About Weekend Haven

A literary stash about life, travel, food, weddings and inspiration.


Mabuhay! I’m Valerie, Graphic Designer slash Multi-tasking Extraordinaire slash Budget Getaway Queen.

This blog is an evolution of my journey as I chase my dreams with my sole-mate, travel insta-hubby and part-time photographer. We aim to share our travel chronicles, cheap weekend thrills, backpacking adventures, misadventures and some of our interests. We feel truly blessed every time we set foot on different places, experience a local culture or lay our eyes on the most amazing places. The generosity of the people we met and the stunning display of mother nature inspires us to pay it forward and share our stories.

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I’m a Graphic and Web Designer. Currently based in the land of the shifting sands, Dubai, UAE.

I wish to inspire you through my stories to travel more, to preserve nature and be compassionate to all. To love yourself and find your way home.

I love coffee, books, beach, dogs and weekends. Yes, weekends and holidays! Nothing sweeter than rewarding ourselves with a quick break after a hard work week.

For general / work / inquiries, please contact me at wander@weekendhaven.com


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Stories of my life in words and pixels.