Amazing Philippines

Embark on an epic road trip; join Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun 2018

Posted on March 14, 2018

Nominations are still open until March 31, 2018 for Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun 2018, the carrier’s program which gives young Filipino travelers the opportunity to travel and explore the Philippines for seven days. Juan for Fun’s objective is to equip the youth with knowledge on how to become responsible travelers. Five young travelers will have the chance to join Juan for Fun 2018. In particular, Cebu Pacific is looking for individuals with the zeal for adventure and the driveRead More

Boracay and El Nido join TripAdvisor’s List of Best Beaches in Asia

Posted on February 27, 2018

Booking and travel review site TripAdvisor recently named White Beach in Boracay and Nacpan Beach in El Nido as two of the ten best beaches in Asia in its 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards. White Beach in Boracay took the second spot while Nacpan Beach in El Nido was at number eight. The winners were determined based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor, gathered over a course of 12 months. According to TripAdvisor,Read More

The top three best islands in the world are from the Philippines

Posted on February 27, 2018

Luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler named Boracay, Cebu, and Palawan as the top three best islands in the world. The winners were determined via a survey done for the Readers’ Choice Awards in 2017 where 30,000 travelers from all over the world participated in. According to Conde Nast Traveler, the 30th annual Reader’s Choice Awards survey set another new record with millions of ratings and hundreds of thousands of comments submitted by travelers that served as votesRead More

Baguio City is first from the Philippines to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Posted on February 26, 2018

Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines, becomes the first city from the country to be included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Baguio City is also often dubbed as a haven for artists and creatives, all involved in the advancement of the different constituents of the arts, including indigenous and folk art. Many notable sculptors, painters, and filmmakers call the City of Pines their home. All in all, there are 64 cities from 44 countries that have beenRead More

Philippine Festivals this coming March

Posted on February 21, 2018

With the numerous festivals that happen all year round in the Philippines, it would not come as a surprise if we are perceived by the international community as a generally happy nation. That is probably the reason why there is still a significant influx of tourists at any time throughout the year. While festivals in the country abound, the colors, the pomp, and the revelry are unique in every region, thus, providing a distinctive experience to travelers which keeps themRead More

Daraga Church: Albay’s Historical Gem

Posted on December 28, 2017

It’s a composition that is postcard-perfect: a religious architectural marvel as a vantage point for majestic Mayon Volcano. It’s a vista that is sure to take your breath away. This is the Church of the Nuestra Señora de la Porteria also called Our Lady of the Gate but more commonly known as Daraga Church. We beheld its beauty when we went to Bicol in 2014. After breakfast at the homegrown Bigg’s Diner restaurant, we made a steep climb on aRead More

Third time’s the charm in Boracay

Posted on November 4, 2017

We went to Boracay for the third time exactly a day after it made headlines for being hailed as the best island in the world by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine for the second year in a row. Earlier in July this year, it was included by Travel + Leisure magazine in its list of the top islands in the world. Both results were based on polls conducted by the said publications on travelers from all over the world. Boracay, theRead More

Travel Idea: Philippine Festivals happening this latter part of the year

Posted on October 26, 2017

The rich heritage and cultural diversity of the Philippines is evidenced by the multitude of festivals and celebrations around the country all throughout the year. If you are looking for a different adventure, one that is beyond the usual beach escapade or mountain climbing expedition, then going to festivals is a good option. They are lively, full of music, colors, street dancing and definitely lots of food. Furthermore, festivals, while mostly religious in origin, are also story-telling venues where oneRead More

Time to plan your travels: 2018 Philippine Holidays Announced

Posted on October 23, 2017

In making the most out of one’s journeys, one common denominator that I notice whenever I read articles written by recognized travel bloggers is to plan early for your trips. While I personally enjoy spur-of-the-moment outings, it is more advisable to plan ahead so that you would have enough leeway for saving funds for your trips as well as for maximizing your vacation leaves. For this purpose, making arrangements becomes easier now that Malacañang has already made public the holidaysRead More

Journey through Gloom: Thoughts on Dark Tourism

Posted on October 6, 2017

There’s something about the dark and gruesome that most people find fascinating. We all love the feeling of suspense and thrill, sometimes even beyond the threshold of our tolerance. Oftentimes, we find ourselves holding a Stephen King masterpiece and involuntarily flipping through the pages, even if our mind is telling us to do otherwise. How many of us, for example, have indulged in a horror movie, alone in our room, just to get our heart pumping fast? Some even takeRead More

5 Spots for Communing with Nature in Quezon City

Posted on September 29, 2017

Fast-paced and highly-industrialized are just two of the adjectives that aptly describe Quezon City. The biggest City in the Philippines in terms of land area and population is home to diverse establishments and institutions such as government offices, business process outsourcing companies, institutions of higher education, and small and medium enterprises. It’s hard to imagine that there are other sights to see beyond the bright city lights and the busy streets filled with all sorts of vehicles. There are, however, many areasRead More

Heritage Series: Nuestra Señora de Gracia (Guadalupe Church)

Posted on August 23, 2017

Who would think that in an inconspicuous segment of EDSA in Makati City, lies a stunning centuries-old stone church? Guadalupe Church stands concealed from the public eye. And if you are not really actively looking for it, chances are, you will not catch a glimpse of it. If you are coming from Quezon City, a quick right turn in a narrow road right after Guadalupe Bridge will bring you to this hidden minster. It was surrounded by shanties and obscured by giant billboards, as such, it wasRead More

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