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Things to do in and around Manila for Kids

The Philippine capital of Manila has been the seat of political power for centuries, dating back to the Spanish colonial period that started in 1521. Several years and foreign occupations later, Manila remains to be a central place for governance, but the surrounding cities called Metro Manila have also evolved. It is often said that the only things […]

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things to do mactan

Things To Do In Mactan

A trip to Cebu is a definite must-do when traveling to the Philippines, whether it’s your first time, tenth time, or even when you’re living in the country. Being an island province gives Cebu some of the best beaches in the country along with its north to the south distance of 196 kilometers, and the splattering […]

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Trek through the Terraces of Banaue

The Rice Terraces of the Cordilleras – a true gem and one of the Philippines’ most distinct natural wonders. While this tropical country is known for white sand beaches and golden sunsets, its mountain regions are a sight to behold. Known as “Hagdang-Hagdang Palayan” in the local language, the Rice Terraces in Banaue of the […]

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A Guide to Daranak Falls (A Fun Day Trip From Manila)

Many travellers to the Philippines end up in Metro Manila – a group of some of the biggest cities in the country. While Metro Manila is a fun, sometimes chaotic, place to be in, one can always use a quick getaway to somewhere more peaceful. Luckily, there are many day trips you can do outside […]

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day hike to mt pamitinan

Day Hike to Mt. Pamitinan

The underrated gem that is Rizal Province is quickly becoming a go-to destination in the Philippines. A mere two to three-hour drive from Metro Manila, travelers are finally discovering its lush environment. Lying on the northeastern shore of Laguna de Bay and perched on the western slopes of the Sierra Madre mountain range, the province […]

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things to do in bantayan cebu

Things to do in Bantayan, Cebu

Cebu is home to some of the Philippines‘ most pristine and beautiful beaches. Being a province that’s mainly an island in itself, you’ll have endless options of sun, sand, and sea on your trip. One of the most popular beach destinations in Cebu is Bantayan and for good reason. With clear waters, long stretches of […]

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best tourist spots in siquijor

The Best Tourist Spots In Siquijor, Philippines

Siquijor has always been shrouded in mystery. This province dubbed “Mystical Island” in the Visayan region of the Philippines is best known for mystique and witchcraft. It’s believed that at the mountainous center of this unassuming island lies the den of old witches. They protect the island from evil, and also cast curses on enemies. Upon docking […]

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Thailand vs. Philippines

Thailand vs. Philippines: A Tale of Two Countries

Southeast Asia has long been a mythical destination for many travelers around the world. With strong cultural influences and intriguing (sometimes strange) local customs, this side of the continent is no stranger to tourists eager to explore and discover. Two countries that get compared a lot are Thailand and the Philippines. Thailand has always been […]

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Best Bantayan Island Beach Resorts

Best Bantayan Island Beach Resorts – Relax In The Sun

A bus and ferry ride from Cebu City, Bantayan Island is a tropical paradise away from the increasingly touristy beaches of Cebu. Sugar Beach. Photo credit: pdebacker via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA There are several places and many things to do on Bantayan Island, so spending a couple of peaceful nights by the pristine beaches […]

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What To Do In Stunning Coron, Philippines

Palawan, a province south of Manila and within the Luzon group of islands, is one of the Philippines’ top gems when it comes to the quintessential tropical island travel. It is often called “The Last Frontier of the Philippines” because it is the last unsettled area in the country. Travelers commonly flock to Puerto Princesa, the […]

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