canada

Top 4 Places to Visit in Canada

Nowadays, more and more people are traveling than before and when it comes to Canada here are the most popular tourist spots that you must include in your itinerary:

Jasper National Park

Is located in the province of Alberta and the part is quite huge for it got a 4,200 square meter area. Its hot springs, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, and many more are all great especially for travelers like me who want to take landscape pictures.
You can try some activities like whitewater rafting at the Athabasca River, do some hiking with friends or just explore around the area. It also has a SkyTram that will give you a great view of the scenery. This park is also a home for over 50 mammal species.
Banff National Park
Similar to Jasper, the Banff National Park is part of the Canadian Rockies. It was Canada’s first national park, and you have here a lot of activities from hiking, biking, skiing, and camping. The Banff is so popular that every year more than 3 million people make a pilgrimage to the park.
Upon my visit, I was so surprised because the park got exceptionally beautiful nature. That time, we visited Lake Moraine which looks so amazing. This place is picture-perfect, with lovely colors all over the place and impressive nature. It was really worth visiting.

City of Toronto

Toronto is not the capital of Canada but it is one of the biggest and most known cities in the world. It is the home of the largest tower in the world – CN Tower.
You can also find the largest South Asian Ethnic Market here which is Little India where you can find various and combinations of eateries featuring a lot of their delicacies. When you visit this place you will be amazed by the lively colors and aroma.
Toronto is also the home of Casa Loma, a gothic revival style mansion that is now a museum and you can find this at its midtown. I am really amazed by its 18th-century castle design and enjoyed the tours.

Niagara Falls

This one for me is the most famous waterfalls in the world. It is by far the most visited place in Ontario. People from different parts of the world are visiting this to see its beauty. The breathtaking scenery is very relaxing, refreshing, and a really great spot for a selfie. But I would recommend visiting this place off-peak because it was really overwhelming when you’ll stay here with a lot of tourists. Social media has really taken its toll and everyone who visits Canada is looking after this place.
There are also casinos or museums around that you can visit and lots of restaurants you can dig in.

Calgary

Calgary is another popular city in Canada. Most tourists visit Calgary in July so they would have a chance to experience the Calgary Stampede where the Olympic plaza actually becomes a Fluor Rope Square.

hotel booking

Tips on Booking Your Hotel

We got various choices when it comes to booking flights. We have a lot of resources but it would often depend on your preferences. The same thing applies to book hotel reservations. It may just be hard at times which are the most reliable and which say it right, who’s just promoting?

Here are my top tips for booking hotel reservations online. I wrote these based on my experience. I will share a few but the decision is always up to you.

Go get some research done. 
When booking online reservations check the location of your accommodation. See to it that the place is accessible and can is very close to common transportation like bus, trains or taxis. It would also be great if the place will have a close supermarket or restaurants. This will help you save a few bucks in transportation when you got that midnight craving.



Compare in between your resources
To save more money, don’t just rely on one booking site. You often have to compare between two or three resources to see which offers the best package and price. I often use Booking.com as this gives me the most number of the search result.  It often offers a healthy mix of hotels, apartments, and even hostels. If you’re not a fan of it you can just remove it through a filter. I love using this site as I can already see the prices and packages right upfront less the tax.
But wait let’s not stop from there, try comparing the best price with Agoda.com. This one started offering services focusing on Asia but now offers worldwide choices.
What I usually do is I check through these two sites and compare which offer the best price and package for the same hotel.
Almost done? No, we don’t stop there yet! Now you’re done comparing between the two try getting a quote directly on the website of your hotel choice (if any). These will totally ensure that you got the best price and package around. Sometimes if you book directly on their hotel’s website, you get to have a discount but some others don’t. So let’s be resourceful and get some research done as this will help you save a lot.

Read the booking guideline. 
Alright, you’re almost there, you got your best choice, rate, and package now you’re ready to book it. Before taking this step, ensure you read their booking guideline.
Try to look for cancellation guidelines, it’s way better if they will allow at least 3 days of cancellation and check how much will be the refund rate. This will help you in the future in case something unexpected happens and you will need to cancel your booking.
The second thing you may want to check is the check-in time.  Ensure this will match your arrival time so you won’t have to stay outside for too long just waiting for your room to be available. It’s better if they allow early check-in, some allow this just don’t be afraid to ask.
Also, if you will be arriving late, ensure you check with them if they allow late check-in, like in the super early morning around 2 AM. The majority of them allow this and you won’t have a problem at all, but some others have this kind of locked-door policy that you won’t be able to get into your accommodation’s door especially to hostels.

Get your accommodation’s contact number. 
Getting the hotel’s accommodation contact number would be my last trip. This would be very helpful at times you feel kinda lost or forgot what to ride to get in there, you can easily get in touch with them if it seems you can’t follow the directions provided to you through email or chat. This way you can save a lot of time figuring out how.

So there you go, some useful tips I have been using whenever I book an online reservation. I hope you find it pretty helpful too, keep in mind it’s better to ask than to regret you have not. Cheers and safe travel!

Philippines

Top 5 Travel Destination in the Philippines this 2019

Planning to visit the Philippines this year?  That would be quite hard to figure out since this country got more than 7000 beautiful islands. You are in the right place because today I’m giving you my list of the finest destination in this country.

1. Huma Island Palawan
This island resort is a 5-Star luxury resort in north Palawan and very close to UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Calauit National Sanctuary Park. Its huge huge lagoon is exclusive and private for resort visitors. It got beautiful serene beaches and a diving spot. You may have a feel of visiting the Maldives with this place. It is very accessible from Manila through Coron then you will have a boat transfer to the island from Busuanga.

2. Puerto Princesa City Palawan
Puerto Princesa is the capital of and the only city in Palawan. It is considered a highly urbanized city but still feels like a big town. The place has been continuously developing and being transformed over time. It now has a few malls and a lot of huge hotels. From the city proper, you may be able to access and visit the Underground river riding a van for a few hours. Unlike my first pick, visiting Puerto Princesa doesn’t cost that much from accommodation to transportation you will have a wide range of choices that would suit your budget.

3. Coron Palawan
Coron often admired as one of the most attractive places to visit in the Philippines.  The place is truly a sensational tropical paradise that will impress you in a lot of different ways. The place is well known for it’s postcard-perfect view, this Philippine destination delights its visitors with its crystalline waters, pristine white-sand beaches, mounting limestone cliffs, and lovely remote islands. What’s more, Coron has nice and colorful corals, and has a host of underwater wrecks, composing it one of the best places to visit in the Philippines for diving aficionados.

4. El Nido Palawan
El Nido is truly a paradise. It has a cluster of islands and beautiful beaches. The place can be reached easily by van transfer from Puerto Princesa City. The El Nido Tour will take you to the most famous, and beautiful, parts of the island. El Nido’s main town is very welcoming and could fit even for mid-range and budget travelers from any part of the world. The locals here are very accommodating and their day typically starts around 6 AM. People all over the place catch up early to enjoy the sunshine and work out with their busy day. Accommodations were now hassle-free as you would have wide choices and others even offer online booking, very convenient for a traveler.

5. Batanes
Batanes, one of the great places to visit in the Philippines. For local tourists, is a haven that promises to give you a slice of heaven of earth. A historic place famed for its sheer natural beauty and distinct views. This leaves its onlookers in awe with its noble lofty cliffs, rolling mountains, boulder-lined shores, and deep valleys