Where to go when you can finally hit the road

Once again in confinement, we find ourselves missing road trips. Fill that trunk with the essentials, make sure snacks are plentiful, put together the perfect playlist, and hit the road to a great destination – right now, that sounds like a wonderful dream.

But it will eventually be reality again. And when it does, here are a few places we plan to go with family and friends.


Inside one of Domescape’s domes


Nasugbu, Batangas

Domescape’s geodesic dome offers you a true glamping experience: you sleep in a tent with the comforts of a luxury hotel room. It’s air-conditioned, but step outside of the dome and you’ll find yourself surrounded by nature, with a natural pool just steps away. (facebook.com/domescape.ph; airbnb.com/rooms/33087863; @domescape on Instagram)

Enjoy nature at the lake farm

The lake farm

San Fernando, Pampanga

This agricultural complex houses an artificial lake as well as a swimming pool divided into four sections (and four levels deep) for the enjoyment of the whole family. (This sunken seating area seems like the perfect place to relax.) There are two villas (La Casa and Casita) that you can book depending on the size of your group. You can also fish there. They only accept one booking at a time so you will have the whole place to yourself. (How’s that for social distancing?) And the best part? It accepts pets! (airbnb.com/rooms/41510009)

Kirei House will transport you to Japan.

Kotatsu table in the Kirei house

Kirei House

San José del Monte, Bulacán

Do you miss Japan? (So ​​are we.) Kirei House offers a taste of Japanese-style living with futons, shoji screens, a zen garden, and pink cherry blossoms. Here you can drink green tea, make origami, read books from the Honesty Bookstore, and bond with your fellow travelers.

facebook.com/kireihousebulacan; www.airbnb.com/rooms/19366539

Hammock at The Mountain House

The Mountain House

Antipolo, Rizal

Leave the city behind, put down your gadgets, and travel back to a simpler time at The Mountain House, which sits very close to the Sierra Madre mountain range. Get in the fresh air, explore nature and sleep in a kubo mansion.

facebook.com/TheMountainHousePH; www.airbnb.com/rooms/24587015

The rest home in Laiya

Laiya rest home

Laïya, Batangas

Book The Resthouse Laiya and enjoy your own private white sand beach right in front of your villa. The two-bedroom villa has air-conditioned living and dining areas, a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious veranda which you can also use for dining. There are also beachfront cabanas to relax by day or night.

facebook.com/theresthouselaiya; www.airbnb.com/rooms/40596720

Tudor in the Twin Glass Cabin of the Pines

The upper deck of one of the treehouses at Tudor in the Pines

Tudor in the pines

Baguio city

We have been to Baguio countless times, but have never had an experience like what Tudor in the Pines can offer. The place is home to unique accommodations. The Tudor House, which is the main house, has several rooms, a sunroof, a mini-library, and a greenhouse lounge. There is also the Forest Terrace, the Garden Terrace and the Royal Cottage. They are all beautiful, but it is really the Twin Glass Treehouses that interest us. Who doesn’t want to sleep among the pines and 30 feet above the ground?

facebook.com/tudorhomestay; https://tudorinthepines.com/; www.airbnb.com/rooms/41862777

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