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Dive Deep in The Philippines

When Bodhi’s 50-Year Storm comes (yes, we just name-checked Point Break), you want to be ready. Grab some extra-long flippers and learn to swim like the fishes in the Philippines.

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Inspiration

Dive Deep in The Philippines

When Bodhi’s 50-Year Storm comes (yes, we just name-checked Point Break), you want to be ready. Grab some extra-long flippers and learn to swim like the fishes in the Philippines.

Inspiration

Where to Eat, Drink, Shop and Stay in El Nido, Palawan

No longer just a transit point, El Nido Town and its neighboring beaches are coming into their own. By Stephanie Zubiri.

Inspiration

These Are The World’s Best Islands 2020

These far-flung winners promise way more than pristine beaches. Expect world-class wildlife viewing, delectable local foods and as much (or as little) outdoor activity as your heart desires.

Inspiration

5 Day Hikes Outside Metro Manila

When urban living gets claustrophobic, there’s nothing like a hike to lift the spirits.

Inspiration

What Lockdown Looks Like for 10 People Around the Globe

Apart, but somehow not alone. Here’s what lockdown looks like for 10 people across the globe.

Food & Drink

Escape to the Philippines With This Recipe For Bicol Express Chicken

Food might be our favorite way to escape outside our homes these days. Here, a writer muses about the Philippines’ region of Bicol and offers her recipe on zesty Bicol Express Chicken.

Culture

These Are the Places that We Can’t Wait to Travel Back To

As soon as we can fly, these are the trips we’ll be (re)taking.

Culture

10 of the Most Colorful Places in Asia

Happier days are ahead! For now, virtually escape to these 10 cheerful places.

Tips & News

Where to go 2020

Twenty places to visit this year, including the majestic Hunza Valley, Bangkok for those with an appetite, and a new-look Kyoto.

Culture

Bacolod Might Be the Philippines’ Most Welcoming City

Tracing her roots to Bacolod, Stephanie Zubiri discovers one secret to happiness in the Philippines’ “City of Smiles.”

Inspiration

Discovering Batanes in the Philippines’ Verdant North

At the top of the Philippines is a clutch of windswept islands where the bonds of community have been forged by the elements. In verdant Batanes, Stephanie Zubiri dances among lighthouses, absorbs lessons from tribal elders and just lets go.

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Hotels & Resorts

Return to Paradise: Boracay’s Green Comeback

Boracay is back, cleaner and greener than ever. But what are the other implications when a popular tourist haunt shuts down for a reboot? Stephanie Zubiri returns to be the island to see if this Philippines favorite can preserve its soul along with its shores.

Hotels & Resorts

Small-Town Surfing Center Siargao Island Needs to Be on Your Radar

If small-town surfing center Siargao island isn’t already on your radar, it will be very soon. Jeninne Lee-St. John propellers out to the eastern edge of the Philippines, where hand-woven hammocks hang on still-empty sands, laissez-faire beach life sets the tone at bars, in boutique hotels and on the breaks—and the pacific currents roll in uninterrupted.

Food & Drink

5 Unforgettable Dishes You Have to Try

Whether they’re served in a bar, a humble street restaurant or a Michelin-worthy gastronomic temple, some specialties are worth seeking out no matter where in the world they may be.

Inspiration

The Next Pride of Palawan

One Philippine beach town is toeing the green line before tossing up tourist-filled resorts. JENINNE LEE-ST. JOHN lives to tell the tale of why you should visit sustainable San Vicente—just not too many of you, please.