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Nature tripping in Tanay

THERE is a place close to Metro Manila where one can enjoy nature at its finest. The Haranah Eco Park, a privately owned 16.2-hectare property...

Thai ‘Sin City’ finds abstaining from sex hard

PATTAYA, THAILAND — In a daring nautical themed outfit, sex worker May confidently predicts the survival of Thai sleaze town Pattaya despite a junta...

Hammock floors take overwater bungalows to a new level of luxury

CLOSE your eyes and think about the most relaxing place in the world. Is it a private pool overlooking a volcano in Costa Rica?...

An ethnographic museum is Baguio’s latest attraction

MUSEO KORDILYERA, which opened on Jan. 31, is an addition to the must-visit sites in Baguio City. Inside, the Museo Kordilyera–UPB Ethnographic Museum is a...

Hotels worth booking for the workout

THE ETHOS that guides those who are permanently fit — other than staying permanently fit — is that working out is a luxury, not...

The flowers of Panagbenga

THE CITY of Baguio blooms in February when it holds its annual flower festival, the Panagbenga — a Kankanaey term which means “a season...

Wondrous Gangwon

There is more to Korea than Seoul. It takes only an adventurous spirit and a willingness to deviate from the beaten track to discover some...

Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts

How to fasten your seat belt, how to operate a life jacket, and how to use the oxygen masks — these (and more) are...

Wondrous Gangwon

Text and photos by Cecille Santillan-Visto There is more to Korea than Seoul. It takes only an adventurous spirit and a willingness to deviate from the...

Korea’s ports are calling

Text and photos by Cecille Santillan-Visto MENTION KOREA and images of its culture — both modern and traditional — are readily conjured. Korean pop music,...

Sailing away

Text and photos by Zsarlene B. Chua IN JANUARY, Star Cruises — a Hong Kong-based cruise line under the Genting Hong Kong umbrella — announced...

Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts

By Zsarlene B. Chua How to fasten your seat belt, how to operate a life jacket, and how to use the oxygen masks — these...

Jeju island: a destination for nature lovers and K-pop fans

Text and Photos by Kristine Joy V. Patag JEJU ISLAND, SOUTH KOREA — Off the coast of the Korean peninsula is an island that was...

Nature tripping in Tanay

By Camille Anne M. Arcilla THERE is a place close to Metro Manila where one can enjoy nature at its finest. The Haranah Eco Park, a...

Thai ‘Sin City’ finds abstaining from sex hard

PATTAYA, THAILAND -- In a daring nautical themed outfit, sex worker May confidently predicts the survival of Thai sleaze town Pattaya despite a junta...

Hammock floors take overwater bungalows to a new level of luxury

CLOSE your eyes and think about the most relaxing place in the world. Is it a private pool overlooking a volcano in Costa Rica?...

An ethnographic museum is Baguio’s latest attraction

Text and photos by Erka Capili Inciong, BW Graphic Artist MUSEO KORDILYERA, which opened on Jan. 31, is an addition to the must-visit sites in...

Hotels worth booking for the workout

THE ETHOS that guides those who are permanently fit — other than staying permanently fit — is that working out is a luxury, not...

Zaragoza: A city of Romans and the Virgin Mary

By Alicia A. Herrera The cultural treasures that are Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, and Bilbao are usually on a traveler’s itinerary when visiting Spain. Add Aviles...

The flowers of Panagbenga

THE CITY of Baguio blooms in February when it holds its annual flower festival, the Panagbenga -- a Kankanaey term which means “a season...

How to survive the longest flight in the world

EARLY LAST MONTH, Qatar Airways took the prize for longest airline route when it debuted its 17-hour, 30-minute flight between Auckland and Doha. Not...

Trip hacks from a germaphobic traveler

By Maxwell Williams, Bloomberg For Hollywood royalty, Sunset Tower Hotel is the place to escape. The art deco building, located on the Sunset Strip, is both...

Getting its sea legs

THE PHILIPPINE boating industry will once again come together for the 9th SEA-EX Philippine Boat Show and Nautical Lifestyle Expo in a bid to...

Spectacular water show opens Venice Carnival

VENICE -- The Carnival of Venice, which each year draws thousands of revelers dressed in masks and period costume, got under way in the...

Singapore sees tourism slowing after record arrivals in 2016

SINGAPORE forecasts slower growth in tourist arrivals this year, citing global economic and political uncertainties and stiffer competition from neighbors in the region. Visitors may...

Culture, cuisine, and adventure

ON FEB. 1, 1814, Mayon Volcano erupted, killing over 1,200 persons in the town of Cagsawa in Albay, and destroying its poblacion or town...

Malolos, Bulacan festival: remembering history

LONG BEFORE other nations in Asia and Africa became republics, we first became the Republic of the Philippines on Jan. 23, 1899. It follows...

New boutique hotel redefines the Palawan beach experience

EL NIDO now has a new boutique hotel — the 42-room Casa Kalaw, the first one in the 325-hectare Lio Tourism Estate of AyalaLand...

Where to go in 2017

Second of three parts PERU In 2017, think beyond Machu Picchu to the Inca salt pans of Maras, the uncharted, snow-capped mountains of Veronica and Sawasiray,...

Where to go in 2017

(Part 1 of 3) TODAY’S FAST-CHANGING, hyper-globalized world has no shortage of incredible travel opportunities. This year, we’ve done all the legwork for you in...

Isabela’s Bambanti Festival

FOOD, MUSIC, AND SCARECROWS — these are just some of the things that a visitor to Isabela will see if they visit during the...

Bustling, bewitching Busan

Text and Photos by Cecille Santillan-Visto No small thanks to a movie featuring a charismatic actor and a train full of zombies, Busan has caught...

Rockin’ in Tokyo

By Cecille Santillan-Visto To watch a summer music festival in Japan was one thing I have been raring to tick off my travel bucket list....

Luxury cruise targets Asian travelers

By Zsarlene B. Chua HONG KONG-BASED cruise and resort operator, Genting Hong Kong, has launched the upscale sister to its 23-year-old Star Cruises line in...

Celebrating idleness

Words and images by Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman AFTER SAILING for nine hours straight, I have perfected the art of doing nothing. Going to Boracay...

Eating our way through Iloilo

By Camille Anne M. Arcilla THE MOMENT we landed at the Iloilo International Airport, our tour guide welcomed us with a promise that we were...

Words, history, and traffic

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman WHILE JAKARTA, Indonesia may not be a top favorite on lists of the best foodie places in Southeast Asia,...

Traveling for the music

By Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor Summer isn’t the best time to go to Japan — it’s hot, humid, and did I mention, scorching...

Walk beyond the wall

By Marifi S. Jara BERLIN is not quite in the league of London, Paris, Rome, or Amsterdam in terms of making it to people’s bucket...

Beer and loafing in Laos

By Robert JA Basilio, Jr. VIENTIANE, the capital of Laos, had me worried. No, it wasn’t the socialist government nor the state-controlled media. It was the city’s...

Bar-hopping in Dallas after Orlando

By Joseph L. Garcia SEVERAL NEWS OUTLETS reported on the haunting din of the ringing of mobile phones on the early morning of June 12...

Philippine Travel Mart focuses on the peripatetic Millennial

By Zsarlene B. Chua GET READY ONCE MORE for long lines snaking around the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City as the Philippine Travel Mart...

The secrets to booking a luxury trip to Cuba

By Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg THE HOTEL INGLATERRA has been one of the best places to stay in Havana since it opened in 1875. Its colonial...

Thailand mulls location-tracking tourist SIM cards

BANGKOK — Thailand could issue all foreign tourists with location-tracking SIM cards under plans announced Tuesday by the telecoms regulator, which has denied the...

How to spend the perfect weekend in Miami, without ever going...

By Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg NOBODY goes to Miami to stay inside. If you’re here on vacation, you’ve come to hit the beach or lounge by...