International Travel Blog Posts

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

8 Places to eat in Bangkok

8 Places to Eat in Bangkok Bangkok is a bustling and dynamic city that straddles two distinctly different worlds that are both ever-present. One foot is firmly planted in the 21st century with its penchant for speed, technology and international busi...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 19, 2014

8 Places to eat in Bangkok

8 Places to Eat in Bangkok Bangkok is a bustling and dynamic city that straddles two distinctly different worlds that are both ever-present. One foot is firmly planted in the 21st century with its penchant for speed, technology and international busi...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 19, 2014

Trevi Fountain in Rome

On the last day in Italy I went to Trevi fountain in Rome. Just before that We had a dinner opera singers entertaining us. Lots of pasta, wine and tiramisu. A ride in Rome during the night was fantastic. The basilica in Vatican city was decorated wit...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Aug 12, 2014

Weekend Salcedo Market Makati

Weekend Salcedo Market Makati – Philippines When in the Philippines and you decide to stay a few days in the metro, Makati City is an excellent choice. It is a business district in the Philippines that is home to major corporations and hotels i...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 12, 2014

Music box from Sorrento

You must have heard the song Torna a Surriento which means Come Back to Sorrento ... is a popular song that made the comune of Sorrento popular! Well, I was there in Sorrento ... for few hours. Just to wander around the market. Our guide had arranged...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Aug 10, 2014

Capri at night!

In my earlier post I did mention that Capri is a resort island. The nightlife is quite interesting here. From a restaurant I got the view of the marina and it was beautiful! And it is here for you to enjoy ...Read more »...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Aug 7, 2014

Subic Bay Top 10 Things to do!

My first time in Subic was in 1995 for a high school excursion. If my memory serves me right (signs of aging?), we were not able to do much then because the drive took most of the tour’s hours. With the opening of SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressw...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 5, 2014

Grotta Azzurra or Blue Grotto in Capri- Amazing sea cave!

That small opening is the entrance of Blue GrottoDo you see that blue?! The picture is not edited for color saturation! It is real! In the earlier post I mentioned that I had taken a boat ride around the Island of Capri, it included a peek into the p...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Aug 3, 2014

Spectacular Sailing Subic Bay

Hi GG readers, I hope you are enjoying my Subic Bay Philippines series. I would love to share my amazing Sailing Subic Bay experience! Subic Bay is located on the west coast of Luzon in Zambales, Philippines. It was formerly named U.S. Naval Base Su...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 1, 2014
Close