Travel Tuesday Tip: Packing Light

From 4 out of 8 trips I’ve been to the last 90 days

This summer’s been a wild blur with back to back trips that left me feeling refreshed and breathless (if there’s such thing) at the same time. If there’s anything massively valuable I learned from these trips, it’s the sheer art of packing light. As a beauty blogger, check-ins are mandatory (hello liquids). This summer, I challenged myself to quite literally, backpack my wanderlust away.

My Cebu 68.3km bike ride essentials

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It’s almost 2 weeks of immobility limited mobility for me and it hurts today as much as it did in day 01. It doesn’t get any easier nor better which is scary because come Wednesday, I’m due for a check up. I’m dreading the said day because I might hear the 4 letter word I’m avoiding at all costs: CAST. :(

Apart from not being able to wear my new kicks, what’s really sucky about this situation’s I can’t go to FLOW SurfYogaSamba’s seventh retreat in (of all places) Baler:

Learn to SURF, YOGA & SAMBA on April 28 – 30, 2012, at Aliya Surf Camp, Baler, Aurora!

Baler, as I put it last year, is my kind of Disneyland. Surfing and Bikram yoga’s my flavour of unwinding and working out at the same time so I’m really bummed that I can’t go this April. #wawaface


Anyway, if you’re free and you’re looking for a new kind of natural high that will last ’til you get back to the city, enlist for FLOW SurfYogaSamba’s retreat. It’s guaranteed to give you that plus a whole lot more. :)

Travel Luxe: Coco Beach Island Resort

I was looking for a quick getaway roughly two months ago when one of my associates recommended Coco Beach Island Resort in Puerto Galera. I immediately looked it up online and I was mesmerized. I can’t believe there’s still lush greens and deep blues tucked just nearly 4 hours from Manila! I was about to book a room when I learned about the Surf and Music Festival. I opted to join the latter because some of my friends will be there too. I bookmarked Coco Beach Island Reort though since it was a place I would love to visit sometime soon.

photo via Coco Beach Island Resort

A month and a half after doing that “vacay research”, my junior high classmate, Shaz, invited me to join them to celebrate Coco Beach Island Resort’s 25th anniversary. I think you can tell that I signed up in a heartbeat! :)

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Baler, Aurora: My Kind Of Disneyland

Where did you spend last week’s long weekend? I spent mine in my kind of Disneyland — at Baler, Aurora for the Aloha Boardsports & Travel Factor Surf And Music Festival 2011.

I saved my slot roughly a month ago for Php 4600 (per pax, aircon premium package) through Travel Factor. That covers the kit above, accommodations, to and fro fare, festival passes, and couple of meals.

Where I stayed — ATI Hostel

My hostel’s the farthest from the festival grounds (Aliya Surf Camp). Not complaining with the size of my bed! :)

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