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10 Out of the Mainstream TV Shows You Can Binge Watch As You Travel

There are journey trips that could be spent on sight seeing, peeking through the glass window of the plane, maybe a bus, or even by the railings of a ship; but some trips may take longer than the usual. Here are a few good TV series aside from Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead that could help you pass time.

  1. Timeless, 2016 (NBC)

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This show actually got uncancelled, the producers finally saw the potential of this low-key but amazing show. Compelling characters, unfolding plot, and perfected phenomenon of time travelling. The story is about Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus trying to save the known history from bad people called the Rittenhouse who wants to change the course of the past. The paradox of time travelling has somehow been perfected by Timeless.

 

2. Sense 8 2015 (Netflix)

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Original story from the Wachowski brothers, they have filmed in over twenty countries and thirty cities. This sci-fi TV show is about eight individuals that share each other’s mind and consciousness. The story itself is already an art but its cinematography is the best thing about Sense8. This show developed a collective group of fanbase for its diversity and accurate representation which the smart audience hold dear. Sense8 is action-filled, with humor and genuine emotion on top. Sadly Netflix cancelled it after season 2 but due to the loud cry of the fans in social media particularly on Twitter, the producers were granted one last hurrah for the show. The epic finale is yet to come this year 2018.

 

3. Orphan Black 2013-2017 (BBC)

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Consistent all through out. Yes, it has already ended strong in season 5 but never was there a dull episode or even a moment in Orphan Black, all you need is to watch one episode to give it a try and you will find yourself with the roller coaster of a ride. Created by the masters John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, this show is about a Sarah Manning who witnessed a girl who look exactly like her jump in front of a train and later on took over her life, and  unknowingly discovers a major scientific conspiracy about their lives.

 

4. Altered Carbon 2018 (Netflix)

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An ingenious plot that was groomed by a gradual pacing of story-telling, the story is set in the far future where immortality is already within reach. Everyone has a stack located at the back of their necks, it downloads one’s mind and consciousness that even when the body perishes the person could still actually live. Takeshi was revived after centuries of his first death by a billionaire to investigate his own death.

 

5. The 100 2014 (CW)

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This show used to be great. The survival show of CW, it is not your typical post apocalyptic TV series where boy meets girl and another boy it was not that. The 100 (pronounced as The Hundred) was about 100 delinquent and prisoner teens sent off their spaceship to see if the Earth was again habitable after 97 years of nuclear war that destroyed the planet. Only to learn that humankind never really left.

 

6. Penny Dreadful 2014-2016 (Showtime)

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Penny Dreadful is a gothic masterpiece where all the dark classics have been mashed together. From the origins of Dracula to Dorian Gray, this story revolves around Vanessa Ives as a wicked and daunting force of evil is after her whole being. A character-driven story from the brilliant playwright and screenwriter, John Logan. This is not for the weak heart and shallow minds though, Penny Dreadful is dark but weirdly enough a breath of fresh air in the mainstream stories of television today.

 

7. Gotham 2014 (Fox)

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DC has made a good choice about doing a prequel TV series of the Batman, origin stories of everybody in Batman is present. Fox’s Gotham might have strayed from the comics but the showmanship is overall great. With the James “Jim” Gordon as the center character, still a regular detective is on the pursuit of the mastermind behind Thomas and Martha Wayne’s deaths, while grooming young Bruce Wayne to be the dark knight Gotham will eventually need.

 

8. Black Mirror 2011 (Netflix)

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Probably the best anthology you will ever watch, created by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror is a collection of one shots stories if not revolving around morals and realism, it is about the out of the box ideas about the technology we use and the unending possibilities of it. Black Mirror challenged every aspect of the future with its story telling but still managed to be about the characters rather than the phenomena.

 

9. Fear the Walking Dead 2015 (AMC)

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The sister prequel show to the Walking Dead, it is years younger than the mainstream and original show but it is far different. It revolves around actual family trying to stay together amidst the apocalypse. The show began a bit slow but is getting better the longer it airs, character developments are compelling stories by and by and more zombies appear than ever.

 

10. Peaky Blinders

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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

 

You can watch these underrated TV shows even when you get to your destination, probably when you got to your home away from home, we can always help you with that. Find a place of your liking here in www.egetinnz.com

10 Signs in Your Life That You Need to Travel

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.

Great Sleepless Nights: 5 Places to Party in Boracay

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.

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Epic Boracay

D’Mall Beachfront, Station 2, Boracay Island
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It was not named epic for nothing, Epic Boracay hosts the rave parties that drive the hype in everyone. Good booze, great beat, and thrilling activities that differ each week. Dine, drink, dance. This is considered as Boracay’s flag ship. Resident DJs are Acidburn and Adrian but on top Epic Boracay even piqued the interests that of the guests DJs outside the country decided to bless the spot with some good beat and music.

Cocomangas Shooters Bar

Main Road, Balabag, Boracay Island
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If you spot a long queue outside the bar, you are in the right place. People flock by the entrance of this place each night. Cocomangas is known for challenging both locals and tourist with its Still Standing After 15 drinking tournament. The bar urges customers to show how strong their tolerance to alcohol is, chug down 15 different and assorted shots and manage to still be on your feet. Sounds tough? Sounds easy? You decide. Millennials from Taft cannot even walk back to their condos after a few bottles of beer and gin how much more 15 different spirits from the heart of Boracay? Those who succeed get a point for their country in the scoreboard, a freebie, and their name immortalized on a bronze plaque at Cocomangas’ wall of fame if they manage to stand and not throw up after. Philippines still rules, followed by Taiwan, then Korea in the last place. Asians rock.

Area 51

Location? It is for you to find out
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Mysterious right? Area 51 sets a clandestine party hub for everyone. Its name came from the controversial and highly classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base in Nevada, Americans believe that this is where the US government hides evidences of alien existence. Now this is certainly a bar but who knows? Only those who have been there live to tell the tale. It is said that the bar only opens according to the phases of the moon, so you got to pay attention to the night sky too.

Station 2: Pat’s Creek Bar, Bom Bom Bar, Exit Bar

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Station 2, Balabag, Boracay Island
These three bars are tied up in the category of cheap thrills, baby you don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight. Pat’s Creek and Bom Bom are adjacent to each other being owned by siblings. The three all have chill vibe music, awesome native ambiance. If you are looking to just drink, bobble heads, and have a great conversation with your friends and maybe strangers, these are the best places for you.

Club Summer Place

Station 2 (pathway), Balabag, Boracay
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The party won’t stop until the sunrises. This is the place where the party never stops. If the bars in Boracay had their own challenge this place is definitely the last one standing or partying. The fun starts early and it ends early in the morning too. After renovating the place, this bar has been visited by many tourists especially Koreans. You will get to breathe the same air as those attractive Koreans in this bar.
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Zambales: Through High and Low

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

 

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There are a lot of other fun things to do in Zambales but here is the best package, the summary of what
the place has to offer, the perfect mix of adrenaline and epinephrine, the balance of relaxing and thrilling. What are you waiting for? Come book with us at egetinnz.com and get closer to the world today. 

 

Skills You Need to be a World Traveler

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:

  1. 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.

  1. Haggle

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Adaptability

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.

Beach Trip Wardrobe

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:

  1. Swimsuit

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.

  1. Maxi dress

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.

  1. Sandals

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.

  1. Scarf

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.

  1. Accessories

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.

Why You Need Travel Insurance

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.