Pawnina Shares: Secret Hacks To Book Star Rated Hotels On A Budget

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Hey guys, Pawnina here. Oh, doesn’t it feel great to have book yourself a week-long stay on one of the best hotels on your travel destination especially if you were able to get an amazing deal out of it? Well, you don’t have to wish to be a seasoned traveler to know the secret hacks to book star rated hotels on a budget. As a matter of fact, there are tons of open secret hacks to do so. If you are planning for a holiday getaway or are still planning to have that well-deserved break and you have not booked any hotel yet, why not try these hacks below for a change? You’ll never know until you try.    Hack # 1: Be your own booking agent. Travel agents booking your hotels have a higher price to sell than you booking it yourself. True enough, getting a travel agent to do it for you is convenient on your part, but if you are on a budget, it doesn’t help cut the cost. How this works?  Hotels and travel agents have a deal. The hotels give a number of rooms depending on their internal … [Read more...]

Travel this Holiday? 7 Important To-Dos When You’re A Tourist

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Planning to travel this holiday? Well, just keep that motivation strong because it's just a few weeks to go before reaching that X on your calendars. So, whether you're visiting a famous local destination or you're jetting to a different continent, the moment you step on that place, you're a tourist. The very thing that travelers want to avoid at all cost is turning their adventure for the worse.  Of course, those mishaps is what we want to pray it will never happen. So, if you want that wonderful "turista" experience, here are important to-dos on your pre-travel arrangements below because it's better to be a wise tourist than to be an ignorant one. 1) Check the internet for rates. First of our list is to check the web. The internet is your virtual library and cliche' as it may sound, you'll find almost anything. So, if you want to be as sure to what your destination is offering, might as well read more about the place. What we are trying to avoid here as tourists are the … [Read more...]

Around the World: How OFWs Can Spend The Holidays Away From Home

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The holidays in the Philippines see a spectacle of reunions, celebrations, shopping sales, festivity attractions and many more. Our family-oriented culture is what leaves most of our beloved ones abroad terribly missing us. Not all of our fellow countrymen would spend Christmas eves with their loved ones here. We shared how one can cope up with the homesickness [Read: Not Home For The Holidays? Turning The Holiday Homesickness Frown Upside Down], now we share how your beloved ones can spend their holidays away from home. So, if you know someone, recommend this read. They may be feeling blue come holidays but with these holiday-filled places, the cold won’t bother them anyway. Make sure to recommend these holiday go-to places of the following countries they are working or living in. London Oh yes, Big Ben, pubs, the English, the Royalty! What’s not to love about London? In London, our OFW families will find the city’s holiday festivity overwhelmingly magical! One can take … [Read more...]

Not Home For The Holidays? Turning The Holiday Homesickness Frown Upside Down

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“When you feel homesick,’ he said, ‘just look up. Because the moon is the same wherever you go.” ― Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch Supposed to be home for the holidays? But unexpectedly, you just can’t go home. Well, the sacrifice to be away from home is not at all easy and we salute that noble pursuit. While homesickness embraces you like the cold December air and not a fire by the hearth can warm the heavy heart, we can still turn that holiday frown upside down. You’re not the only one after all, everyone, one way or another, felt homesickness on the holidays. Here’s how you can cope up with your feelings: Let it all out. It’s okay to cry! At this time, there’s no guilt in crying. You are not weak. You have been amazingly tough. It’s best to release all that sadness because you need to free up the space of your feelings and fill them with joy, optimism and glee. Just let it all out, you need a good cry. Those tears measure how much you long for the company … [Read more...]

Du30: 30 Small Things to do to Make Change Happen in Your Life

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Unless you're Patrick Star (read as: living under a rock), you know that the everyone has been talking about #ChangeIsComing and #WelcomeChange. Appropriately, and just in time for the second half of the year, it's time to reassess your progress on your New Year's resolutions and finally finish what you've started or create new goals to end 2016 strong. To help you guys get the ball rolling (and a fun play on our new President Duterte's shorthand name), here's a #Du30 List, or 30 small things to do to make change happen in your life: 1. Start a dream board | This is a simple way to get the law of attraction on your side, meaning imagine it as yours and it will be yours. 2. Read short stories or books | Get your mind thinking, and transport it to a different place to get your imagination going. 3. Write or doodle | Sometimes, words cannot express our ideas and feelings; write them or doodle them out and you'll feel a whole lot better, and you'll have a piece of art that … [Read more...]

Going to the Laboracay? Here are the Things You Need to Remember

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The Laboracay weekend is almost here! Laboracay happens every Labor Day weekend, where beach bums and adrenaline junkies hit the shores of Boracay to enjoy the white sand, turquoise waters, and majestic sunsets. This is the one weekend where all of Boracay’s three stations turn into amazing spots for non-stop partying. Locals and tourists alike swarm the island for a weekend of concerts, events, and sports. Laboracay is the one beach event even hardcore partyphiles swear by. To help you get the most out of your trip, PawnHero compiles a list of the things you need to bring as well as some reminders to help you party safely. Don’t forget to pack: ✓ (Waterproof) Tote – Lug your sunscreen, towel, sunnies, phone, camera and towel around in a cute canvas tote! This way you won’t have to worry about losing your stuff or getting anything wet. ✓ Power Bank – For sure, you’ll be taking plenty of pictures and videos. Having a power bank handy will help your phone stay on in case of … [Read more...]

Types of People You DON’T Want to Travel With

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It is always nice to travel on your own, but most times, what makes a trip even more worthwhile is the people we’re traveling with. Bringing the wrong people along, however, is an entirely different story. We list the types of people who can make you say “I wish I had just traveled alone.” 1. The Polar Opposite Don’t get us wrong, it’s not impossible for two people with different personalities to get along. It’s just that, you could both want irreconcilably different things out of the trip, and this may lead to arguments. For instance, you want to party ‘til dawn, but your travel buddy wants to hit the sheets early or when you’ll settle with a cheap inn to stay within the budget while the other person insists on splurging on a cozier accommodation. Another frustrating situation is when you’re someone who values personal space while the other person enjoys invading other people’s privacy. Once he starts tapping you on your shoulder while you’re trying to read a book or looking over … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Mess Up this Long Weekend

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After the early hustle and bustle of the first part of the year, our first long weekend is upon us—and admit it, you’ve been waiting for it. You have the Chinese New Year 2016 to thank for that, and don’t deny that you’d happily tell everyone how you’re half-Chinese if your boss didn’t let you take the Monday off. Most people like to look over the different things you can do to make the most out of this. We at PawnHero prefer to be cautious—we handle many a personal loan, after all. So we look at three ways you can mess up the long weekend and how you avoid them. 1. Bringing work home Someone once said that it’s better to work smart than to work hard. Part of that mindset includes using your downtime for, well, downtime. Bringing home your work, especially on the long weekend just essentially extends your workweek and cuts into crucial recovery time for your body. It becomes only even slightly worth the effort if you’re being paid for what you’re doing. If you really are in need of … [Read more...]