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Friday, March 24, 2017

A-fishing we will go

ASK every middle-aged adult and, chances are, he or she has heard or hummed this nursery rhyme which goes “A-fishing we will go, a-fishing we will go, hi-ho the merry-o, a-fishing we will go”. Down in the charming island of Siargao, fishing is no child’s play, as the world’s top...
"WE travel to see the beauty of souls in new landscapes,” influential Ghanaian writer and youth advocate Lailah Gifty Akita once said. Nothing can be truer than this, for when we travel to new places, we not merely stand in awe at the eye-catching landscapes but also bask in...
WITH its 7,641 islands, the Philippines is one of the ideal places for sailing and yachting in the world. Moreover, the Filipinos are known to be passionate about water sports, and the country is regarded by travel authorities as one of the best cruising sites in the world. This...

Downtown kind of summer

By Margarita Medrano-Tupaz THE hustle of the upcoming summer season, with school-age kids finishing up the school year, graduations, proms, vacation and summer planning, etc., it can easily leave parents exhausted and stressed out. For me, a quick fix is an in-town weekend getaway. An intimate escape is within reach in...

‘Almacen’ memories

Story & photos by Issa Quirante IN the quiet side of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig is a not-so-tucked “Filipino restaurant of Spanish descent” that not only serves delicious heirloom recipes, but also offers diners a taste of hacienda living in the 1900s. Arroz Ecija, a specialty restaurant at the...

Surface interval in Cebu

By Bernard L. Supetran THE island-province of Cebu is sanctuary to a diverse marine life that it has become one of the world’s diving havens. With a 600-kilometers coastline in the mainland and its islands, almost every beachfront is a veritable dive spot teeming with schools of sardines, whale...
Story & photos by Jacqueline Salvador-Marvida THERE’S another reason to be joyful in the southern district of the Metro, as Parmigiano Ristorante Pizzeria opens its doors, which is on the Lifestyle Extension of Molito Commercial Complex, where “every day is a family day.” Parmigiano, the fast-rising Italian restaurant, offers a wide variety...
ALTHOUGH summer is still weeks away, a lot of people have already begun planning their summer trips and vacations. From sunny beaches with stretches of shore that can accommodate several beachside activities, to secluded islands that give off the castaway vibe for undisturbed days of relaxation, to hotels and...
By Bernard L.  Supetran ASK any true-blue scuba diver his or her bucket list, and Sipadan Island in Sabah, Malaysia, would surely be one of them. Hordes of enthusiasts, including the legendary underwater explorer and pioneer diver Jacques Cousteau, can’t be wrong in making this marine world their playground of...
TOP-down with hair flowing in the wind, cruise past a countryside driver’s dream of small-town roads and seaside postcard scenes from SM’s Mall of Asia to a sprawling coastal resort town along the shores of Nasugbu, Batangas. Known today as a choice destination that highlights a variety of recreational activities...
This adage was proven once more when the first batch of Miss Universe 2016 delegates recently visited Siargao Island, dubbed as the country’s surfing mecca, to kick off the pageant’s promotional tour around the country’s top destinations. Miss Philippines Maxine Medina led the 12 candidates who visited the famed Cloud 9 surfing spot...
LAST month Cebu, Palawan and Boracay made it to Condé Nast Traveler’s list of the 20 “Best Islands in the World” outside the United States, as ranked by readers for its 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards survey. While the magazine’s travel experts predicted that South America would take off as the...
By Margarita Medrano-Tupaz ASIDE from being one of the most iconic structures in Makati’s Central Business District (CBD), the superlative combination of the creativity and the hospitality of the Thais and Filipinos is what set this hotel apart from every other one in the Metro. The synergy of inspirations found in...
By Bernard Supetran THE eclectic city of Puerto Princesa goes by different monikers, such as “City within a Forest”, “Port of Princess” and “Last Frontier”. And recently, it became racked up a new title as home to the first “WorkPlays” in Palawan with the recent opening of the new facilities of...
By Nana Nadal IF you’ve been around the Visayas-Mindanao region, you would be familiar with Golden Cowrie. Their Cebu lechon belly and baked scallops sourced from Bantayan Island of Northern Cebu have a solid following. But those two best sellers are not the only items that keep diners coming back. With...

Experience wine in style

Story & photos by Jacqueline Salvador-Marvida HISTORY revealed that wine is a symbol of power, luxury and wealth. The more aged the wine is, the better taste and aroma it becomes. This is what the 16th Grand Wine Experience at the Marriott Grand Ballroom was all about. Welcoming around 2,000 guests,...
PLANES, trains and automobiles. These may be some of the most common ways to get around. It’s also the title of a classic comedy-adventure movie riddled with slapstick problems and travel mishaps that no longer plague travelers of the new age. Nowadays, technology lets you take whatever adventure you want whenever...