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Me and my Philippines: Edu Manzano, actor and politician

Edu Manzano talks about his best-kept holiday secret and a hellish night spent in Nasugbu, Batangas
 

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Me and my Philippines: Bianca Araneta-Elizalde, restaurateur 

Former actress and founder of organic restaurant The Wholesome Table, Bianca Araneta-Elizalde talks about family life, travels, and an organic lifestyle

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10 wild Philippine adventure holidays for 2016

Fancy a dip in the crater of an active volcano? Or a swim alongside thresher sharks in Cebu? Look no further. Lei Chavez picks 10 unbeatable trips for the adventurous

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Me and my Philippines: Sam Milby, actor

This actor and pop singer says he escapes the showbiz crowd by holing up at home, but on holidays it's all about the outdoors and indulging in one great passion 
 

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Feel the love: 9 romantic things to do in Boracay

From a sunset ride on a traditional paraw sailboat to a candlelit dinner for two right on the beach, Boracay resident Freida Dario-Santiago shares her tips on romantic Boracay

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15 top things to do in Boracay

The mother of all party islands has the hottest parties and craziest extreme sports, but it also offers idyllic beach coves, horseback riding, and romantic paraw sailing. We pick the best

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Mandala Spa & Villas’ arroz caldo

Banish the blues with this recipe for a warming bowl of Filipino-style congee, from the master chef at Mandala Spa & Villas

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Hotel review: MNL Beach Hostel Boracay

There’s a party every night in this easygoing, anything-goes hostel recently declared by Society19 as one of "16 Cool Hostels to Stay In Around the World" for under $20

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Chef Claude Tayag's top 10 favorite Philippine restaurants

Claude Tayag, who once cooked for Kitchen Confidential author Anthony Bourdain for his "No Reservations" TV show, reveals his favorite restaurants in the country 

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Me and my Philippines: Mermaid swimming instructor Arabelle Jimenez

Mermaid swimming has gained a following in Manila, with fans as young as eight, all wanting to be Ariel. Jimenez helps make their Disney mermaid dreams come true

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Me and my Philippines: Singer Kat Alano

Decibelle's vocalist and songwriter talks about idyllic beaches in Palawan, the hottest music venue in Manila, and Filipino musicians she adores

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6 secret spots in Aklan and Antique

From a beach that glitters like gold to rivers and waterfalls, there's more to Aklan and Antique in Panay island than Boracay, says Louise Henwood 

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5 hot budget tours for P10,000 or less

Go on thrill rides and a sunset cruise in Boracay, enjoy Coron's pristine beaches, or explore Vigan's Spanish-era town—Here are 5 brilliant ways to see the Philippines for less than P10,000

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Me and my Philippines: Fina Joven

Annset Holidays president Fina Joven talks about the top Philippine destinations for 2016 and some of the best places to stay in the country

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Hotel review: Lugar Bonito

Amanda Lago finds a little bit of the Mediterranean in a homey hotel by the sea

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Tangerine skies: 10 sunset photos that show the Philippine islands at their best

We've picked out sunset snaps from contributing photographers, showing the sky and sea drenched in hues of pink and blue, gold, and orange. Share your sunset photos by tagging #ArchipelagoLife on Instagram

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Travelers' picks: 5 short breaks

From a holiday home with views of the mountains to a perfect spa retreat a short drive away from Manila, our insiders reveal their slice of heaven

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Recipe: Mandala Spa’s perfect ginger tea

This fiery ginger tea is a super drink with medicinal properties, but its got super taste too. And Boracay's Mandala Spa makes the best

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Mandala Spa's pole dancing heats up the fitness scene

It's not exotic pole in a strip club. Pole dancing has evolved into a fitness regime and Boracay's Mandala Spa is leading the way

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Experts' top 18 backpacking holidays in the Philippines

Seasoned backpackers Ferdz Decena, Christian Sangoyo and Julian Rodriguez share their favorite adventures, from exploring the hidden El Nido in Palawan to going wild swimming in the Babuyan Islands

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Travel + Video: TV host Marc Nelson's adrenaline Philippines—kiteboarding in Boracay

Asia's Got Talent TV host Marc Nelson says controlling the kite, being dragged across the waters, and doing all those loopy jumps are the best fun he's had in the water

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Top 5 places for halo-halo iced dessert in the Philippines

Chef Jerry Cruz, our expert, offers his five favorite places in the Philippines for the popular Filipino dessert halo-halo

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Boracay's white-sand Christmas: A festive guide

Celebrate the merriest month of the year in Boracay, and end 2015 on a high note with these December fêtes and feasts!

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The Cocoon

Give your feet some heavenly pampering inside a dome-shaped hut, surrounded by trees

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Travel blogger Estan Cabigas' top 13 beaches

Award-winning travel blogger Estan Cabigas helps our sister publication Inflight Traveller celebrate its 13th year anniversary this year by sharing his top 13 beaches in the Philippines

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Top 10 haunted places in the Philippines

From World War II ruins to the ghostly Manila Film Center, paranormal expert Frank Regis lists macabre places to spook you this halloween