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Are we ready for nude tourism?

Travelers are taking their clothes off in tourist areas, landmarks, and in the wild outdoors for Instagram

It's fun, it's crazy, it's catching on Instagram. @getnakedaustralia, with 58,500 followers, leads with 591 naked posts snapped in the snow, in the wilderness, on the beach, on top of a mountain, underwater and just about anywhere in the great…

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Binondo celebrates Chinese New Year 2017

We pick our favorite Instagram snaps of Manila's Chinatown as it celebrates the Year of the Fire Rooster

All roads lead to Binondo, Manila's Chinatown, as the city ushers in Chinese New Year which falls this year on January 28. Celebrations start 15 days in the run-up to the big day, with major landmarks and buildings all lit…

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Cebu's Sinulog Festival 2017

The mother of all Philippine fiestas goes into top gear this weekend with a fluvial procession and a grand carnival-like parade and street dancing

The month-long Sinulog Festival in Cebu City in the Visayas region, a carnival-like celebration held yearly in honor of the Sto. Niño or the child Jesus, enters its most exciting phase this weekend with a fluvial procession and a grand parade that attracts…

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Nagtabon Beach, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Cream-colored fine sand, shallow waters close to shore, palm trees, cheap thatched huts for rent, and beginner-friendly surfing make this beach popular with locals and independent travelers. Photo by @jenisummers

 En esta playa y con @santoskill, pa que más ????A photo posted by ? Marga???? (@13margui) on Dec 17, 2016 at 4:41pm PSTRoughly 32 kilometers from Puerto Princesa airport lies one of the city's best-kept secrets: Nagtabon…

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Was Selena Gomez at Cebu's Sinulog?

Not exactly. A lead dancer spotted at the festival can possibly be the American singer's Filipina doppelgänger, her photos making the rounds of social media

 The Philippines' Sinulog Festival won't be complete without some "celebrity" spotting. And this year we've found a Selena Gomez lookalike. The doppelgänger is lead dancer Gerhicka Carcueva, who said she was flattered by the comparison but she didnt really see…

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Nickelodeon Resort Developer Denies Plans to Build an Undersea Park in Palawan

After all the social media furor, Coral World Park Undersea Resorts sings a different tune

The developer for the Nickelodeon resort in Coron, Palawan said on Wednesday that it was not building an underwater park and that all facilities will be on land.Developer Coral World Park Undersea Resorts, who is partnering with Nickelodeon TV…

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It's Sinulog on a Plate!

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila's delicious grilled buffet celebrates Cebu's Sinulog festival and Aklan's Ati-atihan

In a nod to two of the Philippines' biggest festivals in the Visayas this month—Cebu's Sinulog festival and Aklan's Ati-Atihan— Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s Sunset Bar is holding grilled buffet theme dinners, serving specialties from the two provinces for two consecutive weekends.Cebu’s…

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Are you for a Nickelodeon Undersea Park in the Philippines’ Last Frontier?

We ask Palawan's stakeholders and locals what they think of the US TV network's plans to build a 400-hectare undersea development in Coron, Palawan

Viacom International Media Network's announcement on Monday that it plans to build a 400-hectare underwater resort and theme park in Palawan featuring restaurants and lounges 20 feet below sea level drew strong concern and anger on social media. Hashtags like #CoronIsNotBikiniBottom and #SparePalawan…

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Quiz: Where in the Philippines is this?

Take this quiz and test your knowledge about Philippines tourist destinations.


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Lakawon Island, Negros

It's the ultimate party island, with powder-white sand, azure waters, and a floating bar as entertainment center

 Low tide miracle. So stoked to see this sandbar. ???????? #beautifuldestinationsA photo posted by Explorer For Life (@mikolozzz) on Oct 12, 2016 at 4:36am PDTWe just can’t get enough of gorgeous Lakawon Island, which looks like a…

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