Yearly Archives: 2012

A Happy Travel Holidays

It’s Christmas season at last and although the celebration around here isn’t as grand as we have back home, I still have a lot of reasons to celebrate this day. Aside from the fact that I still have a job that I am enjoying and I still find fulfilling, my family is enjoying the best of health and of course, looking back to what has been going on with my personal, career, and family life this year I just feel I am truly blessed.

With the New Year coming, my wife and I are listing some new year’s resolution together and one of them is to spend time to travel somewhere to appreciate life more. As to where, we don’t know yet but I am giving her the freedom to choose where as long as I can afford to finance it. Right now, my wife is busy reading travel reviews and she found this site called it’s all about the shop. She thinks it’s very helpful because she has found a lot of reviews for travel and hotels that will give her the idea as to which place should we go for this travel plans. I am confident she’ll find a place very soon.

As of now, let me say, Happy Holidays everyone.

The Benefits of Traveling

We all deserve a break after a long period of work and holidays like the Veterans Day, is no better way to take advantage in relieving that work-related stress. Based on personal experience, escaping from the usual busy schedule even just for awhile gives me that refreshing feeling and the renewed sense of enthusiasm for life and for my job as well. I reckon that if this idea works on me, there’s no reason it won’t work for others who are as job-oriented and as hard-working as I am. <wink>

You see, it is not bad to spend that hard-earned money of yours for a little taste of luxury for you and your family. And setting aside an amount for travel insurance is worthy enough if you spend quality time with your children or your parents in some place where you have never been before. Although traveling is quite costly but believe me, it is worth the time, the effort and the money you spend because not only you will see other places, you will also learn and experience different culture, meet other people, make new friends, gain new perspective in life and most importantly, you will appreciate life all the more and it will even inspire you to work harder to save up for your next travel.

Another Beach Holiday Plan

My wife and I started planning the possibility of having our next trip in Singapore. But since I had a blast during my getaway in Palawan last March, I can’t wait to have our next travel there. Although everything is not final yet and there’s a possibility too that our next destination could still change. As of this time, we are still busy browsing the web in pursuit of finding cheap vacation packages that we can possibly avail. As a matter of fact, we found some sites already but we have not just decided which place to go. There are too many beautiful places to explore with so little time and yes, with a really tight budget.

We are considering of going somewhere quiet and peaceful to at least have a time to read Bram Stoker books. And I am thinking of visiting Coron since I have read a lot of great reviews. I know I just had one this year but obviously I haven’t had enough of it so I would like to try again the experience of waking up early in the morning to catch the sunrise and watch the sun as it sets in the evening. But this time, it is with my family already and it’s also possible that we might go back to El Nido since they haven’t seen its beauty yet. And wherever it is, we are looking forward to experience something unique in the place that we finally choose.

Early Plans for the Next Summer

Time flies so fast and before I knew it, the US Election 2012 is over and Christmas season is here once again then the next turn of time will have summer right there knocking at our doorstep too. I know it’s still too early to be talking about summer holiday plans considering that Christmas and New Year are not over yet but hey, I learned that there are several advantages of early-planned trips. One reason is, summer is a peak season and resorts and hotels are usually having full bookings during this time of year so it’s a matter of “early bookers, catch the rooms.”

Another reason is that hotel discounts are usually available for early birds which give them a great deal of savings. And with the estimated expenses being foreseen already, there is enough time to save up for the needed amount for the next holiday trip. I actually am a very spontaneous person. I like to do things as they come and just “cross the bridge” when I get to it but I realized there’s no harm in trying to be more organized this time especially that I’ll be spending my hard-earned money so there’s no way that this summer trip is going to fail.