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The unbearable weight of traveling while female

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Many times I feel that nothing is better than another female's company when I’m traveling alone

In Japan, I lost my wallet and got it back cleaner

Dec 02, 2018 - 11:40 AM

It takes me less than two hours to find my wallet, thanks to the honesty and efficiency of the Japanese

Why a visit to Jerusalem is a must for Catholics

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:53 AM

From the spot Jesus was born to the site of his crucifixion, here are 6 must-see places for Catholics

HOLY SITE. Jerusalem is considered a holy site by Jews, Christians and Muslims. Photo by Rappler/Natashya Gutierrez

A winter tour of New Zealand

Dec 04, 2017 - 4:00 PM

A British travel writer and his Filipino friend go on a New Zealand road trip in a campervan

The sun and Santorini

Jul 10, 2016 - 9:24 PM

What s it like to explore Santorini a dream destination for many travelers? Writer Oscar H Purugganan shares his beautiful experience

I was refused US, Europe visas in Manila, and it was a beautiful experience

May 18, 2016 - 9:23 PM

Thinking to pursue a great relationship in Europe writer Trisha Velarmino was denied a Schengen visa About to join a US road trip she was then denied a US visa – but Trisha hasn t let that get her down

Photo from Instagram/psimonmyway

What it's like to tour North Korea

Feb 01, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Traveler Bla Aguinaldo visits North Korea and recounts his experience in one of the world s most isolated places

FIRST TIME IN NORTH KOREA. The writer photographs ladies wearing Joseon-ot (traditional Korean dress). All photos by Bla Aguinaldo

The harsh reality of coming home after years of traveling the world

Jan 30, 2016 - 5:27 PM

Leaving is actually the easiest thing in the world The hard part is wanting to stay

Photo courtesy of Trisha Velarmino

Up there in the Himalayas: A visual delight

Nov 22, 2015 - 11:16 AM

As a visual journalist I’ve been assigned to many challenging and exciting events in the past None compare to the physical demands of this trek part of one of the most gratifying journeys I ve ever taken

In search of pink flamingos and surreal sunsets

Nov 14, 2015 - 8:00 PM

In my search for pink flamingos and surreal sunsets I encountered much much more

Photo by Oscar H. Purugganan

Add these 4 stunning destinations to your PH travel bucket list

Sep 20, 2015 - 6:36 PM

It takes a while to get to these destinations but the journey is worth it for these beautiful views and unhampered peace and quiet

TIME TO VISIT. Which one of these locations will be your next travel adventure? Photo by Joshua Berida

Why I left my high-paying job for a life of travel

Jul 26, 2015 - 9:01 PM

Tom had a high paying job at a startup in Manila – so why did he quit his job to lead a life of travel? He explains in this essay for Rappler

6 things nobody told me about the Philippines

Jul 07, 2015 - 10:50 PM

The Philippines is indeed golden beaches swaying palm trees and beaming smiles… but it is so much more than this as well writes Will Hatton

[Part 7] British backpacker's PH adventure: Leaving the Philippines

May 23, 2015 - 11:21 AM

As I arrived back in Manila I could already feel my heart growing a little bit heavy at the thought of leaving the Philippines so soon

IN PHOTOS: 5 places to see in breathtaking Tawi-Tawi

May 19, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Venice of the South the first mosque in the Philippines unspoiled beaches and more

SAIL ALONG. Boats sailing along the main canal of Sitangkai

[Part 6] British backpacker's PH adventure: Lonely island and Mr Gaga

May 15, 2015 - 8:39 PM

Please take us to isolated beaches Gaga I want to sleep somewhere nobody else goes I had said when we first met

Move slow, move local: A story of how we travel

May 12, 2015 - 4:58 PM

People think we are crazy to take a year long honeymoon we ve come to the conclusion that 365 travel dates isn t nearly long enough writes these Filipino travelers

[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

8 fears holding you back from your travel adventure

Apr 26, 2015 - 9:58 AM

Don t let fear keep you from seeing the world

How travel healed my broken heart

Nov 08, 2014 - 8:27 PM

I wanted to help myself and hopefully discover something along the way So I decided to travel more writes adventurer Trisha Velarmino

The 8 people I’ve met on my travels

Oct 19, 2014 - 4:38 PM

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