TOSS Travel Thursdays: Why You Should To Travel

Deadlines. New projects coming in. Client meetings that just gets piled up over time. Sounds stressful, doesn’t it? The grind that we face every single day is not an easy battle to win over. It is tedious, worrisome, and can even result to a burn out. Even if you have a well-organized schedule, it doesn’t save you from a possible burn out because all you do is work, work, work, work, work. Cue Rihanna.

If you’re a workaholic (like me and most of us), sometimes, you even hear a nagging voice that tells you to skip using your vacation leaves because that’s equal to being unproductive. But is that really true?

Apparently, CNN does not agree. Because in this article, they listed the reasons why vacations are very much need for our health and wellness.

In TOSS Travel Thursdays, we’re giving you the basis of why you should finally overrule that internal echo you’re hearing and finally give yourself a well-deserved travel vacation!

My mentors and friend from PLM.

Traveling lets us free our minds.

Whether we go halfway across the world or just go around wherever our feet takes us, nothing beats an adventure in-progress. It lets us get away with our usual busy world and take on worlds we’ve never seen. Traveling also recharges us. It inspires us to be better, do better, and work harder. It lets us connect with the things we have felt we have lost.

Pisa Carmela
My sister, Carmela in Italy.

We get to learn new things.

Even if you intend to just chill in your travels, it is always a guarantee that you’ll learn something new somehow. May it be the food, the culture, the people, the sights, or the history,  it is sure that you’d get return home armed with bits of knowledge gained from your recent trip. The takeaway is learning never ends. So might as well get the most out of it whenever you can. Explore! Discover. Enjoy. You will never really know when that knowledge would become useful.

Cinematheque Baguio
Checking out the latest movies at the Baguio Cinematheque.

Journey of Self-discovery

Not all travels go smoothly, sometimes we get lost or probably sleep pass our destination. Moments like these would require us to breathe in and take a chance on spontaneity. Ask the locals how to get to your destination. There are also moments when we see locals do something that is quite foreign to us, so we ask them to satisfy our curiosity and get to know the place. This very simple act reminds us that even little things in life can boost our confidence just because we survive another trip.

Temple of Leah Cebu
Temple of Leah in Cebu.

Unforgettable adventures

New things, new sights, new people — endless possibilities abound! Traveling creates memories that are unforgettable and something we’d like to come back to when we lack motivation to go forward.

Amazing People

In our travels, whether we fly solo or be with our loved ones, there will always be people who would make our adventure more memorable. There are people who we meet and interact with by chance, and some over and over again. As if they’re a recurring character in this travelogue. And if some twist of fate, you dream of a travel romance, who knows, your trip might lead you to a kindred soul that you’ve been relentlessly looking for all these years. Pleasant surprises are always in the corner.

Breathtaking Sights

Traveling lets us see greenery. Vast landscapes, vibrant greenery or the calm beach that let’s us look at how majestic Mother Nature is. When we travel, we let our eyes take a break from concrete, glass, and steel, away away from the hustle bustle of the city. It lets us break free from the concrete jungle we see every day.

These are just a few things to remind you why travel vacations are a must. Don’t feel guilty about it. You’ve worked hard and long, and you deserve this.


Now the questions is, where will your feet take you next?

Let TOSS Travel and Tours help you. 🙂 We’re an FB and message away. 🙂

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Sagada, Philippines

Why it’s more fun in the Philippines

Why it’s more fun in the Philippines…

Traveling is enriching. Not only do you get to take home with you some souvenir items, but more importantly, you get to treasure priceless memories. But before jet setting all over the world, take time to explore your home land.

Here in the Philippines, we’ve got a lot of recognised tourist spots that are so fascinatingly beautiful, it makes you proud to be living in a country that is blessed with so much natural resources.

So here are the top reasons why you should travel in the Philippines:

1. Nature, Paradise Beaches and Idyllic Islands

Boracay. Palawan. Caramoan. These majestic islands have earned the praise from both local and international tourists and travel guides. People from all over the world rave about how beautiful and lush these islands are. And these are just few of the notable spots that get everyone talking (and flocking)… We’ve got 7,104 islands more for you to choose from to get that perfect sun-kissed getaway! All you have to do is choose and plan the trip now!

Taken in Palaui, Cagayan Valley, Philippines (2016)

2. People and the Culture

You have to admit it, Filipinos are friendly, accommodating and hospitable. It is just the way we naturally are, be it to fellow Pinoys or foreigners. In fiestas, we invite people—even those we don’t know– to eat inside our house for them to taste our home-cooked meals! Also, much to the appreciation of tourists, we gladly entertain their queries whenever they’re lost or in need of some expert piece of advice where to go next. In the Philippines, it’s not just the weather that is sunny, people are also warm.

Taken in Bontoc, Mountain Province (2013)

3. Food

Pinoys love to eat! And it obviously shows everywhere- from buffets to “unli” meals. Aside from our very own mouth-watering specialties such as adobo, kare-kare and sinigang, we’ve also got intriguing exotic delicacies like balut, kamaro, stuffed frogs and so much more. Since we’re an archipelago, sea foods are also very much available almost everywhere we go. They’re served fresh at an affordable price.

Photo not mine. Found in Google Image.

4. Language

We’ve got one official language which is Filipino, and several dialects, but we’re also very much proficient in the “universal language”—English. This makes it easier for us to communicate with people other than our own.

So what are you waiting for? Go and explore, after all, it’s more fun in the Philippines!


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