Staycation with a New Baby

When the husband surprised me with a staycation for our 3rd wedding anniversary, I was a bit doubtful that we’d be able to pull it off. We’ve been having a hard time with the new baby in our lives, and I didn’t want to waste money that would be more appropriately used to buy practical things. Like diapers!

But the husband convinced me THAT WE DESERVED THIS break, so I just closed my eyes and got myself excited for this new experience.

Despite the logistics challenge and figuring things out for the first time, I’m glad we went for it. It was a great way to spend some quality time together, and to let Oliver experience another first. He won’t remember it, for sure, but we’ll have lots of pictures to show him when he’s older. Continue reading

Konnichiwow! My Japan Photo Diary 2014 – Days 1 and 2

This is going to be a long, photo-filled entry, but I hope you enjoy going through my Japan travel memories as much as I had fun making them.

Just as a note, we got an agency to help out with our preparations but they weren’t good at all and we could definitely have done without them. I still say that DIY travel is still better!

You can catch a more detailed account of my horrible experience with this travel agency at the end of this post, but I’m leaving it there so those who want to focus on the positive and happy moments won’t have to read it.


Anyway, Japan was a delight and it was a konnichiwow experience indeed!

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The Cebu Chronicles: The Henry Hotel

Prepare yourselves for another travel series, this time, focusing on the Queen City of the South, CEBU!

The husband and I were actually there in August of last year, but I think this is the perfect time to talk about our experience at The Henry Hotel because we’re looking at a few long weekends that are coming up. And of course, there’s Valentine’s Day!

If you’re still planning a trip or are looking for a place to stay, this might just be the one for you.

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