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The Brotherhood of the Traveling Abs: Philippine Travel Stories

Because we’ve featured women and the sleepy bikini, and because we want to be fair, we’ve decided to showcase the Philippine travel sites through the eyes, or lens, or contour, of the men’s abs. We’re not exactly looking for a six-pack, although we certainly won’t mind featuring one, but let’s just say we’ll have the proud dad-bods in a separate post (our crew will be the first to submit their photos for the dad-bods). For now, let’s have the VisitPinas-tagged traveling abs in Instagram. Continue reading The Brotherhood of the Traveling Abs: Philippine Travel Stories

15 Most Favorite Comfort Food: Philippine Travel Stories

There was a time when we must take a photo of our food before anybody even thinks of touching it. Those days are gone. These days, we rarely feature food, even in travel stories. We’re going to change all that. Let’s start with the Top 15 Favorite Comfort Food, through the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. Continue reading 15 Most Favorite Comfort Food: Philippine Travel Stories

Mosques of the Philippines: Travel Stories

Religion is deeply rooted in the Philippines. Different religions, including Christianity and Islam, co-exist in this country. The mosques of our Muslim brothers and sisters , in addition to their religious significance, are architectural marvels that have become tourist attractions. Let us feature these mosques, as seen through the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. Continue reading Mosques of the Philippines: Travel Stories

Sleepy in Bikini: Philippine Beach Travel Stories

Should we feature bikini photos? That’s our internal topic of debate over the entire weekend (feel free to weigh in through the comment section below). For one, a bikini is just another piece of clothing, common in a tropical country like the Philippines. Two, the Philippines has hundreds of beautiful beaches, many among the best in the world, and a bikini is a perfect wear on a sunny beach to get a good tan. Three, these Philippine travelers are comfortable with their bodies and we can’t act like prudes in this modern day. There other reasons, for or against, thrown in the ring, but the resolution is obviously to feature the bikini-inspired VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. Continue reading Sleepy in Bikini: Philippine Beach Travel Stories

Grace Under Pressure: Philippine Freediving Stories

We lost count of the freediving photos we’ve featured in VisitPinas. We wrote about enjoying the best of both worlds, the lucky turtles of Apo Island, and how to just keep on swimming. We’re going to add more VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. Continue reading Grace Under Pressure: Philippine Freediving Stories

Durian, the King of Fruits: Philippine Travel Stories

If there’s a notorious fruit, Durian would be it. Airlines have a special policy on durian, a fruit that “tastes like heaven, smells like hell”, common in Southeast Asia, including the southern Philippines. It’s called the King of Fruits, and, like you, let’s find out why, through the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. Continue reading Durian, the King of Fruits: Philippine Travel Stories

Creative Prenuptial Photos Showcasing the Beautiful Philippines

A wedding is always a special occasion (although some say the wedding ceremony, and all other aspects like the prenuptial photoshoot, holds a much more special meaning for the bride than the groom). Photographs are important, something concrete when you talk of memories. These are photographs of the actual wedding ceremony and reception, as well as the beautifully-staged prenuptial photos. Here’s a bonus to these prenup photos — they also showcase the beauty of the Philippines, which is why we’re featuring some, through the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. Continue reading Creative Prenuptial Photos Showcasing the Beautiful Philippines

Top 10 Places to Commune with Nature in the Philippines: Travel Stories

There are times when people want to be alone, as we noted in a previous post (Still Life: Philippine Travel Stories), and just commune with nature. We’re sure some of the featured VisitPinas-tagged photos would easily qualify under this topic, but let’s start fresh. We’re also sure that there are more than 10 places in the Philippines where travelers can commune with nature, and reflect or recharge for the challenges ahead. Continue reading Top 10 Places to Commune with Nature in the Philippines: Travel Stories

The Beach from Up There: Philippine Travel Stories

We oftentimes fail to recognize something we know to be familiar, when viewed from a different angle. Same principle in solving problems, looking at it from outside the box. The Philippines, with its numerous world-class beaches, is a good place to test if you can still identify the location when viewed from a drone. Let’s see if you recognize these drone-captured, VisitPinas-tagged photographs in Instagram: Continue reading The Beach from Up There: Philippine Travel Stories