Six Must-Visit Beautiful Churches This Holy Week


  Holy Week is just around the corner and if you’re planning to go on a church hopping trip, then we’ve got just the thing to help you out! We’ve listed down six of the most beautiful must-visit Churches inside Manila you should go to during Visita Iglesia. Spend the holidays under the magnificence of these places of worship. We hope you enjoy the guide! The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, more commonly known as Manila Cathedral, is perhaps one of the most iconic churches in the country because of its Papal history. Located in Intramuros, this is a good place to start your Visita Iglesia! To get there: Take the LRT to Doroteo Jose station then ride a jeep going to Baclaran/Mabini and alight at Intramuros near the Manila City Hall. Mount Carmel Parish in Quezon City, an architectural masterpiece in itself, will make you feel spiritually more connected just by looking. Step inside and let the divinity of its stained glass windows … [Read more...]

Cheesy Places You Can Take Your Date When You’re On A Budget- Love Month Edition


It’s the love month and whether you’re up for it or not, this is quite a month to plan out those cheesy dates with bae. And yes, the prices for showing affection somehow don’t go cheap at all during this season, but let’s not stress with such expensive surprises, because there are budget-friendly places you can opt to take your special beau out and make the moment priceless! Cheesy as it may sound, here’s a list of some unconventional kilig dating spots that’s perfect for your storybook romance. For the beach-loving couple: Bolinao, Pangasinan Beach The weather report for February seems fair enough to go out on a beach date, and for an affordable and relatively out of town beach adventure, try going to Bolinao, Pangasinan Beach! Getting there takes a six or seven hour commute (for the really financially savvy couples), there are buses plying to Bolinao on an hourly basis in Manila at Cubao and Pasay bus terminals. The latest trips are at 11 pm and 12 midnight (it is best to travel … [Read more...]

Travel On A Budget Tips For Your 2017 Vacations


2017 is a year full of new adventures on your calendars. And since we’re still on the first month, it is best to start early with planning and budgeting for your vacations. After all, the earlier the better. To start your 2017 vacations, here are travel on a budget tips to make your travel money worth spending: First: Write down your bucket list of places you want to go. Much like a financial plan, write down the list of places you want to go. Include the months when you can file your vacation leaves and plot those with holidays as well. From there, narrow down your top five or top six destinations of your choice. Then, write down the corresponding budget you’ll need to allocate on each of the vacation spots. The good thing with planning is that you’ll have a clear itinerary of your wanderlust travel list for 2017. Image source Second: Know the season of the places you want to visit. Take note of the peak seasons of the countries or places you are visiting as peak seasons … [Read more...]

Pawnina Shares: New Year Celebrations From Around The World To Amaze Your 2017


Happy 2017 everyone! Pawnina here and back to spread good vibes and financial wisdom through lifestyle, travel, tips, food and whatnot! To start the year fresh, it is best to wake up early, have a hearty meal, keep an optimistic mind and look forward to smile at the after holiday load, both at work and at school. However, with the celebration hangover present,you might want to get a head start with what went down in other places during the New Year countdown. This may be enough to spark your goals for the year ahead. 1) SYDNEY, Australia From the land down under, Sydney! Video source: Love Kids 2) London When Big Ben strikes twelve, London’s eye saw the Brits watching a spectacular display! Video source: BBC 3) Dubai  The tallest structure in the world and one of the richest oil kingdom there is, Dubai know how to greet a New Year! Video source: The Telegraph 4) Hong Kong Hong Kong’s waterfront illuminates with a dazzling firework display! The Victoria … [Read more...]

Your Spotify-Worthy Christmas Biyahe Playlist


Finally, Christmas is coming to town! But with the excitement to get to your Noche Buena destination, the holiday traffic and the Christmas rush makes it a long ride home. Now, to get you into the Christmas vibe here are 12 Spotify-worthy Christmas songs  for your biyahe below:  1) "Hallelujah" by Pentatonix This timeless classic by Leonard Cohan has been a favourite song to cover by so many artists and artists at heart which is a testament as to why it never ceases to amaze. With so many renditions, Pentatonix' version of the classic song is enough to bring out the Christmas spirit in you! The classic is part of the five-member American a capella group's 2016 full-length holiday album. Video Source: PTXofficial 2) "Oh Holy Night" by Mariah Carey You know it’s Christmas when the power pop holiday ballads of the undisputed Queen of Christmas herself, Mariah Carey, starts playing on the places you visit!  And the ultimate Mariah Christmas song that would send an echo of … [Read more...]

10 Philippine Destinations That’s Perfect For A Family Christmas Getaway


“It’s more fun in the Philippines”  because Christmas in the country is the longest celebrated season in the world! Now that we’re counting the last days of December, the festive season is at its hype! With Christmas breaks at schools and approved vacation leaves from offices, the last days of the old year is a good excuse to spend time together with the family. Now, if you have been longing for a family Christmas getaway, then below are perfect destinations that fit the whole member. These go-to places are sure to make you and your family pack your things ASAP! Check them below:   1) Vigan, Ilocos Sur Image source It's the perfect time to spend Christmas in the northern region of the country as the season is dry and the month is cold. And a great place to start the northern escapade would be Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. Vigan is home to the UNESCO World heritage village found at Calle Crisologo- its brick stoned streets and lines of Spanish-old houses will give a vintage touch to … [Read more...]

Hip And Young Places To Spend Your “Barkada” Christmas Celebration


Image source: Nuvali/ The day for the holiday celebration is most likely reserved for our family and for our relatives, which can be a good explanation as to why it has become a college tradition for barkadas to throw an advance Christmas celebration. While restaurants, cafes, bars and our very homes can be the usual places for every barkada to have their gift giving, here are other suggested spots that’s just worthy enough to spend for. From dinner under the stars to having picnic by the lake down to cruising by the bay over sunset, these hip and young places are sure to make that barkada Christmas celebration a unique experience to remember. Check them out below: Dinner under the stars at Mon’s Restaurant Dinner under the stars sounds like that scene strip off from a romantic movie or that in a setting from a John Green book, but really, the inspiration for the Dinner Under The Stars concept does exist at Camp Benjamin, Alfonso Cavite. This 4.7 hectare … [Read more...]

10 Staycation Spots to Spend the Holidays


Relaxation without the hassle of traveling far is a must these days. No wonder “staycation” is becoming a popular way to escape and unwind today. This season of joy, give yourself a break and treat your family to a well-deserved vacation. Take them to a short yet complete staycation experience to enjoy the holidays. Here are some staycation spots we recommend to you. City of Dreams Manila (Image source: City of Dreams Manila) Its world-class amenities and exceptional customer service make City of Dreams Manila a dream staycation for anyone. This integrated resort houses three luxurious hotels namely Nobu Hotel, Crown Towers, and Hyatt Manila. It also features a variety of premium restaurants for distinct culinary preferences. Together with your family or friends, make your experience here unforgettable with its entertainment and recreational amenities. Have fun with your kids or younger siblings at Dreamwork’s Dreamplay. Watch international live performances at Centerplay … [Read more...]

15 Travel Essentials To Always Pack On Your Carry-Ons


Call it an overstatement, but you can’t really travel without these essentials! Of course, essentials may vary on the preference of an individual, and we list down the basic and the most common travel essentials a traveler should not miss packing in their carry-ons! With these essentials, check everything you need on your checklist to keep the stress of forgetting to bring this and that that may hamper your smooth trip. Find out why these fifteen travel essentials below are the wanderlust's must-have items on a journey. 1) Earphones Who doesn’t need earphones? You’ll never know when this will come in handy. It’s perfect when you go on a bus ride, a plane ride or any ride along the way to your destination. It’s the ideal shut-up moment to the world on your travel downtime as well. This doesn’t mean you'll miss on or ignore on the possibility of listening stories to a stranger by your side, it just creates a thematic feeling as you listen to your travel playlist. After all, … [Read more...]

Plane Tickets: Practical Tips To Booking Yourself Cheap Flights


Jet setting to your favorite destination sometimes takes a plane ride away, and we know airfares, they get chunks of your budget. While the best seats could be the first class seats, the seats beside your bae and the window seats, and if there could be a higher degree than the superlative comparison of best- such as great, then the great seats are the ones you got for a bargain. Booking flights on a budget doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be a seasoned traveler or frequent flyer. You can just as master the art of plane ticket sales with knowing a few or ten practical tips. What would be more practical than to get a plane ride worth your budget, right? So, learn a few tricks to book yourself cheap flights below: 1) Book ahead of time. It’s an old saying, the early bird catches the worm. Based on experience, you can book sale seats ahead of time. Mostly, they come in six months before the scheduled date. That gives you a hell lot of time to prepare for your OOTDs, to buy that … [Read more...]