Philippines

This amazing place, is said to have been the source of inspiration for British author Alex Garland, as he is said to have lived in El Nido in the 90’s while he wrote his novel “The Beach” The book was then turned into a 2003 movie, set in Thailand with Leoardo

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Boracay’s White beach is divided into three “stations” where the tour and sail boats dock just off shore. Most business also acknowledge their location in regards to their proximity to station one through three. Station Three is the southernmost section of White Beach. Mostly populated by smaller resorts and dive shops,

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US

North America / United States / Tennessee / Gatlinburg To be completely honest, when I walked into Ober’s downtown building, I had no idea what it was beyond a scenic tram ride up the mountain. The end of the 2.1 mile trip is the Ober Gatinlinburg, a multi-season ski resort, with year-round activities

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Philippines / Visayas / Iloilo City If Iloilo City is known as the Queen City of the South (that is indeed a nickname) then Molo Mansion is one of the jewels in her crown. Officially named the Youay-Consing Mansion, this building it was built in the 1920’s by the affluent Lacson Family but

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World

I did this on purpose, I had a plan: One day in China Why would I NOT take advantage of this under-utilized loophole in international travel: The Transit Visa You see, at large international airports some airlines only have once a day flights to many destinations. If you happen to arrive after

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Antonia Beach is actually named after the lone resort on the peninsula. The self-contained, generator run, resort on the remote island of Gigantes Sur is one of the tourism hotspots of the region. I call it a self-contained resort because most of the staff lives on site with their family. There are

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In another blog post, I complained about Seven Commandos Beach being a waste of time on Tour A. I promise you that is only because every other stop on Tour A is on Miniloc Island and traveling to Seven Commandos first, burns lots of time. Seven Commandos beach is actually quite the

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Likely Stops: Small Lagoon Big Lagoon Secret Lagoon/ Hidden Beach 7 Commando Beach Some tour companies refer to Tour A as the kayaking tour because exploring the lagoons by kayak is the highlight of the day. I highly recommend talking to your tour operator beforehand and finding out the availability of kayaks

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Philippines / Luzon / Illocos Norte / Laoag City Known as 'The Sinking Bell Tower' of Laoag City, it was built in approx. 1700 and is currently sinking at a pace of nearly a foot per decade. The entranceway is now merely a crawlspace, when people mounted on horseback could once pass through it. Entry

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*Updated June 2017 Philippines / Palawan / El Nido Previously known as one of the best scenic hikes in El Nido, the Twin Beach hike is now no longer possible. This rocky peninsula offers signature views of the twin beaches after a short vertical hike up the trail, but the land was purchased by

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Watch the Guimaras teaser video: Known mostly for its mangos, the island province of Guimaras is a worthy ecotourism destination despite its recent history. In 2006 a tanker owned by Petron sank 19km off the coast of Nueva Valencia, Guimaras and leaked 130,000 gallons of fuel into the waters. It is

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Philippines / Palawan The island hopping tours have been the clear attraction to El Nido for the past decade of ecotourism, but as these tours become crowded, many tourists have been searching for alternatives to them. After all, not everyone in your group may want to do all 4 island hopping tours. Or,

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