Saturday, March 7, 2020

International Women's Day Special: Feeling Safe on an All-Girls Business Trip Driving a Toyota Innova Touring Sport - Motourismo Ph

by Cara Alegre

With my mom Cathy, and  good friend Olga getting ready for the countryside drive to Punta Fuego.

I went on an all-girls business trip recently with my mom, Cathy Alegre, and her friends. I was a bit worried at first to be the youngest one going, but the trip truly proved that age is just a number.

When the idea of this trip was first presented to me by my mother, I told her I’d be happy to drive for her and her friends, so long as I had a trouble-free and pleasant car to drive. Nothing too big like a van, instead, something smaller, safe, comfortable, and preferably stylish. Of course stylish, the car had to match the person driving it. Ha!

Lady-driven. Fun as always with my mom Cathy with Patricia and Olga.

When the car finally arrived, I was happy to see that it was Toyota’s good old dependable Innova, or so I thought.

It turned out to be the 2019 Innova Touring Sport, the top-of-the-line variant. With its crimson red color and sharp features, it looked sleeker and sexier than the regular Innova I was used to seeing on the road. I was definitely excited to drive it!

The 2019 Innova Touring Sport is a top-of-the-line variant.

Seatbelts on, shades on, and we were off!

Driving the 2019 Innova Touring Sport on a two-and-a-half-hour trip to Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Batangas and back ended up being a relaxing and wonderful drive. It’s smooth to the touch with a good suspension to match. Sharp turns, uphill roads, and even a bit of off-road paths were no trouble at all. Even my mom and her friends enjoyed the ride.

As our mini-sort-of-vacation came to a close, we all agreed to come back the same time next year. A lot can happen in a year, but I’m more excited than nervous to see how we will have changed.

Women power in Punta Fuego. From L-R: Vanessa, Cecil, Cris, Cathy, Gi , Olga, Cara, and Grissel.

Our trip was great! I not only walked away enlightened about business, life, and natural wellness, but I also came home with new friends. One thing’s for sure though, I will definitely be taking the trustee and stylish 2019 Innova Touring Sport again.

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