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Britain warns about travel to southern India after temple unrest

Jan 06, 2019 - 8:58 AM

UK nationals are advised to 'monitor media reports closely, remain vigilant, and avoid large public gatherings'

PROTESTS. Indian protesters throw stones at police during a demonstration over 2 women entering the Sabarimala Ayyapa temple in the southern Kerala state on January 3, 2019. Photo by AFP

A 7 day budget for your Russian escapade

Jan 06, 2019 - 8:15 AM

Thinking of traveling to Russia? Here's your guide.

MOSCOW. Saint Basil's Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist sites in Russia. Photo by Joshua Berida/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Why you need to add Central Japan to your travel bucket list

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Take a breather and enjoy the beauty of Japan’s countryside

IN PHOTOS: Tokyo's Sanrio Puroland is a 'Hello Kitty' fan’s paradise

Dec 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Meet Hello Kitty and friends in Sanrio’s indoor theme park in west Tokyo

SANRIO PUROLAND. Found in the western part of Tokyo, Sanrio Puroland is a theme park that fans of Hello Kitty and friends will surely love. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler unless otherwise stated

Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Can we travel much further into the future? Absolutely. The really interesting question is whether we can travel back into the past.

'TIME MACHINE'. Dr Who used the this time machine, called the TARDIS, to travel through space and time on the BBC television show Dr Who. Babbel1996 / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

Tropical Depression Usman: Areas where sea travel is suspended

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where sea travel has been suspended for Thursday, December 27, due to Tropical Depression Usman

Techie ways to save on your travels

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Here’s how tech and apps can help you keep your budget in check

How do millennials travel? First, never without a mobile phone

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:43 PM

In a survey conducted by Klook, wandering millennials talk about their travel habits and preferences

In Japan, I lost my wallet and got it back cleaner

Dec 02, 2018 - 11:40 AM

It takes me less than two hours to find my wallet, thanks to the honesty and efficiency of the Japanese

What it's like visiting Hong Kong Disneyland as an adult

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Is the 'happiest place on earth' still as magical if you're not a kid anymore? One young adult visits Hong Kong Disneyland and finds out

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND. The theme park has a lot for kids to enjoy, but there's something to appreciate even for grown-ups. Photo by Gio Ramon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: These Chinese cities are your next dream destinations

Nov 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Find the best spots to make those great – and IG-worthy – memories

WHY NOT CHINA? China's different cities offer the perfect escape – and photo shoot setting – for any traveller. All photos courtesy of Sweet Escape

5 activities to book for your dream luxury travel experience

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Fancy a private tour of Japan or a Ferrari drive around Australia?

IN PHOTOS: The Starbucks 2019 planner, travel organizer

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Here's a sneak peek into this year's collectibles!

IT'S HERE. Starbucks Philippines presents its 2019 planners and travel organizers. Photo courtesy of Starbucks Philippines

WATCH: The Starbucks 2019 planner and travel organizer unboxed

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Plus, how you can get the planner and travel organizer!

STICKER CRAZY TIME. You need 18 promo stickers – one for every drink purchase – to get a hold of a planner or a travel organizer.

Klook unveils Asia’s most Insta-worthy travel experiences in 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Up your Instagram game with 10 of Klook’s most photographed travel experiences

IN PHOTOS: What to look forward to in Hong Kong Disneyland

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Thinking about flying out for the holidays?

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND. The beloved theme park and resort lives up to its promise of being the happiest place on earth. Photo by Gio Ramon/Rappler

Condé Nast Traveler names Siargao as best island in Asia

Oct 12, 2018 - 1:48 PM

The surf paradise emerges on top in the publication's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards, followed by Boracay and Palawan

ISLAND PARADISE. The beautiful Daku Island is among Siargao's many attractions. Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

Children in Boracay still vulnerable to sexual exploitation

Oct 07, 2018 - 12:53 PM

Child safety watchdog ECPAT Philippines urges Malay officials to ensure that 'child protection mechanisms are in place and functioning' when Boracay reopens to tourists on October 26

BORACAY SUNSET. Children watch the sunset in famed Boracay island. Children in tourist destinations are vulnerable to child sex tourism. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Travel goals: Quick tips from an expert

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Make the most out of your next adventure!

TRAVEL. All the tips you need to know! Image from Access Travel

Wanderlust on a budget? Here's what you can do for less than P5,000

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:04 AM

You don't have to break the bank for that well-deserved getaway!

IN PHOTOS: Touring the Singapore of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Sep 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM

See the chapel where Colin married Araminta, walk on the same steps as Eleanor Young, eat at the same restaurant as Rachel and Peik Lin, and more – all without having to be crazy, rich, or even Asian.

What to do when your flight gets canceled

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Here are your rights as a passenger when your flight gets delayed or canceled

WAITING. Stranded passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 1 as flights were canceled, following the accident of a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slid off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

2 ways to explore Singapore in a day

Aug 11, 2018 - 6:30 PM

If there's any country that can be enjoyed in a matter of hours, it's Singapore

SINGAPORE IN A DAY. The city is filled with interesting sights that can be seen even on a quick trip. All photos by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Walking Rizal’s steps: Where to go in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Experience both a nature retreat and a historical tour in these spots where the hero left his mark

HISTORIC CONVERSATION. This is the estimated spot where Katipunan member Pio Valenzuela shared the group’s plans for armed revolution, and where Rizal advised them to proceed only upon securing enough arms and support from wealthy sponsors. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang/Rappler

Method of making oxygen from water in zero gravity raises hope for long-distance space travel

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Thanks to a new study, we are a step closer to long-duration human spaceflight

SPACE TRAVEL. Artist’s rendering of a Mars artificial gravity transfer vehicle. Image from NASA

Palawan, Cebu on 2018 World’s Best Islands list

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The two islands are no strangers to Travel + Leisure’s annual ranking

PALAWAN. Limestone rocks and bright blue waters make up the trademark view from Kayangan Lake, a top tourist site in Coron, Palawan. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Eats and treats: Why Siargao is an adventurer's haven

Jun 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Here's your guide to making the most of your Siargao visit

SIARGAO. Unassuming and serene, the island of Siargao has quickly become one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines. All photos by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

Rappler Jelajah Indonesia 2018: Bermain air di enam telaga alami Kedung Pedut

Jun 30, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Enam telaga yang dihubungkan dengan air terjun berantai

BEBATUAN. Kedung Merak dengan bebatuan stalaktit di sekitarnya. Foto oleh Dyah Ayu Pitaloka/Rappler

The rockets that are pushing the boundaries of space travel

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Today, NASA is so dependent on the private sector that the US space agency has signed contracts with SpaceX and Boeing to send astronauts to space beginning next year, as soon as their capsules are ready

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 27, 2018

Jun 27, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of office of around 1,900 newly-elected barangay chairpersons in the Zamboanga Peninsula. The ceremony was held at the Municipal Gymnasium in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur on June 26, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trump claims victory on travel ban, but border crackdown on hold

Jun 27, 2018 - 10:18 AM

The US Supreme Court ruling validates the 3rd and most recent version of the ban, which applies to travelers from 5 mainly Muslim nations – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen – and from North Korea, about 150 million people in total

SUPREME COURT. This file photo taken on March 31, 2012 shows the US Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Karen Bleier/AFP

DFA: July-September passport appointment slots still available

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

'Please click refresh as online appointments become available from time to time,' says the Department of Foreign Affairs

Traveling tanpa utang, mungkinkah?

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Bagaimana bisa menciptakan memori kalau harus memikirkan utang tagihan tiket pesawat?

Ilustrasi oleh Rappler Indonesia

Employees hold nationwide vigil to protest PhilHealth mismanagement

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:21 PM

(UPDATED) From Luzon to Mindanao, employees unite to protest the grave abuses inside the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. They send photos deliberately blurred to hide their identities.

SHOW OF FORCE. PhilHealth employees nationwide wear black shirts in protest of the mismanagement of the agency.

Korea visa application in PH only through travel agencies starting July

May 31, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Here is the list of travel agencies designated by the Korean embassy to accept visa applications

Traveling with kids: 12 tips from moms

May 13, 2018 - 5:38 PM

From city jaunts to mountain climbing, adventuring moms share tips on how to travel with kids

Time travelers welcome at Hawking's memorial service

May 12, 2018 - 6:33 PM

His ashes are being interred on June 15 at London's Westminster Abbey, by the graves of fellow scientific giants Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

STEPHEN HAWKING. Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76, a family spokesman said Wednesday, March 14, 2018. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Malaysia's scandal-mired Najib hit with travel ban after poll loss

May 12, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Former Primer Minister Najib Razak says he respects the travel ban decision

'VERDICT OF THE PEOPLE.' Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak votes at a polling station during the 14th general elections in Pekan on May 9, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Flying to BIMP-EAGA? Travel tax waived for certain travelers

May 10, 2018 - 6:30 PM

BIMP-EAGA includes Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia, and the travel tax exemption aims to 'accelerate economic development in Mindanao and Palawan'

DUTERTE'S ORDER. President Rodrigo Duterte orders the travel tax exemption of Mindanao and Palawan travelers flying to BIMP-EAGA. Malacañang file photo

Making travels more meaningful

May 10, 2018 - 4:19 PM

For Ann Marie Cunanan, founder of Meaningful Travels, we can all travel with a purpose

Allegations of excessive travel expenses 'not true' – PhilHealth's De la Serna

May 08, 2018 - 5:15 PM

PhilHealth interim president Celestina Ma Jude de la Serna also addresses concerns about her accommodations, saying she 'settled for modest accommodations in keeping with the President's call for austerity and prudence'

LEGAL. PhilHealth Interim President Celestina Ma Jude De la Serna says the travel expenses incurrred during her first year are within the limits of government regulation.

Another DOT project that Tulfo’s Bitag bagged: 'I Travel Pinas' show

May 07, 2018 - 4:25 PM

It raises the question of how Ben Tulfo’s Bitag Media Unlimited Inc. got the contract to produce the flagship show of the Department of Tourism (DOT), and how much and in what way they are paid

FLAGSHIP SHOW. I Travel Pinas is the flagship show of the Department of Tourism airing Sundays on state-run channel PTV 4.

Discovering social tourism at the Ipo Watershed

May 04, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Our latest #WhatsNext experience was all about connecting with nature and the Sapang Munti community

PhilHealth OIC spends P627k for travels amid P9-B net loss in 2017

May 02, 2018 - 8:09 PM

State auditors ask PhilHealth interim president Celestina Ma. Jude de la Serna to explain the 'irregular' allowances she received, amounting to almost a million pesos in 2017

Photo from Philhealth website

7 reasons to visit Iran

Apr 29, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Looking for your next vacation destination? Iran is worth exploring.

BEAUTIFUL IRAN. Are you planning to visit Iran? All photos by Joshua Berida

Tribes and Treks: Where seeds outweigh the sun

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:38 PM

With MAD Travel's Tribes and Treks, travelers walk through volcanic ash, plant trees, get to know the local tribe, and hopefully find something meaningful along the way

TREKS TO TREES. It's a long, challenging walk through volcanic ash to get to Yangil's tree nursery. Photo by Cara Lim

Always borrowing travel essentials? It’s time to have your own

Apr 26, 2018 - 10:03 PM

Get big discounts on travel items at Lazada’s Birthday Sale from April 25-27

Your next pilot could be drone software

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM

By combining their enormous amounts of flight data and experience, drone-control software applications are poised to quickly become the world’s most experienced pilots

SAFETY QUESTION. Would you be – or feel – safer if one of these people were a robot? Image from Skycolors/Shutterstock.com

China's Hainan island is now visa-free for Filipinos

Apr 19, 2018 - 10:42 AM

(UPDATED) The move is part of China's international tourism push

VISA-FREE. Hainan island is now visa-free for 33 more countries. Shutterstock image

Duterte on Fox, Law groups on Duterte, North and South Korea | Evening wRap

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon