Philippines

Cebu Parklane International Hotel: A Haven of Cebuano Cuisine & Hospitality

Posted on June 6, 2018

Located at a busy intersection near Cebu Business Park, Cebu Parklane International Hotel may be right in the middle of the action, but a convenient location isn’t only the thing that’s happening for this locally-owned hotel designed for both business and leisure travelers. While it has the polished look of a contemporary world-class hotel, what I really liked about this midrange hotel is how the interiors reflect Cebuano heritage and culture, as seen in the lobby diorama and murals of famousRead More

San Rafael River Adventure: Water Sports & Dinner Cruise at Angat River in Bulacan

Posted on April 22, 2018

After our heritage tour of Malolos, we bussed for an hour and a half to San Rafael River Adventure, a resort in San Rafael town located along the Angat River, one of the major rivers in Luzon that originates from a forest watershed in the Sierra Madre mountains and meanders across the province of Bulacan. An idyllic getaway that’s just a couple of hours from Metro Manila, the sprawling resort consists of glass cottages and an infinity pool overlooking theRead More

La Paz Sand Dunes: Dune Bashing & Sandboarding in Laoag City

Posted on April 16, 2018

A desert would be one of the landscapes you’d least expect to see in the tropical archipelago of the Philippines, but along the northernmost province on Luzon island there are, indeed, sand dunes! The La Paz Sand Dunes cover 85 square kilometers of sandy coastal desert and beach in Laoag City, the provincial capital of Ilocos Norte. The coastal desert stretches from the towns of Currimao to Pasuquin. The undulating sandy landscape makes for beautiful sceneries, but visitors may alsoRead More

A Heritage Walking Tour of Malolos Historic Town Center

Posted on April 16, 2018

Heritage buffs need not look far from the Philippine capital for historical gems. Located an hour’s drive of Metro Manila, Malolos – the provincial capital of Bulacan – occupies an importance place in the history of the Philippines, especially when one mentions it’s most popular landmark: the Barasoain Church, which was the site of the First Philippine Republic. But little did I know that the city has whole lot more to offer, especially when it comes to built heritage. OnRead More

7 Best Things to Do in Tarlac [UPDATED 2018]

Posted on April 3, 2018

Learn about organic farming at EDL Farm Resort in Capas, Tarlac Author’s Note: This list was updated to include additional attractions visited during Lakbay Norte 7, a media trip organized by North Philippines Visitors Bureau (NPVB) and held last January 30 to February 5, 2018. Characterized by an endless expanse of grassy plains and rice fields, the province of Tarlac in central Luzon has long been bypassed or only used as a quick stopover by travelers making their way to Mt. Pinatubo,Read More

#GlobeSinulog 2018 | The Ultimate Festival Itinerary

Posted on January 16, 2018

Pit Senyor! The country’s grandest celebration, the Sinulog Festival of Cebu City, culminates every third weekend of January with religious revelries and exuberant all-day street dancing in honor of Santo Niño (Holy Child Jesus). While rooted in solemn veneration, the popular festival has built an all-inviting celebratory mood through the decades, includes music concerts, dance parties, and other special events. Leading telecommunications company Globe once again partakes in this year’s festivities! During the festival, make sure you stay well connected.Read More