7 Reasons to Visit Taiwan: Asian Traveller Edition

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When one thinks of Taiwan they think of rows and rows of factories with little albeit no tourist areas to boast of. I had no intention of visiting the place but since my husband is currently Taipei based I had the pleasure of calling “Ilha Formosa,” the beautiful island, our second home. Here are my […]

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Review of Awilihan Private Resort: A Charming, Provincial Home

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My family often takes trips with family friends and of course our extended family.  It is nice to see the kids develop friendships with the children of my siblings, cousins and good friends.  It brings extra warmth and fun to the trip.  And what would be a better destination for such a big group but […]

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Dinosaur Island Clark Pampanga: Unexpected Fun

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Unexpected F-U-N! That was what we had when we visited Dinosaur Island in Clark. My elder kids yawned when I mentioned it to them. We will drive all the way to see dinosaur statues? Really, mom?  Plus, I read mixed reviews with some people finding the place boring or too short an entertainment compared to […]

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Palace Pool Club opens its Doors to Families

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Palace Pool Club, Manila’s hottest club, opens its doors to families and yes, even their pets, every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm starting May 7, 2016! Imagine sipping your ice cold mojito, with hip music at the background, while the kids play by the pool.   My tweeners

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6 Family Travel Mistakes to Avoid

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“Not another picture!” My kids and husband groan as I ask them to pose for yet another picture against the statue of Mickey Mouse. I get a little bit irritated and go through my litany of “this is what you will look at when you go back home!” And the bickering goes on, ruining what […]

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Experience the Magic as Hongkong Disneyland Turns 10

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Imagine the most wonderful time of the year, in the happiest place on Earth with all the festivities of a 10th year anniversary! It’s hitting the jackpot thrice! It seems like yesterday when the nearest Disneyland closest to home opened it’s door to Asia.   And just as you would expect from Disneyland, such a celebration […]

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Domicillo Design Hotel: Stylish, Romantic Getaway in Tagaytay

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It is our 15th wedding anniversary and I thought that since we only had the weekend I have to find the most romantic getaway that won’t be too far away.   My frenetic search on the net led me to DOMICILLO, a design, boutique haven offering one of the best and widest view of Taal Lake. […]

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DreamWorks DreamPlay Manila: Complete Guide (Part 1)

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DreamPlay Manila for our family is the coolest indoor playground in Manila.   Quite sporty and competitive, our hearts were pumping wild when we first had a glimpse of what DreamPlay is. It’s a DreamWorks inspired playground filled with challenging obstacle courses with varying degrees of difficulty. To top it all, considering the Manila heat, it’s […]

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DreamWorks DreamPlay Manila: Complete Guide (Part 2)

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This is the second and final part of TheGoMom’s DreamPlay Review. To read part 1 where the first 12 attractions are detailed, click DreamWorks DreamPlay, Manila (Part 1) . In part 2 are the three other attractions especially geared for younger kids, parent’s FAQ plus tips on how to get the best experience at DreamPlay […]

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New Attraction at Kidzania, Manila: McDonald’s Burger Shop

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Something yellow, red and happy just opened in Kidzania, Manila. You guessed it right:-)  McDonald’s Burger Shop is the newest exciting work station to open its doors to kids of Kidzania! Kids would surely be thrilled to work in the much familiar and loved McDonald’s Burger Shop. They get to experience what it is to […]

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SM by the Bay: Fun for the Fam

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Have you guys tried walking the 1.5km stretch of SM by the Bay? My family and I just did, last Saturday.  OMG, ang saya!  Isa syang malaking fiesta!  Perfect for families, balikbayans, barkadas and of course, since Valentine’s is this weekend, with your labidabs. It was the opening of the Annual Pyro-Musical Competition Show and […]

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CHRISTmas Merry-Go-Around: Best and Merriest CHRISTmas Displays in Manila 2014

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For the past seven years,  it has been my family’s tradition to go all over Manila to catch the best and merriest displays.   We would have a good dinner, hire our driver to come in that weekend and hop-on, hop-off as we marvel at the lights and beauty, and to the dismay of my kids, […]

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Doll Joy: A Doll Museum

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Children who love dolls will have a field day when they visit Doll Joy Factory and Museum in Pasig.   Displayed are over 2,100 pieces of assorted dolls, clustered in varying themes that will delight young and adult doll lovers. This is the second time I visited Doll Joy this year.  First was with a couple […]

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The Week that Was: Pig out to the Max!

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Oh men!  I think I gained 5 pounds over the week.  As in pig-out to the max! It is the birthday week of my firstborn and it was one eating fiesta after another!  It started with a lunch in Chili’s last Sunday.  A Miensan lunch and a special dinner at home on Tuesday. An overflowing […]

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Check in Time for Philippine Domestic Flights and Parking at NAIA 3

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Domestic flights are usually a breeze and for dawn flights I normally arrive an hour before my departure time.  I figured the airport is not too busy at that hour anyway.  Last Friday,  I almost missed my flight to Tacloban by a hairline with that assumption. Arriving calmly at 3:40am for my 4:50am flight, I […]

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