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Beautiful Places in Philippines: So, as Pinoys in love with the one and only Philippines, we now refer to this bucket list, try to strike every one of them, and hopefully exclaim in the end that life has been one hell of a ride.

Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa: An island to call your own. By Ana P.

Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa: An island to call your own

SantosLuxury has a reputation that precedes it. It is commonly perceived to be grandiose, flamboyant and flashy — where everything is over the top. In Marinduque, just a 35 minute plane ride from Manila, one will discover another aspect of luxury borne of quiet relaxation and harmony with nature. Balance and serenity cast a magic spell on white stone structures nestled on a cliffside and create an island paradise known as Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa. There are many things that differentiate the experience of having an island to yourself. Beautiful Batanes in Philippines: Enchantment, Love and Undeniable Beauty. 10 Ways to Enjoy Honda Bay, Palawan. 10 Ways to Enjoy Honda Bay, Palawan from Illustrado By Niña Terol-Zialcita and Toni Alvarez It was the late great French explorer and author Jacques Cousteau who labeled Palawan “the last refuge.”

10 Ways to Enjoy Honda Bay, Palawan

Indeed, this group of islands in the southwestern part of the Philippines presents Mother Nature in her purest and most unbridled: deep-blue waters teeming with rich biodiversity; virginal islands with lush green forests and powder-fine sand sans the bars and drunken crowds; fresh, succulent seafood worthy of a Michelin restaurant; and gentle people with a deep love for their culture and environment. It would take weeks — even months — of intrepid exploring to fully suck the marrow out of Palawan. Summer Tropical Getaways - Off the Beaten Track! Tired of the usual tourist haunts?

Summer Tropical Getaways - Off the Beaten Track!

Check out paradise in the Philippines in these amazing destinations where the waters are pristine, the views simply breathtaking and the smiles are warm and inviting.Get away this summer in Beautiful Philippines.Check out what the locals say about these holiday spot: Off the coast of Panay in Western Visayas, Boracay is world famous for its white sand and clear blue waters. Starting its relatively young tourism history in the ’70s, this holiday hotspot has come a long way from its undeveloped state – an island originally inhabited by the indigenous Aki tribe.

Its tourism is built on two islands. The more popular White Beach is a four-kilometer area with dozens of hotels, resorts, spas and other establishments dotting its shores. See full article about "Summer Tropical Getaways" Top Five Things to Do in Baguio. Bakasyon Grande: What’s your La Union Style? Bakasyon Grande: What’s your La Union Style?

Bakasyon Grande: What’s your La Union Style?

From Illustrado Text and photos by: Kara SantosLa Union, famed for being the surfing capital of Northern Luzon, has a host of other attractions that every traveller can enjoy. Vagabond girl and travel blogger Kara Santos puts together a handy guide where you can take your pick of where to stay, what activities to do with or without a surf board. La Union, in the province of Ilocos region, is known as the surfing capital of Northern Luzon. Local and international tourists often head to the beaches here for snorkelling, surfing and other water sports. Continue reading about "Travel in La Union – Bakasyon Grande: What’s your La Union Style? " Rocking “The Rock” – 10 Exciting Adventures That Await You in Corregidor Island. Travel to Malaybalay City: Laid Back Bukidnon. Travel to Malaybalay City: Laid Back Bukidnon from Illustrado Laid Back Bukidnon Text by Vic Albornoz Lactaoen Photography by Robert Altamirano “Hindi ba delikado dun kuya?”

Travel to Malaybalay City: Laid Back Bukidnon

(Isn’t it safe there sir?) My trusted and loyal housemate asked when he learned I would be traveling to Malaybalay in Mindanao. Cagayan De Oro City is your entry point by air to reach Malaybalay City, Bukidnon’s capital and one of two cities that the province has. Visiting Bukidnon, which translated literally is “people of the mountain,” is a lot like being in Baguio, but a little bit warmer or in Tagaytay, but with more trees and less dining or entertainment establishments.

See full article about "Travel to Malaybalay City: Laid Back Bukidnon" Biking Around Boracay. Vic Albornoz Lactaoen goes off the beaten track by bicycle to see a not-quite-forgotten side of Boracay Photographs by George Cabig Cycling around Boracay is easy to organize yourself and one of the best ways to see the island, whether you prefer the unspoiled inland or the scenic shoreline.

Biking Around Boracay

There is a saying among serious cyclists that the bicycle is a ‘transport of delight’. In Boracay, whether you’re easing from one resort to another or across the island, through Puka shell beach in the north all the way to Manoc-Manoc in the south, there is no better way to travel. In all the countries where I’ve ridden a bike, I’ve been amazed at the level of trust placed in me by local people I’ve met from cities, towns and villages, simply because I’ve been on two, pedal-powered wheels.

Top Five Things to Do in Baguio. Story by Nikka Sarthou-Lainez Baguio by Knap James – Dreamstime.com.

Top Five Things to Do in Baguio

Boracay Discovery Shores. What does paradise look like?

Boracay Discovery Shores

It is a blue sky that is gently smudged with whispery white clouds. It is a curious shade of ocean waters that goes from a pale and gentle blue to a deep dramatic turquoise. It is a quiet sanctuary that is neither isolating nor lonely–it is peacefulness and contentment brought together by tranquility. Things to Do: Biking Around Boracay. Vic Albornoz Lactaoen goes off the beaten track by bicycle to see a not-quite-forgotten side of Boracay Photographs by George Cabig Cycling around Boracay is easy to organize yourself and one of the best ways to see the island, whether you prefer the unspoiled inland or the scenic shoreline.

Things to Do: Biking Around Boracay

There is a saying among serious cyclists that the bicycle is a ‘transport of delight’. In Boracay, whether you’re easing from one resort to another or across the island, through Puka shell beach in the north all the way to Manoc-Manoc in the south, there is no better way to travel. In all the countries where I’ve ridden a bike, I’ve been amazed at the level of trust placed in me by local people I’ve met from cities, towns and villages, simply because I’ve been on two, pedal-powered wheels. Remembering the Beauty of Old Manila. Travel to Malaybalay City: Laid Back Bukidnon. Text by Vic Albornoz Lactaoen Photography by Robert Altamirano “Hindi ba delikado dun kuya?”

Travel to Malaybalay City: Laid Back Bukidnon

(Isn’t it safe there sir?) My trusted and loyal housemate asked when he learned I would be traveling to Malaybalay in Mindanao. I guess the situation is similar to foreigners who have never been to the Philippines and have nothing to base their impression on but what they see on CNN. I wasn’t too worried though. Cagayan De Oro City is your entry point by air to reach Malaybalay City, Bukidnon’s capital and one of two cities that the province has.

Seeing Bukidnon for the fifth time still strikes me as a pleasant surprise to say the least. Visiting Bukidnon, which translated literally is “people of the mountain,” is a lot like being in Baguio, but a little bit warmer or in Tagaytay, but with more trees and less dining or entertainment establishments. Kayaking Adventure Through the Abra River. Kayaking Adventure Through the Abra River from Illustrado Text By Vic Lactaoen Photos by Brian BravoThe current craze in water sports hits anew with the growing popularity of river kayaking. One kayaking hub sought after area in Northern Luzon is the famous Abra River in the Cordillera autonomous region. Often glossed over in tourist brochures and travel guides on Northern Philippines, the province of Abra holds a storehouse of simple pleasures for the traveler who wants to imbibe nature and adventure in refreshing doses.

Although Abra has never made it to the list of favorite destinations in the north, except for the corny soft drink commercial on television where four traveling teeners passed through a dark-eerie looking tunnel. Beautiful Batanes in Philippines: Enchantment, love and undeniable beauty. By Nina Terol-Zialcita Batanes Lighthouse – Photo By Richard Balonglong – Dreamstime.com. Reason to Travel Dumaguete: The Ultimate Food Trip. Story by KC M. Travel the Philippines: Beyond the Gravestones. Beyond the Gravestones By Excel V. Dyquiangco Since November is all about the dead – one might as well take a visit to the interesting graveyards of Manila, which not only provide fascinating architectural talking points, but a peek into history, including the past lives of some of the country’s most influential figures.

Before you shy away from the idea though, consider that the sprawling landscapes, the majestic and intricate monuments actually do speak volumes, providing one a distinctly weird, but wonderful appreciation of how those who have passed are paid homage long before they are gone. Manila Chinese Cemetery. Antulang Beach Resort: Holidays are Forever! Now, wouldn’t that be nice? Philippines, the Fiesta Islands. The Philippines is, without a doubt, a country of beautiful sights, festivities and merrymaking. Throughout the year, around the 1,701 islands, festivals abound in an exciting explosion of local color, food, traditions and the boundless energy of locals and visitors who participate in these celebrations with much gusto. The Grandest of Them All: Bayanihan and Pagpapatulóy. Remembering the Beauty of Old Manila. Our Endless Summer.

By Krip Yuson National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose, our most prolific novelist and internationally best-known writer, declared some years ago that there is no such thing as summer in the Philippines. That summer was a Western concept that had no business being assimilated in our own calendar and culture. Or words to that effect.