Travel On A Budget Tips For Your 2017 Vacations

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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...]

Your Spotify-Worthy Christmas Biyahe Playlist

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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 Staycation Spots to Spend the Holidays

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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

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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

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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...]

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...]

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...]

Hottest Swimsuit Styles for Summer 2016

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  Going away on a tropical holiday is never complete without a good OOTD. It’s about time you throw away that teenybopper, cherry-printed, ruffled tankini, as 2016 is the year for bolder, sexier pieces! PawnHero compiles this year’s hottest swimsuit styles that will warrant you several double-takes on the beach: Racerfront Bikini We’re sure you’ve all heard of the racerback back in the early 2000s. That fashion trend is back, only, it now takes a different form. Folks, meet the racerfront bikini. Especially designed to flatter your toned built, this bikini looks perf with your favorite G Shock. Halter Bikini The halter bikini is one perfect way to show off your to-die-for shoulders.  It accentuates perfectly-toned arms, and flatters almost any body type. Chambray Bikini   The only chambray/ denim piece you can wear to the beach is a pair of shorts, right? Wrong. You can totally rock a denim or chambray bikini on the beach! Basic Bikini The … [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...]