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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Birthday and a Travel Plan

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.  
I would like to  find a cheaper rate for airfare so we can all go  this summer  when the kids are off to school so I am browsing the  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.
 We will see what we  come up with.  I will keep you updated.

17 travelers' comments:

Alli Smith said...

I do hope everything works out and you get to visit your mom this summer. I know you are wanting to see her really badly since you haven't seen her in eight years. Take lots of photos when you see her!

Candace Kage said...

Eight is a long time not to see your mom. Sure the kids are excited to meet their grandmother and spend time with her. Enjoy your stay.

Alyssa Collazo said...

I hope you are able to visit you mom soon. Groupon is a must when traveling, you can find so many wonderful savings! Best of luck

Dina said...

It's so expensive to travel. My family wants us to visit in Kenya this summer but it'd be around 8g for the 5 of us. We just can't do it.

Terri Beavers said...

I hope your mom has a wonderful Birthday and you're there to give her a big hug. I've been searching groupon for savings more and more lately.

Paula Schuck said...

I really hope you're able to visit your mom soon! Family is so important. I know from experience how hard it can be to get to them sometimes, though. =(

Pam said...

I hope it works out and you get to travel like you want to. I think it sounds like a great time for you and your family.

Claudia Krusch said...

I always find great deals with Groupon Coupons. I really hope you will be able to go see your Mom with your family soon.

Jacqui Stewart said...

It is definitely expensive to travel, but the experiences you have are wonderful! I hope you get that chance! I'm hoping to get myself set up to work from the road while traveling the country in an RV. Starting to get there, but I have to wait until my daughter graduates high school :)

tiarastantrums said...

I do hope you are able to visit your mother this year either by yourself or with your family. That is a bit long to be away

Jelli B. said...

Wow, that will be a great adventure going to the Philippines together. What fun! The lake looks exciting too. As a kid I always liked the floating islands.

Lisa Codina said...

I recently saw a post highlighting some of the most beautiful beaches in the world...and the Philippines was at the top of the list!

Dawn McAlexander said...

It looks like your kids were having a lot of fun in the water. Glad they got to spend some time with their cousins.

Leland's Mama said...

You all look like you had so much fun. Such a beautiful family with beautiful smiles!

Farrah Less said...

It's would be nice to travel international if you can afford it. And not relying on your 8-5 job. I always wanted to travel the world on a budget. But for now I am happy doing it locally.

Mimicutelips said...

I really hope you get to see your Mom this year. I complained when my Mom was traveling for two weeks last summer. We chat almost daily.

My kids call their Grandma Lola as well.

Eloise Maoudj-Riley said...

I hope all goes according to plan! Have tons of fun no matter where you are in life, enjoy your family : )

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