Sydney shows world-weary travelers how to take it easy on The Wander Sauce’s first ever city guide.

A cosmopolitan city bonded to the hip by a vast harbor, Sydney has mastered the art of balancing urbane sophistication with the love for adventure and the great outdoors.  Here, an early morning surfing session is as much part of daily life as crunching numbers back at the office — no worries!  It comes at no surprise then that on a recent study, Sydney is among the world’s least stressful cities; and as one of National Geographic Traveler’s best destinations in the world, it looks like tourists want a piece of that peace too. So how do you chill-out in Sydney as the Sydneysiders do?  Read this city guide and find out.

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How to pack light for a trip

While all of us would agree that to travel is a joy, packing for it is another story.  If we could skip that part and just magically have a backpack or luggage neatly organized as we go out the door than that would be great.  However, unless you are a billionaire and/or Mariah Carey who have a personal assistant to do everything for you, packing things for a trip is a cold, hard truth in one’s life.  Of course, packing will be fairly easy if we could just stuff our whole house in a bag but since we consider lots of things, i.e. size of your bag, the health of your back and airline luggage weight regulations, we have to be smart about it.  I am now convinced, after years of living out of suitcases (and backpacks), that packing is a science and also an art. It just doesn’t happen– it has a formula and at the same time you have to be creative about it.

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Summer Style Inspiration: The Surfer Girl

On this entry for our “Summer Style Inspiration” series, we are turning the spot sunlight on the Surfer Girl.  Fearless yet fun-loving and ultimately cooler than anyone else, the Surfer Girl exudes a free-spirited vibe with a sunshine-y attitude in life. We can all learn a thing or two from these girls– riding the waves can’t be easy with surfing as is with real life but Surfer Girls know how to just enjoy the whole ride… and to  get back on board when you wipe-out sometimes.   

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Summer Inspiration: Beach Babe

Summer is officially upon us.  And by “us” I mean you, me, here and now in the wonderful Philippine Islands.  It is understandable that many of us get giddy and excited once summer steps in and I have a couple of reasons why this is:

  1. Summer is our only “official” season in terms of the universal knowledge of seasons in a year.  (Do not get me started with “rainy” season.  It rains all the time here.  Why not name it, “flooding” season instead? )
  2. With 7,107 islands in our country, the choices of your “summer spot” are endless.
  3. We all love a good reason to eat Halo-Halo and not feel too bad about it (“It’s sooo hot, I need to eat something that will cool me off!”)
  4. We  can now embrace our skin tone with much gusto– sun-kissed and tanned is in.

But before you start packing for your summer  destination, we’ve rounded up inspiration to start it right.  And since each one of us are different when it comes to getting our summer on, we are posting a series of these inspirations for each type of “Summer Girls” (now, why do I suddenly feel like breaking into that LFO song?)

On this entry, we are focusing on the Beach Babe (since there are a lot of us, naturally).

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