventually, it became a tourist spot and a hotel at the same time. They have rooms for rent, and they sell different tokens (pasalubong) for your family and friends.

Of course, it will not be a Summer Destination if we will not visit the BEACH! Life is a BEACH as we know and Summer will not be Summer without the SUN, the SAND and the SEA.  We just can’t get enough of BOHOL, can’t you see how beautiful it is? Don’t you want to visit it yourself?

I have visited Bohol a million times but I wasn’t able to visit all of its different tourist spots, old Churches, and all of its wonderful beaches. Yes, Bohol has beautiful virgin islands and pristine white beaches to offer, but we couldn’t visit it all at once so we kept on coming back.

As you can see, some of my photos aren’t that beautiful and we seldom have photos of us together. OPPO F1s should be part of my next summer adventure, it is not called the Selfie Expert for nothing, because I know it will surely take beautiful photos of me and my family together because of its 16MP Front Camera. Most phones don’t have a great Front Camera and only OPPO have given it importance.

Our SEDA HOTEL experience booked through Traveloka APP

I am a certified traveler and I know that as a traveler you need to have the best accommodation a place could offer. Some of the best hotels are quite expensive that is why I always check where I can save money and have the accommodation that fits my needs and wants.
I usually travel with my kids so the first thing that I check is that the hotel will have a big space for me and my family and a swimming pool. The best deals in hotel accommodation is so easy to check online, thanks to different travel apps that I could easily check out whenever I want and wherever I am. This is my first time to come across Traveloka.com and I am glad that I have found this app, which I used when I booked our Pre-Valentine’s Day staycation.
I was invited during Seda’s VIP Night last 2013 here in Cagayan de Oro and I wasn’t able to check-in for the last 3 years simply because Seda Centrio is one of the most expensive hotels in the city. But I decided to have our staycation at Seda Centrio with my family and I am glad that when I checked Traveloka App they have discounts that I can use right away, they have up to 25% off on hotel accommodation and that is BIG savings.
My kids enjoyed our staycation so much. I chose the CLUB room type with two beds on the 11th floor. As a CLUB and Premier Guest, Seda Centrio offers additional benefits such as: Complimentary pressing of one suit/dress upon arrival per guest per room, turndown service, complimentary use of DVD player (on request) and complimentary late check-out until 2:00 pm, subject to room availability.


We have a small fridge inside the cabinet, so the kids brought along their chocolates and drinks and kept it there. I love that they have a work area, which has a big table, desk lamp, with a comfortable swivel chair to match it with.

The kids enjoyed the big flat screen TV mounted at the wall, they watched Nick Jr as usual at least the TV is big enough for both of them. My daughter is a little princess that wants a clean and beautiful bathroom that fits a queen. She liked it so much that she immediately take a bath without me asking her to do it.


Seda Centrio has 2 swimming pools, 1 kiddie pool and 1 pool for the adults. I loved that they are not connected to each other like most hotels have which I really don’t like. Beside the swimming pool is the gym which can be used by hotel guests for free.


During our stay, we enjoyed the buffet breakfast (which is available 6:00 am to 10:00am at MISTO restaurant), afternoon tea (available from 2:00pm to 4:00pm) and evening cocktail (from 6:00pm to 8:00pm).
If you want to enjoy big discounts in hotel accommodations like me, you should download the Traveloka App in your phone, it is available in Apple users and Androids too.


It’s so easy to use, when you have the Traveloka App already, you can see 6 choices that you can tap: Flights, Hotels, Int’l Flights, Int’l Hotels, Price Alerts and Ongoing Promos.


Tap “Hotels” for bookings. In order to Search for the accommodation that you want, you must enter your Destination, Check-in Date, Duration, Total Guests and the number of Rooms that you need and you will see the available hotels in the area with prices. The prices are final and it includes tax already so you do not have to worry about additional charges when you arrive at your hotel.

Traveloka App will ask you for your contact details and special requests, if there is any, after you choose your hotel and room to stay for the preferred dates.
There are a lot of choices for payment and that is the best part, you don’t have to own a credit card to pay your hotel accommodation (which usually happens in a travel/hotel app). You can pay over the counter (7-11 or MLhuiller which has a lot of branches) or through banks (BPI, BDO, China bank, Landbank and Metrobank). Once done, Traveloka will give you a voucher for your booking, they will send you a copy through your email add and they will also text you in your cellphone number.



When you are about to check-in, the receptionist just needs your valid ID and voucher for your booking. It is so easy to book online and save a lot of money at the same time. Traveloka App is a must-have app in your smart phone. I saved around 23% from the usual room rates for Seda Centrio and that is a lot of money. You can save too, just by downloading the Traveloka App and book through them.

 





Reasons Why You Should Create A Travel Vision Board

If you’re reading this blog, then odds favor that you’re a travel junkie who spends all of their free time dreaming about the destinations that you want to see. Unfortunately, money and time constraints can sometimes keep us from seeing all of the destinations on our lists as quickly as we’d like to.

This is one of the reasons why travel vision boards are so popular. A vision board is a collage or mural made up of pictures that represent different goals, aspirations and dreams. A travel vision board is essentially the same thing, but devoted to the places that you want to visit and see. For example, if you dream of a Las Vegas vacation, you might cover your travel vision board with photos of Nevada.

If you still aren’t convinced, here are some of the reasons why you should create a travel vision board.

Get Inspired Daily

Sometimes we end up putting our travel dreams on the back burner when we don’t think about them on a daily basis. When you have a travel vision board, you see your travel goals in front of your eyes every day. This reminds you to keep working and keep dreaming about all of your dream travel destinations.

Beautiful Artwork

Travel vision boards aren’t just great for reminding you of your travel goals. They also serve as beautiful artwork. If you can’t afford expensive paintings or framed prints, a travel vision board is a great way to add some beauty to your apartment walls.

Help You To Foster Your Creativity

Creating these vision boards is a fun and creative task that will make you feel like an artist. If you don’t have a lot of opportunities in your daily life to feel artistic, this is a great way to unleash your inner artist.

These travel vision boards are a fabulous way to create a visual representation of your travel goals. Whether you want to fly to an exotic country or just visit a neighboring state, try creating a vision board filled with images and photos of your dream destinations. They’re beautiful pieces of art that will keep you inspired on a daily basis.