Long weekends usually mean one thing for us, and that is the opportunity to take long road trips outside the city that we call home. Because regular weekends are usually spent uncovering beautiful Auckland gems, we relish the opportunity to head out and drive (for more than a couple of hours) to see the extraordinary sights surrounding the region. The very first long weekend for 2017 was of course New Year, so we took advantage of the four-day holiday and we drove down to the Great Lake Taupo area, particularly Turangi

Local food is always a vital focus on our trips, that’s why we always make it a point to eat and to embrace traditional cuisine when we travel. We tend to shy away from the common cafes and fast food chains that can be found in almost every corner of the world because let’s be honest, the Grande Caramel Macchiato or the Cheeseburger Value Meal doesn’t really taste that different in other countries. Our visit to Kyoto and Osaka in Japan gave culinary experience a whole new meaning. For it involved not

Last October 2016, we were fortunate enough to get four weeks off work. Since the dates fell on our anniversary (10 years as partners and 1 year as husband and wife), we decided to make it very memorable by doing what we love the most, TRAVELING! So we ended up planning our best holiday yet. After 4 weeks, 8 plane rides, 3 countries (we also visited our home country, the Philippines, but we were not able to take a lot of videos because it was more about spending time with

When we were looking for accommodation for our Sydney trip we had to consider several factors, and these include: Proximity to the city centre, Accessibility with regards to public transport services (i.e. trains and buses), And of course affordability. Aspire Hotel Sydney ticked all the boxes for us. It is a 3-star hotel located in Bulwara Road, Ultimo. The nightly rate  during our stay was approx. AUD$150/ night for a Premium room; we also received a code for to get a 10% discount after we made an enquiry at the Metro Hotels website

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