A Backpacker’s Guide to Vietnam

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.
– John Lennon

Southeast Asia is certainly one of many traveller’s must-see destination.  A backpacking haven for the independent budget travellers that is home to great deals of idyllic beaches, mouthwatering cuisines, ancient temples, historical places, and more. It offers a great year-round Asian holiday destination.

Gastronomic Adventures & Island Hopping Tour in El Nido

Everything you can imagine is real.
- Pablo Picasso

Painted in 50 shades of blue,  El Nido’s picturesque view offers more than a weekend sanctuary.

Weekend Photo #21 : Sunrise and Beyond

Mt. Bromo, Mt. Batok and Mt. Semeru

Rising Beyond The Clouds

A Paradise Called El Nido

I won’t admit that I’m lost, because I like getting lost.
It’s like owning an extraordinary adventure every time.

- Valerie, weekendhaven.com

Ever dreamed of breaking away against all the chaos and seek refuge in an island solitude?

Amazing how the thought of sun, sand and sea can lit up anyone’s gloomy mood. Our wandering soles were given the best of r&r beyond our usual weekend getaway in a paradise called El Nido. Indeed, It’s More Fun in the Philippines!

Budget for Travel

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”

– Pat Conroy

True to the quote, I wrote this post in a sleeper bus on our way to Mui Ne from Ho Chi Minh City. I can’t get my mind off our next adventure.

Many of my friends wonder how I get to go to places they dreamed about. I guess most of the time, the wrong impression gets in the way that I can afford a lavish lifestyle and have riches to spend on luxury travels. In truth, i still work an 8-5 job (9:30-6:30 in my case) or more and rely on holidays and weekends and paid leaves. I get stressed out most of the time, yet it keeps me sane that I have a journey to look forward to at the end of the month.

Romancing Ibn Battuta Mall

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.

~Bo Derek


Dubai prides itself to be the shopping destination of the world. I couldn’t agree more, from golds, jewelries, fabrics, shoes, bags and car deals, name it and they got it at an incredible bargain prices.

Dubai’s world-renowned malls boast a number of features that takes the title “shopping paradise” into a whole new different level to most travellers and shoppers.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Australia

With all the things to do and places worth visiting, Australia is the next thing on our bucket list.  A visit to the land down under offers a bit of a challenge to backpackers though, whereas a handful of free time can afford travellers with priceless sceneries and fresh air. There is adventure for the wanderer and solitude for the seeker from retreating in secluded beaches in Sydney to filling one’s appetite with divine sweets in Melbourne,  to falling in love with the impressive Australia’s wildlife.

So if you’re planning your next Queensland holidays,  consider these places, as we list down the quest for ultimate Australian getaway.

Siargao Outtakes!

’till summer comes around
’til it comes around and it comes around.
-keith urban

In and Around Siargao, we hitched on bikes to delve in a truly authentic suburban Siargao experience. We went into 3 different Catholic churches, wet markets, ktv places and ports. Endure the rugged terrain from the town of Burgos to Dapa to General Luna via rented jeepney.

Weekend Photo #20 : From Bali With Love

Eat, Pray, Love

We profess our love for Ubud and it’s laid back atmosphere.

It’s More Fun in The Philippines!

The new campaign of the Department of Tourism (DOT) became viral since it’s launch last January 10. Despite some criticism, majority embraced the slogan “It’s More Fun in the Philippines!” as a positive strategy to a more exciting tourism industry this year.

Weekend Haven is more than happy to participate and show some love to pay homage to why we itch on exploring the Philippines and it’s 7,107 beautiful islands.

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