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LOOK: Vans launches collaboration with National Geographic

National Geographic has been inspiring the explorer in everyone for 132 years through groundbreaking storytelling and scientific discovery. In celebration of this legacy, Vans announces the Vans x National Geographic collection featuring footwear and apparel to inspire creative expression and ignite the explorer in all of us. Whether it’s discovering the Titanic wreckage, excavating the […]

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Excited to travel again? Consider Boracay and Bohol.

By VIANCA GAMBOA On top of the list of frustrations we have heard from travelers with canceled flights—aside from the refunding hassle—is missing the beach. They would swear on anything to get back to the island life and sandwich white sand in between their toes, with Boracay, one of the most sought-after beach destinations in […]

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Travails of the Daily Commuter

By Johannes L. Chua Illustration by Ariana Maralit Like a kid on his first day of school, Gerry San Jose, 56, woke up very early, ironed carefully his white chef’s jacket, and prepared a simple breakfast for his family of four. It was his first day of work after more than two months of quarantine. […]

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A Swiss Kind of Quarantine

Text and images by YOHAN DELA CRUZ My friends and family would often ask me what the Covid-19 situation is like in Switzerland. The usual questions are “How are you there?” “May ECQ ba dyan?” “Ilan na ‘yung cases dyan?” or a combination of all three. And the answers I give usually end up surprising them. Switzerland has […]

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The travel industry is the second biggest contributor of GDP, now it needs your support

Interview by KRIZETTE CHU Many naysayers—and there have been many—question the importance of the Department of Tourism at a time when commercial and leisure travel are nil: “Why the big budget?” “So why are we earmarking the biggest budget to the DOT when there’s zero travel now?” “What are they doing anyway?” The DOT, arguably […]

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Miracle on PR659

By Seven Bueno  Images courtesy of Cielo Villaluna and Dino Karganilla  It started as just another one of the “new normal” flights of Philippine Airlines (PAL) from Dubai to Manila on June 6. Little did the crew and passengers know that it would be a flight they would remember for the rest of their lives.  […]

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A golden opportunity to visit our 7,641 islands

By Marilyn De Mesa Countries around the world are facing the chill wind of COVID-19 and have taken drastic measures, such as border closures and flight suspensions, to protect their citizens. Consequently, in tourism, initial focus will be toward domestic activities, which means we, Filipinos, have the golden opportunity to explore 7,641 islands and enjoy […]

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After proposing to pay a portion of tourists’ trip expenses, Japan bans arrivals from 111 countries

By VIANCA GAMBOA News of countries lifting travel restrictions have been circulating around the internet lately, and travelers are all kinds of excited for it. The national governments, however, have yet to make official decisions to reopen borders to avoid another wave of Covid-19 cases and contain the outbreak within their states. They are currently deliberating […]

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