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Tips from the Top

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Removed from the most famous tourist destinations in The Philippines, Ilocos Norte in far north Luzon offers everything from pristine beaches and scenery to barely-frequented cul-tural treasures.

Step Back in Time

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Manila’s rich and often tumultuous history can be traced through a range of heritage sites scattered around the metropolis.

Philippines: Islands, Volcanoes, and Culture with Remote Lands

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From wreck diving warships to lounging on the beaches of Palawan, the many islands of the Philippines make for the perfect post-Covid adventure.

Sagada, Sagada, You’ll Always Be Mine

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Amy Poulton on Sagada, the locals, and the most famous tiered rice terraces in Southeast Asia.

Banwa: What You’ll Find at Asia’s Most Expensive Resort

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One Palawan resort stands out as the most expensive in the world — at a much publicized cumulative $100,000 per stay.

Surf, Sand, and Secrets on Siargao

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With mangroves, beaches, and Nay Palad Hideaway, Siargao is a drop of tropical paradise that stands out even among the exceptional islands of the Philippines.

The Last Bamboo Musician in Abra

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Richard Collett braves rough roads, tropical rains, and landslides of the northern Philippines to find the last bamboo musician in Abra.

Giants and Blood Oaths: Delving into Bohol’s History

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Bohol is an indelible part of the history of the Philippines, from ancient blood compacts to the giants that created the Chocolate Hills.

Binondo: A Culinary Journey Through The World’s Oldest Chinatown

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“This is the world’s oldest Chinatown,” Ivan says. “I hope you haven’t eaten already, because we have a lot to try today.”

Yes, There is a Sardine Run in Cebu

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The small city of Moalboal on Cebu in the Philippines has sardines ready to see nearly every day of the year, an odd curiosity available to both snorkelers and divers.

Mount Mayon: In the Shadow of the Most Active Volcano in the Philippines

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The full version of Richard Collett’s ATV adventure up the conical volcano of Mount Mayon from our Hot and Cold Winter Issue, featuring lava, ziplines, history, and more.

Remote Lands Hot Winter Pick: Palawan for the Beaches

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If you’re watching the latest season of Naked and Afraid XL, you probably think Palawan is a lot tougher than it is. Check out this Remote Lands pick for your winter holiday in 2020.