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TRYP by Wyndham banks on its youthful and vibrant personality

Local touch. More than two years since its grand launch in March 2018, TRYP by Wyndham is thriving. It’s a hotel that foreign tourists recognize (as there’s more than 100 locations worldwide) and it’s a brand Filipinos are starting to associate with something...

ECHOcafe continues to serve healthy food items amid the pandemic

French Mushroom ECHOcafe has built a reputation for serving a variety of healthy food items that are not just delicious, but with responsibly sourced ingredients. It’s a cafe that promotes sustainability so people may live while making others live.

Travel influencer talks about cancelled summer trips, coping with being homebound for months

Maligcong Rice Terraces, Mountain Province For a frequent traveler, the thought of staying at home for months on end is a nightmare. It means dozens of cancelled summer trips—not to mention the hassle of dealing with airlines and hotels for rebookings and refunds.

Oakwood properties rally to provide meals for the less privileged

For more details, visit Oakwood.com/Give-With-Oakwood. Oakwood properties has launched a campaign called “Give With Oakwood,” a global campaign designed to spread kindness and compassion to vulnerable members of society.  From now until August 7, 2020, more than 80 Oakwood properties...

7 Pinoy desserts for Independence Day weekend

Avocado and strawberry sorbetes By Irene C. Perez Celebrate Filipino flavors with desserts by local makers and bakers. Getaway.PH presents sweets from sorbetes to pinindot, all available via delivery.  Avocado Sorbetes by Paco Sorbetes Bestsellers are...

Why Filipinos should check out the Murillo Velarde Map at the National Museum

Photo by Wikimedia Commons As the country’s first scientific map, the Murillo Velarde Map is an important artifact. It is evidence of the country’s historic rights, and a source of narrative for the youth to love the country. In many ways, it’s an...

Sicogon Island transforms into a thriving resort community

Perfect spot for some peace and relaxation. Sicogon Island’s beautiful transformation is well underway. Once a favorite secret getaway of the rich and famous three decades ago, the 1,100-hectare island in Carles, northern Iloilo was quickly overtaken by other tourist destinations.

Five reasons why heritage tourism is important

The Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte. Heritage is shared by the whole community, which is why it’s important that heritage sites—not just the ruins—are taken care of and fostered so more people could visit and learn from them. Unfortunately, many...

Artist captures the beauty and terror of the Taal Volcano eruption through series of paintings

It takes Sagaran 30 to 40 hours to complete one painting. It took a one-two punch of unfortunate circumstances—one a natural disaster, the other a global health crisis—for this artist to complete a series of paintings. But the result is a set of...

Three things that make long trips difficult

View from the Gran Hotel La Florida in Barcelona On paper, it sounds amazing to just pack up and leave, travel to wherever you want to go and not come back for weeks or months on end. Most of the time, it is....