International Travel Blog Posts

Sun Comes Up On The Santa Monica Boulevarde

“All I wanna do is have some fun I got a feeling I’m not the only one All I wanna do is have some fun I got a feeling I’m not the only one All I wanna do is have some fun Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard” The...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jun 19, 2015

It’s Showtime Las Vegas Style

Las Vegas is all about the show! And they are spectacular! Whilst we were visiting Las Vegas there were eight different Cirque Du Soleil shows being performed in the most gorgeous MGM properties. Each Cirque Du Soleil production is an absolute extrav...
by Gourmet Getaways on May 13, 2015

Booze & Boobs Bus Tour Las Vegas

Booze & Boobs Bus Tour of Sin City aka Las Vegas! Just so you know that wasn’t the official title of the bus tour, but in my mind it would have been a good fit. I also could have called this story “So many boobs, so little time!”...
by Gourmet Getaways on May 9, 2015

My Top Five Essentials for an International Long Haul Flight

When traveling long distances, packing can be a bit overwhelming.  You want to make sure you have everything, but at the same time you don’t want to be dealing with a heavy carryon dashing through the airport to make your flight.  If you are on a...

Grand Canyon – A view from the TOP!

So the Americans have this little erosion problem that draws 5 millon visitors per year.  Yep 5,000,000, that’s a huge number. The Colorado river, which is barely a trickle in the Arizona dessert has managed to carve this monumental cavernous...
by Gourmet Getaways on Apr 22, 2015

Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner

Sometimes you notice something so irresistible on a road trip you just have to pull the car off the road and take a look! We were driving down the highway on the long, lonely stretch of road between LA and Vegas when we noticed Peggy Sue’s 50&#...
by Gourmet Getaways on Apr 17, 2015

What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas – Excalibur

It may be one of the most famous tourism marketing slogans of all time, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” I was able to see this slogan in action! As a heads up, it now has new meaning to me! Regular readers would know that we are cu...
by Gourmet Getaways on Apr 6, 2015

Driving on the Right Side of the Road

Driving on the Right side of the Road! Otherwise known as driving on the WRONG side of the road!! How hard is it to driving on the other side of the road? This is a question I have often contemplated but never really understood or worried about too m...
by Gourmet Getaways on Apr 4, 2015

Things To Do in Cebu

Things To Do in Cebu Hello and kumusta (how are you), dear GG readers?! It’s summer time in the Philippines – the best time to hit the countless beaches surrounding the country. Being a province bordered by 167 islands and islets (sourc...
by Gourmet Getaways on Mar 17, 2015

Savannah Grill, Spa and the Sun

Waking up on our final morning at Plantation Bay Resort & Spa was “half-and-half”. Half excited to see the sunrise by the beach and to rejuvenate at the Mogambo Springs Spa. Also half reluctant to leave what we considered a holiday p...
by Gourmet Getaways on Feb 27, 2015

An Insight into Caribbean Cuisine

You may have noticed I have been including stories recently about foods from various holiday destinations. When I plan a getaway one of the first things I do is research the local cuisine.  It occurred to me that I should be sharing these amazing in...
by Gourmet Getaways on Feb 23, 2015

Best Ever Barcelona Dishes!

by Gourmet Getaways on Feb 17, 2015

Swept Away at Plantation Bay

I’ve been hearing a lot about Plantation Bay Resort & Spa in Cebu for long. But my interest was always in Boracay, Palawan, Batanes, among others. Never Cebu…until a promo fare nudged me to book flights in February this year. So what...
by Gourmet Getaways on Feb 14, 2015

How To Get Cheap Flights

Lately it seems that where ever I look there are travel deals which are too good to ignore. I am always asked how I manage to get cheap flights or gorgeous 5 star accommodation at rock bottom prices. When I was first asked that question I said, ̶...
by Gourmet Getaways on Dec 17, 2014

No Comparison For International Travel Portal: TravelTours

How would you judge a good travel online portal? In my opinion the portal has to be crisp, with least or no advertisements that take lot of space on the page, and simple in appearance & navigation. If you look at this portal that is there to help...
by Pebble In The Still Waters on Nov 20, 2014

Magnum Manila (Ice Cream Cafe)

Hello and kumusta (how are you) dear GG readers! Today, I want to take you to a simple but magical indulgence I had at Magnum Manila Ice Cream Cafe. About two or three years ago, the Magnum ice cream bar invaded Manila with so much fad. I read tha...
by Gourmet Getaways on Oct 18, 2014

Stormy evening- Tornado or smoke?

Well, very gloomy picture huh? But, it is interesting too ... at least for me for the adventure associated with it :) I was driving past Monument Valley towards Page, Arizona in late October last year. It was stormy. First I passed through light sand...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Sep 25, 2014

Manila International Travel Expo and Hotel Suppliers Show

Manila International Travel Expo happening on September 25 – 27, 2014 from 10 AM to 6 PM at SMX Convention, Mall of Asia Complex. Get great deals on travel, affordable fares and amazing travel destinations. Hotel Suppliers Show, country’s...

Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant

Hello GG readers! Let me take you to another Filipino treat which I am certain you will appreciate. This time to a bake shop that created a buzz in Manila. I believe that a sudden craving for something leads me to enter in a trance. Or perhaps, a...
by Gourmet Getaways on Sep 18, 2014

Ilustrado Restaurant in Intramuros

When I think of Intramuros, I think of the words “nostalgia”, “time travel”, “Spanish rule”, “historical”. This proved unerringly true when I arrived in the City of Manila to visit Ilustrado Restaurant...
by Gourmet Getaways on Sep 11, 2014
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