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Best shoes for every kind of travel

Archipelago assistant digital editor Celia Nachura rounds up the best footwear for you whether you're going spelunking in Negros or hitting the beaches of Palawan

1 For the beachIf you're going to... Batangas, Palawan, CebuKeep your feet protected against sharp rocks, murky waters and sea urchins by slipping on aqua shoes. The Atlantis Aqua Shoes by Blood Red is lightweight, but features tight grip and…

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10 rainy day essentials

From designer parkas to smart umbrellas, here are our picks of the best value practical buys on Zalora

1 Timeless Manila double-layered inverted umbrellaTimeless Manila has an ingenious way of solving perpetually drippy umbrellas: an inverted design. The wet side is folded away inside and the dry side exposed, minimizing wet floors and clothes. Big enough to…

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Top 3 summer travel product deals

Archipelago managing editor Monica De Leon picks out her top three summer travel products selling at 20% off at the Travel Club’s Mad About Travel fair on March 4-6

1 Eagle Creek packing cubeA water repellant bag from Eagle Creek, made of cordura — same material used for umbrellas—for packing travel essentials. Comes in three sizes: small (P312 or US$7, from its original retail price of P390), medium (P392, down from P490), and large…

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