Discover Guam!

In the race to complete that endless Christmas list, the challenges of long lines, limited stocks and gnarly traffic can make the season an unpleasant experience. So what a pleasant surprise it was to discover Guam! I recently visited our Pacific neighbor and was happy to discover a slice of […]

Santa is real!

In a world that is measured in digital speed, it’s wonderful to enjoy a place with the magic of an analog Christmas. I’m talking about Norway, a country where Santa and real reindeer prance around, with no worries about time or Facebook accounts. Just before the holiday madness began, I […]

Red Charity Gala reminiscing

I can verifiably say that it’s all the red that I’m seeing with the Christmas décor that’s giving me serious Red Charity Gala throwback fever. Good thing there are post Gala events all around the country that can take care of my separation anxiety, or as the young ones would […]

SM kicks off Christmas holidays with circus show

Christmas is the merriest time of the year, and truly the longest celebrated holiday in the Philippines. This season is that time of year when families go “malling” and shopping with gusto. Everything was merry and magical at SM Megamall as it ushered in the holiday season with the launch […]

Disneyland is not just for kids

Disneyland is truly the happiest place here on earth! Even with more than 40 years apart between our youngest daughter Athena and I, this magical place warmed our hearts with so much joy and laughter. Enjoying a short vacation in Hong Kong, we joined my favorite aunt Mary de Leon […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! As I wear costumes all year round, I actually don’t wear one on Halloween. Just last month, I enjoyed dressing wickedly green at the gala premier of “Wicked” at the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. “Wicked,” the Broadway and West End musical phenomenon, acclaimed as […]

Movenpick Hotel – Mactan Island, Cebu

Whatever the time of year, there is always a reason to escape the city and visit the beach. All roads lead to Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, a five-star beachfront hotel in the Philippines, located on a lush and tropical island, about six kilometres from the Mactan International Airport. It […]

Food makes the world go round

Food makes the world go round. In the gastronomic world, celebrated and Michelin-starred chefs are the top players on the “cooking” food chain. After working alongside great chefs, including Pierre Koffmann, Marco Pierre White, Nico Ladenis and Ferran Adria at el Bulli, British chef Jason Atherton joined the Gordon Ramsey […]

The Luxury Gold experience by Insight Vacations

Imagine the thrill of going on a marvelous experience that showcases some of the astounding jewels of Italy. Now, add to that some luxurious signature hotels at the most glamorous addresses right in the heart of the action, a personal Tour Director, and private tours with a Local Expert. With […]

Into the WILD!

We were back into the wild and we extremely loved it! Each new safari experience fills us with incredibly vivid memories. We really long to get back, almost as soon as we get home. Being infected with the contagious safari bug, my hubby Dennis and I have been on wilderness […]