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Rappler's latest stories on backpacking


How Pacsafe's co-founders turned an accident into an international brand

Jan 26, 2018 - 5:34 PM

From an unfortunate accident to the anti-theft bags we know today – here's how Pacsafe came to be

12 money-saving tips for millennial travelers

Jul 02, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Looking to travel on a budget? Here s how you can save while seeing the world

Southeast Asia budget guide: 4 countries, 23 Days, P33,000 all in

Jun 05, 2016 - 9:15 PM

A detailed budget itinerary by traveler Jayson Concepcion shows the complete expense breakdown of his trip which cost him P33 000 for a full 23 days of travel

A picture taken in 2011 near Chiang Mai, shows statues inside Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep temple. Photo by Philippe Hugen/AFP

Tips berwisata ke Vietnam dan Kamboja selama 6 hari dan hanya butuh Rp 7 jutaan

May 29, 2016 - 5:48 PM

Travel blogger Andrea Javier mengunjungi Ho Chi Minh di Vietnam dan Siem Reap di Kamboja Ini rincian biaya dan apa saja yang ia lakukan selama 6 hari berlibur di sana

Foto oleh Andrea Javier

20 unspoken truths behind my first solo backpacking experience

Mar 26, 2016 - 5:09 PM

I didn’t want people to know how terribly homesick I was feeling how it felt when there was no one to talk to I didn’t want people to know the ugly realities of my trip

All photos provided by Jan Ricasio

VIDEO: Tips 'backpacking' untuk pemula

Dec 19, 2015 - 4:26 PM

Jangan membawa tas dengan ukuran lebih dari 7 kilogram dan perhatikan keamanan uang kamu

Foto oleh Rappler.

Gameplan: The trail's end

Jul 25, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The Gameplan team s Kalinga adventure comes to an end

Gameplan: Jack of all tours

Jul 19, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Kalinga based tour guide Francis Pa in makes an effort to learn different languages of various countries from German to Japanese to Danish

Gameplan: Where words end, music begins

Jul 11, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Gameplan host Ton Vergel de Dios discovers how music bridges the gap between those who struggle to understand each other s languages

Gameplan: The mark of a mambabatok

Jul 04, 2015 - 6:00 AM

For the squeamish elders of the lowlands tattoos are a form of rebellion But in Kalinga tattoos are a symbol of great beauty and bravery

Gameplan: Behind the scenic scenes

Jun 28, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The Gameplan trio treks to Buscalan Kalinga – home to legendary tattoo artist Whang Od

Gameplan: Keeping up with the Tinglayans

Jun 21, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Sometimes detours could yield to a wealth of adventures

Gameplan: Amanda's must-haves

Jun 20, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Spending some time in the mountains is a worthwhile experience from the breathtaking sights to the diverse groups of people you ll meet

Gameplan: A backpacker's tale

Jun 14, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Every time he travels Gameplan host Juls Rodriguez only brings one backpack with him

[Part 5] British backpacker's PH adventure: My Pinoy guardian angel

May 11, 2015 - 4:41 PM

Will survives an arduous swim while getting lost on the way to town in search of wifi

Life as a Pinay backpacker in South America

May 06, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Where are you from?

These 7 beautiful pilgrimage sites are just a few hours from Metro Manila

Mar 29, 2015 - 9:56 PM

Whether you'd like to pray, reflect, or just take in the beauty of the surroundings, these locations may be for you

Backpacking 101: Life lessons and new experiences

Jul 21, 2014 - 1:26 PM

Backpacking can be quite intimidating at first but the lesson you learn and life changing experiences you ll have will be worth it

Temple run: Vientiane, Laos in 2 days

May 25, 2014 - 7:09 PM

What is there to do in Laos capital with only 2 days to spare? Plenty

PHA THAT LUANG. This gold-covered stupa is the national symbol of Laos.

Travel: Why I think the Philippines is SE Asia's next backpacking paradise

May 10, 2014 - 12:23 PM

Travel blogger Nathan Allen shares his thoughts about how the Philippines could be the next it destination

Traveling 80 PH provinces: Ups, downs, discoveries

Mar 15, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Over 5 years traveler Che Gurrobat has visited 80 of 81 provinces in the Philippines Here her thoughts on the ups downs and discoveries from her unique experience

Almost kidnapped while backpacking

Mar 08, 2014 - 4:10 PM

One girl s cautionary tale about a backpacking trip to Malaysia that went terribly wrong

5 tips for your budget trips from '3rd World Traveler' author

Feb 09, 2014 - 12:35 PM

Travel tips from the Filipina who wrote the book on traveling on a shoestring budget

5 tips in planning your first solo trip

Sep 05, 2013 - 12:00 PM

If you’re traveling by yourself, you have the complete freedom to go where and when you want to

SIQUIJOR. When you’re traveling solo, taking pictures of yourself can be a challenge. Photo by Aleah Taboclaon

Eat, dive, love: 4 days in Bali

Aug 15, 2013 - 11:13 AM

Count me in as one of thousands of people from all over the world inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love

MUCH-NEEDED GETAWAY. Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Eat Pray Love,' Rachel and husband Carlos Santamaria go on a 4-day trip to Ubud. All photos courtesy of Rachel Alejandro

Mornings made better at Lake Sebu

Sep 18, 2012 - 9:13 AM

If you are searching for paradise in its most basic form void of luxury trappings and the crowds they attract you ll definitely get into Lake Sebu’s slow paced atmosphere

FISHERMEN TENDING THEIR NETS at Lake Sebu. All photos by Gael Hilotin

The wild, unspoiled beauty of Danjugan Island

Aug 13, 2012 - 8:44 PM

It is nature s perfect getaway and classroom

GIANT CLAMS IN DANJUGAN. A few reach up to almost one meter in diameter. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

[Travel] The duty to travel

Jun 01, 2012 - 4:56 PM

A couchsurfer talks about traveling as a right and a duty to the country and society

SOLITUDE. During a solo climb in Mt. Untersberg, Salzburg, Austria. Photo by Arbie T. Baguios

[PH Travel] The aquamarine waters of WestNuk

May 17, 2012 - 8:13 PM

A backpacker happily takes his skepticism back

A SECRET UNRAVELED. WestNuk beach hides beneath the 'layer' of NAPOCOR Resort Village, but it's worth discovering. Photo by Randolf delos Reyes