The Fully Catered 7-Day Ski Chalet Experience in Les Trois Vallées in Savoie, France

In my recent trip to France (where I shared about the Schengen visa application process), Nick and I joined his family in their annual ski trip. Nick loves to ski – whilst I had no clue what was coming. During my first ever ski trip, I was absolutely freezing, trying to figure out if the Topshop coat I brought had proper padding for warmth (clearly not). It’s actually very cool how annual ski trips are a thing for some Western families. Growing up in the Philippines, where it is summer all year round, it was quite a shock to my system to actually immerse myself in a VERY cold climate and even more – to actually ski. Properly. So, I am sharing with you what I love about our ski trips and how, surprisingly, reasonable the costs are.

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5 Road Trip-Friendly Bachelorette Venues in the Philippines (From Metro Manila)

Bachelorette Party Venue Ideas in Manila (No plane tickets needed!)

A lot of soon-to-wed couples seem to be keen on intimate destination weddings and funny enough – even the bachelor and bachelorette parties are going towards that trend too. I’m seeing a lot of Hong Kong, Bali and even Siargao bachelorette parties but what if your entire barkada is set to have one in a year or two? You’ll go to every trip? Frankly, we can’t always look the other way and swipe that card in order to join our friends (as much as we’d love to!!) so I pooled up my top 5 bachelorette party ideas (mine – included) in Manila. No flights needed – just your crazy girlfriends and a fun road trip adventure! My criteria for these top 5 spots – how comfy you can get with your girlfriends (and not be afraid of making any noise), affordability, Instagram factor (lol!) and road trip – friendly.
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Bangkok, Thailand Shopping Guide (From An Anti-Fast Fashion Perspective) + Where I Stayed

Shopping in Bangkok, Thailand

It is a well-known fact that Bangkok is a HUGE haven for shopaholics – honestly, a gold mine. Many many years ago, I would look forward to going to Bangkok. I come with half of my luggage empty to leave all that room for shopping and spend a whole afternoon combing through the endless aisles of Platinum Mall. The equation was simple: cheap + plenty = heaven!

But surprisingly, that was the old me.

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How To Apply For A Schengen Visa in the Philippines via French Embassy

Applying for a Schengen Visa

An update from last year, my visa trauma is almost gone (but not fully), I honestly still get nervous when I apply. Today, I’ll be sharing with you the process of acquiring a Schengen visa at the VFS via the French embassy. I hope this helps!

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How To Apply For A U.K. Tourist Visa in the Philippines

My first hand experience in applying for a U.K. tourist (C-Visit) visa

It wasn’t that easy but it was worth it!!!! Kaloka. Before we start, this post is meant to give tips for Filipino passport holders on how to get a U.K. tourist visa. I hope you find this guide useful and help you worry less :) You can do it! :)

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