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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tree Top Adventure Baguio: Trying Out the Superman Ride

One of the famous tourist attractions in Baguio City is Tree Top Adventure Baguio

tree top adventure baguio

tree top adventure baguio
You can mix and match the activities and get more savings with their packages.

tree top adventure baguio
Upon seeing the map, I got so excited because the meters indicated that they occupied a big area so I can experience a bit of breeziness during the zipline experience.  Frankly, the place was bigger than it looks from the entrance.

tree top adventure baguio
But after the first plight of stairs, it gave me a slight hint that this adventure may require some plights more.  

tree top adventure baguio
We chose our packages and got stamped by the entrance.

tree top adventure baguio
And so the trekking began...

Upon reaching the pavillion, there was a desk where we had to sign a waiver and avail our tickets.

tree top adventure baguio
You can also ask questions about packages here.

tree top adventure baguio
Upon being handed our tickets, we secured our harness.

tree top adventure baguio
 This harness area is for the canopy which I didn't choose.

tree top adventure baguio
The Tree Drop wasn't working at the time of our visit.

tree top adventure baguio
Canopy Ride and Funicular (350 php)
tree top adventure baguio
I chose the Superman Ride (300 php).

tree top adventure baguio
To get to the Superman Ride, we had to trek.

tree top adventure baguio
Justin Vawter Models for your Scenic View
We passed by the Sky Walk.

tree top adventure baguio
After your activity, you could buy your photos at the Pavillion.  We didn't buy ours so I don't have any photos of my Superman Ride.

Travel Tripsters Remarks
If you have the time to try the zipline activities and trek, then add Tree Top Adventure Baguio on your list of destination.
Tree Top Adventure Baguio
Address Special Tourism Economic Zone, Loakan Road, Camp John Hay, Baguio, Benguet, Philippines
Budget Per Person 300-1,500 Tree Top Adventure Baguio Map
Payment Options Cash

Operating Hours Monday to Sunday:
(even holidays)
8:00 am-4:30 pm
Reservation Required No
Contact  (6374) 442-0800 |

Thursday, May 5, 2016

How Can I Make My Next Business Trip Productive And Profitable?

If you're planning a big business trip and want it to be as productive and profitable as possible, now is the time to access strategies that will promote optimal success. You can use some or all of the techniques outlined below to get as much as you can out of your next business trip:

1. Finalize Everything At The Office.

One strategy you should definitely implement as you start planning your business trip is to finalize everything at the office. If you fail to take this step, you will likely find yourself worrying about whether things are still going well or if everything has fallen into a state of chaos. Moreover, things actually may fall apart if you don't finalize projects, delegate authority, and ensure that all of your equipment is functioning properly. If you have any equipment that is on the verge of death or disarray, make sure you replace it so you don't run the risk of disrupting the company's daily operations while you're gone. If your company makes use of aerospace metal alloys, you can obtain new products from businesses such as Hurlen King.

2. Locate The Ideal Hotel.

In addition to finalizing things at the office, make sure that you locate the ideal hotel. One thing you should consider is how close the hotel is to the place where networking functions and business meetings will be held. You should also think about the pricing. While you may be led to believe you have to break the bank to get an excellent hotel, you can oftentimes attain great deals by booking early. You can use to start shopping for the ideal hotel right now.

3. Implement Good Health Practices.

One final strategy you can implement to optimize your next business trip is implementing good health practices. This strategy will help you maintain the elevated mood and high energy levels necessary to work effectively and network with power. With all of this in mind, make sure that you stay in a hotel that features a gym so you can work out regularly. Also be sure that you always have a wide range of healthy food options available to you.


If you're getting ready to go out of town for business and want the venture to be successful, now is the time to start implementing success strategies. You can use some or all of the planning tips outlined above to ensure that your business trip is as productive and positive as possible.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sabreen's Seafood Market: Live Seafood Delights (Malate Manila Philippines)

The Philippines has always been known as a rich and abundant tropical island.  One simply cannot fully bask into its delightful wonders without trying out live-cooked seafood which locals know as "Paluto"  which simply means to have it cooked.  With more than 29 years of experience and equipped with skillful chefs, Sabreen's Seafood Market is one of the top choices for your paluto experience.

sabreens seafood market
The centerpiece is set to be the largest seafood aquarium in Manila
Sabreen's is very spacious, well-decorated and more importantly clean.

sabreens seafood market
The first step in your paluto dining experience is to choose the seafood ingredients.

sabreens seafood market
Sabreen's has the widest seafood selections. 

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The selections are live, fresh and frozen.

sabreens seafood market
Of course, if you want to fully enjoy, choose the live ones.

sabreens seafood market
Other ingredients that will go with your intended dish is also for sale.

sabreens seafood market
It's like going on a super neat supermarket except the ingredients are live and fresh!

sabreens seafood market
They also have fruits for juices and as a dessert.

sabreens seafood market
Ingredients will be weight for billing. 

Unlike other paluto restaurants, they do not charge for cooking. 

sabreens seafood market
Clams Ginger Soup
sabreens seafood market
Sauteed Crab with Sweet Chili Sauce
sabreens seafood market
Grilled Salmon with Lemon Butter

sabreens seafood market
Fried Shrimp with Chili Sauce

sabreens seafood market
Salt and Pepper Squid
sabreens seafood market
Baked Scallop
sabreens seafood market
Steamed Lapu-Lapu (live-cooked)
My favorite is the Steamed Lapu-Lapu.  Being live-cooked, it was filled with the natural sweetness of the sea.  It was cooked with precision too so it was so tender but not mashed.

sabreens seafood market
Mixed Vegetables with Oyster Sauce
sabreens seafood market
Pineapple Fried Rice Small (380 php)
The ones we tried are just some of their many cooking styles you can choose from.

sabreens seafood market
Fresh Mango Shake (135 php)
Travel Tripsters Verdict

Sabreen's Seafood Market offers a whole new experience that will surely make you appreciate the natural sweet bountiful flavors of the sea.

Sabreen's Seafood Market
Address 1190 J. Bocobo Street, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Budget Per Person 500 php-2,000php Sabreen's Seafood Market Map
Payment Options Cash

Operating Hours 8am-10pm
Reservation Required No
Contact  (632) 521-4351 |

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Valentino Resort & Spa: Great Group Weekend Getaway (San Jose Batangas)

Summer is the best time to go out of town.  I'm so lucky that my mentors brought me along to Valentino Resort & Spa.

valentino resort and spa
To be honest, this is the first time I've encountered this resort.  The name Valentino has a romantic connotation don't you agree?

valentino resort and spa
As soon as we got there, we registered and got our keys from their Information Office.

valentino resort and spa
To my surprise, the place is huge!  They have a mediterranean-themed restaurant.

valentino resort and spa
I was too preoccupied with the pools that I forgot to try the spa.

valentino resort and spa
a pavilion for functions and so much more.

valentino resort and spa
We stayed in their extension called Valentino Place which was designed to cater to big groups for team buildings and the like.   The landscape is well-maintained and it has a tranquil atmosphere.  There's a bench by the pond where I enjoyed chilling out.

valentino resort and spa
There are different kinds of villa which different in capacity.

valentino resort and spa
We stayed at the South Wing with 3 rooms.  It costs 11,000 php per night and has a maximum capacity of 20 persons.  The rates didn't include breakfast but they allowed food to be brought.  Some of my companions are from Batangas so they had food brought in for us.

valentino resort and spa
The intercoms aren't working.

valentino resort and spa
So there's bunker beds, television, cabinets and an air-conditioner.

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As you can see, everything looks clean despite the lack of interior design.

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They supplied fresh and clean towels, soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrush.

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The rest rooms are all clean.

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Just beside the South Wing is an adult pool with an adjacent kiddie pool.  Being nearby, this is where we enjoyed our night swim.  The pool is surrounded with cabanas.  If you're not renting rooms, they charge for the cabanas as well as entrance fees for the pool.

valentino resort and spa
Because the vicinity is so big, they offered a free cart ride to the main Valentino Resort & Spa whenever you please.  You can just text them or approach any of their staff as they are all equipped with radio transmitters.  All the staffs are very courteous and happy to assist.

valentino resort and spa
They have their very own tunnel that goes under the main street so you don't need to go out and cross the street to go to the Valentino Resort & Spa from the Valentino Place and vice versa.

valentino resort and spa

valentino resort and spa
So if you go under the tunnel, you'll eventually turn up in the opposite side of that gate.

valentino resort and spa
They have a lot of amenities like a basketball court, tennis court, badminton court, volleyball court and fitness center.

valentino resort and spa
This is the biggest pool.  And, it has a jacuzzi beside it.   The pool is just right next to the building where the Italian and Modern Villas, Junior Suites and some rooms are.

valentino resort and spa
There's another adult pool with man-made waterfall and a kiddie pool also adjacent to it.

valentino resort and spa
From this hanging bridge, you can view all 3 pools and Mt. Maculot behind the pavillion.  Unfortunately, we didn't see it because it was drizzling during our stay.

Travel Tripsters Verdict
Valentino Resort & Spa is a superb resort.  It was a fun and memorable stay!  Their rates are very reasonable.  And, it's ideal for a couple stay, family outing and even corporate getaways.  Perhaps, this place just needs a bit of a marketing push because I really can't see why you shouldn't consider it on your next weekend getaway.  It's even accessible by public transport. 
Valentino Resort & Spa
Hotel Address Baranga Pinagtung-ulan, San Jose Batangas, Philippines
Contact (632) 435-3545 Reservation Required No
Payment Options   Cash Directions Private Vehicle:
  • Take STAR Tollway and exit at Lipa
  • Take a left going to Barangay Banay-Banay
  • You will pass by Fernando Airbase on your right
  • Once you reach a fork in the road (about 15mins) take a right towards Cuenca
  • You will see a sign of the resort on your left (about 10mins)
  • If you reach Patroil gas station on your left, you have passed the entrance to the resort
  • Take a left at the sign, the main entrance to the resort is on your right (about 5mins)
  • Take bus to San Jose Batangas
  • Ride tricycle - instruct to go near San Rafael Church (10-minute ride)
Room Types Room Amenities Price

4,650 php + 600 php/person
Junior Suite Rooms

3,250 php + 600 php/person
Deluxe Room

3,000 php + 600 php/person
Standard Room

2,500 php + 600 php/person
General Amenities •3 Adult Pools 
2 Kiddie Pools
•1 Jacuzzi
•Fitness Center
•View Deck
Parking Yes
Travel Tripsters Hotel Review Rating Valentino Resort & Spa Map
Room Comfort

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