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ruthdelacruz | Travel and Lifestyle Blog

ruthdelacruz | Travel and Lifestyle Blog

Ruth dela Cruz is a travel and lifestyle blogger in the Philippines. She loves writing about her travels. Drop her a note at admin@ruthdelacruz.com. The internet knew her as @ruthilicious.

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November 14, 2019

5 Reasons the Philippines Could Be the Next Big Sailing Hotspot


5 Reasons the Philippines Could Be the Next Big Sailing Hotspot

In 2017, the Philippines was named in Bob Shead’s ASEAN Briefing report as a country with high potential for yachting growth. Two years after the report’s publication, it’s a good time to ask: is the Philippines living up to that potential? Is the country harnessing its raw appeal to sailors? There is a lot of room to be optimistic. After all, the Philippines possesses a lot of natural features that
are favorable for sailing, it has a well-entrenched community of both competitive and casual sailors, and traveling by sailboat or chartering one is becoming a more popular form of leisure activity in country.

If you’re interested to know more about why the Philippines has the potential to become the next sailing hotspot, here are five reasons that further expound the idea.

November 13, 2019

Up to 70% Discount + Perks for obinsons Rewards members at the 4-day Robinsons Warehouse Sale 2019



The much-awaited #RobinsonsWarehouseSale2019 is finally happening from November 14- 17, 2019 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City! It has everything all in one place—for exciting and convenient holiday shopping where Robinsons Rewards members can get first dibs on exclusive deals from their favorite brands using their rewards cards or mobile app to get discounts of up to 70% plus exclusive perks.

The Alley by Vikings

The Alley by Vikings Rates

The Alley by Vikings: Buffet Restaurant Can Be Romantic


Our favorite buffet restaurant, Vikings Luxury Buffet is offering new food trip experience with The Alley by Vikings at the Upper Ground Floor of Bonifacio High Street Central. 

The European-inspired interiors make a perfect setting for your gustatory adventure featuring different cuisines from around the world. 

November 11, 2019

Chang Thai Massage Spa in Poblacion, Makati: Body Scrub + Swedish Massage for Php 850 Only!

Chang Thai Massage Spa in Poblacion, Makati

Chang Thai Massage Spa in Poblacion, Makati: 
Body Scrub + Swedish Massage for Php 850 Only!

A relaxing massage is one of life's luxuries. 

Just right outside Rockwell, Makati, near the hottest nightspot in the Metro, Pobalacion - we discovered Chang Thai Massage Spa

The sight of the signage gives me a feeling of comfort in a busy corner of Kalayaan and Algier Streets. Based on the location, you would expect services to be of high pricing - but I was pleasantly surprised to check the services menu. We picked a full body scrub + Swedish Massage for only Php 850! That's a 3-hour pampering session for the tired mind and body.


November 10, 2019

11.11 Sale: What's in My Cart (Pre-Travel Shopping) + Paymaya Deals and Discount Vouchers


11. 11 Sale: What's in My Cart (Pre-Travel Shopping) + Paymaya Deals and Discount Vouchers


I am not the type who always shop and hoard items everytime there is an online sale event - BUT this 11.11 sale event is a different case. First off, because I just got my multiple visa entry to Japan (yay! will share tips on this blog!) and I usually do a pre-travel shopping to complete my travel essentials. PLUS, I am taking advantage of the great deals from PayMaya with discounts and vouchers from different store merchants. 

I am sharing with you what is in my cart. Just waiting for 11.11 to process and complete my check out. 

November 9, 2019

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Review: Not Just Your Everyday Smart Watch

Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Review

I always see watches as an accessory to complete my look - aside from being a nice piece around your wrist that tell us the time. I have different love affairs with watches, I used to always change my watch depending on my outfit. I got into dress watches (bangles and charmes!) that made me feel more feminine, then I fell in love with big boyfriend watches.

When I received a  Huawei Watch GT 2, I didn't realize I needed a smart watch. It is sleek, with interchangeable wrist straps (leather and silicon) that can make your ensemble look casual to athletic. It is packed with fitness features that really impressed the amateur fitness buff in me. Think precise GPS monitoring for your hike, and accurate heart rate monitoring.  It also runs up to 2 weeks (when fully charged). It is impressively smart.