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Exploring Hanoi, Vietnam: Hidden gems, secret spots

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Planning to visit Hanoi soon? Here's a 4-day itinerary and travel guide to help you out!

Hanoi,Vietnam itinerary and guide. Photos by Jan Ricasio/Rappler

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Exciting Samar destinations for thrill seekers

Mar 04, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Tired of the usual beach trip? Samar will satisfy your craving for adventure

3 Philippine hotels receive 2018 Forbes 5-Star award

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:43 PM

Nüwa at City of Dreams Manila, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, and Sky Tower at Solaire Resort and Casino are all 5-Star properties, according to the Forbes Travel Guide

Heading to the U.S. for a weekend vacation? It's possible!

Feb 09, 2018 - 8:49 PM

Planning a trip to Guam? Here's everything you need to know

RIVER CRUISE. The best way to get to know Guam's Valley of the Latte is taking a relaxing cruise through the river. Photo by Nick Olayao

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

[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

[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

[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: 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!

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

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.

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

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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

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

Solo travel: A guide for beginners

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Dreaming of braving the great outdoors on your own? Here’s how you can start

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

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El Nido, Palawan: Your comprehensive, updated guide

Mar 11, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Birdhouse hotel owner Mark Anthony Villaflor gives us his ultimate guide to exploring the island

Budget guide: 6 things to do in Yunnan, China

Jan 08, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Looking to explore China outside of Shanghai Nanjing and Beijing? Here are the beautiful history rich attractions you can see in Yunnan

YUNNAN. There are many things to see and do in and around Yunnan. The Stone Forest, pictured above, is just a bus ride away. All photos by Joshua Berida

14 bucket list destinations, 14 detailed budget guides for your dream vacation

Mar 26, 2016 - 9:04 PM

How to visit Seoul Tokyo London Paris Scotland Batanes the Maldives and more – on a budget

These 7 beautiful hotels in Asia get 5 stars at Forbes’ 2016 Star Rating Awards

Feb 24, 2016 - 4:34 PM

Check out these luxurious hotels in China Japan and more

FIVE STAR. The Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake is one of the 5 star-rated hotels in the Asia-Pacific, according to Forbes' Star Rating Awards list 2016. Photo courtesy of Forbes Travel Guide

The budget traveler's guide to Japan

Jun 07, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Experience Japan on a shoestring budget with these tips

DOTOUNBURI, OSAKA. Shopping options 'til late at night.

Touring Corregidor, one of the country's last military bastions

Jan 18, 2014 - 9:40 PM

Going to Corregidor you d expect a grand history lesson but you ll also leave the island with so much more

A walk through history in the City by the Bay

May 04, 2013 - 10:54 AM

The hippie Haight Ashbury district and the imposing fortress of Alcatraz are San Francisco must sees

COOL CAFES. Establishments like this bring back the 60's flower power days. All photos by Johan Guillaume