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5 types of chats you usually get from a traveling friend

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:22 AM

Aren't these all too familiar?

Why Singles’ Day is the perfect travel opportunity for you

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Use these 5 tips to prepare for the Singles' Day online frenzy on November 11

Got 72 hours in Hong Kong? Here's how you should spend that quick getaway

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Make it count by visiting some of these new and off-the-beaten spots

Who is the new Pinoy traveler?

May 28, 2019 - 11:24 AM

For starters, he or she prefers more meaningful trips than simply getting as many stamps on their passports as possible

LIST: What to pack when traveling in the Philippines

May 01, 2019 - 1:30 PM

It’s more fun in the Philippines…if you know what to pack for your trip

PACK RIGHT. Here are your essentials for travel around the Philippines

From pristine beaches to scenic highlands: 5 budget weekend trips from P2,000 and up

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Here's a short list of weekend adventures that can reinvigorate you by Monday

PANORAMIC. This is one of the views from Cape Engaño’s hill in Palaui

Five tips for your next barkada trip

Apr 05, 2019 - 10:30 AM

...and from travel companies themselves, no less!

Your guide to getting around Central Japan

Mar 12, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Baffled by Japan’s transportation system? Here’s how you can easily navigate Chubu

10 tips for couples on their first trips together

Mar 08, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Here are some first-time travel tips for couples, from couples

Budget-friendly activities in Hong Kong to add to your itinerary

Feb 06, 2019 - 12:14 PM

There’s definitely something for every member of the family to enjoy

A 7 day budget for your Russian escapade

Jan 06, 2019 - 8:15 AM

Thinking of traveling to Russia? Here's your guide.

MOSCOW. Saint Basil's Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist sites in Russia. Photo by Joshua Berida/Rappler

Techie ways to save on your travels

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Here’s how tech and apps can help you keep your budget in check

IN PHOTOS: These Chinese cities are your next dream destinations

Nov 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Find the best spots to make those great – and IG-worthy – memories

WHY NOT CHINA? China's different cities offer the perfect escape – and photo shoot setting – for any traveller. All photos courtesy of Sweet Escape

Travel goals: Quick tips from an expert

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Make the most out of your next adventure!

TRAVEL. All the tips you need to know! Image from Access Travel

What to do when your flight gets canceled

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Here are your rights as a passenger when your flight gets delayed or canceled

WAITING. Stranded passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 1 as flights were canceled, following the accident of a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slid off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Traveling with kids: 12 tips from moms

May 13, 2018 - 5:38 PM

From city jaunts to mountain climbing, adventuring moms share tips on how to travel with kids

Always borrowing travel essentials? It’s time to have your own

Apr 26, 2018 - 10:03 PM

Get big discounts on travel items at Lazada’s Birthday Sale from April 25-27

Budget guide and itinerary: Cherry blossom season in central Japan

Apr 05, 2018 - 2:43 PM

This writer spends about P20,000 for a 3-day trip to see the famous cherry blossoms in bloom in central Japan. See her detailed budget guide and itinerary here to plan your own sakura-themed vacation

Photo by Irene Maligat

A quick guide to budget-friendly traveling

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Don’t let your money fly away whenever you travel. Here’s how you can keep your trips within the budget

Infographic: Travel smarter with a little help from these apps

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Flight delays, long lines — these may be unavoidable travel stressors, but here are ways you can make the experience easier and enjoyable

SAKSIKAN: Rappler Talk: Jalan-jalan, yuk!

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Dua pembicara berbagi pengalaman mereka menjelajah dunia dan menulis perjalanan

Seoul Food Trip: Where to eat according to the locals

Nov 25, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Looking for a place to eat in Seoul? Here's a quick guide for you

Tips for travelling in style, no matter what season

Nov 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Whether you're headed to an island in the sun or going to winter wonderland, keep these style tips in mind

Plan your travel calendar: Best times to go to Iceland, Peru, South Korea

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Want to see the northern lights Machu Picchu Jeju Island and more? Here’s a guide on when you should go

Important travel hacks to remember for your next trip

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Heading somewhere? Make sure you’re well prepared

Japan 2017: 7 days for P40,000 and some change

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Here s how you can enjoy Japan on a budget

JAPAN BUDGET TRIP. The author Andrea Javier and her family at Universal Studios in Japan. All photos courtesy of Andrea Javier

Budget guide: 3 days in Beijing

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Planning a trip to Beijing? This writer traveled to see the Great Wall and Forbidden City – on a budget

Forbidden City entrance  Forbidden City entrance

3 destinasi yang wajib dikunjungi di Macau

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Walau memiliki waktu hanya sehari kamu tetap bisa menikmati keindahan sekaligus kemewahan Macau

SEHARI DI MACAU. Meski hanya sehari, bekunjung ke tiga tempat ini bisa memberikan pengalaman Macau yang sesungguhnya. Seluruh foto oleh Tiara A. Tobing/Rappler

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

Ingin tidur nyaman dan bebas gangguan di kereta api? Begini caranya

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:03 AM

Apa saja yang harus dilakukan untuk kenyamanan istirahat selama di kereta api?

TIDUR NYAMAN DI KERETA API. Salah satu hal yang bisa dilakukan untuk tidur yang nyaman di kereta api adalah dengan memilih kursi di dekat jendela. Ilustrasi oleh Tri Khalidya/Rappler

Cara menghemat saat akan terbang dengan maskapai LCC

Jun 13, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Cermati kapan waktu yang tepat untuk memesan tiket pesawat dan apa saja yang bisa dihemat selama penerbangan

Menikmati Busan dalam waktu 48 jam

Jun 09, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Simak itinerary ini untuk merasakan pengalaman traveling seru di Busan Korea Selatan

MENGEKSPLOR BUSAN. Meski singkat, namun Busan juga bisa dinikmati dalam waktu 48 jam dengan beragam aktivitas yang menarik. Seluruh foto oleh Paige Occeñola/Rappler

Solo travel: A guide for beginners

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Dreaming of braving the great outdoors on your own? Here’s how you can start

Mengenal Hong Kong lebih dalam di Old Town Central

May 26, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Di sini pengunjung bisa menikmati beragam warisan seni budaya dan tentunya kuliner

Di Hollywood Road, pengunjung bisa menikmati perpaduan galeri nan mewah dengan street art yang kreatif. Foto dari Hong Kong Tourism Board.

6 helpful tips for traveling with a senior citizen

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:32 PM

Rappler s Don Kevin Hapal shares words of wisdom after a two week trip with his with his 80 year old grandma

TAKE IT SLOW. The author's grandmother rests while looking around Paris, France inside a sightseeing bus. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal

Temukan destinasi liburan yang tepat berdasarkan zodiak

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Pilih lokasi liburan selanjutnya berdasarkan sifat yang digambarkan oleh zodiakmu

Menikmati tiga hari di Sydney

Apr 05, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Simak itinerary untuk 3 hari perjalanan di Sydney Australia

Sydney Opera House, salah satu landmark kebanggaan kota Sydney, Australia. Foto oleh Yetta Tondang/Rappler.

Mengintip keseruan liburan selebriti dunia di Selandia Baru

Mar 19, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Jason Statham Kaley Cuoco hingga Ashley Green memilih Selandia Baru sebagai destinasi liburan musim panas mereka

Suasana di Lake Hayes, Quuenstown, Selandia Baru. Foto dari Tourism New Zealand.

Hot stone bath, tradisi mandi ala Bhutan

Mar 03, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Bagi warga Bhutan berendam di air panas dari batu yang dibakar dipercaya bisa membuat badan lebih segar

Shari Farm House di Paro, Bhutan. Turis bisa menikmati hot stone bath di rumah petani. Foto oleh Uni Lubis/Rappler.

I'm not rich, but I'm setting off for my year-long trip abroad

Feb 26, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Here are a few very practical tips to make long term travel a reality – even if you aren t made of money These will help you manage everyday realities as well as the emotional impact of an extended trip away from the familiar

Currently revisiting places in the Philippines with the travel buddy. All photos provided by Jona Bering

Visiting Las Vegas: 5 budget travel tips

Feb 11, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Here s how to save some cash amid Las Vegas casinos shopping opportunities and famous attractions

LAS VEGAS. Tourists can check out beautiful attractions near Vegas without breaking the bank. Photo provided by Mark John and Ana-Liza Bojocan

Travel guide: 8 scenic destinations in central Japan

Jan 15, 2017 - 2:53 PM

Tired of the usual tourist spots in Japan? Here are a couple of places to see off the beaten track

TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. Matsumoto Castle is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved in the country. Photo by Joshua Berida

Budget guide: 2 days in Hanoi, city of charm and chaos

Jul 23, 2016 - 4:34 PM

Hanoi: bottle green lakes and ancient charming temples exist in this city where motorbikes reign How can you explore this bustling but enchanting city in just 2 days and without breaking the bank?

QUIET CHARM.  The elegant red Huc bridge on Hoan Kiem Lake’s jewel green waters is among  Hanoi’s most famous and beautiful sights. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

Budget itinerary: 6 days in Vietnam, Cambodia for P25,000

May 21, 2016 - 6:47 PM

Traveler Andrea Javier visits Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam and Siem Reap Cambodia Here s her detailed budget and what she did on her 6 day vacation

Photo provided by Andrea Javier

Budget itinerary: A week in London for P50,000

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:13 PM

If you dream of someday visiting London I hope this guide helps you make it happen You don t have to be a millionaire – you just need to work and save and continue dreaming

One of a number of day trips you can take when in London – visit Stonehenge. View at Stonehenge, the 5,000 year old stone circle, near Salisbury, Britain in 2013. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Planning your cherry blossom Japan adventure: 5 beautiful viewing spots

Apr 17, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Find the perfect spot for your next Japan trip – or simply bask in the beauty of these pictures of cherry blossoms in full bloom

For travelers: Aside from the usual tips, 5 essential things to remember

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Even the most experienced travelers sometimes make travel mistakes Keep the 5 important tips in mind

All photos by Cecile Laguardia

A traveler's inside look at an ultra-luxurious first class cabin

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:27 PM

Full showers a giant bed multi course meals? Travel writer Sam Huang shares his experience on Etihad Airways ultra luxurious Residence and Apartment He even shares how he got to fly with a mere 104 Take a peek at his awesome experience:

All photos by Sam Huang, republished with permission from

7 breathtaking Mindanao destinations you shouldn't miss

Mar 12, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Mindanao is home to many pristine beaches fetching landscapes and beautiful waterfalls that will entice anyone to return

FAMILIAR. Some of Dinagat Islands beaches reminded me of certain places in Palawan. Photo by Joshua Berida

Budget guide: 5 days in Batanes

Feb 27, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Traveler Irene Maligat spends around P8,300 on a 5-day trip to Batanes. Here's her adventure-filled itinerary, plus budget tips for those looking to save while on vacation

Chavayan Stone Houses