Surprise Yourself, Go Travel

In the greater scheme of things, travel does not figure in the hierarchy of needs. It’s something that we can live without if we want to be strict about it. Travel expense is the first to go when there’s a need to whip the wallet into shape. For us, however, travel is perched on a higher plane that what may be considered normal. Continue reading “Surprise Yourself, Go Travel”

Plan your Travel: The Philippine 2016 Holidays

It’s a fact that travel need not be expensive. It’s also a fact that travel, to be inexpensive, must be planned in advance [see Tips and Reminders in Preparing for a Vacation and Tips on Airlines Promos], and one step to plan in advance is to know the specific dates of non-working holidays. Fortunately for you, the Philippines has declared , as early as the third quarter of last year,  the public holidays for 2016. Here’s the list of the nationwide holidays that have been declared for 2016: Continue reading “Plan your Travel: The Philippine 2016 Holidays”

GoTravelBliss Practical Travel Tips and Reminders

In travel, both the destination and the journey are equally fun; that is, if there are no major hiccups along the way. Here are some tips and reminders that we’ve compiled based on the more recent visit to Europe. Feel free to add more tips through the comment section below. Have a safe and fun travel! Continue reading “GoTravelBliss Practical Travel Tips and Reminders”

Places You May Want to Visit during Araw ng Kagitingan in the Philippines

Today, 9 April 2015, the Philippines celebrates Araw ng Kagitingan. On this day, during World War II, the joint Filipino and US forces made its last stand in Bataan. The Philippines would commemorate April 9 as an annual holiday – Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor, also known as the Bataan and Corregidor Day. On May 6, 1942, after months of heavy bombing, the little island of Corregidor surrendered. Continue reading “Places You May Want to Visit during Araw ng Kagitingan in the Philippines”

Why It’s More Fun in the Philippines

Why is it more fun in the Philippines? We really want to explain it to you, but words cannot do justice to the sensory overload when you experience the Philippines. The best way to know why it’s more fun in the Philippines? Go to the Philippines [and we’ll gladly help with your travel and tour arrangements]. Watch this video: Continue reading “Why It’s More Fun in the Philippines”

International and Domestic Travel and Tours

Yes, my dear, we handle international travel and tours. While GoTravelBliss specializes in Philippine travel and tours, including corporate and education trips, we are a part of an international network of travel agents and tour operators that give us the requisite competence to handle your travel needs — anywhere in the world. Hotels, airlines, trains, cruise, resorts, you name it. Go travel and find bliss! Continue reading “International and Domestic Travel and Tours”

Vietnam: Travel and Tour Tips

Travel or tour to another country has its unique challenges and surprises. Consistent with our practice of visiting a destination in order to experience it firsthand and better make recommendations to clients, we’ve recently traveled to Vietnam. Here are some tips when visiting Vietnam: Continue reading “Vietnam: Travel and Tour Tips”

It’s More Fun in the Philippines!

The Philippine government recently announced it’s newest campaign to promote the country as a prime travel / tours / holiday / vacation destination. The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently launched the It’s More Fun in the Philippines campaign, complete with attention-grabbing and fun photos that coincide with the slogan. Continue reading “It’s More Fun in the Philippines!”

Places to Visit in an Ilocos Road Trip

Ilocos is at least 8 hours drive from Manila. You’ll get up to Vigan with that time. Add another 5 hours and you’ll hit Laoag. These are the suggested pit stops in an Ilocos road trip. Drive all the way to Laoag on the first leg, staying overnight after dropping by a number of tourist sites. Drive all the way up to Pagudpud beach in the morning, then rest for the night in Vigan. Here are the destinations you should not miss. Continue reading “Places to Visit in an Ilocos Road Trip”

Tips for Field Trips and Educational Tours

A field trip or educational tour is very helpful to supplement what the child, pupil or student learns in school. Theoretical knowledge is better grasped, especially for young minds, with real-world illustrations and experience. A field trip also provides a welcome variation in the day-to-day academic life of children. Here are some tips or suggestions, guidelines if you will, in planning for an educational tour. Continue reading “Tips for Field Trips and Educational Tours”

Preparing for a Company Outing

A company outing, the time when everyone is expected to unwind and recharge (except a few who gets to stay to hold the fort, so to speak) OUTSIDE the office, is and should be a major event. The company outing should be carefully planned. Here are some tips and suggestions, guides to remember when planning your corporate outing: Continue reading “Preparing for a Company Outing”

How We Could Help You Travel

Blissful and inexpensive travel generally requires booking in advance. You can avail of existing promos and reduced prices for advance booking. If you’re planning your travel and vacation ahead, it’s time-efficient and more productive for both of us if you send us an email instead. Continue reading “How We Could Help You Travel”

Tips and Reminders in Preparing for a Vacation

It’s officially summertime. It’s going to be a very hot Philippine summer full of fun, sand and sun. It’s time to take time off from work or school, and relax even for a while. But before you go invading the resorts and hotels for the anticipated summer vacation with your family and friends, you need to go through the hassle of preparing, making travel plans, booking and reservation. Here are some unsolicited reminders: Continue reading “Tips and Reminders in Preparing for a Vacation”

Tours through GoTravelBliss Travel

For the serious backpacker, looking for travel destinations and setting up accommodations – by themselves – are part of the thrill. This may also be true to those who are less serious travelers, but are budget conscious. If you’re familiar with the place, if you have an idea where to go, if you know where to look, if you have network in your dream vacation place, you could do the booking yourself. Continue reading “Tours through GoTravelBliss Travel”

Travel Tip: Typhoons in the Philippines

A typhoon, somewhere else in the world, is also called a storm, cyclone or hurricane. No matter how it is called or how it is characterized, I’m confident that you don’t want a typhoon if you’re planning to go on a vacation to the Philippines. You don’t want canceled flights and delayed travel schedules because of the weather. However, regardless of your preference and as sure as the sun rises, typhoons pass through the Philippines. It’s just a matter of how many typhoons pass in a year and how strong each typhoon is. Continue reading “Travel Tip: Typhoons in the Philippines”

Best Deals: Tips on Airline Promos

Maybe you’re already aware that airlines have plenty of promotions nowadays, like the 1-peso fare for local destinations (exclusive of tax and other fees, of course). These promos stimulate air travel, which is good for customers, and result to keeping the travel industry afloat. Continue reading “Best Deals: Tips on Airline Promos”