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GENTING DREAM: Cruise Guide for First-Timers
by Asta Alvarez on October 14, 2019 at 11:23 PM
The idea of going on a cruise may be intimidating for some because of the cost. Others dismiss it as a retiree’s holiday option. That may be true many years back, but this trend is gradually changing as years roll by. The rise of more cruise lines, offering different options and encouraging healthy competition, resulted Read More The post GENTING DREAM: Cruise Guide for First-Timers appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
Rhian spent the weekend in Thailand and it’s all sorts of amazing
on October 14, 2019 at 8:03 AM
Rhian Ramos visited the Phi Phi Islands and Phuket
WATCH: Yogyakarta City celebrates 263rd foundation day with colorful parade, puppet dance
by Rosette Adel on October 13, 2019 at 10:50 AM
The biggest annual celebration of the city of Yogyakarta, dubbed “Wayang Jogja Night Carnival,” returned for the fourth year to celebrate the city’s anniversary.
Saranac and Placid: More than just lakes
by Edu Jarque on October 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM
We were ecstatically cocooned in our rustic four-bedroom cottage in the middle of the woods by a river at the end of a dirt road. It was a nippy morning and we smelled the fresh crisp air. There was dew on the ground and we literally heard a nearby river flow.
DOT-Mimaropa pitches agro-tourism site for farm tourism award
on October 12, 2019 at 1:34 PM
In its bid to promote farm tourism as an emerging catalyst for sustainability and inclusive development in the country, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has started pitching farm tourism destinations for the Lakbay Bukid Awards.
Joyce Pring’s water-filled adventure in Singapore
on October 11, 2019 at 5:34 AM
Joyce Pring checked out the Adventure Cove Waterpark and the SEA Aquarium.
Hanoi’s old train street a tourist magnet, but trackside cafes closed for safety
on October 10, 2019 at 3:48 PM
It’s the kind of shot every Instagram connoisseur yearns for: century-old railway tracks cutting through dusty backstreets, flanked by tourists drinking beer or iced tea mere inches from the slow-moving trains.
Boracay is voted best island in Asia
on October 9, 2019 at 10:47 AM
The Philippines dominated the five-point list with the inclusion of Cebu and Palawan
Scarlet Snow Belo went to Monaco and met fellow social media influencers
on October 9, 2019 at 9:53 AM
It’s all so glitzy, but Scarlet looks right at home!
To celebrate Halloween, Universal Studios SG will throw open its doors after regular hours for a spooky good time
on October 9, 2019 at 7:31 AM
There are five horror houses and two scare zones
Samantha Ashley Lo flies to Venezuela to compete for Miss Grand International 2019
on October 9, 2019 at 5:08 AM
Good luck, Sam!
Mikee Quintos sports the ‘Baywatch’ look in her Palawan trip
on October 9, 2019 at 4:50 AM
On Instagram, Mikee shared beautiful snapshots of herself, flaunting her beach body clad in a red bikini.
YOGYAKARTA ITINERARY: 8 Best Things to Do
by Asta Alvarez on October 7, 2019 at 10:03 PM
I was ecstatic. I breathed in the afternoon air and whispered, “Hello Jogja! We meet again.” From Jakarta, our plane landed at Adisucipto International Airport. After two years, a lot has changed but it did not alienate. I was still welcomed by that familiar warmth I felt a couple of years back. With over 17,000 Read More The post YOGYAKARTA ITINERARY: 8 Best Things to Do appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
JAKARTA TO YOGYAKARTA: By Train, Bus & Plane
by Asta Alvarez on October 7, 2019 at 9:35 PM
Yogyakarta has established itself as a prime tourist destination not only in Central Java but Indonesia in general. Its proximity to Borobudur and Prambanan is one of the reasons for the surge of tourists in the area as most of them make Yogya as their base to explore these historical sites. It is also the Read More The post JAKARTA TO YOGYAKARTA: By Train, Bus & Plane appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
Klea Pineda channels ‘inner Lovi Poe’ in sizzling Boracay picture
on October 7, 2019 at 11:09 AM
Klea Pineda: “Can’t get enough my sunday love • (ps: channeling my inner @lovipoe ????)”
Travel vlogger Nas Daily praises PHL efforts to promote sustainable travel
on October 6, 2019 at 6:50 AM
In which Nas Daily dedicates a vlog post just about the efforts we’ve under taken to promote sustainable tourism
12 BEST THINGS TO DO in LAKE TOBA, INDONESIA
by Asta Alvarez on October 5, 2019 at 4:43 PM
“Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”, Indonesia’s national motto is the guiding principle that shapes the country. It is translated as “Unity in Diversity” and literally means “many yet one” from the Old Javanese language. Considering the scale of the archipelagic country, you can just imagine the immense tourism offerings, both for destination and activity options. Indonesia is Read More The post 12 BEST THINGS TO DO in LAKE TOBA, INDONESIA appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
HOW TO GET TO LAKE TOBA, INDONESIA
by Asta Alvarez on October 5, 2019 at 4:33 PM
As the largest archipelagic country in the world with over 17,000 islands, there is so much more to Indonesia than Bali. Boasting rich flora and fauna, diverse culture, and hospitable people, the country’s tourism industry is never short of resources for attractions and destinations that you can add to your bucket list. Recently, the government Read More The post HOW TO GET TO LAKE TOBA, INDONESIA appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
Five cities in WB $300 million tourist program
by Catherine Talavera on October 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM
The Department of Tourism (DOT) has identified the five targeted destinations for the rollout of its Transforming Communities towards Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Tourism (TouRIST) program, a $300-million project funded by the World Bank Group.
Culinary tourism takes center stage
by Catherine Talavera on October 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM
The continued promotion of the country’s culinary tourism product is allowing more destinations in the country to attract more tourists, an official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.
Mikee Quintos goes on a quick El Nido getaway
on October 3, 2019 at 12:38 PM
Mikee Quintos had a bit of time away recently to enjoy some Vitamin Sea despite her busy schedule.
DOT celebrates Filipino tourism workers who’ve ensured the rise of PHL travel industry, launches new website
on October 3, 2019 at 7:47 AM
DOT has a new website as well!
Janine Gutierrez spends 30th birthday with Rayver Cruz in Paris
on October 3, 2019 at 1:37 AM
Love is in the air!
Get a feel of the Netherlands in this farmstead in Batangas
on October 3, 2019 at 1:05 AM
The scenery is so dreamy you’d think you were in the Netherlands.
Indonesia’s sleepy Lake Toba is awakening with tourism
by Euden Valdez on October 2, 2019 at 3:50 AM
Roads, albeit small, are well paved in Balige, the capital of Toba Regency in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Passing by, one can see from either side of the road rolling hills or rice paddies. These landscapes, which are dotted by pine trees, form a dreamy scenery.
Glory sets sail
by Doreen G. Yu on September 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM
The 15,000-ton Century Glory is the cruise line’s newest and largest ship that can accommodate 650 passengers in 5-star luxury.
DOT celebrates tourism’s contribution to Filipinos with new campaign
on September 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM
The Department of Tourism (DOT) launched its latest campaign, The Tourism Decade, with the release of its latest AVP, a microsite with stories and mini-documentaries of individuals, and the opening of the multi-media exhibition, “Onwards: The Philippine Tourism in Intramuros.”
Copenhagen: A blend of fairytales and cutting-edge design
by Christine S. Dayrit on September 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Historic and charming yet cosmopolitan and cool Copenhagen has established itself as one of the most exciting destinations in Europe.
Castles, coffee & crabs – it’s Shanghai!
by Doreen G. Yu on September 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM
It was perhaps the folly of age that made me decide to visit Shanghai Disneyland. It was the Mid-Autumn Festival, Friday the 13th, with summer showing no signs of giving way to autumn.
PADRE PIO SHRINE, BATANGAS: Travel Guide & How to Get There
by Asta Alvarez on September 20, 2019 at 6:12 PM
After his canonization as a saint in June 2002, Padre Pio’s already massive following grew even bigger, especially here in the Philippines. Devotees come to him for healing, miracles, and peace of mind. Last year, Pio’s heart relic arrived and stayed in the Philippines from October 5 until the 26th of the same month. The Read More The post PADRE PIO SHRINE, BATANGAS: Travel Guide & How to Get There appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
Experience the outdoors in style and comfort with glamping at Zoobic Safari
on September 20, 2019 at 11:13 AM
Glampz in Subic, Zambales offers a unique vacation experience that has the wild, outdoor adventures without minimizing comfort.
15 BEST THINGS TO DO IN ATHENS
by Yoshke Dimen on September 16, 2019 at 6:52 PM
We didn’t expect to be back so soon. When we first visited Athens, we tried to do and see as much as we could because we didn’t know that just after a year later, we would find ourselves in its embrace again. Athens is an incredible destination. Since Scoot launched their direct flights to Athens Read More The post 15 BEST THINGS TO DO IN ATHENS appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
SINGAPORE STOPOVER / LAYOVER: Changi Airport Tips & Best Things to Do
by Yoshke Dimen on September 10, 2019 at 1:40 PM
When it comes to stopovers, I can’t think of any destination more ideal than Singapore. Every time we’re planning a trip to Europe or Australia and we can’t find an affordable direct flight, we always try to find one that makes a connection in Singapore. In fact, all our layovers in our past three trips Read More The post SINGAPORE STOPOVER / LAYOVER: Changi Airport Tips & Best Things to Do appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
2019 CHIANG RAI TRAVEL GUIDE with Budget Itinerary
by Asta Alvarez on September 6, 2019 at 12:50 PM
Our team had been to Thailand many times. Yet, it still has its distinct character that elicits excitement when I think about visiting again. For one, I love Thai food — all the signature dishes like Pad Thai, Tom Yum, Khao Pad, Pad See Eiw, and Som Tam among others. And the street food scene Read More The post 2019 CHIANG RAI TRAVEL GUIDE with Budget Itinerary appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
CHIANG MAI TO CHIANG RAI: By Bus, Private Transfer or Group Tour
by Asta Alvarez on September 6, 2019 at 10:05 AM
Chiang Rai is steadily gaining a reputation as a favorite tourist destination. Although not as busy as its neighbor Chang Mai yet, the volume of tourists visiting Chiang Rai, Thailand’s northernmost province, is growing. Most of Chiang Rai’s visitors are coming from Chiang Mai, which has established itself as the economic and cultural center of Read More The post CHIANG MAI TO CHIANG RAI: By Bus, Private Transfer or Group Tour appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
BANGKOK TO CHIANG RAI: By Train, Bus or Plane
by Asta Alvarez on September 6, 2019 at 9:44 AM
Chiang Rai is a combination of natural and cultural wonders. While the province’s western and northern regions are dominated by mountains and jungles, the eastern portion is shaped by river plains. Mountain hiking, jungle trekking, temple-hopping, and exploring heritage sites are some of the popular activities and things to do in Chiang Rai. It is Read More The post BANGKOK TO CHIANG RAI: By Train, Bus or Plane appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.