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Spa hopping in Busuanga


Quite recently, I had the pleasure of exploring one of the Philippines’ last frontiers, the Busuanga Islands in Palawan.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Violago scion lists fave hotels, shopping destinations, indulgences


“London, Paris and New York are my favorite cities, but my ultimate escape would be the south of France. It’s simply amazing!

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

European beaches still best bet for summer swimmers

Cyprus beach

Swimmers wanting to take the plunge this summer in Europe can do so safe in the knowledge that the continent’s 22,000 bathing destinations are getting cleaner.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gratuities ‘not expected’ as some US restaurants forgo tips


In the United States, customers are expected to add an extra 10 to 20 percent to their tab at the end of a meal – but increasingly restaurants are forgoing these tips.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Disney eyes bigger plans with Shanghai


American entertainment giant Disney is set to pour an additional $800 million into its Disney Shanghai, its first theme park on the Chinese mainland, officials said Monday.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »