Friday, December 19, 2014

One of the must-see destinations in the Philippines during Christmas season, Tangub City offers an amazing display of Christmas symbols during the most celebrated holiday in the country.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The fear of getting lost while traveling across the country is all too real, especially for those who’ve never been outside of Manila. Sadly, even with many network now offering data services to those in the country, we’re all familiar with the issues regarding "unlimited" surfing rates not really being limitless, and it’s hard to completely rely on mobile internet to get information when you really need it. Luckily, for this and more, we have apps that have information stored locally on your device.

These apps have been made in recognition of how many people now rely on their smartphones in their day to day lives. AlchemyBet, owners of Pocket Fruity, have said that people have used their phones in the strangest of places, including in church or a place of worship, whilst driving or in the cinema, at a sporting event, in a class at school, at work or in a meeting, and even in a gym. Of course, not everyone has access to a data connection, and apps that can be used even when offline can be a godsend.

Triposo Inc. has created an app called the Philippines Travel Guide, available on both iTunes and Google Play, which gives users access to some great locations in some of the major cities of the Philippines. It doesn’t end with a simple list of places to go, however, as the app also comes with an interactive map that’s – you guessed it – available even when offline. Of course, this means that the app is a little on the large side, weighing in at about 158 MB. A little memory is a fair price to pay for a free app that lets you get around town without a data connection, though, so we don’t really mind.

What else can you do with this app? The question isn’t what you can do, but what you can’t. You can book hotels right from the app, and even book tables at some of the restaurants listed in your location. There’s a currency converter and a phrasebook for foreigners, a news feed and weather forecast that updates when you’re online, and even some background information on the Philippines that’s sure to prove useful when traveling around for the first time.

Triposo Inc.’s Philippines Travel Guide is as good as they come, and if you’re considering traveling outside of the country, they have apps dedicated for various other Asian countries as well.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mindanao is blessed with a lot of natural attractions like beaches, lakes, mountains and of course majestic and enchanting waterfalls. Here's Escape Manila's top picks of the must-see waterfalls in Mindanao that you should visit next year. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Feel the spirit of Christmas at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao and experience a rustic and vintage yuletide atmosphere. 

The Christmas tree at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao has finally been lighted on November 25, 2014. This year's theme of their Christmas decoration is about remembering events filled with joy. As a tradition of the hotel, they have once again partnered with the House of Hope Foundation to bring smiles to the cancer stricken children.

To support the foundation, the hotel is selling Christmas tree ornaments. Every item you purchase will help in giving assistance to the children with cancer. The ornaments are priced at P200, a small price to pay that could boost the optimism of the cancer patients and their loved ones. All proceeds of this endeavor will be donated to the House of Hope Foundation at the end of the yuletide season.

In addition to the undertaking above, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao has also prepared an ideal set-up for your accommodation and dining needs for the yuletide season which allows you to enjoy scrumptious and appetizing dishes.

For corporate and group Christmas party, the hotel has also made customized packages that will surely suit your budget and needs. For inquiries and reservations, you may call them at (082) 233 2881 or at (082) 300 8881.

New Year's Eve Party at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

This year's theme of the New Year's Eve Party at Waterfront Davao is Fusion: An Evolution of Music Through the Ages. It will be a night of food and music that will suit every generation. As you know, Waterfront Davao has a magnificent view of the Davao Gulf and the Island Garden City of Samal so you will be able to witness firework displays in Samal.

The party will start at 7PM at the Garden Pavilion. To join this awesome countdown party, you just have to pay P2,015 per person inclusive of a special dinner buffet, cocktail, food, drinks and live entertainment. If you book before December 15, you'll get 15% early bird discount.

So what are you waiting for? Call (082) 233 2881 or  (082) 300 8881 and reserve a slot for this Grandeur New Year's Countdown Party. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Photo by Ian Garcia

More than just the view...

When it comes to must-see destinations in Davao City, Jack's Ridge Resort and Restaurant is always on top of the list. Many people visit Jack's Ridge because of its overlooking view of the city, but, it is actually more than just the view. Jack's Ridge is also about sumptuous food.

One of the places where you can have good food and at the same time enjoy a panoramic view of the city is Karlo's Gourmet and Coffee. It offers French, Italian and Mexican dishes that you'll surely love. You can have your complete meal at Karlo's and enjoy a cup of coffee after your delectable meal. 

On its 15th anniversary, Jack's Ridge will offer a special dinner for its guests. You can enjoy a "Nite with Chef Karlo" at Karlo's Gourmet and Coffee with your friends and family on December 12-14, 2014. Here's a sneak peek of the dishes which will be served on this special occasion. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A selection of the most beautiful churches and chapels to tie the knot from all over the Philippines.