Not a conventional travel destination for most, this 7,000-island Pacific archipelago offers a mix of cultures, eco-tourism, beaches & outdoorsy pursuits. And of course you can always get your thrilla in Manila!

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Philippines is one of ´7 of the Top Destination Brands of 2023´ Speaking of the seas, farther east in Asia the Philippines also proved a big winner for its water-centric allures, winning “World’s Leading Beach Destination” (for the likes of Boracay Island off the major island of Panay and Palawan Island 118 miles to the southwest, as well as the beaches of Cebu province in the south center of the sprawling Philippine archipelago). The country also nabbed “World’s Leading Dive Destination” thanks to spots like Tubbataha Reefs Natural…

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Discovering the Cavite province resort city of Tagaytay

Located in the province of Cavite an hour north of Manila, Tagaytay (pop. around 71,000) is one of the Philippines most popular domestic destination because of its beautiful scenic landscapes, natural attractions, and relatively cooler climate, situated as it is at an altitude of 639 meters (2,096 feet). Blessed with beautiful weather and year round breezes, its perch overlooking Taal Volcano Island in the middle of Lake Taal affords mesmerizing views indeed. read post

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Baguio city an under-the-radar gem

Not for its ambrosial Ube (purple-yam) jam or the warm, English-speaking Igorots (the traditional peoples inhabiting the surrounding region). Not even for the glorious pine trees that hug the city or the smiling sunflowers that romance the hills, Baguio City is most appreciated by Filipinos for its unique personality and its youthful chutzpah (more than 65 percent of its population is under 30). Located in the Cordillera Central mountains of the country's main island Luzon, a bit over three…

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