A Birthday in Batad

The month of May came with its sharp colors and unwavering heat, rolling into April like a raging truck. With its loud shades and...

What we lost and found in Japan

My recent trip to Osaka was far from the usual traveling scenario where a relative or friend would be fetching you from the terminal. It was the first...

Hong Kong Gears Up for ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween

Looking for haunted, hair-raising, spine-chilling action? Hong Kong has already pulled out all the stops for the ultimate Halloween experience that will surely get...

Mövenpick makes Asia pivot

In 2013 the United States made a military and diplomatic “pivot” or rebalance toward Asia to tap into the vast and growing consumer base of the booming...

Nagasaki, The City of Revivals

Story & photos by Joshua Berida It was like any other day, people walked home to the grocery store or doing mundane things like washing...

Wanna visit a goat farm?

Also known as the People’s Farm, the DV Boer Farm is not just about goat raising and cattle raising. For those who’d want to...

Juan For Fun 2017 announces winners

Packing more fun into your travels, leading travel and adventure gear distributor Jake Bros. recently partnered with the country’s most popular budget airline, Cebu...

Bask in the stillness of the countryside

Have you ever suddenly stopped in the middle of typing that business letter, or whatever you were doing? Stared at the window and wished...

Tourism confab features earth-friendly farming

Earth-friendly organic-farming systems will again take center stage in the fifth Farm Tourism Conference and Festival organized by the International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST) and the Department of Tourism...

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila sets benchmark in saving environment

Aside from gaining global recognition in providing exceptional service that exceeds expectation, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awardee, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, has also...

Southeast Asian Tourism Gems Shine in 30th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence...

ON August 8 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) came to a historical turning point as it marked its golden anniversary. Culminating in...

Discover the rare and beautiful with Ethiopian Airlines

KNOWN as a land of natural contrasts, Ethiopia is a burgeoning go-to tourist destination for Filipinos in search of a paradise off-the-beaten path. Endowed...

Teo bats for greater tourism cooperation

TOURISM secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo echoed the Manila Call for Action, rallying over 90 countries for a shared responsibility on sustainable tourism. “The Manila Call...

A homage to history

I HAD seen Rizal Park Hotel somewhere, but I can’t quite remember where. If I may hazard a guess, it might be in a...

Batanes: Beyond Postcard-Perfect Sceneries 

Seasoned travelers have compared the topography of Batanes to that of New Zealand and Scotland. The northernmost group of islands in the Philippines remains...

Bohol to host vintage-car rally

Tour de Cebu, the country’s only 1,000-kilometers touristic and historic sports-car rally for vintage cars, returns to the bucolic province of Bohol from October 20 to 22 for...

Skyscrapers cover China’s heavens

Story & Photos by Recto Mercene China will give you stiff neck ogling at those tall buildings that have sprung up all across the eastern...

Aeta leader feted at Subic ecotourism fest

Aeta tribal elder Dominador Liwanag, more popularly known as Tata Kasoy, was presented with an award and certificate of appreciation for his “lifetime work in...

Cebu Pacific tapped to promote world-class PHL destinations

Get ready for “Japanese invasion” in the days and years to come, as the Department of Tourism and its marketing and promotions arm, Tourism Promotions Board (TPB),...

Unicorn dreams come true in Malolos’s Dreamy ‘Unicorn’ Café

Story & photos Gretchen Filart Dublin "Would you like to wear a unicorn onesie?” we were asked as we sat down on a candy-colored bunk....