I’ve always wondered what it would be like to stay in an AirBnB instead of a hotel, but we never had any reason to try it out because we’ve always found great affordable deals on hotels during our trips. When we were planning our babymoon the prices of decent hotels were high because Spring has become the peak season for [read more]
After the discomforts of the first trimester, it is nice to have a babymoon on the second trimester, when the all-day-sickness subsides and you are feeling more positive and energetic. A babymoon is like a honeymoon before the baby comes. It’s a great way for couples to celebrate the coming of a baby; to relax, connect and enjoy [read more]
Winter has finally come. Berlin is in sub-zero temperatures and the sun is MIA. So here I am warming myself up with daydreams of sunny exotic cruise holidays. Why cruise? If you asked me 5 years ago, I would not have considered going on a cruise. In the past cruises were reserved for retirees,who could afford them, but these days, I know so [read more]
Does this happen to you too? We always have bottle openers lying around, but the moment we need it, like when we are out of town, we can’t find one! The bottle openers we have aren’t so handy so we end up leaving them at home. I found the ultimate bottle opener that is as [read more]
If you’ve noticed my blog has come alive again. The 3-week houseguests have left and I’ve sort-of-almost recovered my health. It’s still a struggle, I tell you, with all the fluctuations in temperature in Berlin, and the tiring job of fixing up the house myself. I was just doing some reflection and realised that when [read more]
As a diplomat’s wife, I attended many receptions and parties. There are many times when I have to wear a Filipiniana gown or party dress and high heels. These receptions are usually cocktail-style so you are eating and socializing standing up. By the end of the night my poor tootsies hurt like heck and I’m dying to remove [read more]
Myanmar was one destination that was super unfamiliar for us so it was hard to prepare considering that the information found on the net are not up to date. Even the brief from our embassy there was not up-to-date either. So in true DiploFashion, I came prepared. Here is a list of what I brought. [read more]
For Christmas BDB (Big Diplo Bro) gave us these His and Hers Penhaligon’s Toiletry Cases. The leather is so luxuriously soft and the cutest thing about them are the zipper pulls – which are in the shape of the famous Penhaligon’s Perfume Bottle!
We always get the coolest travel related gifts from my friend Christine and last Christmas was no different! She gave us this super cool Travel Essentials Flight Organizer that is absolutely amazing!
As I’ve mentioned before BDB (Big Diplo Brother-in-law) is a consummate traveler and, like me, he loves his travel accessories and gadgets. This is his pasalubong for me on his last trip home to Manila. YAY! I’ve wanted one since he showed the Travalo Refillable Perfume Dispenser to me on his last business trip to [read more]
Here’s another thing that I don’t travel without: My Swiss Army Card Lite! It goes without saying that people who DON’T check-in luggage, cannot bring this on the plane. Then again, I don’t pretend to be a light packer. =P This DiploWife must be ready for dinner with royalty, presidential sightings or market shopping! I [read more]
You might have noticed that TD and are frequent flyers. Though we are perpetually on a budget, this doesn’t keep us from travel in style and comfort. This means travelling smart, and a big part of this includes packing. What is the point of dressing or looking stylish during travel, if… ….your having a hard time with cumbersome luggage, losing your poise barely [read more]
I first found the idea of a travel charger kit from 101 Grams of Eye Candy. I also check out the ones from Chuvaness and Daphne O. So when I found myself in MakeRoom Bonifacio Highstreet, it was the first thing I looked for (and also how I discovered the Travel Medicine Organizer). The only [read more]
Nothing is more essential to me than packing my vitamins and medicines for a trip! I want to be healthy enough to enjoy my vacations or maximize trips. Despite how fabulous travel is made out to be, there is no doubt that it can be very stressful for our bodies and quite tiring as well. [read more]
While I was looking for TSA locks at The Travel Club, I found some other interesting items which I decided to grab along the way. Fortunately for me they were having a special discount on most of the items because at that time they had just moved to their new location at the ground floor [read more]
If you are like me and not every trip is in a luxury hotel then there are times when you need to bring a towel. I used to lug around my massive towels until my tita (aunt) introduced me to Sea to Summit’s Micro Towels!
Remember I told you about how they broke our Victorinox locks when we flew Garuda Airlines going to Lombok? I made sure to visit The Travel Club Shangri-la Mall, Mandaluyong for replacements.
I found out about Bloomize through Chuzai Living and I adore how lovely and oh-so-cute her site is. The look and blog title is perfect and seamless… When I visit her blog it feels like summer and everything is in bloom! I hope Bloomize doesn’t mind that I took a screenshot of her blog to [read more]
For beach lovers like me this is a must-have! Meet DesignGO’s Dry Sounds…
My favorite thing to do on flights is watch movies/tv shows. I used to lug around my heavy laptop but it’s not convenient especially when traveling on budget flights with very little space between seats. These are the gadgets I bring to make my flights enjoyable… *Note: that I am not the type of person [read more]