Live Life, Travel & Get Insured

Travelling overseas can be one of the most exciting things you can do in your life. Aside from the fun, there are new experiences and perspectives that you get to encounter. But there is also the other side of travel. There is the sad and even dark side of it (like accidents, sickness, stolen luggage, travel delays and the like) which could happen during the most unexpected time or leg of your trip.

If you believe that this dark side should not be allowed to work against you at all during your trip, then you should seriously consider checking out Travel Insurance – TIDNZ. Let them cover this side of your travel which could include medical expenses you may incur while overseas, cancellation costs, accidental loss, damage or theft of your possessions, even trip disruption, among others. You can check out their website and find out more on what they can and will cover for you on your trip and yes, how good their coverage is and how truly comprehensive. While on their site, you can also directly get a quote for insurance cost on your upcoming travel, you can even go ahead and pay for that right there and then. Yes, you can go ahead and get insured, as simple as that. Take note that their insurance cost is not heavy on the wallet, too.

You can also find out on their site important information such as: the period covered by insurance, how to make a claim and who to contact while you are overseas (and experiencing the not-so-happy side of travelling). So go ahead: live life, travel and get that travel insurance, too. You’ll be glad you did.


 Note: This post is also linked with Blog Photo Challenge.

The Good News of New Flights

This is good news for travel lovers from Caraga region! That is for those travelling from Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte. Well, this may be especially good for Region 13’s regional center, Butuan City.

Cebu Pacific will be flying from Butuan to Davao City and vice versa by October! The travel time is only about 55 minutes and what a refreshing news this is! Bus travel, after all, from Butuan to Davao is 6-7 hours (sometimes extending to 8 hours actually. The morning flights (6:30 am from Butuan to Davao and 7:45 from Davao to Butuan) are available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. And the cost for the flight is not bad at all considering that this will save you travel time (as well as cut down on your travel stress) . This new schedule (as of September 2012) can now be accessed at the Cebu Pacific website. And yes, you can start booking now 🙂

Cebu Pacific is also launching several key flights from Davao, Iloilo and Zamboanga to other key destinations in the country. Check out their website for more information.

Gone are the days when you can only fly from Manila or Cebu to reach other parts of the country. Thank you, Cebu Pacific, for making our travel a bit easier and more fun! We hope you will also continue to further improve your services 🙂

Passengers waiting for their luggage at the arrival area of Bancasi Airport, Butuan City

UPDATE: As of mid 2013, flights from Butuan to Davao City and vice versa are no longer offered by Cebu Pacific.

Note: This post is also linked with Wednesday WhitesBlog Photo Challenge and Mellow Yellow Monday.

Make Time for Siam Ocean World

If you love the ocean and its magnificent creatures, you should really make time to check out Siam Ocean World whenever you travel to Bangkok, Thailand.

I had the chance to check it out for the first time in 2007 with my friends and as of late last year when my husband and I were in Bangkok, I learned that more fun activities and learning opportunities have been added in which I think would make both kids and adults enjoy even more their time there.

While at Siam Ocean World, you can have the chance to try the Ocean Walker Experience. By using the special Ocean Walker helmet, you can walk among the fishes and other sea creatures in the water itself. They also have a Glass Bottom Boat which allows you to see even closer not only the different kinds of fish but also stingrays and yes, sharks! And remember that you are able to enjoy these and more right in the heart of a mall, in the heart of Bangkok!

The Siam Ocean World is located at Levels B1 and B2 of Siam Paragon Shopping Center. It is opened from 10 am to 21 pm (or 9 pm), last entry though is at 20 pm (or 8 pm).  Tickets for tourists, Thai residents and expats can also be bought online. These are the admission prices as provided online for tourists: 900 baht (29 USD) for adults and 700 baht (23 USD)  for children. They can give 10 per cent discount though, as indicated in their website (as of this writing). This is the admission rate exclusive of other activities. For specific packages there, you may get more information from:

The Siam Paragon Shopping Center where Siam Ocean World is located is easily accessible via Sky Train (BTS).


Enjoy the beautiful creatures of the ocean at Siam Ocean World

Note: This post is also linked with Wednesday WhitesBlog Photo Challenge and Green Monday.