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A Look Back at 2016: Vinz Ideas’ Best Features of 2016 and Travel Goals for 2017
Dec28

A Look Back at 2016: Vinz Ideas’ Best Features of 2016 and Travel Goals for 2017

  I can’t believe that 2016 is about to end! But before the year officially changes, allow me to share with you some of the highlights of my 2016 travel journey and some of my travel plans for 2017. One of the greatest achievements that I’ve received this year was when Vinz Ideas, a travel blog, was born. I’ve been blogging for 3 years already but it was just January of this year when I planned and shifted my personal blog into a...

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Discovering South Cebu: 4-Day Adventure in Cebu City, Badian, Carcar, Oslob and Lapu-lapu City
Dec03

Discovering South Cebu: 4-Day Adventure in Cebu City, Badian, Carcar, Oslob and Lapu-lapu City

It all started during one of our SMASH badminton sessions. We just wanted to visit our dearest friend Wesley in his hometown in Davao City, Mindanao. But when we checked the price of the ticket, it was almost Php7,000.00 for one-way only so we decided to meet halfway that’s why we came up with Cebu City, Visayas. After a week, Rodel booked our roundtrip ticket going to Cebu for only Php4,100.00 per person. The Planning and...

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Exploring Coron, Palawan: Practical Travel Guide to Coron
Dec02

Exploring Coron, Palawan: Practical Travel Guide to Coron

Coron is part of the beautiful province of Palawan, Philippines. It has many sub islands which are known for its amazing diving and snorkeling areas. Unlike other areas you won’t find any rubbish surrounding the islands. How to get to Coron, Palawan? You got several options depends where you are coming from. If you are coming from Manila, you can go either by plane or by ferry. Plane: Manila Ninoy Aquino airport to Busuanga, Coron. I...

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For as Low as $8: List of Cheapest Accommodations in Oslob, Cebu Philippines
Nov18

For as Low as $8: List of Cheapest Accommodations in Oslob, Cebu Philippines

Last week, I had an awesome time exploring South Cebu together with my nine other friends. Everything that has happened in Cebu was just priceless. From the rich history of Cebu City to best-of-the-best lechon in Carcar, to colorful underwater world of Moalboal, jaw-dropping falls and canyoneering adventure of Badian and down to whale sharks of Oslob, everything was just impeccable.    Prior to that unforgettable tour was an...

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What My Incredible Indian Adventure Has Taught Me
Nov11

What My Incredible Indian Adventure Has Taught Me

To me, India has always represented the ultimate adventure; a mystic land, rich in history and culture, full of secret spots to discover. For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of seeing the Virupaksha Temple in person and catching a glimpse of an actual tiger, or taking in the grand majesty of the Taj Mahal and immersing myself in the Festival of Colours. So when I indulged my inner travel bug with a backpacking trip around India,...

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Exploring South Cebu: 4-Day Itinerary, Cost-Breakdown and Highlights
Nov08

Exploring South Cebu: 4-Day Itinerary, Cost-Breakdown and Highlights

Cebu is one of the most popular destinations among Filipinos and has also captured the heart of millions of foreigners around the world. As a matter of fact, out of the 307,596 tourists who entered the country last August 2016, 103,778 visited Cebu. These impressive numbers show just how much travelers love to explore Cebu, mainly because of its many islands, beaches, diving locations, hotels, resorts and heritage sites. Last week, I...

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Backpacking Malaysia & Singapore: 5-Day Itinerary, Cost Breakdown & Highlights 2018
Oct04

Backpacking Malaysia & Singapore: 5-Day Itinerary, Cost Breakdown & Highlights 2018

Note: Updated this March 2018. It all started with a simple conversation with my friend about our plan to travel outside the Philippines. On May 15th, just a week later, we found out that Cebu Pacific Airlines had a seat-sale for international flights. We immediately booked our Manila-Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur-Manila flights with our other two friends. We also booked our one-way ticket from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur since we...

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How The Philippine Bureau of Immigration Almost Ruined My Malaysia and Singapore Tour
Oct04

How The Philippine Bureau of Immigration Almost Ruined My Malaysia and Singapore Tour

I don’t usually post rants or any negative issues here on my travel blog, but this one deserves a special space here. The Preparation My companions and I booked our tickets three months before our trip to Malaysia and Singapore because we really waited for the seat sale of Cebu Pacific Airlines to save money. We also booked online our hostel accommodations in Malaysia and Singapore and planned out well our itinerary prior to the...

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