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Budayaw, a rich ASEAN festival, held for 1st time in PH

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:27 PM

Celebrated in General Santos City, Budayaw cultural festival showcases performances and creative expressions from different ASEAN countries


The Sandurot Festival 2017 brings the party to quiet Dumaguete

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The City of Gentle People goes wild and happy in Sandurot Festival 2017

FESTIVAL COLORS. Street dancers from various schools & barangays wash the streets of Dumaguete in colors, dances & music. Photo by Potpot Pinili

A Singapore Minute (Part 5 of 5): When in Tiong Bahru

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:26 PM

If you want to experience the steady, less-frenetic side of Singapore, do consider spending day in this neighborhood. It doesn’t disappoint

A Singapore Minute (Part 4 of 5): Bynd Artisan is a DIY paradise

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Get your hands working with personalized projects

A Singapore Minute (Part 3 of 5): Tour the city on a Vespa sidecar

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Ride around Singapore in style

A Singapore Minute (Part 2 of 5): iFly Singapore

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Fulfill the dream of flying and skydiving in Sentosa Island

A Singapore Minute (Part 1 of 5): The National Gallery

Sep 10, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Singapore's National Gallery is a modern art marvel

IN PHOTOS: Around the world with Maria Letizia Dantes

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:16 PM

At just a few years old Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes daughter is already a jetsetter

Travel guide: 9 top places to see in India

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Here's what you can see in India aside from the Taj Mahal and the famous pink city

RELIVE THE PAST. Amber Fort's massive courtyards and buildings make you realize how affluent and influential the Maharajas were during their heyday.

WATCH: Dubrovnik is more than just 'King's Landing'

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:00 PM

More than the Game of Thrones connection the city’s thousand year long history lives on in its walls and alleys

Baguio is in the running to become a UNESCO creative city

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:01 PM

UPDATED The summer capital s creative culture will hopefully get the recognition it so richly deserves

Misibis Bay Resort: A soulful treat with a fresh breeze

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

This gem of a resort in Bicol caters to both lazy loungers and lively thrill seekers

Jasmine Curtis-Smith says you should stay at this Siargao resort

Aug 26, 2017 - 7:32 PM

The actress stayed on the island to film her upcoming movie with Erich Gonzales and Jericho Rosales

HARANA. The surf resort is located in General Luna, Siargao. Photo from

IN PHOTOS: Quezon's Niyogyugan Festival

Aug 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Tara na sa Quezon The grand parade is on August 27

Japan 2017: 7 days for P40,000 and some change

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Here s how you can enjoy Japan on a budget

JAPAN BUDGET TRIP. The author Andrea Javier and her family at Universal Studios in Japan. All photos courtesy of Andrea Javier

WATCH: How 'Game of Thrones' is taking years off graying Santa Fe

Aug 21, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The House of Eternal Return is a new attraction funded by Game of Thrones creator George R R Martin

7 activities near Metro Manila you can do this weekend

Aug 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Forgot to make plans for the long weekend? We ve got you covered

I’M HOTEL. The relatively new hotel in Makati has a "Mermaid Pool Bar" and an acrylic-bottomed pool that’ll give you something exciting to do without having to leave the city. Photo from

Budget guide: 3 days in Beijing

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Planning a trip to Beijing? This writer traveled to see the Great Wall and Forbidden City – on a budget

Forbidden City entrance  Forbidden City entrance

Travel guide: The Rainbow Mountains in Zhangye

Jul 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The Danxia Landform provides visitors with colorful mountains that seem unreal

FIERY. The best time to see the mountains are during sunset when the vibrant colors are at their brightest.

IN PHOTOS: These Pacsafe bags are the prettiest, safest bags for the street

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Stylishly secure the new Pacsafe line will take you to wherever you need to go

Travel guide: Exploring the clear lakes of Jiuzhaigou

Jul 16, 2017 - 7:25 PM

In China s Jiuzhaigou Valley shimmering lakes and gorgeous waterfalls are nothing short of spectacular

After 3 years, Mount Kanlaon reopens trails

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:48 PM

Trekkers can now climb Mount Kanlaon after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology lowered the alert status of the active volcano to normal status

TREKKERS WELCOME. Mount Kanlaon is again open to trekkers. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand

Jul 13, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Igler says they were surprised with the demand for the snack in Shanghai reportedly averaging 4 000 pieces a day

Palawan named World’s Best Island, Boracay makes top 3

Jul 12, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Palawan earns the top spot for the second year

NATURAL BEAUTY. Even with the influx of tourists, lagoons and islets off El Nido in Palawan are still stunning. Photo by Simon Gonzaga/

12 money-saving tips for millennial travelers

Jul 02, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Looking to travel on a budget? Here s how you can save while seeing the world

South Korea beyond Seoul: Fortress-hiking and food tripping in Suwon City

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Here s what you can do in Suwon City which is just a subway ride away from Seoul

South Korea beyond Seoul: The Garden of Morning Calm

Jun 25, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Here s how you can explore South Korea s Garden of Morning Calm – one of the shooting locations for the K drama Love in the Moonlight

Guide: This national park inspired the 'Avatar' Hallelujah Mountains

Jun 24, 2017 - 10:06 PM

The mountains in Zhangjiajie National Park inspired the floating mountains in James Cameron s Avatar – here s how you can see them in person

NATURE'S BEST. The unique formations are spectacular once you see them from above.

DOT, NCCA launch KulTOURa app for tourists

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The KulTOURa app contains information and details of selected places in the Philippines as guide for travelers

Rizal's life in Germany revisited through new map

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The Philippine embassy in Germany launches an illustrated map retracing Jose Rizal s adventures in the European country

RETRACING RIZAL'S ROUTE. Philippine Ambassador to Germany Melita Sta. Maria-€“Thomeczeck presents the new, illustrated map on the life of Rizal in Germany. Photo by Carol Ramoran

IN PHOTOS: Puerto Princesa's 'Jungle Trail' ecotourism site

Jun 18, 2017 - 8:28 AM

The Jungle Trail at the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan not only serves as tourist site but also gives livelihood for the Tagbanuas

GUIDED TOUR. A Tagbanua lady guiding two foreigner ladies through the national park’s lush forest. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

WATCH: Unofficial PH tourism ad makes waves online

Jun 16, 2017 - 4:07 PM

After the botched partnership of McCann and the DOT a group of creatives have come up with their own tourism ad

McCann speaks up on termination of DOT partnership

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:26 AM

McCann says it respects the DOT decision and believes it is in the best interest of all parties to discuss a sensible resolution to this matter

DOT cuts ties with McCann after ad controversy

Jun 15, 2017 - 4:00 PM

After initially standing by its allegedly plagiarized ad the Department of Tourism now says it expects a public apology from McCann Worldgroup Philippines

McCann responds to plagiarism accusations vs DOT ad

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:17 PM

The McCann Worldgroup Philippines responds to critics who say that its Sights commercial is similar to a South African tourism ad

WATCH: DOT releases 'Experience the Philippines' ad

Jun 12, 2017 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED The Department of Tourism unveils its second TV commercial titled Sights

48 hours in Busan: What to see, eat, and do

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Got 48 hours in Busan? Here s an itinerary to help you out

Travel through time in Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea

May 31, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Heads up history buffs Gyeongsangbuk do is the perfect destination for you

Cagbalete Island: Your next weekend destination

May 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here s how you can enjoy a Cagbalete Island weekend in Quezon for less than P1 000

PICTURESQUE. Enjoy Cagbalete island's instagram worthy sand bar. Photo by Geruel Monton.

WATCH: Hidden gems of the Puerto Princesa Underground River

May 20, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Find rock formations shaped like a head of a dinosaur Pegasus and even the face of Jesus at this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Palawan

WATCH: Pahiyas Festival 2017

May 19, 2017 - 2:22 PM

See the colorful kiping and the festivities at Pahiyas 2017

Banaue rice terraces now only 5 hours away from Manila

May 18, 2017 - 6:10 PM

You can now visit the Banaue rice terraces by taking a chartered flight from Clark International Airport starting June 1

RICE TERRACES. The world-famous Ifugao rice terraces in Batad. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

How to explore 4 Italian cities for P60,000 – all in

May 14, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Find out how you can visit Milan Como Verona and Venice all for P60 000

FASHION CAPITAL. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world's oldest shopping malls, features some of the biggest clothing brands. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Calayan Island's caves, falls, coves, white beaches

May 13, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Discover one of the unexplored islands in the northern part of Luzon


Your updated Boracay guide: How to explore, relax, and give back

May 07, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Here s where to stay what to eat what to do and more at one of the world s best islands


IN PHOTOS: Artists pay tribute to farmers, carabaos in Binatbatan Festival of Arts

May 06, 2017 - 9:38 PM

See Vigan s colorful culture and history depicted on carabaos at the Binatbatan Festival of Arts

All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Play with polar bears at PH's first augmented reality experience

May 05, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Interact with polar bears penguins seals and more creatures of the Arctic with the Philippines first broadcast augmented reality experience

AUGMENTED REALITY. Kids play with polar bears and penguins at Shangri-La Plaza's augmented reality experience. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

6 helpful tips for traveling with a senior citizen

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:32 PM

Rappler s Don Kevin Hapal shares words of wisdom after a two week trip with his with his 80 year old grandma

TAKE IT SLOW. The author's grandmother rests while looking around Paris, France inside a sightseeing bus. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal

IN PHOTOS: These 4 PH islands are the 'world's friendliest'

Apr 27, 2017 - 10:13 PM

Four of the Philippines islands are at the top of the Travel Leisure World s Friendliest Islands list

PALAWAN. Palawan is named the 'Friendliest Island in the World' by 'Travel + Leisure' magazine. Photo shows Rappler contributor Potpot Pinili and his friends exploring the island. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

Where to eat while in Antique

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Explore the best eats from the province where the mountains meet the seas