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@JamieInTransit: Trips to Remember in 2016

5 Jan

http://jamiefournier.com/jamieintransit-trips-to-remember-in-2016/

Wrote about my favorite trips in 2016 to remember as we start another year. 😉 By the way, do follow my other blog, http://www.jamiefournier.com.

Happy New Year my WordPress friends!

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Travel Vlog | Siargao, Philippines

8 Nov
I just uploaded my #travelvlog about this beautiful island. In this video, you’ll see some of the spots we visited.
 
Harana Surf Resort
Cloud 9
Jacking Horse
Daku Island, Guyam Island, Naked Lakawon Island Resorts
Magpupungko Tidal Pools
 
It’s the kind of island that makes you fall in love. If you’re looking for a chill and fun holiday in the Philippines, I definitely recommend this little paradise.
 
I hope you’ll enjoy watching this, guys! 😉
Oh and don’t forget to subscribe to my new website, friends! I mostly post there, www.jamiefournier.com. IG is @jamieintransit and youtube, too. 😉

10 Things To Do in Siargao, Philippines

4 Nov

I’ve just recently marked off Siargao from my list of places to go to in the Philippines and I’m glad I did. Now, it’s one of my favorite islands in the country. Here are a few suggestions of places to go to and activities to do, if you should ever find yourself in this paradise.

Here’s the link to my blog about Siargao: http://jamiefournier.com/10-things-to-do-in-siargao-philippines-2/ ❤

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Travel Diary | Samut Songkhram, Hua Hin, Nang Loeng, Bangkok – Thailand – Aug 29-Sept 2

8 Sep

 

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

Last Aug. 29, I traveled back to Thailand to explore Samut Songkhram, Hua Hin, Lang Loeng, and Bangkok. Not only did I get to enjoy the scenic and fun tourist spots, but I found myself completely immersed in #AmazingThailand’s rich culture once again.

A big thank you to #ThaiAirways and #TourismAuthorityofThailand for letting us see and enjoy your beautiful country once again. I am forever moved by what I have seen and done over there this time around.

I made sure to include the first part which shows our tour guide from #Hivesters sharing about his passion for sustainable tourism. If there is one thing I applaud, it is that Thailand is ever so proud of their country and ever so willing to share its beauty. Even more so, I am thrilled to see them find numerous ways to share their culture as it is, their locals as they are.

I always come back from a trip to Thailand, refreshed and inspired. It is my dream to one day see the same kind of tourism flourish (healthy tourism that is) in my own country.

Here’s my travel diary of our five days in Thailand. I hope you enjoy this vlog. Oh and if you do, don’t forget to hit the subscribe button for more of my videos.

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Thanks for watching guys! Til the next blog 😉

Jamie In Transit: Phuket Thailand

23 Aug

I recently traveled to Phuket again and like the first time in 2014, I had a blast.

Sharing the link to my new blog with all of you: http://jamiefournier.com/jamie-in-transit-phuket-thailand/

On the blog, I’ll share the islands, tourist spots, and hotels I stayed in. Additionally, you’ll find some travel tips on how to make the most out of your Phuket trip.

Hope you enjoy reading this guys! Oh and do subscribe to my new website if you want to continue following my adventures. 😉 x

Wanderlust: Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa, Palawan

25 Aug

It’s easy to make your mind up about something. Sometimes, unconsciously, we shut an idea, a person, or a place out due to certain triggers out there.

I’ll be honest, though the abduction of the tourists in Dos Palmas happened when I was only 17 years old, I’ve never quite forgotten about it.

Maybe that’s why I never gave this place a chance. I never once added this to my list of resorts to go to.

I’m glad that I was inspired to change that this month as I would never have discovered the perfect quiet getaway for those weekends wherein you long for a lil less of the craziness, and more of you…well you (and the special person or people you travel with), and nature.

Some things, or places in this case, deserve a second chance.

I’ll list my reasons for eventually, throughout the weekend, falling in love w this place.

But first, here’s a collage of what my weekend was like over there:

  
Special thanks to Trio for the wonderful app which I now use for my mash-ups(to download, here’s the link: http://tap.trioapp.co/jamiefournier).

Now, back to my reasons:

1. It’s Easy!

They make everything so easy. We booked through Globe Trek Holidays, Inc. (A big thanks to them too) and all we practically had to do was confirm and pay for our room. Once we were done with that, all we really had left to do was make sure we’d make it to our ridiculously early flight (5:20 am). We were picked up at the PPS airport, brought to the wharf  for our one hour journey to Dos Palmas and all the facilities, kayaking, snorkeling, and the like were for free. All we really had to pay for was our food and, ahem, drinks. 

 
  

2. Excellent Customer Service

And I mean the-going-beyond-what-is-expected-consistently kind of deal. All smiles from our first minute there to our last. This applies specifically to their servers at the restaurant. We didn’t really get to explore much as we had built a routine during those three days: Room-Pool in the morning (aka Sun Time) – Lunch at the resto – Beach time (aka Sand and Music time) – Dinner time (aka Grown-Up drinks time – Room time ( aka Movie and/or Balcony w A Wonderful View time). The point is the staff members we got to interact with were so accommodating!

Erik from the midshift, yes you, we love you!:p

3. The Food

Prawns. Crabs. Delicious Grilled Chicken. A good buffet for breakfast. Best part? All reasonably priced! Well, may I just add, the buffet breakfast comes with the room package. Free, yes.

And, yes, I’m awful. Why? I didn’t get to take pictures of the food. We were following a strict no-phone-on-the-dining-table rule.

If you go, try their Inasal (Grilled Chicken), Gambas, Prawns, and their Crab with either Coconut Milk or Sweet Chili Sauce. And, yes, we had both. We are now about 5 lbs heavier but who cares when it comes with priceless holiday memories. Okay, we do. Pilates and gym time this week, yep. 🙆😋

4. For its Stillness

Throughout the weekend, we kept wondering where the other guests were. There were times when we felt we were the only ones there, apart from the times we spent at the restaurant.

This place is perfect for couples and families.

   
   

 
 
   

  

 

  

My Overall Experience

Because of the specific reasons listed above, I came out of that weekend trip feeling rejuvinated and a lil more ready for the hectic week ahead. 

Although it was a quick getaway, it was enough to give us beautiful memories, badly needed for individuals like us who are mostly stuck in the metro. And yes, it was enough for me to conclude that someday, maybe even sooner than expected, I’d find myself there again.

I meant what I said, I have discovered the perfect hideaway!
Thanks GLOBE Trek Holidays, Inc and Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa for making this amazing weekend possible!



To book:

You can contact GLOBE Trek Holidays, Inc.:

GLOBE Trek Holidays, Inc.

Unit -B 322 Villareal St.

Pasay City 1304

Philippines

Tel: (63-2) 8816558/8335388/8339349

Telefax: (63-2) 8335388

Mobile: (63) 917-8991648

E-mail: globetrek@pldtdsl.net
Or contact Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa:

Contact details are found on their website –  dospalmas.com.ph