This is a sponsored post but all opinions are mine.
There are so many things I want to do this year if given a chance. First and foremost is to visit my mother in the Philippines. It has been 8 years since I last saw and hug my Mom and it would be nice to see her this year. She is celebrating her 64th birthday tomorrow and I can only wish that I am there beside her so I can give her a tight hug and tell her how much I love her. She recently got sick and it makes me realized that I really have to see her now more than ever. My kids were little when they first met their Lola and it would be great if we could all get together this year.Groupon Coupons site for deals on hotel accommodation when we arrive in Manila. My Mom lives far from the city so when our flight landed in Manila, we need a place to stay before proceeding to my Mom's place.
I found some airfare deals through Hotwire via Groupon Coupons and I am currently checking out what dates are cheaper to fly. Some days have higher rates and there are few days where the rate is low so that is what I am looking for. For the four of us to fly, the lowest I can find is $1070 plus tax each for a roundtrip tickets. Just for the plane tickets, we will need around five thousand dollars. I have no savings for it yet but I am hoping that I can find a much cheaper airfare so we can at least save money to spend for other things.
My children are so excited to see their cousins in the Philippines. They also love the fact that my Mom lives by the ocean so they can swim all they want. They are now bigger enough to swim with the whaleshark so that is something that they are excited about if we will be able to push through with our plan.
We live in a mountain state so going to place where they can swim is very exciting. The photos here were taken when we went to Tappan Lake in Ohio last year. It was the closest we could go to before they went back to school. Before Tappan lake, we also had our summer vacation in Williamsburg Virginia where we enjoyed an afternoon of splashing and swimming at Jamestown beach.
Our Tappan Lake trip was just one of those unplanned trip we did last year. I like spontaneous travels like this because it always end up a fun trip for all of us.
My kids had a lot of fun swimming in the water. Even though I couldn't join them that day, it's fun for me to watch them have so much fun in the water.
If we ever have a chance to push through with our international travel, it would be great. Not only we could reunite with my family back home but we will also be able to have a chance to visit other places in the Philippines that we haven't been to. My kids wants to see the chocolate hills in Bohol or visit Baguio City.