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JuanTeamPH wins Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2016

#JFFJuanTeamPH Wins the Cebu Pacific Juan For Fun Backpacker Challenge 2016

After 7 straight days of endless adventures in the Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2016, #JFFJuanTeamPH was declared the winner. The team hailing from Bacolod is this year’s Ultimate Backpackers receiving the most awesome prize – a Travel-All-You-Can pass. At the culminating event held at the Plaza of Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila on June 29th, teammates Glenn Layola, Audrey Ramos and John Ray Blance together with their adventure coach TV host and VJ Robi Domingo has the best reaction ever when the announcement was made. It’s a sweet victory that everyone would love to have. Each member is entitled to as many free flights to domestic and international short-haul destinations as they want within one year. They also win gift certificates from Cebu Pacific’s partner brands Tripologie travel store, Merrel shoes, and Boreas travel bags. #JFFJuanTeamPH competed against 4 other university students and traveled to exotic destinations ...

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Cebu Pacific Sends Off Young Adventurers for Juan for Fun 2016

Juan for Fun Backpackers Challenge is on

As of this writing, the Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpackers Challenge 2016 is already ongoing. I attended the send-off on June 22nd for the five competing teams. Five teams with 3 members each are vying for this year’s Ultimate Backpacker title. The winners will take home a Travel-All-You-Can pass, the biggest prize yet since the challenge was launched by the airline. This is the 5th year of the Juan for Fun backpacking challenge. For seven days from June 23-29, the teams will have to take on as many exciting experiences in their adventures within their travel allowance worth Php35,000. The thoughts of visiting popular tourist destinations, historical sites and sampling local delicacies comes to mind. Discovering new spots would be even better. Juan for Fun Travel Trios The Juan for Fun travel trios were chosen among the hundreds of hopefuls who sent in their entries. The annual challenge is ...

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Discover Independence with The Discovery Leisure Company

Discover Independence with The Discovery Leisure Company

Having a vacation is liberating. It sets me free from stress and workload, even for a short period of time. Of course, new experiences give me the freedom to explore. If you want to continue the quest for freedom, be it in the city or in an island, you better check out The Discovery Leisure Company’s Discover Independence deals. This homegrown hospitality group helps you travel just the way you want to. Book online at http://www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com/discover-independence and use the promo code: FREEDOM from 12 to 19 June 2016 and get as much as 50% savings on room rates for stays until October. You can choose to break free at either Ortigas or Makati, perfect for foodie adventures and retail therapy for the cosmopolitan you. After a day of shopping at the nearby Megamall or The Podium, retreat to any of Discovery Suites’ rooms for half the price, starting at PHP ...

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Experiencing the Malasimbo Festival 2016 Magic

Malasimbo Lights and Dance Festival 2016

Last month, I had the chance to attend the Malasimbo Festival 2016 in Puerto Galera. I know, I know, that’s during the Holy Week and should have written about it earlier. Unfortunately, I got caught up with work and some unfortunate incidences – my media files got corrupted, and my phone was lost. Enough of the excuses. Just let me share with you my Malasimbo experience. The Malasimbo Festival started in 2011. Visualized by French expat Hubert d’Aboville who owns a piece of property on top of the mountain that looked like a natural amphitheater. He dreamed of having a musical event on the island. The festival name was taken from the mountain where the event is held every year. I’ve read and heard about it, but never really took interest in it. For one thing, I think I’m past the age of attending live concerts and partying, which is ...

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Windows By The Bay at Hotel Jen Manila is Now Open

Windows by the Bay at Hotel Jen Manila

In the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city, experience Windows By The Bay at Hotel Jen Manila. In his opening remarks during the opening, hotel General Manager Edward Kollmer said, “Calming, breathtaking, inspiring, and magical. These are the moods that we want our guests to experience by the moment they enter Windows By The Bay.” He was joined by Ms. Kitchie Benedicto-Paulino, Chairman/CEO of New Riviera Hotel Development Corp. and Ms. Pia de Leon Ongsiako, Chief Operating Officer of New Riviera Hotel Development Corp. together with Ms. Earth 2015 Ms. Angelia Ong. Partners were delighted as Hotel Jen Manila’s Executive Chef Dirk Fiedler served his appetizing nibbles. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the free-flowing light bite creations of pizza puffs and meat feast consisting of salami, parma ham, smoked ham, olives and cornichons perfectly paired with wines and cocktails At Windows By The Bay, you can just sit ...

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Let Hotel Jen Manila be Your Holy Week Haven

Hotel Jen Manila

Let Hotel Jen Manila be your humble home this Holy Week while fulfilling your Lenten traditions. There is no better way to strengthen relationship but in practicing faith. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone – enjoying family time and observing religious rights. Book a deluxe room at Hotel Jen Manila from March 21-27, 2016 for only Php4,800 nett per night and enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast for two at our Latitude Restaurant. You also get a 20% discount at the hotel’s F&B outlets. A staycation is definitely a great time to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Above all of these, you can hop on to our complimentary scheduled shuttle service which will drop you off to one of the country’s most iconic religious site, the Manila Cathedral. Here you can start your Lenten practices and have some time to reflect and pray. From here, you can visit ...

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Smart Bro Boosts Trail Adventours with Free WiFi and Perks

Surfing the Trail Adventours website on my iPad powered by Smart Bro Prepaid LTE Pocket Wifi

Smart Bro let’s you get connected even when climbing mountains. This is made possible as the wireless leader announced partnership with premier adventure group Trail Adventours at the High Street branch of Recreational Outdoor Exchange or R.O.X., the biggest outdoor superstore in Southeast Asia. You can now experience more of the Smart Life on the go while conquering the Philippines’ breathtaking peaks and views. Trail Adventours is an outdoor adventure company established in 2010. They offer over 40 expert-guided hikes and expeditions here and abroad. During the launch of the partnership, I learned that they offer services to novice trekkers and expert mountain climbers alike. I haven’t done any trekking or mountain climbing. But the presentation of Trail Adventours is making me want to give it a shot. And with the Smart Bro partnership, sharing the experience is a breeze. Under the partnership, local hikes and expeditions of Trail Adventours ...

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