- Always feeling too tired every day or every night. You get enough rest or sleep but waking up in the morning is not as easy as before–it is never easy but when you suddenly realize you have lost your younger self’s enthusiasm and idealism, and when you just laze around all day, eating, sleeping, wriggling around your bed. Instead of hording calories, you definitely need to spend some time alone or take your friends with you and reboot your whole system.
- When there is too much toxicity in your environment, may it be because of your work or your personal life. It is never advisable to keep any negativity around you, you might not notice it affecting yourself at first but toxicity can slowly seep into your system and you would not know it until it has fully consumed you. Take a break once in a while, breathe and let out some steam. We can never avoid negative things to happen but you can balance it if you get out of the kitchen and have some good quality me time.
- If you feel lost especially when you feel lost and confused. It is normal to feel as if you are drifting and unattached. Travel, go somewhere when you feel lost. The irony is there alright, but it will reset your inner compass needle and help you find your true north. You can spend your time thinking, you can meet strangers that can surprisingly help you figure things out too. Conversations with strangers can actually bewilder you if you give it a chance.
- Distraught or heartbroken, a lot of things can cloud your mind and you can try confiding in others when you are in the verge of exploding or maybe imploding inside but travelling has its own magic of healing and emptying everything that hurts. Perhaps it is the nature? The fresh air? But going somewhere else will provide you a breath of fresh air, literally, to think clearly and finally defeat the overthinking.
- Torn. Some people can never be too cautious when making a decision, some can be too impulsive as well. Making rash decisions at the peak of their emotions can lead to catastrophic results. It can be an important business deal or again maybe something personal that only you can decide for yourself.
- When you just finished one path, unlike being lost or torn there are moments in people’s lives that can make them feel as if they have just crossed the finish line. Students who finally did it and graduated from college is one perfect example. Finally achieving your long term goal is another. Travelling after this kind of accomplishment is akin to asking yourself what’s next? Or as Flynn Rider called it, finding a new dream. Travelling as always will help you find whatever it is you want to do next, even discover something or another passion while travelling.
- If you are feeling trapped or stuck, yes you have an amazing job, yes you can pay the rent without problems but it is as if nothing is ever going to change. If you feel this way for so long you have lost count of the years then go and literally escape from everything. Tell your boss, you are going away. A nice vacation is a pretty nice start, this is one way to take the control of your life back to your own hands.
- Rebuilding bonds. A getaway surely never sounded bad to anyone. There are those who resort to a getaway when faced to a horrible relationship problems and just like the aforementioned, taking time off to breathe away from all the negativity is good to mend the rifts caused by probable external factors. Why not leave everything behind and just take what or who matters to you and focus there? Climb a mountain, have a sincere and profound conversation (mountains always do the trick of making people open up) at the peak and descend anew.
- Reinventing yourself, it can be a one way ticket and just choose to stay after leaving everything behind to start fresh. It could be about running away from something but not always. There are people who only wants another clean shit of canvas to paint with. Always a nice feeling isn’t it?
- When you have no idea what to do with your money. There are over 200 countries in the whole world, some people do not have enough resources and time to travel across the world so if you do not know what to do with your money and you still have the time to spare, go and see new places that can open your mind. Learning and growing up never ends and travelling to meet new people is the best way to be wiser.
Going for a refreshing dip in Boracay is an understatement, everybody gets sea soaked in Boracay but not everybody knows how eventful the nightlife is in Boracay and how the locals always succeed in hosting parties and memories that even too much alcohol intake cannot erase.
Cocomangas Shooters Bar
Station 2: Pat’s Creek Bar, Bom Bom Bar, Exit Bar
Club Summer Place
Looking for an adventure within reach? Zambales might just be the place for you, the province has numbers of beaches if you are one to unwind with in the sand and under the sun. Perhaps climb a mountain? Find solace in the sea of clouds when you stand on the top of the world or maybe just Zambales. This place has ridges of mountains from where you can choose the peak that allures you the most. All you got to have is of course the stamina and a few bucks.
Photo by Shobe Binibini
You definitely can have that road trip without the traffic but with music and sceneries by your window by riding the bus from Manila to Zambales for just less than five hundred pesos, P 347.00 to be exact. You can board the Vcitory Liner bus from Caloocan, Pasay, Cubao, Earnshaw, Sampaloc, Olangapo to Zambales.
Before anything else, you got to have a camera or a high definition image capturing phone would be okay too but when touring outside the city you really got to have something to capture the moments and memories you will have in the place.
We have a few ideas in mind as to how you can enjoy your stay in Zambales. If you are looking for somewhere to stay we got your back here in eGetinnz, you can always look for the suitable feel good home that you want here:
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DAY 1: After securing your safe haven in Zambales you definitely need to unwind, you can do that just fine in Crystal Beach Resort, Purok 1-B, Brgy. La Paz, San Narciso, Zambales. Nearest landmarks would be the San Sebastian Catholic Church, and there would be a nearby tricycle terminal that would take you up there. Crystal Beach is a superb getaway for all folks of life, may you be in love and want long walks on the beach before you plan to propose or perhaps get married. Also, it is perfect for barkadas, the resort offers camping activities aside from the usual ones in the water. Tent rentals vary from P 550.00 to P 750.00, there is even a buffet style breakfast that comes with the tent rentals and will surely satisfy all the cravings of the barkada after an exhausting but fun day of surfing the waves for P 200.00. But here is one heads up, the resort only accommodates 400 guests each day and the reason for that? The resort wants to assure that each and everyone of the guest would be served well the way they all deserve.
DAY 2: Typically, people are fascinated by Mount Pinatubo and no one can really blame them but let us give you something different, how about Mount Tapulao? The tallest mountain in the ridges I told you about earlier, the challenge to conquer it would be hard to resist. After a chillax day at the beach and camping in the woods, it is time to stretch those sluggish bones with 2,037 meters of elevated lump of soil and rocks of Tapulao. Few people have different reasons for wanting to climb the notorious mountain, some wants to prove something for themselves, others want to think and forget, and there are those who wants to get closer with their loved ones. Whichever reason you have, Mount Tapulao brings the best in hikers, climb this mountain and you will descend as a different person.
DAY 3: Recharge and gorge back the energy you lost conquering Tapulao! There are countless food trip hubs around Zambales however, if your taste buds are missing western food then Sit-n-Bull Bar & Grill at 14 Del Pilar St., Barretoo, Olangapo, Zambales is appropriate for you. Prices for both American and even Mexican food are pretty reasonable with selection of food and extensive menu from bull burgers, baked spaghetti, burritos, and even Filipino dishes too. On top of that, the staff would never let you down, good customer care is assured by many tourists over time. SnBBG as a whole is hard to come by, a hidden edible gem if you might say and it is definitely a go-to when you visit Zambales.
Photos by Shobe Binibini
To be a world traveler does not only mean to see, to visit or to experience the best of the best of the countries from the 6 continents around the globe. To be a world traveler, you have to deal with the best and the worst there is around the world. You should have seen a variety of terrains such as desert, tundra, steppe, rain forest, etc; you should have travelled by a wide variety of means – train, plane, ship, car, camel, and more – and you should be familiar with many different cultures, religions, languages, etc. Being a world traveler does not only require money and resources, above all it requires skills.
Below are some of the skills you need to be a world traveler:
- Reading a map
GPS, Waze are helpful tech tools when travelling. But what if GPS or Waze isn’t an option? In critical areas where there is no cellphone service or an internet connection, it is still good to know how to read a map. It’s also an essential tool for hiking, for road trips, and for navigating a city center where you may want to save data for emergencies.
Haggling is a skill you need if don’t want to pay full price for things. And bargaining comes in handy in more ways than you think. It is not just about shopping street markets where it’s a common practice. Your skills in negotiating can also be very helpful when you’re booking for an accommodation or any means of transportation.
- Learning languages
You don’t have to be fluent of the local language in the country or city you are in, you just need the basic to make your life easier while traveling. It will also save yourself time and money and it helps you get closer to the culture of the place. Learning a language helps you appreciate a new country because you understand lessons in its history culture and even etiquette.
- Acquire basic survival skills
If there is one constant in travel, it is that eventually, something goes wrong and the longer you are on the road, the more likely it is that something will go wrong. This is when you’ll be needing your basic survival skills. How to use a first aid kit and other life-saving skills are necessary whether you travel alone or with a group because you can’t always call for a rescue at all times.
Nothing is perfect on the road. There are a lot of twists, turns, and even stops. You may get lost or get stuck along your journey but if you have the ability to deal with the unexpected, you will survive and you will realize that your journey might be tough but it’s all worth it.
A beach trip should be fun and very relaxing. It does take some planning ahead in order to have the best beach trip possible and it starts with packing. When heading to the beach make sure to pack wisely and stick with the summer staples which can take you from a day in the sand to an evening on the town. Remember to pack a beach trip wardrobe that’s light and bright.
Here are some tips on the beach wears you have to include in your packing list:
It doesn’t necessarily need to be a bikini or a tankini. You know your style and what looks good on you. Be true to yourself, wear what makes you comfortable, and enjoy the sunshine and ocean waves.
Whether it is solid, striped or print, yellow or purple, halter or tank style, a maxi dress is a perfect beach wear. Use your judgment and your sense of style for each garment.
Beaded, fringed, or embellished with stones sandals will add some panache and still pair well with the swimsuit, the shorts, the skirts, the pants or the maxi dress. It also provides comfort for a long beach walk, whether during the day or at night time. Just remember to choose a light and bright one.
A scarf is a very versatile piece of clothing. Choose a large, light and bright scarf. It could be worn as a cover-up, a skirt, a dress, or as a shawl to protect you from the cold weather and can also be worn as protection from the heat of the sun.
Pack at most two bright necklaces that match all of your outfits. Again, nothing too fancy, the jewelry should coordinate with the clothes. A good choice of accessories will make you fashionable even under the heat of the sun.
Have you heard the saying “If you can’t afford travel insurance, then you can’t afford to travel?” So, do you need travel insurance?
When travelling either overseas or domestically, most people are skeptical of getting travel insurance because of the additional amount they have to spend on top of the usual expenses when traveling like accommodations, airfare, transportation fees, food, etc. But is travel insurance really worth it?
We always think of happy thoughts before and while we’re on a journey but have we thought of the possibility of a trouble or a misfortune before or during our much needed vacation? This is why travel insurance should be included among our priorities when traveling. Whenever unforeseen circumstances happened, travel insurance got us covered.
Below are important reasons why we need travel insurance:
We can get help overseas with the travel insurance.
When we are caught in trouble while on an overseas vacation, we can always get the best care. If we fall ill or encountered an accident, travel insurance will cover medical treatment, including transportation to the medical facility. Also if needed, travel insurance provider can send us back home at no extra cost.
Travel insurance covers medical costs
Not everyone who travels is in the pink of health. If that is your case, then you need a travel insurance as you might require medical attention while travelling. The treatment cost will be provided by your travel insurance.
Travel insurance can cover trip disruptions
When traveling, so much are out of control. Flights can be delayed or you might need to return home due to an emergency or you have to cut your trip short. Without travel insurance, you might lose the money you’ve already paid and you have to pay for new bookings too. Most travel insurance packages covers you for incidents that are out of your control, so that you don’t have to spend your own money for unforeseen reasons.
Losses and expenses reimbursements
What if your luggage is stolen, lost or damaged overseas? Without a travel insurance, you will be responsible for replacing your items. However, with the right insurance, you can reimburse the losses incurred and your expenses due to an airline or hotel blunder, or a thief’s wrongdoings.
Let’s always remember, while travel insurance is important, not all of them is the same. So it is imperative and necessary to read the description of coverage carefully so we can be sure to enjoy all of its benefits.
Reading is the most efficient way to pass time while travelling. No matter how long it takes to reach your destination, you will never get bored with a book as a travel companion. Long distance journeys provide ample time for reading, much more than one finds in other usual days of life and reading for long gives one an immense joy that is incomparable. Here are 5 of the best books to read while traveling. Some are life-changing books, others are simply inspiring to make your journey lighter and stress-free.
The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien. This is a sequel to Tolkien’s 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit and is one of the top 10 best-selling books ever written, with over 150 million copies sold as of 2007. The Lord of the Rings was published in three volumes over the course of a year from 29 July 1954 to 20 October 1955.
This classic wanderlust book is so pleasant to read while travelling. Reading the story of an epic journey will make you more excited to travel every day and brace all adventures in life. It is a really long book so you can be sure you won’t run out of things to read right away and this is definitely perfect for a more relaxing travel.
The Little Prince
The Little Prince first published in 1943, is the most famous work of French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The novella is one of the most-translated books in the world – translated into 300 languages and dialects (as well as Braille), selling nearly two million copies annually with sales totaling over 140 million copies worldwide, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published.
Some things just become famous because they are simply really, really good like The Little Prince. This book is not really a children’s book but a children’s adventure book for adults. An adult should read this to children because a child alone may not truly understand the essence of the story. If you’re on travel with a kid or kids, this will surely kill their boredom. The Little Prince will remind you of the different people that you may meet along the way. The little boy will inspire anybody to travel, that if a little boy can have the strength to travel the universe, you will have the strength to travel the world. This book is good for every traveler, but is especially fitting for those traveling far away and for a long time.
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi is a Canadian adventure novel by Yann Martel, a Spanish-born Canadian author. It is a Man Booker Prize-winning novel published in September 11, 2001. The protagonist is Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry who survives 227 days while adrift on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
The Life of Pi is one of the best books around which will keep you happy on the beach, on a road trip, in the city, just about anywhere. The book teaches us to get out of the comfort zone – assume the negative side and go find other places. Travelers who love the marine life and adventurers who love the wildlife will surely enjoy the book.
Eat, Pray, Love
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia is a 2006 memoir by American author Elizabeth Gilbert. It chronicles the author’s trip around the world and what she discovered during her travels. The book remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for 187 weeks. It also had a movie adaptation released on theaters on August 13, 2010, which stars Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem.
The book delivers notes of enlightenment and smiles. The book will inspire us to buy a one-way ticket for months of adventures and it reminds that traveling helps us grow as a person.
The Alchemist originally written in Portuguese, is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. It was first published in 1988 and it became an international bestseller translated into some 70 languages as of 2016. This is a novel about a young Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there.
This is an inspiring tale of self-discovery. It will make us realize that our quests will take us to different – and far more satisfying – directions. We just have to brave the path and learn how to listen to our heart and follow our dreams.