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Stephanie Zubiri

Stephanie Zubiri

Stephanie Zubiri is an award winning cookbook author, lifestyle journalist, Editor for Tatler Homes and columnist for The Philippine Star. She is passionate about travel, food, wine and culture but above all, she loves a beautifully crafted sentence with delicious words. She has been contributing her adventures around the Philippines and the region to T+L Southeast Asia for 8 years now and has also been regularly published in Silverkris, Silkwinds and CNBC Global Traveler. She loves the stories behind the story, believes that happy hour is sacred and is often found dancing like no one's watching.

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Food & Drink

The Best Restaurants in Manila to Help You Travel Around the World

These international restaurants in Manila will transport you, whether you’re ordering delivery meals during lockdown or dining in on your next trip to the Philippine capital.

Japan

Culture

How This Life-Changing Walk in Japan Helped Us Find a Reason For Being

Here you’ll find the intersection of Shintoism and Buddhism, and a host of neighbors you’d love to call your own.

Shop

These Design Brands from the Philippines Will Transport Your Home to the Tropics

The Philippines overflows with talented designers whose styles tilt indigenous-chic. Order these 7 home goods brands to add color and whimsy to your life.

Tips & News

Here’s where Filipinos can travel now

As Covid abates, the Philippines is finally opening to domestic travel.

Inspiration

This luxury train in Australia deserves dream-trip status

Traversing Australia on the longest north to south rail journey in the world.

Food & Drink

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.

Culture

Get Isolation Inspiration From a Bhutanese Monk

Get inspiration from isolation with a venerated Bhutanese monk.

Making magical at Tempura Tarojiro.

Food & Drink

This Is How To Eat Your Way Through Osaka

How can you not love a city where they revere their culinary traditions high and low as much as they warmly welcome visitors from near and far? Stephanie Zubiri makes a whirlwind gustatory visit to Osaka that takes in a temple to world-famous Japanese beef and a bar themed on cannel mackerel.

Food & Drink

Bar Hopping in Manila’s Poblacion Neighborhood

Shaking off its polarized rep—too seedy, or too snooty—Manila’s nightlife has now staked out an edgy middle ground awash with bars fueled as much by refined menus as free-flow fun.

Boracay

Hotels & Resorts

Return to Paradise: Boracay’s Green Comeback

Boracay is back, cleaner and greener than ever. We return to the island to see if this Philippines favorite can preserve its soul along with its shores.