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  • Travel That Matters: Why Visit The Philippines

    The Philippines Department of Tourism explains why your travel matters to them. With over 7100 islands and more than 15,500 kilometers, you are never more than two hours away from a beach-side lounger. Lonely Planet calls us, ‘among the most ebullient and easy going people anywhere’ and with a fiesta… Read more >

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  • Rebuilding Homes, Rebuilding Lives with Habitat for Humanity

    Rebuilding Homes, Rebuilding Lives with Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity explains why your support is so important to people in the Philippines When the 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Bohol and left over 71,000 families in the province virtually homeless, Typhoon Haiyan followed suit barely a month later – this time… Read more >

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  • Rebuilding Memories in Bohol

    Rebuilding Memories in Bohol Habitat for Humanity explains how they are helping people in the Philippines to rebuild their lives. The rebuilding efforts by Habitat, through the support of its corporate and individual donors is not without its challenges. In Bohol, construction of earthquake-resistant houses proved to be more challenging… Read more >

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Luxury

  • Unwinding at Misibis Bay Resort in Bicol

    During her visit to Bicol, journalist Anna Taylor-Rox stayed at the luxurious Misibis Bay resort. Oh, Misibis Bay… I left this stunning resort a few hours ago and I’m still smiling. What an amazing few days. An hour’s drive from Legazpi, situated at Carargray Island, this exclusive getaway has received… Read more >

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  • A wellbeing retreat in The Philippines

    During his stay in the Philippines,The Travelling Editor, Dylan Lowe, visited The Farm at San Benito to explore their famous wellbeing treatments. I’ve never seen a microscopic close-up of my blood – until my health orientation with Dr Lim. “Your red blood cells are very sticky,” remarked the man who… Read more >

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  • Seeing Mount Pinatubo in Style

    Journalist Anna Taylor-Rox takes to the skies in a private helicopter tour to discover the Philippines I arrived in the Philippines’ capital Manila on a sunny August afternoon, and three things instantly hit me – the humid heat, the powerful smell and the precarious ways people travel on public transport.… Read more >

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Culture

  • Psychedelic Reefs and Ultra Friendly Locals in Padre Burgos, Philippines.

    Paul and Karen from GlobalHelpSwap visited the Philippines last year and loved it so much they’re planning another trip in 2015. Two perfect days in paradise. Finally we were on the beach. After 5 days of biblical downpours where even Noah would have struggled, the sun was out in all… Read more >

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  • Corregidor Island, The Philippines

    When you learn about the history of World War II, you generally get told about the battles in Europe or the bombing of Pearl Harbour. Events in Asia are often secondary – the Philippines is rarely discussed, for instance. But one small island, about three times the size of London’s… Read more >

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  • Festivals are more Fun in the Philippines

    To experience The Philippine islands at their most joyous, you need to find a festival or a fiesta. Just about every city or town has at least one a year, as The Family Adventure Project’s Kirstie Pelling found out…   Festival days….and weeks The air is gold and silver, and… Read more >

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Active

  • ATV Ride and Mt Mayon in Bicol, Philippines

    Journalist Anna Taylor-Rox took the adventurous route to seeing the country on her visit with an ATV tour of Mount Mayon. Legazpi airport must have one of the most scenic landing strips in the world. Ten minutes before the plane descended towards the city, just one hour’s flight from the… Read more >

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  • Adventure Islands, The Philippines

    Every island in The Philippines is an adventure in itself, from the mystical island of Siquijor to the volcano island of Camiguin. Family Adventure Project blogger, Kirstie Pelling and her family explored Cebu and Bohol in the Visayas with her family… Roots to the sky A fairytale beanstalk looms above… Read more >

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  • From Volcanoes to local delicacies – adventures in the Philippines

    It’s not everyday one gets the chance to ride in a helicopter.. or even every other day for that matter! Journalist Becki Burrows checked it out for us. We had been booked on a flight with http://www.philjets.com to tour the city and see the Volcano . On the morning of… Read more >

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Family

  • Adventure Islands, The Philippines

    Every island in The Philippines is an adventure in itself, from the mystical island of Siquijor to the volcano island of Camiguin. Family Adventure Project blogger, Kirstie Pelling and her family explored Cebu and Bohol in the Visayas with her family… Roots to the sky A fairytale beanstalk looms above… Read more >

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  • Festivals are more Fun in the Philippines

    To experience The Philippine islands at their most joyous, you need to find a festival or a fiesta. Just about every city or town has at least one a year, as The Family Adventure Project’s Kirstie Pelling found out…   Festival days….and weeks The air is gold and silver, and… Read more >

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  • Chilling out in The Philippines

    If you take a holiday in the Philippines, don’t forget your flip flops, says The Family Adventure Project’s Kirstie Pelling…   Island life There are over 7000 islands in The Philippines, so it’s a good bet your relaxation time is likely to involve water. You’ll never get chilly while splashing… Read more >

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Nature

  • Observing Nature in Apulit Island Resort, the Philippines

    Did you know there are Philippines over 5000 species of marine life species? The Travelling Editor, Dylan Lowe meets some of them in Apulit Island Resort. I could liken myself to a floating observation deck. Except less stationary with those fins, though I’d been slowing down to appreciate a novelty… Read more >

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  • Tabon Caves, Palawan, The Philippines

    Time Travel Turtle’s Michael Turtle finds out there is really only one way to get to Tabon Caves. By boat. As the small wooden fishing vessel pushes off from the dock, I look out at the water ahead of us. It’s a deep blue with just a small bit of… Read more >

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  • Wild and wonderful Philippines

    The central islands of The Philippines are world famous for marine life. But there are many more options for seeing wildlife in its natural habitat in The Visayas, as The Family Adventure Project’s Kirstie Pelling discovered…     Shy and wild We peer into the trees to find a sensitive… Read more >

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Food

  • The thing about Filipino cuisine: part 1

    During his visit to the Philippines, The Travelling Editor, Dylan Lowe, visited the Pampanga region, famous for Filipino food to see what was on offer. “Unlike other Southeast Asian foods like Thai cuisine – Vietnamese, even – Filipino food is still relatively less known outside The Philippines.” But that’s changing… Read more >

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  • The thing about Filipino cuisine: part 2

    During his visit to the Philippines, The Travelling Editor, Dylan Lowe, visited the Pampanga region, famous for Filipino food to see what was on offer. Techniques of Preservation Before the age of refrigeration, the tropical heat of The Philippines hampered the longevity of foods’ edibility. Yet where temperatures weren’t favourable,… Read more >

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  • Bikolinary Culinary Experience

    During her visit to Bicol, journalist Anna Taylor-Rox tested out the local cuisine with a local food tour and cooking experience. If you worry about overindulging on holiday, fear not. Healthy eating is very much on the menu in the Philippines. Like most South East Asian countries, rice, vegetables, fish… Read more >

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Well-being

  • Unwinding at Misibis Bay Resort in Bicol

    During her visit to Bicol, journalist Anna Taylor-Rox stayed at the luxurious Misibis Bay resort. Oh, Misibis Bay… I left this stunning resort a few hours ago and I’m still smiling. What an amazing few days. An hour’s drive from Legazpi, situated at Carargray Island, this exclusive getaway has received… Read more >

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  • A wellbeing retreat in The Philippines

    During his stay in the Philippines,The Travelling Editor, Dylan Lowe, visited The Farm at San Benito to explore their famous wellbeing treatments. I’ve never seen a microscopic close-up of my blood – until my health orientation with Dr Lim. “Your red blood cells are very sticky,” remarked the man who… Read more >

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  • What to do: luxury in a Philippines’ island resort

    The Travelling Editor, Dylan Lowe explores El Nido’s Apulit Island Resort courtesy of Expedia.co.uk for TravelThatMatters.co.uk I’m not one accustomed to, or know what to do when sand gets into my shoes. Call me ridiculous, but wait till you watch me prancing like I was walking on charcoal. But at least… Read more >

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