Philippines

With such large distances between the Philippines and the western world, TIME is typically the most prized resource when traveling there. This is also the case when traveling to even more remote locations on Palawan island, known as the Philippines “Last Frontier”. The two most remote of destinations on Palawan are El

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Malalison Island (or locally referred to as Mararison Island) is a somewhat unknown tourist destination in the Philippines’ Antique Province. The jump-off point for this tropical wonder is the town of Culasi. My group arrived in Culasi via private van from the Molo terminal in Iloilo City. The mid-day sun was already

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The Highlight: Snorkeling Other activities: Snorkeling El Nido's Island Hopping Tour C should be called the snorkeling tour and is a CAN’T MISS for anyone that snorkels. You will start off on Helicopter Island which has some absolutely beautiful coral ranging from just 1-5meters of depth and a large variety of

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Sitting on the beach at night on Gigantes Sur is a reminder that you are hundreds of miles away from Manila. The stars shine brighter, the air is cleaner, and you have space to spread out without bumping into anyone. Dare I say that it is even clear enough to photograph the

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As of 2018 there are now four daily trips to Coron from El Nido and vice-versa. This includes two morning departures via fast craft (6:00 AM and 8:20AM) and two “slow boat” trips leaving at around the same time. Where to Buy Tickets Tickets can be purchased thru agents at

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If you had limited time and only had the opportunity to do one activity at one destination in El Nido, it has to be kayaking the big and small lagoons. While named separately, they are only separated by a single, towering wall of rock that extends well below the surface, into the

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Around the Philippines, the city of Bacolod is associated with their barbecue chicken before anything else. The deliciously tasting chicken is actually roasted, not barbecued in the way a Westerner thinks of barbecue, drenched in a sauce or dry rub. Instead, the flavor comes from the cooking style: skewered and roasted over

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Since the 1860s (yes the EIGHTEEN sixties) the Woodside neighborhood of Queens, New York has been a magnet for immigrants. The mid 19th century boom of immigration was fueled by large-scale housing developments that were quickly occupied by newly emigrated Irish families. This helped turn the area from a country farming village

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Off the beaten track, in a small cove’s beach, is a concentration of high end resorts for luxury travelers. These are mostly foreign owned, and there are even recognizable names like Wyndham Hotels present in this area of Boracay known as Din-Iwid. Tucked back along the water is another unique resort

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By now, you’ve heard the opinion from some Filipinos that “Boracay is too commercialized”, but you have to understand that the definition of commercialized can be different from person to person.

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