Brics: Travel Elegance You Can Bring Anywhere

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Be it a luxury cruise across the Mediterranean, a nightlife tour of Tokyo or a mid-winter exploration in Europe, luxury travel is now all the rage. Privileged travelers conquer some of the world’s best and most exclusive destinations with expensive gadgets and luxurious luggage in tow.

Brics, an Italian heritage brand that’s been producing handcrafted travel bags and fine leather for the most discerning clienteles since 1952, is one of the most preferred luxury luggage brands in the world desired by socialites, business executives and influencers from around the world. It creates fashionable and timeless bags and trunks that boast of unparalleled artistry, exemplary craftsmanship and durability.


This Fall/Winter 2017, Brics is offering everyone the chance to own his/her piece of timeless, fashionable luggage, to show off anywhere with its new Capri collection.

The new Brics collection is composed of modern rigid trolleys with a classic design. These beautiful pieces are also the perfect gifts for traveling friends and loves with a discerning taste.


All pieces under the Capri collection boasts of Makrolon® polycarbonate shell that makes them ultra -lightweight and temperature and scratch resistant.


Each Capri trolley, cabin or medium size, has four double swiveling, easy-glide wheels, and TSA lock offering flexible mobility and security, and making each piece ideal for either short or long journeys.


Above all, what redefines and sets this collection apart is the exquisite real leather detailing in each of the trolleys, which gives each piece that timeless, classic and elegant look. The pieces are trimmed in full grain Tuscan leather. Brics bags and trunks feature quality leather, which further lends credibility to the brand’s image as one of the finest luggage makers


The Capri trolleys are priced from P16, 000 to P20, 000 and are available in Cabin and Medium sizes only.

All pieces are available in SM Aura, Shangri la Mall and Ayala Malls Cebu. Brics luxury luggage is distributed in the Philippines by Beawmont Distributions Inc.


Exploring Athens With The Help of My RCBC Savings Debit MasterCard

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With cheaper tickets,  different ways of transportation and accommodation, global travel is becoming more and more possible for everyone. All you need is enough wanderlust and courage, to pack your bags and take the first flight out of your city.  Before you know it, you are finally traveling the world, and fulfilling your lifelong travel bucket list.

Traveling across the globe requires enough preparation and research on cheap flights, best connections and cost-efficient hotels or hostels. Lastly, you will also need sufficient budget to crisscross the world. You need dependable financial instruments that can help take you to your dream travel destinations.

Credit cards are a given. But did you know that using EMV-powered debit cards are now the most convenient way to travel.


My RCBC Savings Debit Mastercard

I recently traveled to Europe, and as part of my preparation, I applied for an RCBC Savings Debit MasterCard to take with me abroad.

The RCBC Savings Debit Mstercard is a powerful card that that comes with you savings or checking account. But more than just an ATM, it is also a card that enables you to make point of sale payments and online purchases similar to a credit card, thanks to its EMV-chip technology feature.

I realized that aside my usual credit card, I can easily use my debit card to make purchases without having to withdraw money from ATMs across Europe.

So, you have to ask. How powerful is your RCBC Savings Debit Mastercard? As I found out, it is actually very powerful and convenient.

A Handy Partner in Athens 

Greece was the first stop of my European adventure and I flew from Manila to Athens via Istanbul, Turkey. But instead of going straight to Santorini, like most other travelers and tourist do, I decided to have a 10-hour exploration of this historic city.

After all, Athens is host to some of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

As soon as I arrived in Athens, Greece, I was able to use my debit card to purchase the 20 Euro round trip train tickets that took me to Syntagma Square, the heart of the city. It was quite convenient since I didn’t need to find the nearest ATM to withdraw money.


Taking The Train Ride from Athens Airport to City Center.

From Syntagma Square, you can just walk towards the colorful neighborhood of Plaka district, which serves as an ideal jump-off point if you’re visiting the most famous attraction in the city, the Acropolis.

As part of the efforts to preserve this ancient world wonder, you have to pay a 20 euro entrance fee to the Acropolis. There is almost always a long queue towards the ticket booth and obviously, there’s no ATM at this older part of Athens. My RCBC Saving Mastercard Debit Card saved the day for me again. I simply flashed my card, and swiped at the POS machine, and voila, ticket purchased.


The Parthenon in Athens





After an extensive exploration of the Acropolis, it was time for me the enjoy my first taste of Greek awesomeness, and I decided to just chill out at this patisserie at the foot of the hill.

It serves Greek yogurt and sweets, much to my delight. I wasted no time trying out their melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake and I went to dessert heaven.

It was definitely a perfect way to end my 10-hour visit to Athens.

The RCBC Savings Debit Mastercard was indeed convenient in purchasing transportation tickets, paying museum entrances, and for dining at cafes and restaurants. My whirldwind Athens adventure was made all the more easier by my debit card.

But hold on, there’s more. I was able to use my card in other European cities as well. Stay tuned for further posts.


For a more rewarding experience, you get a chance to win a Samsung S8+ Phone or a Samsung S3 Tablet or a Go Pro Hero 5 Black through RCBC Savings Bank’s Debit & Win Raffle Promo.  Every P1,000 single receipt purchase until December 31, 2017earns you an electronic raffle entry.  Join now and you might be the lucky winner in the January draw.

Still don’t have one?  RCBC Savings Bank MyDebit Mastercard is available in any of the 154 RSB branches nationwide.  Just bring one valid government ID and the initial deposit requirement so you can start unlocking all that life has to offer.











Power and Perfection: The Asus Zenfone 4 Max Gives You Superior Battery and Stunning Photos

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In today’s modern world where technology evolves continuously, we are spoiled with the wide variety of gadgets at our disposal, whether its for travels or just day to day slice of life, experiences. This means, that we all have different ways of getting the things we want.

Say for example, travel photography. While most people choose to arm themselves with expensive hardware, drones and stuff, I simply choose to savor my travel experiences and shoot sparingly. And I do it with a mobile phone.

I have been traveling all over Europe and South America for the past two years and most of the breathtaking photos I took in the past were shot using Asus Zenfone 2 and Asus Zenfone 3.


This photo of Vienna was shot using Asus Zenfone 2

So imagine my excitement when I found out that Asus has released a new mobile edition  with far more superior camera capabilities. This comes at a very opportuned time since I am embarking on a European odyssey next month and I will be traveling to Santorini, Croatia and fingers crossed, Iceland!!.


Batanes shot using Asus Zenfone 3

Anyways, the all-new Asus Zenfone 4 Max promises a whole new experience for mobile photography enthusiasts like me. It is equipped with two cameras for optimum results.

Two Cameras Are Better than One.

The first rear camera is a 13-megapixel camera with a standard 80-degree field of vision while the second rear camera has a 120-degree field of view that is better for capturing wider subjects such as landscapes and cityscapes.

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We’ve all had that experience before. The subject is too wide or too tall to capture in one frame. The extended field of view of the Asus Zenfone 4 eliminates that problem.

The second rear camera is also perfect for capturing wide subjects in confined spaces.

The two cameras also have specialized lenses for depth sensory.

As if that’s not enough, the Asus Zenfone 4 Max boasts of an 8-megapixel front camera, which is definitely a must if we are to get that awesome selfies. So watch out for my selfies as I hit the road once again this October.

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Power in your hands.

The only worry mobile photographers have is the speed at which most phones drain their batteries. Here’s a true horror story. I traveled to Berlin last April and I must have took hundreds of photos of the city. When I finally got to the Brandenburg Gate, my phone died and I just stared at my phone for a full minute, in shock hahaha.

The moral lesson? Bring a massive powerbank. All the freaking time.

What’s even better? Bring a phone that has a formidable battery capability.

Yes, I am talking about he incomparable battery of the Asus Zenfone 4 Max.


Parc Guell shot using Asus Zenfone 2

It has an ultra-high 5000mAH capacity battery, capable of powering the smartphone for 46 days on standby, or simply allowing users to shoot for far longer periods than conventional smartphones. It provides 3 hours of talk time with just 15 minutes of charging, has twice the lifespan of conventional phone batteries and can act as a backup power bank. It really is impressive.

I have been testing the phone for the past few days and so far, I only needed to -recharge the phone once, even after hours of taking selfies, taking videos, and listening to music, and watching videos, on repeat. Whew.

Needless to say, this feature is one of the most compelling reasons why you should get yourself an Asus Zenfone 4 Max. When you travel a lot, the battery capabilities of your phone will drastically change the way you take photos and videos. You won’t have any worries and hesitations, knowing that your battery won’t let you know.


PixelMaster technologies

One of the thing’s that surprised me about this phone is its Pixelmaster Technology, which allows users to elevate their photography experience and capabilities.

The ones that I really like is the Super Resolution Mode  which allows users to create an ultra-high resolution, 52 megapixel photo. How do you this? By using special image-processing techniques to capture and combine four 13MP photos to create a much larger single image with greater detail and less noise. this feature is perfect for travel mobile photography since it will allow you to take photos which you can print using larger formats.


A photo of Trajan’s Tower in Rome shot using Asus Zenfone 2.

Another awesome feature is the Power Saving Time Lapse shooting. With this gem of a feature, you can shoot extended time-lapse videos. In this mode, the phone automatically shoots frames at preset intervals which are then compiled into a stop-motion-like video. What sets the ZenFone 4 Max apart is its ability to save power through a “power saving” mode in time lapse shooting – which is important as time-lapse videos can consume a lot of battery power to shoot. I can’t wait to tale long time-lapse videos of Santorini!!

Impressive Looks

Lastly, I just love the feel of the phone. Its metallic curved edges makes it easy to hold. I chose a black one so its timeless and classy.

Obviously, I just love everything about the new Asus Zenfone 4 Max. I’ve only had it for a few days and I have yet to take it to another journey but here’s a promise. I’ll start posting amazing photos of my travels using the phone in the coming weeks. So watch out for them.

Fly to Europe with RCBC Savings Bank’s ‘Save Up and Fly Promo’


We’ve all been there. We’ve all found ourselves daydreaming, thinking of the wonderful places we want to visit, wishing, hoping, and praying that someday, our dreams can come true.

Well, if you are like me, chances are one of your greatest dreams is to follow your heart, and fly to enchanting Europe. This region is so diverse, each visit is a totally new experience.

Be it Paris, Madrid or Rome, the region holds so much beauty, class and memories, that just one visit won’t be enough to take it all in.

But never mind that, to visit Europe at least once is such an experience you will never forget. That’s why when I heard about the exciting new promo from RCBC Savings Bank, I just couldn’t help but share it, in the hopes that one lucky traveler gets to finally fulfill his/her wishes.

The ‘Save Up and Fly’ promo is open to all new and existing personal and corporate account holders of RCBC Savings Bank covering Basic Savings and Checking, WISE Savings, Dragon Savings, Dragon All In One Checking and MyWallet Cash Card.

By simply saving up, you can get a chance to go on an all-expense paid trip for two to Europe for 7D6N in a 4 star hotel covering Spain, France and Italy where the lucky winner will also be awarded with a P50,000 pocket money to enjoy the true European experience.

Participants can increase their raffle entries by increasing their average daily balance through consistently depositing in their respective accounts.

Basic Savings and checking account holders including WISE Savings and MyWallet will earn one raffle entry for every P5,000 worth of deposit; corporate Basic Savings and Checking account holders will earn one raffle entry for every deposit worth P100,000; personal Dragon Savings and Dragon All In One Checking account holders will earn one raffle entry for every deposit worth P25,000; while corporate Dragon Savings and Dragon All In One Checking account holders will earn one raffle entry for every deposit worth P200,000.

Aside from an all-expense paid trip to Europe, other participants can also win a 4D3N to Singapore, Malaysia or Hong Kong. And the opportunity to win amazing prizes doesn’t end there. New and existing personal and corporate account holders opening a Dragon Savings account or Dragon All in One checking account within the promo period can also get instant prizes based on their respective additional fresh funds.

Participants eyeing for the instant prizes should deposit at least the minimum required fresh funds upon account-opening per tier and maintain the average daily balance during the promo period. Participants able to maintain P250, 000 to 500,000 can get a chance to win a Samsung CP GLX J2 Prime; those that can maintain P500, 000 to 1,000,000 can win a Samsung J7 Prime; while those who can maintain between P1, 000,000 and up can win a Samsung CP Galaxy A7 2017.

This exciting promo coincides with the launch of RCBC Savings Bank MasterCard Debit Card. Cardholders can now transact in more than 2.5 million ATMs and in over 40 million merchant locations worldwide. From day-to-day essentials to life-long dreams, your RCBC Savings Bank Mastercard Debit Card can help you unlock what you need to live life to its fullest.

What’s left now is to start saving up during the duration of the promo starting on July 3, 2017 until April 6, 2018. With the Grand Draw will scheduled at the RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center in Bonifacio Global City on April 20, 2018.

Treat Your Moms to A Weekend Staycation at Summit Hotels



We have our own ways of surprising our moms during their special day. But the best gift to give her is one thing she deserves the most — a day off.

Take her away from the responsibilities in the household and treat her to a stress-free weekend staycation this Mother’s Day! And you don’t have to book it somewhere expensive, too; in places like Summit Hotels and Resorts, you and your entire family will receive nothing less but comfort and luxury, and at affordable prices.

Here are four Summit Hotels you can book, depending on how you want to give back to your mom.

For an urban staycation: Summit Hotel Magnolia

You don’t have to go very far and spend so much to help your mom unwind. Simply staying overnight at Summit Hotel Magnolia along Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City is enough to feel rejuvenated. Despite being a boutique hotel, it exudes elegance and style with its interior, furniture and amenities. This hotel is so conducive for family bonding that you’ll be able to bring pure joy to your mom by just spending time with one another without distractions.

Cuddle up with her in bed and watch a few series or movies on the hotel TV or on Netflix. Even a simple bonding moment such as that will leave a significant mark on her life forever.

For a refreshing out-of-town getaway: Summit Ridge Tagaytay

Take your mom away from the stresses of city life and household responsibilities, and bring her to this ideal spot for rest and relaxation. Only a stone’s throw away from Manila, Summit Ridge Tagaytay is a welcoming respite for the superwomen of our lives who deserve a break.

Avail of their special rate until May 13, 2017 for Super Rooms (Twin or King) priced at PHP 5,477 when you check-in at May 13 and at PHP 4,977 when you check-in at May 14. This package includes a daily buffet breakfast for two, guest perks (Griffins, Myra VitaWhite Lotion and Flawless Voucher), a 30% Discount on all spa services at The Ridge Spa, and additional discounts/perks at the Summit Ridge Promenade.

Have a lovely dining experience at the onsite restaurant, Sisterfields by Cravings at PHP 699 per head for in-house guests (PHP 799 per head for outsiders). Moms can get a free lunch buffet for every 5 persons who dine with her.

Other than being surrounded by the refreshing environment and overlooking a picturesque view of Taal Lake, Summit Ridge offers various services that add to the experience of a laidback weekend getaway. Treat your mom to a few hours of much-needed pampering at the hotel spa for 30% off of any of its services valid only on May 13 and 14, 2017.

Throughout the day, your family can explore all of Tagaytay’s must-see sites which are mere minutes away from the hotel, including Sky Ranch Theme Park, Bag of Beans, and the next-door commercial center Summit Ridge Promenade.

For some sand, waves and sightseeing: Summit Circle Cebu

Mother’s Day is also the perfect time to pack your bags and fly out of the city, even if it’s just to a local destination beyond Luzon. Cebu is one such place that’s perfect for the culture vultures, adventure seekers, and beach bums in your family. If you want to experience all that and more, Summit Circle Cebu should be your hotel of choice.

Conveniently located at Cebu’s city center, you are just a drive away from key attractions like the Magellan’s Cross and Basilica del Santo Nino to name a few. Give your mom some relaxing fun under the sun at some of Cebu’s pristine white beaches which are also just a stone’s throw away from the hotel.

For a taste of luxury in Cebu: Summit Galleria Cebu

Summit Galleria in Cebu is the place to spoil your mom with nothing but the best. Be one of the first to ever experience Summit Hotels and Resorts’ newest hotel which boasts of artistry, luxury and contemporary design. Here, you’ll receive nothing less than quality service and elegant amenities.

Bond with mom at the relaxing indoor pool or better yet, accompany her to the next-door Robinsons shopping mall for some retail shopping at international designer outlets!

There’s no better place to unwind than at Summit Hotels.

Show your mom how much you appreciate all she’s done and book your family a weekend stay today at!

Rooms are subject to availability, and the promos are not valid in conjunction with other promos and discounts. Booking terms and conditions apply.


Go Hotels: Giving Smart Millennial Travelers More Reasons to Go


Millennials, are now investing more on travel among other things. In fact, 78 percent of them would rather spend on experiences than the tangibles, according to a survey conducted by Eventbrite, an international ticketing company.

But despite their willingness to splurge on travel, millennials are smart spenders. They always make sure to get the best bargains when they go backpacking. And it’s important that these deals won’t sacrifice quality and experience, as they believe that saving money doesn’t mean settling for less.

With this in mind, Go Hotels gives millennial travelers more reasons to continue their travel adventures by offering affordable and quality accommodations at best value.


Go Hotels is the first Filipino-owned hotel chain by Robinsons Hotels & Resorts which offers low-priced accommodations and essential services without compromising comfort. Staying true to its branding as “a place for every Juan”, Go Hotels opened its first branch in Mandaluyong, which was followed by more branches all over the country.

They offer low prices for services that cover the customer’s basic needs and just put charges for additional perks and services. “With this, people will just pay for what they need and save more money without sacrificing the quality,” says Elizabeth Gregorio, general manager of Robinsons Hotels & Resorts.

All of their branches provide smart facilities, including Windsor beds that have back support, high-thread-count sheets and duvets, chiropractic and hypoallergenic pillows, which you won’t find in any other budget hotels. Their hotel locations are easily accessible and some branches even offer shuttle service for cheap prices.

“Hotels account for about 40 percent of the travel.  And with Go Hotels’ affordability and accessibility, it’s a smart choice for millennials to enjoy their travel in comfort without breaking the bank,” adds Gregorio.


Unlike other budget hotels, Go Hotels also offer convenient perks such as free wifi, super shower for a refreshing bath, safety deposit box for important belongings, LCD cable TV for unlimited entertainment and of course, a fun vibe during your stay. Go Hotels is also cheaper by par compared to its competitors.

Gregorio notes that, “Our room rates can go as low as Php 588 + VAT up to Php 3088 + VAT and every room comes with complete amenities, clean and comfortable facilities, and full security.”

Go Hotels now has 13 branches nationwide located in the country’s key cities: Lanang-Davao, Puerto Princesa, Bacolod, Butuan, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Tacloban, Otis-Manila, Ortigas Center, Manila Airport Road, Mandaluyong, North Edsa-Quezon City and now in Cubao-Quezon City. The company is set to open 3 more hotels by the end of the year, with the commitment to offer the same quality experience and convenient locations near top tourist destinations for each place.

You can easily book through their website, For more information, call +63 (2) 3988788.

Get Away from The City Hustle and Unwind at Summit Ridge Tagaytay

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The city is where everything happens — where life is a high-speed car chase to get to where you want to be. But being in the midst of the everyday hustle and bustle can take a toll on your physical and mental well-being.

We all need a break from the fast-paced lifestyle of the city every once in a while. Luckily, we don’t have to venture too far to enjoy life unhurried. Favored weekend destinations like Tagaytay are only a stone’s throw away from Metro Manila, making it an ideal spot for a quick rest and relaxation.

Among the plenty of accommodations you can find in Tagaytay, Summit Ridge Hotel is a welcoming respite for urbanites needing a quick break from the daily grind.

Only one and a half hours away from the center of Metro Manila, this cozy suburban hotel that sits along Aguinaldo Highway greets you with friendly and personalized service as soon as you walk through its doors. With hassle-free processes and Tagaytay’s tranquility emanating even from within, Summit Ridge immediately fulfills its promise of offering peaceful rest and relaxation to its guests, making it conducive for bonding and togetherness among groups.

Its 108 guest rooms are perfect for every type of traveler who can take in the fresh breeze and the picturesque view of Taal Lake through their own private verandas. Those who seek the most comfort from their hotel stay can book one of the 18 suites that feature a living area, kitchenette and two separate bedrooms.

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The recreational amenities available likewise add to the experience of a relaxed weekend getaway. Spa enthusiasts can relieve themselves of physical stress at the hotel’s own spa facility, The Ridge Spa, or opt for an in-room massage service. Guests can delight in the refreshing infinity pool set in the midst of Tagaytay’s lush nature and beautiful climate. Meanwhile, those who want to maintain or work on their figure even while on vacation can do so at the round-the-clock gym, or at the indoor basketball and badminton courts — facilities not found in most hotels in the metro.

When it comes to food, guests need not venture too far to indulge in mouthwatering treats. The hotel’s own onsite restaurant, Sisterfields by Cravings, serves sustainable cuisine that features a specially curated menu of comfort food dishes like Chicken Ala Pobre, Roast Beef, Crispy Kare Kare and Sisterfields Burger with quarter pound beef.

Summit Ridge also provides enough opportunities for its guests to unwind even beyond the hotel grounds with the various dining options, fun-filled parks and top must-see Tagaytay destinations all conveniently located and within reach.

Families can enjoy nearby spots like Sky Ranch Theme Park, Bag of Beans, Tagaytay Picnic Grove, and the next-door commercial center Summit Ridge Promenade. Couples who don’t mind splurging a little bit for an unforgettable vacation experience will delight in a fine dinner at Antonio’s or escape to hidden romantic spots like Chateau Hestia and Marcia Adams.

Barkadas can explore the city’s lesser known gems that serve healthy comfort food like The Dining Room at Gourmet Farms and Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant. They can also go on an adventurous trek to Taal Volcano and see the pride of Tagaytay up close.

Companies on their out-of-town retreats can make use of Summit Ridge’s state-of-the-art MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events) facilities and banqueting hall, complete with an efficient and attentive staff. During their free time, they can destress at Qiwellness Living, an Asian teahouse, bathhouse and spa, or play a few rounds of golf at the Splendido Taal Golf Club.

Indeed, there’s always something to do for every kind of vacationer.

Whether it’s a quick summer getaway or an affordable vacation, Summit Ridge Tagaytay is the ideal place to unwind with family, friends, coworkers, a loved one, or just on your own. With the beautiful weather you can relish just outside your window and all the leisure activities to enjoy within the area, you’ll definitely get the laidback vacation you deserve.

Visit for more information and to book a stay today.


Some of The Most Beautiful Things You’ll Ever See In The World


The world is an amazing place. Sure, it’s full of dark, nasty places that you probably don’t want to see or even know about. The amazing, stunning views certainly make up for all of that! There are so many wonders in the world that people haven’t even begun to explore yet. If you’re looking for things to add to your bucket list, or simply want to feel better about the world we live in, read on.

The Great Barrier Reef

The great barrier reef in Australia is a must see if you’re ever in the area. You can snorkel and dive here, making note of the completely different world under the sea. There are colourful fish, beautiful plants, and so much more to see. You’ll be amazed if you’ve never done anything like this before!

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of the most beautiful phenomenons in the world. The reason they are there and can be seen is very scientific. You can see it from multiple locations, including Iceland and even Scotland. You can start understanding the Northern Lights here.



The Pyramids

The Pyramids are one of the seven wonders of the world, and how they came to be has always been in question. There are many things to see in Egypt, but have you really visited if you haven’t seen the pyramids? There’s no need to see them all, as many of them do look the same. But it’s worth a trip so you can cross it off your list!



Another mystery. How did Stonehenge come to be? Nobody really knows. You will usually get an eery feeling here, along with your sense of wonderment.


The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, made by nature is an amazing site to see. Although you don’t have to visit in a helicopter, going over it will likely be one of the most breathtaking experiences of your life. You can even go down there and enjoy a drink if you book a tour with a good company.


Easter Island

Easter Island is a lot like stonehenge, in the way that nobody truly knows how the stone heads came to be there. Another mystery that will have you wondering what happened.

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The Great Wall Of China

The great wall of China has some breathtaking views – it’s one of the only things you can still see from space! Of course, it’s also a huge part of history.


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The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is an UNESCO world heritage site. It’s created mostly from white marble, and it isn’t difficult to see why it’s one of the world’s most admired masterpieces.

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Machu Picchu

This is one of the most important sites in the world, and is surrounded by stunning views. You could hike the Inca trail to make it up here and really appreciate what it’s all about!

The world has many more beautiful things to see; you’re definitely not limited to this list! The key to seeing the beauty in the world is to find it in the smallest things, even if it’s in your own back garden. Will you visit anywhere on the list?

Food To Pack When You’re Going On Vacation


Are you going on vacation this summer or later this year? What you pack will have crossed your mind, but the chances are you’ve been focusing on things like clothes and shoes! Give some thought to the food you should take for a minute or two instead…


When you’re going camping….

The food that you will eat on a camping trip will be very different to what you would eat at home. This is because you will not have access to the wide range of tools and electronic equipment that you do at home. That’s right; there will likely be no toaster, microwave, slow cooker or over. So instead you need to think up foods that you can heat with hot water, or warm on a fire. For the former, instant porridge in cup packs for camping are fantastic. So are noodles that can be warmed with hot water When it comes to things you can warm up over a fire, tins are usually a good starting point. So, think soups, like chicken and tomato!


When you’re going on a boat…

Perhaps you’ve got a short ferry crossing or a four-week cruise! Even if you are not usually sea-sick or travel sick, sea sickness can strike unexpectedly. Whether you predict it hitting you or not, it is wise to be prepared just in case. Pack some fluids that have stomach-settling properties. Whether you feel very nauseous or just a tad, these will help. Ginger tea is great for settling an unhappy stomach.


When you’re going on a flight…

Let’s be honest. When you go on a flight, you are at the mercy of what the air hostess serves you. Sometimes this is bearable, other times not so much! Yes, you can take food items on with you. But if you are on a long-haul flight, these won’t last. So, many airplane foods tastes nicer with this very simple trick…

The main complaint that so many of us have about airplane food is that is bland. Well, spices, seasonings, and condiments can really help this. In your carry-on luggage, take some little pots of salt and pepper. If you like your food spicy, take a little bit of tabasco sauce also!


When you’re going to a hotel…

It used to be that case that hotels provided a kettle, tea, coffee, sugar and milk all the time. However, hotels are getting savvy to just how important many people find these. They are now being a little cheeky and sometimes charge extra for hiring these items! Avoid this unfair charge by preparing for it and taking your own things. Pack a travel kettle, and fill some clear plastic bags with the items you’ll need. Make one bag for tea bags, and another for coffee granules. Alternatively, you could buy some coffee bags (they exist!). Don’t forget some sachets of sugar and some small pots of long-life milk. Also, be sure to pack a mug! You don’t want to be drinking your morning coffee out of a tiny glass from the bathroom!