Philippines Archives - Vinz Ideas - Discovering Asia on a Budget
How to Book a Cheap Cruise If You’re Coming from Manila?
Jun25

How to Book a Cheap Cruise If You’re Coming from Manila?

Living in a third world country and earning just a decent amount of money means that cruises are just a luxury and expensive affairs. I was 12 years old, watching the iconic movie Titanic when I got an idea of what it’s like sailing on a cruise ship. I knew at that time that it was impossible to step into this massive adult playground for wealthy people. Here in the Philippines, you can experience the cruise life if you’re...

Read More
Budget Travel Guide to Boracay 2018
Mar16

Budget Travel Guide to Boracay 2018

I liked how this spontaneous trip to Boracay went as one of my unforgettable trips in my traveling journey. My friend from South Korea visited the Philippines for the first time so I had to bring him to one of the best tourist destinations here in the Philippines. Here’s the full story. His preferences were a place where there’s a great nightlife, touristry, great beach and cheap to travel. However, Boracay isn’t...

Read More
Travel Journal #3: Our 4-Day Vacation Trip to Boracay Island
Feb22

Travel Journal #3: Our 4-Day Vacation Trip to Boracay Island

Before the year 2018 started, I promised myself that I will be focusing only on my career this year and save money. But fate has different plans for me. I was hired as a Digital Marketing Specialist in a travel company here in the Philippines and part of my job is to visit some of our the travel packages that we’re offering to the clients to experience it firsthand. This is actually a dream job for me as I am working on the two...

Read More
3 Days 2 Nights Cebu and Moalboal Itinerary
Nov08

3 Days 2 Nights Cebu and Moalboal Itinerary

The island of Cebu in the Philippines has some extraordinary outdoor adventures to offer. And the best activities are all within a close area. Cebu is now easily accessible with its international airport. So, I had to take just one day off work and have 3 great adventure days. Upon arrival, it looked a bit chaotic. Little information for tourists but as soon as I spotted the driver who would bring me to Moalboal I knew I was in good...

Read More
Food Lover’s Haven: Boracay and Its Must-Try Cuisines
Aug08

Food Lover’s Haven: Boracay and Its Must-Try Cuisines

Boracay’s beaches are so world-famous they need no introduction. But what about the food in this tropical paradise? Boracay is a vibrant food hub that is home to many amazing cuisines. Food lovers are in for a treat because Boracay is brimming with local and international food choices. Have a taste of what Boracay has to offer in this curated food guide. Indulge in the freshest seafood The vibrant aquatic life in Boracay makes the...

Read More
The Do’s and Don’ts of Traveling in the Philippines
May29

The Do’s and Don’ts of Traveling in the Philippines

The quantity of food is typical, but we have plenty of other dishes out there. Foreigners I’ve met list the same few reasons for heading on over to the Philippines: amazing beaches; relatively low cost of travel; deliciously sinful and artery-hardening food; inexpensive liquor; and friendly people who can speak English.  All the above combine to make the Philippines an attractive destination for backpackers other travelers...

Read More
A Refreshing Weekend Getaway at Nagsasa Cove, Zambales
Mar28

A Refreshing Weekend Getaway at Nagsasa Cove, Zambales

First quarter of 2017 is about to end and believe it or not, I just had my first ever tour this year. It’s pretty unusual to a born-adventurer person like me. And as much as possible, I don’t want to end each month without any out of town trips. Travel is my life and it makes me more focus and bring passion in all the things that I want to achieve. But of course there’s a good reason why I chose to minimize my out of town trips this...

Read More
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...

Read More