Villa Escudero, San Pablo, Laguna| www.thewanderingpeach.com

Villa Escudero is a coconut plantation located in San Pablo, Laguna (almost Tiaong, Quezon) that has been turned into a resort. The estate has been opened to the public in 1981 and become a prime tourist destination for locals, overseas Filipinos and a wide array of foreign visitors to the country. You’ll find this place a haven showcasing the Philippines’ rich cultural heritage, offering a beguiling glimpse of its history, cuisine, dress, customs and natural beauty

The estimated travel time going there is 2 hours from Manila but I think I drove for three long hours going there.

Villa Escudero, San Pablo, Laguna| www.thewanderingpeach.com

The first time I’ve been to Villa Escudero was way back in July of 1991. I was twelve years old. We went swimming to celebrate the birthday of my late Tita Raquel’s husband, Uncle Jose. I remember awkwardly wearing this pink swimsuit over a black underwear that just showed when I hit the water. I was extremely shy back then because it was my first time to wear a swimsuit..LOL!

The second time was last November. When I chauffered sis and her friend ( a visitor from abroad) in and out of Manila. You see, I am the family driver… because I am the only one in the family (except my peanutbutter, of course) who knows how to drive.

When I know I’m gonna be THE driver for the day, I always wear a dress. Why? I am already the driver… it doesn’t mean I also have to look the part! I like the casual dresses from Zalora because of the variety and the different brands they offer. When I don’t have time to go to the mall, Zalora saves the day.

Villa Escudero, San Pablo, Laguna| www.thewanderingpeach.com

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If you are going to be leaving your car at the airport for any amount of time, you do want to understand the different types of airport parking that you can choose from. This begins with standard, long-term parking. If you are leaving for a few days or even a week or more, this is the area for you. It is also the largest parking area at the airport, so it is easy to find space.

However, there are smaller sections that are a bit more specialized. The value parking area is going to give you the best price, and it is in the same general area as the long-term parking. Business parking is set up to be valuable to business travelers who may need short-term options that are close to the terminal. The Ring and Ride area is farthest from the airport, but there is a free shuttle that will take you to the terminal after a short wait. Finally, there is the short term parking that is right next to the terminal, but you are only supposed to use it when dropping someone off or picking them up, never leaving your vehicle there overnight.

When you get to the airport, the parking attendants will be more than happy to tell you where to go and how to get to the right area. Knowing what you are going to find before you arrive, however, makes it easier for you to pick the right parking option that caters to your needs.

When we went to Cebu last year, we used the Park and Fly parking near the airport. It’s a private parking facility where you can safely leave your vehicle when travelling. My cousin from Australia told me she used the best airport parking melbourne has when she went here in the Philippines. I guess it’s just a matter of picking out what would cater to your needs.

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Eagle Point Resort in Anilao, Batangas| www.thewanderingpeach.com

It’s swimming time after having that merienda of pizza, nachos, and shakes! Ykaie, Cyra, and Cyvrine quickly changed into their Hello Kitty swimsuits and , as usual, were very excited to play in the swimming pool.

Sis brought a lot of swimsuits for the kids in this vacation. I’d like to think she got a big discount for wholesale clothing when she bought all those swimsuits. All were cute and look good on the kids so who am I to complain?

Eagle Point Resort in Anilao, Batangas| www.thewanderingpeach.com

Th is is the two level main pool of Eagle Point Beach Resort. The top pool is shallow and is more of a kiddie pool than an adult pool. It features a waterfall and access to a slide for both children and adults, the slide connects both pools together.

Eagle Point Resort in Anilao, Batangas| www.thewanderingpeach.com

The kids prefer swimming here because the water is only up to their waists.

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Eagle Point Resort in Anilao, Batangas (Part 1)

April 12, 2014
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Our trip to Eagle Point Resort is actually just a continuation of my sister’s birthday treat. After checking out of Vivere Azure, we headed straight here. This is just, more or less,  a 20-minute drive away from Vivere Azure so it wasn’t a big deal. My sister does not book a two-day vacation in a […]

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Activities and Recreation for Wyoming Visitors

April 11, 2014
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When planning family vacations, there may be some distinct differences in the types of activities, sights, and destination preferences among members. The younger members of the family might be drawn to amusements and parks, while some more mature travelers may seek adventure or sporting attractions. There are a few spots in the US that can […]

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Upgrading Your Kitchen with Valances

March 22, 2014

When it comes to upgrading the look of your kitchen, a major renovation project is not your only option. You don’t necessarily have to spend hundreds of dollars just to create a new look for your kitchen. A fresh coat of paint on your walls and cabinets, for instance, can help brighten the entire room […]

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Vivere Azure: a Serene Sanctuary in Anilao (Part 2)

March 2, 2014
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Just as promised, here are our pool shots. Vivere Azure only has one swimming pool but it is an infinity pool that looks straight into the ocean. Even though it’s a only a small pool, the fact that it is elegant and that no one’s around except us makes it a pleasure to swim in. […]

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