This man doesn’t let even his busy schedule take away from what matters: family time.
How often do you go on holidays?
Because both our [his and wife Marian Rivera’s] work schedules are unpredictable, we have to wait for our respective shows to go on a break before we plan anything. That’s why we almost always book at the last minute— a habit that is not highly recommended; haha! The key holidays are also the basic ones like Christmas, Holy Week and, of course, our birthdays in August and November.
What’s your secret to fnding time for vacations despite your crazy busy work schedules?
The moment we find a window, we immediately grab it, may it be a couple of days to a whole week. With our work, it is impossible for us to be away for more than two weeks. How do you plan your family getaways? We have friends who help us, like Access Travel of Angely Dub.
Most of the time, I find it more convenient for someone to help me in the planning since both of us are always preoccupied with other things. Of course, we already know what we want—it’s really just a matter of organizing the logistics. Given that we stay at least two days in a new place, my basic policy is 20 percent planned itinerary, and 80 percent kung ano ang matripan (on what we feel like doing).
What is your favorite Philippine destination?
I like any place that is peaceful, green, sustainable and clean. A place where my kids can safely run around while we enjoy a cup of
What are the most memorable holidays you’ve had in the Philippines as a family?
We really love the beautiful islands here in our country. Palawan will always have a special place in our hearts. Amanpulo is on the top of our list. Our recent trip to Siargao via SkyJet Airlines is also one for the books. Book a SkyJet flight, direct from Manila to Coron, Palawan; Batanes; and Camiguin.
Your favorite beach and why this beach?
Hard to say. We love so many and each has its own charm.
Things you love to do when on a holiday?
Eat. Sleep. Play. Plan. Repeat.
Your travel essentials aside from IDs and cash?
Cameras to document memories.
Where do you wanna holiday next?
We want to visit Cebu next.
Who is Dingdong Dantes?
Dingdong Dantes is a well-loved Filipino actor, commercial model, film producer, and film studio AgostoDos Pictures owner. He’s married to Filipino actor Marian Rivera with whom he has a daughter