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Hip and Homey Hostels in the Philippines

May 6, 2017 7:00 pm by Marky Ramone Go

Steadily blipping brightly on the backpacking trail of South East Asia, the Philippines is quickly becoming more welcoming of backpackers from all over the world. Gone are the exclusive hold of expensive accommodations and sleazy inns. Enter the hip hostels that are opening its doors and ushering world travelers inside […]

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12 Reasons Why Layover is Magic at Incheon Airport

April 24, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

Long layovers are killers — they’re the impatient wait just to get to your destination, the oft-inhospitable surroundings of whatever airport you land in… and yet it’s a relatively common occurrence, especially for those who cannot shell out for more than a budget flight. I myself had been into many […]

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A List of Apps and Websites For Your Summer Travel Bucket List

March 16, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

Photo courtesy of Kervin Tan “What apps or websites do you usually use when planning your travels or while travelling?” Yam Otarra* (@yamwildandfree) is not your typical creative nomad. For a person who’s ‘almost always’ living on the edge, she sticks to Skyscanner and Booking.com as her go-to websites in […]

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MADTravels: Leaving Your Mark

January 30, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

Sometimes, even traveling can become monotonous. Sure, you get to experience a new place, maybe a brand-new beach to discover, a new route to hike, but when it comes down to it, as a tourist, experiences can blur into one another, especially when it’s somewhere like the Philippines where the […]

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Ride Around Manila with Bambike Ecotours

January 17, 2017 12:32 am by Bettina Bacani

If you and your friends are looking for something new to try, join Bambike Ecotours as they ride around Intramuros on a bamboo bike. It is a great way to explore the city, learn more about our history, and help support the livelihood of a Gawad Kalinga community in Tarlac. For […]

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Culture Shock PH: Getting to Know True Filipino Culture

January 3, 2017 11:43 am by Cheenee Otarra

Kumain ka na ba? (Have you eaten?) Food is a central theme in Philippine culture so it is not surprising that the question, “Kumain ka na ba?” is often equated as a welcome greeting in the country and in any Filipino home all over the world. The question signifies the beginning […]

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The Blue Ridge Mountains and Adventures in Photography

December 16, 2016 8:00 pm by Karla Ramos

Text and Photos by Paolo Nacpil Spontaneous drives out of the State are what I usually spend my time on when I have days off from work. This trip in particular took me to the North Carolina portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway. For the uninitiated, it is a 469-mile […]

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Tranquility in the Transkei

December 16, 2016 8:00 pm by Karla Ramos

Text and Photos by Etoile Smulders Indian Ocean sunrises, a 280-km coastline of rolling green hills, uncrowded surf breaks, pristine deserted beaches, and a fascinating cultural scene: all these and more await in the Transkei, one of southern Africa’s least-visited destinations. It is a land of rural rolling grasslands and […]

Five Reasons You Should Go on a Chopper Ride

November 13, 2016 5:29 am by Karla Ramos

Movies always do it – a long, establishing shot of a big city, taking us on a tour of the magnificent skyline. There’s a certain majestic feeling in sailing the wind and reaching the same height as the towering skyscrapers. It’s like being on top of the world. But you […]

How to Keep Your Japan Trip on a Budget

October 19, 2016 3:42 am by Marky Ramone Go

Traveling to Japan always gives the impression of exclusivity to most travellers who worry about the expensive reputation of this country, slashing a large amount from one’s travel budget. In recent years, buoyed by the relaxing of visa requirements for Filipino travelers and along with revolving seat sales by leading […]