8 Money-Saving Hacks for Traveling in the Philippines

Travel has a reputation for being expensive. Sure, you’ll need to allocate some money, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. We’ve seen itineraries and travel diaries where people only spent around P2000 per day while still having an enjoyable, well-rounded experience. Here are eight hacks for saving money when traveling in the Philippines: Continue reading “8 Money-Saving Hacks for Traveling in the Philippines”

Relax and Let Go: Four Local Destinations for Self-Renewal

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Sometimes the urge to travel isn’t about seeking an adrenaline rush or a fast-paced adventure. The default state of today’s millennial can be described as overstimulated, sleep-deprived, and bombarded with distractions from gadgets, and a good dose of peace and reflection might be a much-needed antidote. Here are four destinations in the Philippines where you can chill out and get some breathing space, both.

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Travel Destinations You Can Visit During the Rainy Season

When the weather forecast says that it’s going to rain, it doesn’t mean that you have to scrap your plans of basking in the outdoors and visiting the waterfalls, beaches, and parks on your itinerary. Assuming that it’s closer to a drizzle than a storm–as is common during these months–you can actually get more out of your experience and enjoy the intensified colors brought about by rain. Check out these travel destinations all over the Philippines for your next trip: Continue reading “Travel Destinations You Can Visit During the Rainy Season”

Rainy Day? Try These Indoor Activities Around Metro Manila

June’s here, and the skies are announcing it–hot, blustery summer is giving way to cold breezes and rainy downpours! Just because the weather demands an umbrella and waterproof shoes at all times doesn’t mean that you have no choice but to stay inside the house. Thanks to creativity (and the collective hunger for novel experiences), more indoor attractions have been popping up around Metro Manila, and they serve as welcome havens, whether it’s rain or shine outside. Continue reading “Rainy Day? Try These Indoor Activities Around Metro Manila”

Must-Try: Quirky Ice Cream Treats in the Philippines

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It’s been exceptionally sunny these past few months, and it’s natural to drink your way through several bottles of water or crave for ice-cold refreshments all the time! Classic desserts such as halo-halo, sago’t gulaman, and even good ol’ dirty ice cream are in demand. Up for something different? Here are quirky ice cream treats all over the Philippines that you probably never knew existed, even though they’re perfect for summer:

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The Future of Travel is Bright: Pinoy Edition

Travel has come a long way since the time of our grandparents: what was once a three-day trek has been reduced to a six-hour bus trip, and unfamiliar places are readily available for viewing with a few clicks on our screen. Even 30 years ago, remote countries remained a mystery for most people, who could only imagine them through books, movies, and pen pal letters–unlike today, when we have access to comprehensive travel guides.

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Boracay’s Closed: Here’s Where to Go Instead

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To say that people were surprised is an understatement. When it was announced that Boracay would be closing for six months starting April 26 because of issues with environmental sustainability, at least 700,000 bookings from all over the world were cancelled, and Boracay-based businesses and employees had to adapt fast. Luckily for travelers, the Philippines has a ton of other islands and beaches that are as spectacular as Boracay but not as thrust into the limelight. Our comprehensive travel guide features several Boracay alternatives, with a mix of both famous tourist spots and hidden gems: Continue reading “Boracay’s Closed: Here’s Where to Go Instead”

Traveling in the Philippines: Hotel, Hostel, or Airbnb?

The most exciting part of planning a trip is deciding which places you’ll visit–but where you’ll be staying (and sleeping) is also pretty important, to the extent that it can make or break your trip. There are so many options now, mostly reachable through a single click or a phone call: hotels, hostels, and Airbnb. Confused about what to choose? Our comprehensive travel guide tackles not only travel destinations, but also accommodations. We break down the pros and cons for each accommodation type here:

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