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We Got Your Back: Philippine Travel Stories

The phrase “I got your back,” in its common usage, simply means a person will watch out for you, to help you out. Related to the phrase “stab someone in the back,” when someone hits you from a blind spot. Someone who has your back is usually a friend who minds even your blind spots (unless, of course, you can see your back). Continue reading We Got Your Back: Philippine Travel Stories

Floating in Paradise: Philippine Travel Stories

Everybody knows that the Philippines is a beach paradise, home of the world’s top beaches, including Boracay, Palawan and Siargao. The Philippines has retained its ranking among the world’s best tourist destinations, notwithstanding the closure of Boracay this year (but it will reopen in October 26, woohoo!!) Not everybody knows that the Philippines is also home to wonderful waterfalls and, of course, rivers. Continue reading Floating in Paradise: Philippine Travel Stories

Pag Lumingon Ka, Akin Ka: Philippine Travel Stories

We’ve heard the line before, usually whispered or silently running through our head, when we’re waiting for someone, with whom we’re interested in, to look our way. This became a catchphrase with the release of the 2011 movie “In The Name of Love,” with Aga Muhlach and Angel Locsin in the leading roles. Kapag lumingon ka, akin ka! (If you glance back at me, you’re mine). Continue reading Pag Lumingon Ka, Akin Ka: Philippine Travel Stories

Trekking Mount Pinatubo: Philippine Travel Stories (Photo Gallery)

We did say that the Universe loves balance. Even a destructive event, like the 1991 eruption of a volcano that has remained quiet for 600 years, Mount Pinatubo, can be a source of beauty. The pyroclastic flow of Mt. Pinatubo buried many communities and the ash it spewed traveled halfway around the world, lowering world temperature by one degree fahrenheit. Continue reading Trekking Mount Pinatubo: Philippine Travel Stories (Photo Gallery)

Indoor-Outdoor Mirror Image: Philippine Travel Stories

The Universe loves balance. There’s a yin to the yang, and the Force has its dark side. As to the VisitPinas-tagged Instagram photos, we’ve noticed that a number of outdoor photos have a mirror, or similar, image snapped indoor. We might not be able to explain it sufficiently in words, but we hope it becomes clearer as we feature these photos. Continue reading Indoor-Outdoor Mirror Image: Philippine Travel Stories

The Windmills of Ilocos: Philippine Travel Stories

Windmills in the Philippines will always be associated with the province of Ilocos. These giant windmills not only general electricity, these marvels of engineering have also become bona fide tourist attractions. A happy mix of energy and happiness. Let’s feature the VisitPinas-tagged Instagram photos of Philippine windmills. Continue reading The Windmills of Ilocos: Philippine Travel Stories

Best Island in Asia 2018, Siargao Island: Philippine Travel Stories (Photo Gallery)

Siargao Island, the Surfing Capital of the Philippines, has just been crowned the BEST ISLAND in Asia for 2018, together with Boracay (No. 2) and Palawan (No. 3), in Conde Nast’s The Best Islands in the World: 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. With Siargao Island recognized worldwide, let’s have a gallery of the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. Continue reading Best Island in Asia 2018, Siargao Island: Philippine Travel Stories (Photo Gallery)

Kaparkan Falls Gallery: Philippine Travel Stories

There are Philippine destinations that are heavily favored by travelers and photographers, both professional and amateurs, because of breathtaking beauty in multiple angles. We’ve seen amazing VisitPinas-tagged photos of Kaparkan Falls, located in Tineg, Abra, and just as we started to think that we’ve seen all possible facets of its beauty, we encounter new photos showing a different side. Look. Continue reading Kaparkan Falls Gallery: Philippine Travel Stories

Top 15 Reasons Why You Should Not Travel with Your Friends: Philippine Travel Stories

People travel for different reasons, which, in turn, determine the number of pax in the group. Those who seek to reflect and relax may want to travel alone. Those who want to have a lovely time may want to travel in pairs. Then there are those who, God knows what their reason for travel may be, want to spend the time on the road with the barkada. Bad idea. We’re going to tell you the reasons why, and convince you that, you should NOT travel with your barkada. Continue reading Top 15 Reasons Why You Should Not Travel with Your Friends: Philippine Travel Stories

Of Reflections, Rivers and Lakes: Philippine Travel Stories

There are places to commune with nature; we posted our Top 10 of these places. We also posted about the still life. There’s something else that we noticed with the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. A lot of reflections are done on rivers and lakes. We’re not really surprised, because a calm lake or river lacks the hyperactive edge of the beach and presents an added difficulty of trekking, just like mountaineering. Balance is what you’ll find. Continue reading Of Reflections, Rivers and Lakes: Philippine Travel Stories