The Beach-Lovers

Aris Mape

In one of his latest posts, travel blogger Aris Mape (D’yan Lang) describes a recent “breakup”. He was giving up on something that he had been depending on for years — his bulky DSLR — in favor a powerful but less stressful smartphone. It’s a big change, as any other travel blogger would tell you. … Read more

Chino Roque

Since Chino Roque won the Axe Apollo Space Academy competition, we have been following his journey to becoming the first Filipino astronaut. We first met him while prepping for the shoot of a tourism video that he did for Globe, and as early as then, we could already see how hungry he was for adventure. … Read more

Newest Videos

Palawan Drone Video

By now, almost everyone is aware of Palawan’s unparalleled beauty. With all the adulating publicity that went out in its favor—it landed first on CNN’s list of the best islands in the Philippines, became a pit stop on The Amazing Race, and got minutes of screen time in The Bourne Legacy—it’s nearly ludicrous not to … Read more

Sipalay

Have you ever wondered what’s it like to be in Boracay before it emerged as a prime tourist destination, a time when this small island in Aklan was all sea and sand and not a developed center for nightlife and pub crawls? Though it hasn’t lost its prestige as a beach of immaculate proportions, there … Read more

Siquijor Island Video

Maybe somewhere in the moonlit forest lurks an aswang waiting to prey on unsuspecting late-night wanderers. Maybe the town elders can dream up a potion that can make people fall in love or flirt with immortality. Maybe there is a convention of witches and warlocks that take place every once in a while, maybe on … Read more

Minalungao National Park Video

It’s like a hidden holding area where soldiers are preparing for conquest, their fleet all gathered up and ready for a unified assault. Only, there are no soldiers but tourists. No war to wage but a mission to beat the summer heat. No warships but bamboo rafts boarding families and friends on vacation. This is … Read more

The Footprints Project

Sunscreen Harm Corals

There’s so much to be worried about when it comes to our seas. Marine debris has been killing wildlife. Shark finning remains prevalent. Coral reefs are destroyed in unimaginable scale in many parts of the world. The harm that we, as a species, do to our oceans are so massive that scientists project that we … Read more

Sharks and Rays in the Philippines

During Imperial China, there was a simple bowl dish borne out of careful preparation and exotic taste that held such significance in people’s palate. The delicacy was rare and beyond delectable, which made the populace, from the commoners to the emperors, fancy it as a staple on their tables on weddings, banquets, and other special … Read more

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