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TAAL MOOD SWINGS

By Vianca Gamboa Taal Volcano, or the Volcano Island, is one of the most active, most dangerous volcanoes in the Philippines. To date, almost 6,000 people have perished as a result of its recorded eruptions. Along with its active nature, its adjacency to popular summer destination, Tagaytay, as well as its proximity to populated areas such as […]

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A Trip Fit for a Queen

By JOHN LEGASPI To be a queen is both an honor and a responsibility—that’s what we hear a lot from our Pinay queens. In history, queens are icons of beauty, prestige, and an ultimate symbol of women empowerment. Queen Elizabeth II of the UK is known for her wit and stern leadership. France’s Marie Antoinette was among history’s many fashionable ladies. While […]

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Taiwan Through The Fields

Text and photos by KRISTOFER PURNELL  Taiwan is like the Philippines in many ways. The weather is more or less the same, especially during the afternoon when the sun is blazing hot, though the Philippines could do without the humidity and have cooler nights like Taiwan does. Taipei isn’t just a central city for businesses […]

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Australia’s Tourism Industry in the Midst of the Wildfire

Pillars of fire and smoke from bushfires are tarnishing Australia’s reputation for pristine vistas abounding in wildlife and wreaking havoc on tourism, operators say, as authorities are forced to cancel concerts, close parks, and evacuate towns. The smoke has shrouded entire cities and driven air quality to unhealthy levels, with at least 10 people dying […]

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The Mountains are Calling

By RUBEN D. SIMON JR. Growing up in the province, trekking up the mountains was not that all too foreign for me. I can vividly recall accompanying my grandfather up the mountains to plant various seedlings during summer vacations. This was a fond memory of my elementary years at my mother’s home province in Zamboanga Sibugay. […]

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Where Opulence Meets Peace

By KRISTELLE BECHAYDA There is something about the water that calms the soul, a reason as to why most people would flock to the beach when they need to relax. The newly rehabilitated island of Boracay, now with its stricter management rules and regulated number of tourists, has regained a sense of tranquility that is […]

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2020 is So Bright, We Have to Wear Shades

By VIANCA GAMBOA There are a lot of things to anticipate in the coming of a new year, but for us travel bugs, it’s merely two—two words: seat and sale. That’s why we’ve rounded up some positive news so you can prime yourself with more expectations and travel plans this 2020. Siargao island is the […]

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Ring in 2020 with Holiday Offerings

Sheraton Manila Bay celebrates it first Christmas this year with a festive line-up of packages and options for rooms, catering, dining, and gifts. The Share-a-ton gingerbread house has its shelves filled with nicely wrapped hampers with trimmings filled with assorted cookies, pralines, Panettone, Christmas banana bread, fruit cake, red wine, Stollen bread, and stuffed toy. Available […]

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Fun Ways to Cap off the Year

There’s just a few more days before the year 2019 comes to a close and along with that is a beginning—not just a fresh set of 366 days, but also a new decade. Before welcoming the year 2020, it’s important to leave the current year on a positive note. Why not take a few days off […]

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