Acacia Hotel Staycation

I am a strong believer in having days off and vacations but having such privilege can be costly. So, being the practical mom that I am, I am in constant search for affordable and quality promos. 

I bought our voucher from Deal Grocer weeks before our vacation. After many comparisons to other websites (Agoda, Trivago, etc.), Deal Grocer still has the cheapest price. 

We are from Cainta so going to the South can be considered a new place for us. Therefore, making it a perfect staycation plan. 

I searched for areas to visit but it all led us to malls, which obviously isn’t something new. We then just spent the whole day at the hotel, swam for a few hours (it was cold!), had dinner, put the kids to sleep, and (my most awaited part) Kdrama with my husband with beers and chips. Isn’t it perfect? Everybody’s happy! 

I’m looking forward to our future trips with these two and my husband. They say, it’s better to spend money for memories and experiences rather than buying them toys. 

Happy mom,



Seoul, South Korea 2016


V and I are both K-drama fanatics, so when he told me that we would go to Korea on our 2nd wedding anniversary (October 2016), I cried! 

Way before we got married, we didn’t get the chance to go overseas. We’ve been to local destinations but to go as a couple internationally is really something to look forward to. This was our first trip and it was amazing! 

We joined an all-in package tour so we didn’t have to worry about anything at all. We just rode the bus and voila!, we’ve seen famous tourist destinations. The downside of it was we were literally exhausted by the time we got to our hotel. We weren’t able to try pubic transportations, relax in a cafe, and to just stroll around the city. I guess that would be reason enough for us to go back there in the future. 


The meals included in our trip feature famous dishes from the specific place we are in at the moment. It’s good because if it were just V and I we could have just eaten anywhere our hungry tummies have taken us. That could be fastfood or places we might have thought have the most Korean ambiance. All the meals served to us were delicious and generous. Miso soup was always present as it symbolizes hospitality. Kimchi, of course, was there too. Our tourist guide said that kimchi is very good to our body because during the strike of SARS, lots of countries have incidents of it but Korea doesn’t have a single report about it. Studies have shown that kimchi as part of their daily intake, saved them from the disease.

What I like about being in a tour is that they tell you things you wouldn’t bother looking up in the Internet. Things like historical backgrounds, economic status and culture. Also, we were able to visit places hours away from the city, which again we might not have put some effort to commute to. 


Everland was part of the tour so even though I wasnt’t a fan of rides, we got to see the park. 

Kimchi making was also in the package so we got to try scrubbing in different types of spices into the lettuce. I thought it was fun especially for V who doesn’t have a clue in running the kitchen.


This trip refreshed me and my husband. It’s nice to spend time together again without the need to worry about our kids since they are in good hands. I pray that we would be blessed enough to afford a trip whether local or international every anniversary. Yes, I am with him everyday but there’s a part of me that misses him so much. 😊




Footprints · Marriage

A Trip

Five days from now, my husband and I will officially reach our second wedding anniversary. And two days from now, we’re off to out most awaited trip to Seoul, South Korea.

I told V that every year I want us to celebrate our anniversary in a form of travel. Not necessarily expensive and splurge-it-all kind, but anywhere to spend the whole day for just the two of us is fine (Yup, just us. NO KIDS). A hotel staycation or a mini getaway would be perfect.

This year, he told me that we should go to Korea since it’s both our dream to go there. We watch Korean drama series and it would be nice to actually see the place in person. He said now is the time because we haven’t started building our house and the kids doesn’t go to school yet. I was so excited and happy, I cried! Yes, I am a cry baby. 🙂

After months of searching for promo fares and planning our itinerary, we got lucky and found an affordable all-in package that includes airfare, hotels, tours and meals.

So it’s happening soon. Just a few more days and we’ll have temporary freedom from our mind-blowing, everyday snapping, crazy yet fun toddler life. It would be the longest time I will be far away from my kids. I’m gonna miss them for sure but Mommy needs some time to recharge and have fun too. And I’m taking their Dad with me! Haha!

Excited much, B.


Taal, Batangas

Taal, Batangas is where both my in-laws used to live with their families. I’ve been there before when V and I were still boyfriend and girlfriend but we haven’t actually toured the place.

In our recent trip there with the kids, we strolled and explored Apacible Museum and the famous Taal Church.

The streets are clean and have a Vigan-like feel because of the preserved image of the houses and other structures.

V and I will try to take our kids to new places even though long drives are extremely exhausting. Not to mention the fact that by the time you get to the breathtaking view, you’ll be too haggard to have a decent, non-sweaty looking photo. 🙂