Casa Julieta Davao’s Charm

casa julieta davao

When we moved uptown, I started looking for a place we could stay downtown when we need to. I do not want the kids to stay in motels but I also do not want to spend a lot of money on a hotel room. In my search, I found Casa Julieta Davao and immediately became […]

Sotogrande Hotel Davao Review

The rising price of gas and other things has dampened most people’s travel plans, including ours. We have not made any road trips since August when we went to Monte Ana Haven in Marilog. But since we needed to “get away” for a little bit, we decided on a staycation in one of the hotels […]

Quick Getaway to Monte Ana Haven

Monte Ana Haven entrance

We live for pocket vacations that fuel our work and school days. So when the chance came to visit one of the most popular vacation spots in Buda, I convinced Jun to pack up our laptops and go. We visited Monte Ana Haven up in Davao City’s highlands last week and boy was it a […]

Cavanico Resort: Fun Under the Sun

Cavanico Il-Ma-Re Beach Resort

Days seem longer, temperatures get hotter, clothes get skimpier, and everyone gets happier. Yep, it’s summer! For us down south, it’s time to head to Cavanico Resort! But did you know that technically, there is no such thing as summer in the Philippines? Summer is one of the four seasons in temperate regions of the […]

Malagos Garden Resort, Davao City

Waling-waling (vanda sanderiana

When in Davao City, one of the places you must visit is Malagos Garden Resort, an inland resort in the uptown area called Baguio District. Malagos Garden Resort is close to the Philippine Eagle Center, the conservation site of the Philippine Eagle Foundation. Malagos Garden Resort is a 12-hectare property that sits in the city’s […]

Fishing and Swimming at Felis Resort Davao


As you might have already noticed, Davao City does not have a lot of beach resorts. We have nearby Samal Island for that. What we have though is plenty of inland and mountain resorts like Eden Nature Park, Malagos Garden Resort, and Felis Resort Davao. Felis Resort Davao is one of the older resorts that have endured […]

Costa Marina Beach Resort, Samal Island

Costa Marina Beach Resort Welcome Sign

The third quarter of the year is supposed to be start of the rainy season but no thanks to El Niño, it still feels like the middle of summer in the Philippines. It’s still very warm and sunny, so much so that we constantly look for ways to cool off! The best way for us […]

Villa Amparo Beach Resort Review

I’ve always said that we are very lucky to live very close to Samal Island where eternal summer actually exists. The rest of the Philippines was anticipating landfall of Tropical Storm Amang but we were blessed with clear skies and bright sunshine on the weekend of Pope Francis’ visit. We spent that weekend having fun […]

Best Hotels in Tagaytay

The City of Tagaytay is one of the favorite weekend destinations for Manila dwellers. Being just a relatively short bus/car ride away, this city in the highlands provides the perfect escape from the scorching heat and maddening pace of the big city. Just like Baguio City, the main tourist pull of Tagaytay lies in its […]

Top Resorts on Samal Island

Once the Habagat season starts in the Philippines, you’d think people would stop going to the beach. While this may be true to residents and visitors of Luzon and most of Visayas, it’s not always the case in Southern Mindanao, particularly in the Davao Region. We have beach weather almost all year and the resorts […]