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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

Over 553,000 tourists visited Boracay in 1st quarter of 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:16 AM

The tourism department says the island accommodated 376,171 foreign tourists from January to March 2018

TOURIST ARRIVALS. The Department of Tourism reports the number of tourists who arrived in Boracay Island from January to March 2018. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

Is the DOT’s media restriction in Boracay constitutional?

Apr 16, 2018 - 5:58 PM

Legal experts say there will be a solid case if media groups choose to challenge the restriction in court

IN CALAMITY? Boracay is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines. File photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Jinggoy Estrada faces contempt for ‘fake’ invite to the USA

Apr 16, 2018 - 2:35 PM

It is a simple travel motion to the United States that is already granted by the court. But misrepresentations prompt the prosecution to ask that the former senator be cited in contempt.

Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada with Lawyers as he attends hearing on his plunder case at the Sandiganbayan on October 2, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MRT3 ordered to sue passengers forcibly opening train doors

Apr 15, 2018 - 11:12 AM

'I told MRT to file cases and collect damages from them,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

TRANSPORTATION CHIEF. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade conducts an inspection of the MRT3 spare parts warehouse on March 29, 2018. File photo from the DOTr

How social tourism is redefining millennial wanderlust

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:21 AM

How and why does social tourism appeal to our generation?

Badoc Island: Ilocos Norte's little-known gem

Apr 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Badoc Island is a breathtaking and relaxing alternative to other beaches in Ilocos Norte

Reasons to fall in love with La Union, and to keep coming back

Apr 08, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Looking for a place with the right mix of calm and fun and festive? La Union is the place to be.

Alliance Global net income for 2017 stalls on Resorts World attack

Apr 05, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Alliance Global reports a net income of P21.8 billion in 2017, from P22.8 billion in 2016, as losses from its casino and liquor units offset gains from Megaworld and fast-food operations

Budget guide and itinerary: Cherry blossom season in central Japan

Apr 05, 2018 - 2:43 PM

This writer spends about P20,000 for a 3-day trip to see the famous cherry blossoms in bloom in central Japan. See her detailed budget guide and itinerary here to plan your own sakura-themed vacation

Photo by Irene Maligat

Enjoying nature in Albay’s sole high-end green resort

Mar 31, 2018 - 5:24 PM

Tourists are welcomed by a school of fish at the breakwater of the Marina Bay area of Misibis Bay Resort, less than 10 meters away from the shore

Tourists swim and glide along with school of fish at the Marina Bay area of Misibis Bay resort in Cagraray Island, Bacacay town.(Rhaydz B. Barcia)

Holy Week exodus: Commuters line up for hours in terminals

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:10 AM

The rush to go to the provinces results in up to 3 hours of waiting in bus terminals

MASS EXODUS. The line for a JAC Liner bus going to Lucban town in Quezon has spilled over to Mapagmahal Street in Quezon City. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

Resorts World Manila operator's 2017 income plunges over shooting incident

Mar 27, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Gross gaming revenues dropped by 27.6% to P17.1 billion after the June 2, 2017 shooting incident led to the closure of the gaming area for nearly a month

AFTERMATH. Firemen break several windows of Maxims Hotel following the attack on Resorts World Manila on June 2, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Why a visit to Jerusalem is a must for Catholics

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:53 AM

From the spot Jesus was born to the site of his crucifixion, here are 6 must-see places for Catholics

HOLY SITE. Jerusalem is considered a holy site by Jews, Christians and Muslims. Photo by Rappler/Natashya Gutierrez

6 reasons to visit beautiful, budget-friendly Penang

Mar 26, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Vibrant street art, delicious food, and more – this is why you should give Penang, Malaysia a chance

'No specific threat' during Holy Week but security measures in place

Mar 24, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Malacañang says there are additional deployments in places of convergence such as transport terminals, churches, malls, and other public recreation areas

PASSENGERS. Metro Manila residents flocked Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Quezon City, patiently waiting for a bus ride to the provinces. File Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

36,000 jobs, P56 billion 'at stake' if Boracay closed for a year

Mar 22, 2018 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'More than the effect of closure [on] individual business entities, the contribution of this to the country's economy cannot be disregarded,' say Boracay Island stakeholders

ECONOMIC IMPACT. Aerial inspection of Boracay Island by Department of Tourism (DOT) shows overcrowding and over-development concerns. Photo from DOT

Why you should check out Rustan's summer travel fair

Mar 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM

From March 16 to 18 in Rustan’s Makati and March 27-29 at Rustan's Shangri-la, explore curated options for summer destinations and all other essentials

PARADISE. The Crimson Resort in Boracay. Photo courtesy of Rustan's

5 travel bags for all kinds of summer adventures

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Travel bags

Space bases could preserve civilization in World War III – Elon Musk

Mar 12, 2018 - 12:24 PM

'We want to make sure that there's enough of a seed of human civilization somewhere else to bring civilization back, and perhaps shorten the length of the Dark Ages,' Elon Musk says

ELON MUSK. This file photo taken on April 30, 2015 shows Elon Musk unveiling large utility scale home batteries at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. File photo by David McNew/AFP