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Me and my Philippines: Ian Paradies, brewery owner

Engkanto Brewery owner Ian Paradies talks about the best local craft beers, the best city bars, and cool city hang outs not many know of

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Top 10 things to do in the "New Boracay"

Although booze and partying on the beach are a no no, the party island has not lost its fizz, says island resident Freida Dario-Santiago

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13 best restaurants in the Philippines

The best places to eat, from a tapas place run by an ex-El Bulli chef to the ultimate spot for ramen

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17 insanely romantic hotels in the Philippines

A list of some of the Philippine archipelago's stunningly beautiful hotels, including one where Brad Pitt and Beyonce once stayed

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AirSwift launches El Nido-Caticlan flights today

The new route allows holidaymakers to combine a stop at party island Boracay with a quieter, close-to-nature getaway in El Nido, home to some of the country's finest beaches and top dive sites

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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 & my Philippines: soul singer Kat Agarrado

The vocalist of the year at the NU107 Rock Awards shares her secrets, including the best live music venues in Manila and her travel hits, from Palawan to Sagada

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15 things not to miss in the Philippines from January to December

Our guide to the country’s island destinations, from the ultimate dive site of Tubbataha, the hidden gem of Danjugan, to a romantic firefly tour in Sorsogon

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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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Me and my Philippines: Isabel Roces-Trebol

Inquirer beauty columnist Isabel Roces-Trebol on her favorite islands, spelunking in slippers, and one crazy thing she did on holiday

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Me and my Philippines: Jaymie Pizarro

The Bull Runner blogger Jaymie Pizarro talks about marathon training, tips for first-timers and travelling the world for "race-cations"

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My favorite resorts — by frequent travellers

From island hideaways to mountain escapes, eight local travellers name their favorite resorts

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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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Top 5 romantic dinner ideas

Our insiders tell you how to fan the fires of love, from hiring a private chef to choosing a restaurant worthy of true romance

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Feel the love: 6 top romantic things to do in Boracay

From a candlelit dinner for two at a quiet cove to a private sunset cruise on a traditional paraw sailboat, Boracay resident Freida Dario-Santiago shares her tips on how best to experience 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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7 best eats at Epic Boracay

Epic Boracay's Chef Carlo Miguel brings his signature bold flavors to the island's favorite party hotspot

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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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Me and my travels: chef Sau Del Rosario

Chef Sau Del Rosario on food, art, and his favorite Philippine restaurants

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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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Top 5 summer holiday destinations for families

Shroff Travel’s Arjun Shroff gives us his list of 5 holiday hotspots and places to stay for budget-conscious families 

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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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Children's book author Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan’s top 10 holidays for kids

Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan shares 10 of the best days out for kids, from jungle survival tours to lunch in the middle of the ocean

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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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5 of the Philippines' best hotels for weddings

Locals pick their favorite hotels for a wedding, from a white-sand beach hotel in Boracay to a private island in Palawan

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10 popular Airbnb rentals in the Philippines for less than P3,000

Here's a selection of unique and affordable Airbnb rentals in top tourist destinations in the country, from a thatched native cottage overlooking farmlands in Palawan to an ocean-front bungalow in Bohol

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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 travels: Boys Night Out DJs

DJs Tony Toni, Sam YG, and Slick Rick, hosts of Magic 89.9's popular radio show "Boys Night Out" reveal their favorite hideaways and who they want to take on a holiday

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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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Me & my Philippines: Adventure show host Juls Rodriguez

The host of adventure webshow Gameplan tells Archipelago about his traditional Kalinga tattoo, his favorite beach in Boracay . . . and getting kidnapped

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Me and my Philippines: Victor Consunji

Businessman Victor Consunji, the first Filipino to run and finish a full marathon in the North Pole this year, talks about his Philippine travels and favorite resorts

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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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Resort review: Diniview Villa Resort

High on the Boracay hillside, Diniview offers sweet isolation and spectacular ocean views

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Isay Alvarez: the show must go on

Diagnosed with leukemia, West End’s Miss Saigon star Isay Alvarez finds comfort on stage and the rigours and excitement of travel

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Boracay’s cool sports

Six of the best sport activities on the island to get you fit for summer, plus a guide to some of the best sporting events this year

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Restaurant Review: La Cozina

This new Latin bistro in Boracay serves the best tacos and churros on the island

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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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Boracay Island in a capsule

New ways to experience the island, from renting a private beach house to exploring the island on horseback, to a taste of the high life at a spa

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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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Great escapes for loved-up couples

Some of the Philippines’ most romantic getaways — from the natural wonders of wild Batanes to the luxury of Amanpulo in Palawan

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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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What's on: Malasimbo goes to Boracay

The popular annual Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is taking the festival to Boracay in December for a series of events to raise money for environmental causes

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Photo of the day: Boracay paddlers at sundown

Paddler training starts in January for Boracay's 10th Dragonboat festival, set on April 21-23 next year. Book your tickets now to witness one of the island's biggest events

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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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Editor's pick: 13 Favorite hotels and resorts in the Philippines

InFlight Traveller's executive editor Nikos Gitsis picks out his favorite places to stay, from Banaue to Siargao

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Escape to the islands: From New York to Boracay

Designer Elena Fernandez gave up life as a jetsetting designer 18 years ago in favor of an idyllic island life in Boracay, with a knock-out address on top of a hill

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'Last Stand for Paradise' steps up campaign to save Puka Beach and forest sanctuary

Boracay's citizens unite to save one of the last remaining tropical forests and beaches on the island

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Restaurant review: Los Indios Bravos

Hearty food, a cool friendly vibe, and craft beer on tap draw people to this gastropub on Boracay’s Bulabog side

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License to be naughty: Boracay's best Halloween parties

An epic spookfest, full moon party, tapas and dancing, a beachfront fantasy setting for kids, and a super jam with Filipino rock icon Wally Gonzalez...here are some ideas for a great Halloween night out

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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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Me and my Philippines: fashion designer Rajo Laurel

Rajo Laurel reveals his favorite resorts and the young designers to watch

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3 PH destinations voted among world's best islands

Conde Nast Traveler reveals the results of its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards survey

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Take me to...Carabao Island

Just as gorgeous as its famous neighbour Boracay, this tropical island has milky white sand but without the touristy crowds

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Boracay's pleasure boat

Amanda Lago boards the 65-footer SunCruiser to find out what makes it an island favorite

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The isles of thrills

Tour specialist Greg Hutchinson guides you round the best coastlines of the Philippines for sea kayaking, trekking, and mountain biking

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Me and my Philippines: mixed martial arts fighter Ali Khatibi

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter on life with actress Cristine Reyes, scaling Mt. Pulag, and his favorite places to hang out

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Take a look: Azalea Boracay

Get an energetic urban vibe on the tropical island paradise

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Me and my Philippines: actor Mikael Daez

Midnight Express TV host Mikael Daez on wild zip line rides over the beaches of Palawan and some of the Philippines' best eats

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Me & my Philippines: freediver Catalin Craciun

The owner and head instructor at Freedive Boracay — the island's first freediving school — on why the time is right to ditch your tank