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June 2019

Historic.

Go on a food trip around the “Heart of the Philippines”.

Build and invest on your relationships. This is the most practical tip I can give budget travelers and why not?The world has become smaller and traveling around it has been made easier and more accessible to more people in this age of budget traveling. The everyday man should keep up! No budget? No problem! Let’s get you on your way to planning that pocket-friendly and perhaps to some, your first ever trip abroad. Shall we?

Camiguin is one cool destination. It’s hard not to fall in love with the “Island born of fire” and its natural wonders. But aside from the beaches, springs and waterfalls you can visit, the food scene is surprisingly varied, with an international flair.There are no fast food joints or malls in this tiny island province because locals really want to preserve homegrown restaurants and cafes. And they have a lot to be proud of! Here are just a few of the must-try dining establishments in Camiguin. 

Hayahay Café

[credit to="Unsplash" url="https://unsplash.com/photos/72EYDDwn8dE"]Let’s admit it: The world isn’t a safe place for the LGBT community. While we try to believe in the kindness of every human being on earth, it’s tough to put this ideology when safety and security is your number one concern.Now that more countries are becoming progressive and welcome us with open arms, we’ve prepared a list of places to visit where you can enjoy traveling with the love of your life (sans the horror stories of homophobia and discrimination that are prominent in most conservative countries). 

Toronto, Canada

Still safe to go.

Book until June 19!

June 12 is Independence Day in the Philippines, but the celebrations extended in many parts of the world.As we celebrate our Independence Month, let's check out how Filipinos across the globe celebrated this special day of our country:

Dubai

Get your fill of culture, food, ATV-riding and more in Rizal!

Sale alert!

It’s not hard to look for pasalubong when in South Korea. Myeongdong alone is brimming with great deals that will give you a bang for your buck—or Won. From buy one get one promos on skincare products to 10+1 specials on pairs of cute and trendy socks, Seoul’s most vibrant shopping district pretty much has everything to help you tick off everyone on your to-buy-for list. There are also massive supermarket chains in the city that you can hit for local snacks and sweets.But if you want to give your friends and family something authentically Korean, head on over to Insadong, Seoul’s most popular neighborhood for regional and traditional goods. Here are some easy-to-pack souvenirs you can get on your visit that your folks will surely love: 

Bokjumeoni

I remember Japan fondly for two things: its food and its people. The Japanese are, honest to God, the most polite people you’ll ever meet and their food, wonderful, just wonderful. You know the whole shtick about the Japanese bowing endlessly like they were in a Boomerang? It’s really more like art imitating life than a shtick. And you know how they say it’s not where you travel but who you travel with? Well, I really don’t mind travelling alone to Japan, Tokyo in particular, which has easily found its way to the top of my list of favorite cities in world. Spend the day with me as I take you around the city in 8 photos and show you why.

You don't have to travel far from Manila to get your hiking fix. The nearby province of Batangas has beautiful landscapes and mountains that are possible day hikes. These are beginner-friendly and accessible by public and private transportation. 

Gulugod Baboy

Big brother is watching.

SOCCSKSARGEN (the region in Central Mindanao that includes South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos) and its prime products, culture, and tourist destinations were showcased in a travel and trade expo for the benefit of residents of Metro Manila and neighboring places.The Treasures of SOX: Travel and Trade Expo Year 4 was held at the Robinsons Place Manila in Ermita from April 25 to 28 with the goal to introduce SOCCSKSARGEN or also known as SOX, as the next promising regional tourism destination in the country.

Gone are the days when coffee was merely a morning pick-me-upper. Today, it is taken more seriously with the rise of what they call third wave coffee—a movement that aims to promote high quality coffee. Metro Manila is filled with cafes offering these specialty coffees, paying attention to every step of the process—from growing the plant to brewing. A lot of them are roasted on-site.A first of the series, we’ve explored some of Metro Manila’s must-try third wave cafes. Our first stop: Quezon City! Aside from being the largest in the region, it houses the most number of third wave cafes in the metro. Check some of them out: Chapter Coffee Roastery and Cafe

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