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IN PHOTOS: The Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 runway competition

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:10 PM

A new Sinulog Queen will be crowned on January 19

Photo by Nathan Soriano/Rappler

A first timer's experience traveling business class

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Flying business class with Singapore Airlines is definitely a must for those who prefer a posh retreat

Everything you need to know to apply for a Schengen visa

Jan 17, 2018 - 2:56 PM

If a 21-year-old can do it, so can you. Here are all the details you will need to get that elusive visa!

Take advantage of these Christmas staycation offers before January ends

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Looking to indulge on a weekend? Here's where you can do it in the city

Fall in the Swedish Lapland

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A mountain climber shares his experience hiking in the mountains of the North

LIST: 63 countries where Filipinos can travel visa-free

Jan 13, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Filipinos can visit these 63 countries and territories without securing a visa

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Hotel promos in Metro Manila you’ll want to get in on this January 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Start the year right with these great deals

SPACATION. I'M Hotel's spa-and-stay package is among the promos up for grabs this January. Screengrab from Facebook.com/imhotelph

This Hong Kong hotel is your home away from home – but fancier

Jan 11, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Staycation in style the next time you head to Hong Kong!

LOBBY. Kowloon Shangri-la’s lobby will make you feel like a VIP. Photo courtesy of Kowloon Shangri-la

Beautiful and underrated: 8 PH destinations to visit in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:00 PM

These aren't your usual tourist spots, but they're just as breathtaking

Japan's historic Tsukiji fish market holds final New Year auction

Jan 05, 2018 - 5:48 PM

After more than 80 years in operation, the world's biggest fish market, a popular tourist attraction in an area packed with restaurants and shops, will move to Toyosu on October 11

TUNA MARKET. President of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura, displays a 190-kilogram bluefin tuna at his main restaurant near Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market on January 5, 2018. Photo Kazuhiro Nogi/ AFP

Release your inner Mongol: Camping in the Gobi Desert

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Camp under the same stars that lit the nights of Genghis Khan

WATCH: Czeching Out Prague

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Join this virtual trip – or pilgrimage – to the historic fort of Vyšehrad, Charles Bridge, and the famous church of the Infant Jesus of Prague in the Czech Republic

LANDMARK IN PRAGUE. Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, is adorned with around 30 images of Catholic saints. File photo by AFP

LOOK: 7 magical Christmas light and sound shows to catch until the new year

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:21 PM

Check out these dazzling displays of colorful lights dancing to holiday music

MAGICAL LIGHTS. There are several dazzling Christmas light and sound shows to catch this holiday season, and all are painstakingly made. Each minute of this 18-minute Magical Field of Lights show in Nuvali, Laguna, for example, takes four hours to program. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

Travel Guide: Camping in Mongolia

Dec 24, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Here's how you can make the most of this beautifully rugged destination

WHITE. The snow-capped mountains, hills and rocks make for a beautiful landscape. All photos by Joshua Berida

WATCH: Inside Hong Kong's iconic Ocean Park

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

This award-winning theme park has over 80 attractions and gets you up close and personal with sea creatures

Rappler Gift Guide: Stocking stuffers for travelers

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Make sure you give their gifts to them before their next flight out!

Boracay opens its first cinema

Dec 18, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Bad weather in Boracay? Now, you can watch a movie at the CityMall Cinema!

CITYMALL CINEMA. The first cinema in Boracay brings blockbuster hits to the island's residents. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The colorful Mimaropa 2017 festival in Romblon

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:19 PM

The provinces of the region come together to celebrate the annual festival, this time in Romblon

Disneyland HK has a special Christmas geared towards Pinoys

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Now, if we can only get Santa Goofy to sing 'Christmas in our Hearts' then that would truly be a Pinoy Christmas for the books.

A winter tour of New Zealand

Dec 04, 2017 - 4:00 PM

A British travel writer and his Filipino friend go on a New Zealand road trip in a campervan

These are some of the most beautiful landscapes in China

Dec 02, 2017 - 8:00 PM

China isn't just about busy and brightly-lit cities – here are some of the most beautiful sights you can catch on your next visit

SEA OF YELLOW. Local tourists drive all the way to the lake in the months of July to August to take snapshots of the rape flowers.

IN PHOTOS: Turtle release, celebrations at Bataan's Pawikan Festival 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Release of newly-hatched pawikans, sea turtle-themed performances and art exhibits, sand sculptures, and more

LOOK: There's a giant Christmas tree and light extravaganza in Alabang!

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

A 40-foot tall Christmas tree illuminated with colorful holiday scenes, arches of light, and more

LIGHTS AND ANIMATION. The 'Sparkle of Christmas at Filinvest City' light and sound show features a giant Christmas tree with colorful animations and lighted arches at Spectrum Linear Park in Filinvest, Alabang. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

[Vietnam travel guide] Sa Pa: Where human hands play god

Nov 26, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Sa Pa's rice fields are interspersed with fancy hotels and restaurants, giving tourists the best of both worlds

Seoul Food Trip: Where to eat according to the locals

Nov 25, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Looking for a place to eat in Seoul? Here's a quick guide for you

[Vietnam travel guide] Ha Giang's limestone hills and Cao Bang's rivers

Nov 25, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Explore Vietnam's natural wonders at Ha Giang and Cao Bang

Tips for travelling in style, no matter what season

Nov 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Whether you're headed to an island in the sun or going to winter wonderland, keep these style tips in mind

[Vietnam travel guide] Ninh Binh: the landscape of my dreams

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Just a few hours away from Hanoi, Ninh Binh is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city

[Vietnam travel guide] Hanoi: The chaos and charms of the capital

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Planning to explore Hanoi? Here's what you need to check out

WATCH: Scenes from Sagada's 'Concert in the Clouds'

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Ely Buendia, Gary Valenciano, and more – here's a look back at Sagada's 'Concert in the Clouds'

From Left: TERRY ANN AREVALO, JET COSALAN, FRANK CIMATU, MALEN CATAJAN, BEAU MACLIING, MARY CARLING, SABRINA, MIA FOKNO groufie - Photo courtesy of Nars Santos

This Bangkok restaurant is covered in condoms – for good reason

Nov 07, 2017 - 10:02 PM

At Cabbages & Condoms, it's all about safe sex

CABBAGES AND CONDOMS. The restaurant gives out free condoms and raises funds for a family planning non-profit. Rappler screenshot

Baguio named to UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Baguio, cited for crafts and folk art, is the first Philippine city to join the exclusive club

IN PHOTOS: Exploring the Waterfront Insular Davao hotel

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The spacious grounds and beautiful views of this hotel has made it an easy favorite for many travelers

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WATCH: This church is made of real human bones

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Take a spine-tingling peek inside the Sedlec Ossuary, also known as the Bone Church

IN PHOTOS: Baguio City ushers Halloween with 'Karkarna Ti Rabii'

Oct 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Kapres, mananaggals, and other creatures in Philippine folklore come alive in the streets of Baguio

DOT launches 'It's More Fun in Philippine Farms' to promote farm tourism

Oct 23, 2017 - 7:01 PM

The program aims to encourage travelers to try farm tourism as an activity

5 tips for traveling in an eco-friendly way

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Lessen your impact on the environment while traveling with these tips

ZERO WASTE. Containers are recycled and refilled with toiletries to keep them from ending up in landfills. Photo courtesy of MUNI

Trip to Busan: Zombie-free, but still a fantastic experience

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Equal parts bustling city and idyllic seaside escape, Busan has a little something for everyone

WATCH: Piolo Pascual performs DOT 'Bring Home a Friend' theme song

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Piolo is also announced as the Philippines' tourism ambassador

Jump into 'Death Pool' at Cabongaoan Beach in Pangasinan

Oct 14, 2017 - 4:12 PM

From a sleepy town to a thrill-seeker’s destination, Cabongaoan Beach and its Death Pool have been grabbing tourists' attention

IN PHOTOS: Dayaw, PH’s indigenous peoples festival

Oct 13, 2017 - 6:36 PM

The 'Dayaw' festival brings together indigenous peoples from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to share their culture and heritage

Saving Siargao

Oct 08, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Siargao may be known for its crashing waves and untouched beauty, but it has its fair share of growing problems as well

UNTOUCHED PARADISE. A view of Cloud 9, Siargao early in the morning on September 20, 2014. File photo by Mark Cristino

WATCH: A peek at Hong Kong Disneyland

Oct 08, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Here's a few of the things you can catch at Hong Kong Disneyland!

Hong Kong Disneyland turns up the adventure with Disney Explorers Lodge

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:50 PM

And they have a promo exclusively for Filipino guests, too

Seoul patrol: 9 awesome attractions in South Korea's capital

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Thanks to the tons of sights and activities for the eager tourist, you'll never be bored in Seoul

6 ways to enjoy beautiful, underrated Rizal

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The Pinto Art Museum, Luljetta's hanging gardens and spa, Masungi Georeserve – here are just some of the things you can do in Rizal

UNDERSTATED BEAUTY. The underrated Rizal province has destinations worth exploring.  All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang/Rappler unless otherwise specified. Photo by Nicole Reyes

El Nido to impose daily visitor limits in 3 iconic tourist sites

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:04 PM

El Nido adopts a resolution that will solve the overcrowding and habitat disturbance issues in the Big and Small Lagoons and Secret Beach

EL NIDO HOT SPOT. Tourists at El Nido's Small Lagoon. Photo courtesy Provincial Information Office, Palawan

Budayaw, a rich ASEAN festival, held for first 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

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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