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PH is Asia-Pacific’s ‘Destination of the Year’

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Even one of Asia-Pacific’s most prestigious travel and trade resources agrees: It’s more fun in the Philippines.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

President Quezon hometown proof God also had fun in PH

HIDDEN PARADISE  The pristine Dicasalarin Cove, a secluded white-sand beach, is one of the tourist attractions of Baler town, Aurora. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

By bus, the trip from Metro Manila to this capital town of Aurora, Central Luzon’s easternmost province, takes at most five hours. By car, it can be an hour shorter.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Benguet: Where climbing peaks is an act of worship

CHANGING COLORS The rice terraces of Kibungan town in Benguet province usually start to turn yellow as harvest time nears. Farther up the mountains, however, the hue is a constant green. Approaching the peaks and the gigantic rocks in the clouds makes one feel insignificant against nature. Climbers say it’s a humbling experience to realize the power of nature. SONNY CRUZ/INQUIRER CAMERA CLUB

Not many may have heard of Mt. Tagpew and Mt. Oten, but that works just fine for outdoor enthusiast Rainiel Lee. Except for an occasional post or two in social networking sites, these two peaks have not quite made it to local guidebooks—yet.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | Read More »

Discover havens in 4 hidden coves

HISTORIC SIGHTSEEING Capones Island in Zambales province boasts of its famed Spanish lighthouse built during the 1800s. It is also famous for its amazing rock formation and white sand beach, making it a haven for divers and surfers. PHOTO COURTESY OF MUNICIPAL TOURISM OFFICE OF SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES

The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 may have greatly altered the vast landscape of Central Luzon, but the coastlines of one of its provinces, Zambales, have become accidental beneficiaries of this deadly fury unleashed by nature.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Discover gems of coral beaches

ON THE ROCKS Visitors are offered a spectacular view of the mysterious Paratec Beach in Burgos town, Pangasinan province, perched on the  jagged black rocks atop a hill. EV ESPIRITU/Inquirer Northern Luzon

There are less traveled places beyond Alaminos City’s much frequented Hundred Islands National Park in Pangasinan province, where the weary traveler can pause, relax and appreciate nature and the simple joys of rural living.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »