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Book your next staycation in this Spanish style colonial revival house in Batangas

Oct 02, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Waiting for a sign to go on that long delayed staycation with your friends? This is it!

'Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation' review: Outrageously silly

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:47 AM

'Hotel Transylvania 3' is just unabashedly silly

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

IN PHOTOS: Where are the stars vacationing this Holy Week?

Mar 30, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Our favorite celebs take time off in places near and far this Holy Week 2018

Is it wrong to be happy this Holy Week?

Mar 26, 2018 - 6:57 PM

Be happy this week. Resist that gloomy sad face. That does not lead to holiness.

Making plans for summer? Star Cruises offers visa-free trips to Japan and Taiwan

Feb 07, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Thinking of going abroad this summer? A cruise maybe for you

Bad trips with Troy and KC Montero

Jan 30, 2018 - 8:00 PM

What to do when your vacation sucks? If you're a Montero brother, turn it into a TV show

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Kim Chiu talks exploring Europe with Xian Lim

Jan 23, 2018 - 8:00 PM

'Siyempre mas makikilala mo naman ‘yung isang tao ‘pag magkasama kayong bumiyahe,' says Kim

Liza Soberano meets Enrique Gil's family in Spain

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Enrique says it was a big step for him to introduce Liza to his family

Beautiful and underrated: 8 PH destinations to visit in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:00 PM

These aren't your usual tourist spots, but they're just as breathtaking

SBMA shuts down college over unpaid rent

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Comteq Computer and Business College or Comteq, located in the Subic Bay Free Port, allegedly has rental obligations amounting to P17 million

CLOSED. The SBMA says Comteq Computer and Business College has been operating without any valid lease agreement nor business registration with the SBMA. Photo from Comteq Facebook page

Japan firm rewards non-smokers with additional holidays

Nov 01, 2017 - 6:01 PM

A Tokyo-based online firm gives non-smoking employees 6 additional days' holiday to compensate for the time their colleagues spend puffing away at work

INCENTIVE. Non-smokers in this Tokyo-based company get additional 6 extra days of holiday. File photo

Pia Wurtzbach, Marlon Stockinger's vacation pics are giving us all the feels

Oct 31, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Pia and Marlon spend some time together in Bali

#FridayFeels: Vacation trap November

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Taking a break from work is good, but can there be too much of a good thing?

Hong Kong Disneyland attractions that aren’t just for kids

Oct 27, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Planning to visit the happiest place on earth during the holidays? Find out which attraction is perfect for you

John Lloyd Cruz and Ellen Adarna: Are they or aren't they?

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:02 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Sobrang baduy neto pero this girl really did something good to my soul. I'll always be grateful,' says John Lloyd of Ellen

Sharon Cuneta denies Kiko Pangilinan-Risa Hontiveros affair

May 14, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Sharon admits she is going through a rough time but denies rumors that her husband is involved with another woman

Long weekend? Here are songs to jam to

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Whether you re on a staycation or road trip we ve got music playlists for you to keep on loop

SOUND TRIP. Get ready for some LSS!

#CaramoanMoreChance: Sun, sand, solitude on a budget

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Hop from one gorgeous serene island to the next without breaking the bank

Surprises that make summer in PH unique

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:13 PM

On your next trip make sure to leave room for unexpected discoveries – they’ll make your experience more interesting

IN PHOTOS: Christmas 2016 for your favorite PH stars

Dec 25, 2016 - 1:16 PM

UPDATED Check out how Billy Crawford Coleen Garcia Maine Mendoza and more spent the holidays

Itinerary: Kid-friendly vacation in Fukuoka, Japan

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:55 PM

In Fukuoka you can shop sightsee and do fun activities with your toddler too

Photo provided by Holaina Oblifias

Catching up with Sarah Geronimo

Sep 30, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Yung mindset ko is mas energized mas motivated to work harder Sarah says of her showbiz vacation

Balancing work and play: How to be productive while on vacation

Aug 03, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Take a break without missing a beat

Planning your Palawan vacation: El Nido or Coron?

Jul 02, 2016 - 5:51 PM

There are many stunning places to see in Palawan, and El Nido and Coron are two of the most popular destinations. Writer Potpot Pinili presents the differences between the two

CORON OR EL NIDO? Potpot Pinili breaks down how these two popular islands of Palawan are different. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

Fun activities to try with your kids before school starts

Jun 03, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Make the most of the remaining days of summer vacation

8 things to see, do in island getaway, Saipan

May 02, 2016 - 2:43 PM

PAL has announced new direct flights to Saipan Here we explore its famous sights and various activities for tourists Go diving watch the sunset or plan your second honeymoon in Saipan an island just a few hours away from Manila

Photo courtesy of Marianas Visitors Authority

Visiting Sagada? 12 things you must remember

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:01 AM

Helpful tips for a positive and fruitful trip to Sagada home to spectacular views and breathtaking natural wonders

HANGING COFFINS. An iconic Sagada destination. Photo via Shutterstock

5 ways to make your Lent more meaningful

Mar 18, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Use the Holy Week as a time to relax and reflect

12 tips for a light and active summer vacation

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Indulge without the guilt Just keep these simple reminders in mind

Bradley vacates WBO title ahead of third Pacquiao fight

Feb 10, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Timothy Bradley Jr was forced to vacate the WBO welterweight championship

[Two Pronged] Her family keeps going on our vacations

Jan 31, 2016 - 1:26 PM

Am I too selfish in saying that it frustrates me that my mother in law and her sibling are always in the picture when it is supposed to be just the two of us?

Movies playing this week: 'Inside Out,' 'Hitman: Agent 47,' and more

Aug 21, 2015 - 10:11 AM

Here are the movies out in theaters this week

Photo courtesy of Disney-Pixar

6 PH beach trips and the breathtaking views

May 31, 2015 - 3:34 PM

There s no sand on these beaches – instead rocks and pebbles dot the spectacular views

Holy Week 2015: Where are the stars?

Apr 02, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Find out where Kris Aquino Anne Curtis Bea Alonzo Daniel Padilla Kathryn Bernardo and more are vacationing this Holy Week

#PugadBaboy: The Girl from Persia 8

Mar 21, 2015 - 5:00 AM

4 reasons to get a vacation home

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Wouldn t it just be perfect to easily escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to your own private getaway

UNWIND. Sit back with your favorite drink in hand and just take it all in.

Dear Manila: I have mixed feelings about you

Jul 05, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Come to Manila when you’re weary and broken and ready for an awakening Come when you are ready for Metanoia

10 tips for your cruise vacation

Jun 02, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Here are some ways to make the most of this alternative way to travel

Bangon, Bohol: Vacationing in the post-disaster province

May 16, 2014 - 11:35 AM

How is Bohol s tourism post disaster? A first timer finds out

Why you must make mistakes on vacation

Apr 25, 2014 - 4:20 PM

Setbacks will be part of every trip Here’s why you need them

TAKE THE PLUNGE. Travel setbacks are actually learning opportunities

It's summer! Coastguard to patrol beach resorts more

Mar 22, 2014 - 8:13 PM

District commanders have been instructed to be visible in ports and to patrol harbors resorts and tourist areas like Boracay Mindoro Palawan and Subic

Virtual tour: Your home away from home

Mar 08, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Get a glimpse of where you could spend your quick getaway

VIDEO: A quick getaway in paradise

Feb 28, 2014 - 11:45 AM

Anvaya Cove is your quick weekend getaway where families reconnect and create precious memories

Discovering the beauty of the Camotes Islands by accident

Feb 01, 2014 - 12:00 PM

How post Sinulog plans gone wrong led to the accidental discovery of a hidden island paradise

DISCOVER CAMOTES. A small group of islands in the Visayan sea, the Camotes islands are ripe for discovering.

6 tips: Ease back into work after a long vacation

Jan 06, 2014 - 7:35 PM

Tips to preempt your post vacation work inertia

DAILY GRIND. Time to crack the whip after the long break. Illustration by Ernest Fiestan

US workers, employers test 'unlimited vacation'

Jan 04, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Do unlimited vacation policies actually contribute to better productivity?

Dive, eat and explore Mindanao

Dec 18, 2013 - 2:22 PM

Mindanao has always been a mystery Discover and unravel the beauty of this island Dive dine and discover Mindanao


Top 5 Christmas destinations on a budget

Dec 12, 2013 - 9:33 PM

Here’s a list of affordable places to visit for the Christmas New Year break

Diniwid beach: The quiet side of Boracay

Nov 03, 2013 - 6:03 PM

White Beach’s quiet little cousin unlocks little luxuries and sublime pleasures

DINIWID PARADISE. Heaven's painting. All photos by Niña Terol-Zialcita

Where are you from?

Oct 31, 2013 - 4:28 PM

What could possibly be so egregious about someone expressing interest in your origin?