This page is a collection of travel, leisure and vacation related stories gathered from various websites and blogs in the Philippines. This page is refreshed every after 24 hours. So be sure to check back for your daily travel inspiration.
7 FOODIE SKILLS You Can Learn at Home: Bartending, Coffee Brewing, Pasta Making & More!
by Asta Alvarez on May 29, 2020 at 10:51 AM
Since the implementation of the community quarantine in order to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have been spending our days at home. Suddenly, our online feeds are filled with friends sharing the goodies they baked or cooked. Many of us finally had the time to practice the projects we had set Read More The post 7 FOODIE SKILLS You Can Learn at Home: Bartending, Coffee Brewing, Pasta Making & More! appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
Batangas health, wellness resort reopens to continue medical services amid COVID-19 pandemic
by Rosette Adel on May 29, 2020 at 3:32 AM
After the province of Batangas graduated to the relaxed community quarantine measures last May 16, one of the health and wellness resorts in the province reopened its doors to the public and resumed its medical and healthcare services.
5 fun activities online that will allow you to travel and explore the world virtually
on May 27, 2020 at 9:16 AM
Klook and the Singapore Tourism Board have prepared some fun activities online to allow people to explore and travel the world virtually.
10 ONLINE GROCERY & FOOD DELIVERY APPS in the Philippines
by Asta Alvarez on May 27, 2020 at 9:11 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our daily routines abruptly and tremendously. And it’s obvious that when this is all over, we can’t go back to how it used to be; we will enter a new phase, a new normal. Many of us have been cooped up in our homes when the community quarantine took effect Read More The post 10 ONLINE GROCERY & FOOD DELIVERY APPS in the Philippines appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
Traveling without flying: Destinations to add in your virtual wanderlust
on May 26, 2020 at 10:23 AM
Thanks to technology, however, you can still explore the globe without leaving home.
Zoo restaurant in Japan uses stuffed toys to encourage social distancing
on May 26, 2020 at 4:28 AM
Instead of having the stuffed toys displayed on the shelves of their souvenir shop, they decided to let them sit in the Zoo’s restaurant to guide visitors and customers to follow social distancing protocols.
10 EASY MERIENDA RECIPES You can Try at Home!
by Asta Alvarez on May 25, 2020 at 8:25 AM
Filipinos love snacks. In between main meals, we find time to munch on merienda! Some of us even sneak one more at midnight. Here are some easy-to-prepare merienda recipes that we found on YouTube. Some may be new to you, others may be familiar. Enjoy browsing and control your drooling! Homemade Taho Missing your taho Read More The post 10 EASY MERIENDA RECIPES You can Try at Home! appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
Japan seeks to boost domestic tourism by paying a fraction of travelers’ expenses after COVID-19
on May 25, 2020 at 4:58 AM
This is the first time that the monthly figure went below the 10,000 mark since 1964, the year Japan Tourism started collating statistics.
TOP 12 BEACHES IN THE PHILIPPINES (Our Personal Favorites!)
by Yoshke Dimen on May 21, 2020 at 9:02 AM
This is the first summer since we became travel bloggers that we didn’t travel. We didn’t even set foot outside of our home premises. But that doesn’t mean we can’t go on a flight of fancy! And because of the heat, when we let our minds wander, they usually lead us to the beach! Over Read More The post TOP 12 BEACHES IN THE PHILIPPINES (Our Personal Favorites!) appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
Affected by the COVID-19 crisis, Malabon Zoo struggles to provide food for animals
on May 21, 2020 at 4:06 AM
Malabon Zoo is currently on lockdown to prevent their animals from getting infected with COVID-19. But even in GCQ, zoos still cannot reopen, worrying the Malabon Zoo owner about its upkeep.
#PinoyPride: Filipino tour guide helps make UN virtual tours a reality
by Ratziel San Juan on May 20, 2020 at 10:02 AM
Henri’s first project was to produce a #GlobalGoals YouTube video tour that explains how the United Nations is realizing Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities.
Maxene Magalona and husband Rob’s chill quarantine life in Bali
on May 20, 2020 at 12:05 AM
Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil were in Bali when lockdown measures were put in place, prompting them to extend their stay in the island.
Locked down in paradise: Foreigners in COVID-19 quarantine rave over Philippines’ beauty
on May 19, 2020 at 7:48 AM
Here are some of their amazing stories of their time here.
Andi Eigenmann shows ‘pre-quarantine’ island life in Siargao
on May 19, 2020 at 3:51 AM
Andi said the footage were taken at the beginning of March, before they went on community quarantine.
10 ICE CREAM RECIPES You Can Easily Try at HOME!
by Mariah Cruz on May 17, 2020 at 9:36 AM
With the almost unbearable heat these days, we’re always looking for ways to cool down. And one of the most common is with cold food and drinks. I’ve consumed so much halo-halo, ice cream, ice candy and iced anything in the past weeks! But with the limited going out schedule, it’s difficult to buy these Read More The post 10 ICE CREAM RECIPES You Can Easily Try at HOME! appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
12 Easy HOTDOG RECIPES You can Do at Home!
by Asta Alvarez on May 16, 2020 at 10:13 AM
Hotdogs have become an all-time favorite snack across the globe. The origin of hotdog (or hot dog) can be traced back to the 13th century in Germany. In the Philippines, it’s also one of the staple breakfast items. It was my favorite baon back in grade school. We usually have them fried, grilled, on a Read More The post 12 Easy HOTDOG RECIPES You can Do at Home! appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
YABU DELIVERY: List of Open Branches + How to Order
by Mariah Cruz on May 16, 2020 at 9:42 AM
You can now have Yabu’s katsu delivered to your home! When the enhanced community quarantine started, Yabu: House of Katsu was among the first restaurants to send meals to our frontliners. Now, if you’re missing their signature katsu dishes, you can now have it delivered so you could enjoy it at the comfort of your Read More The post YABU DELIVERY: List of Open Branches + How to Order appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
MANG LARRY’s ISAWAN: Pickup & Delivery via Grab / LalaMove
by Asta Alvarez on May 16, 2020 at 9:20 AM
“The Famous Isawan in UP” As the tagline claims, Mang Larry’s Isawan has created a strong following inside the University of the Philippines-Diliman campus. It has won (and still winning) the hearts of many students, residents, and alumni alike. It’s a story of perseverance and success. From its humble beginning of peddling a variety of Read More The post MANG LARRY’s ISAWAN: Pickup & Delivery via Grab / LalaMove appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
MCDONALD’S Frozen Chicken & Cook-It-Yourself Packs
by Mariah Cruz on May 15, 2020 at 10:25 AM
McDonald’s has introduced more cook-it-yourself packs! This time, the new breakfast lineup includes hotcake mix and premium coffee. This is in addition to the frozen chicken products that they started selling last month. In this post, we’ll share with you information on how to order both the breakfast and chicken products that you can cook Read More The post MCDONALD’S Frozen Chicken & Cook-It-Yourself Packs appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
ANGKAS FOOD DELIVERY: List of Partner Restaurants
by Mariah Cruz on May 15, 2020 at 9:38 AM
Did you know that Angkas now has a food delivery service? Angkas has been a great alternative in dealing with the nightmare that is commuting in Metro Manila. When the Enhanced Community Quarantine was implemented in Luzon, the edgy transportation company came up with Angkas Food! They partnered with various restaurants in Metro Manila for Read More The post ANGKAS FOOD DELIVERY: List of Partner Restaurants appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
10 Simple and Easy NO-OVEN COOKIE RECIPES
by Asta Alvarez on May 15, 2020 at 8:13 AM
Cookies are also called biscuits in some parts of the world. It’s usually made of flour, sweetener, and fat (like butter or oil) and may contain other ingredients like nuts, chocolate, dried fruits, and others for variety. But did you know that you can make cookies without an oven? Here are some creative recipes for Read More The post 10 Simple and Easy NO-OVEN COOKIE RECIPES appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
#PINNED: Besides a face mask, what other things should you bring when traveling?
on May 13, 2020 at 10:12 AM
Fact #1: We all miss traveling.
Anyone booking a holiday is taking a chance on future of COVID-19 outbreak -UK minister
on May 13, 2020 at 7:47 AM
LONDON – Britons booking a summer holiday are taking a chance on the direction of the coronavirus outbreak, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Wednesday.
This Pinay is living the quarantine-island life in Siargao
on May 11, 2020 at 3:49 AM
A city girl is living the ultimate quarantine fantasy in Siargao.
In photos: Seoul raises bar in showing gratitude to health professionals
on May 2, 2020 at 3:44 AM
South Korea’s capital city was not satisfied with the idea of making noise and clapping for its health care workers facing constant danger in an effort to control and contain the deadly 2019 coronavirus.
DOT s Puyat: International travel might not happen this year
on April 30, 2020 at 5:07 AM
“Travel will not revert to normal right away. Even if the ECQ has been lifted, some LGUs will not yet be open to visitors from other places and international travel might not yet happen within the year pending the travel restrictions of other nations,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat told lawmakers at a virtual hearing of the House Committee on Tourism earlier this week. “At this point in time, traveling is just but a dream,” she added.
#PINNED: Which beach in the Philippines should you visit NEXT SUMMER?
on April 29, 2020 at 7:15 AM
When the world once again breathes a sigh of relief, where would you go? To the beach, of course!
‘New normal’: Frontliner pilot explains how COVID-19 changed travel
on April 27, 2020 at 10:37 AM
Pre-COVID-19 (novel coronavirus disease 2019) sounds like the distant past to most of us now and nearly everything has changed, including safety standards on how we keep all of our aircraft serviceable and safe throughout our hibernation period.
Swimming in Coron beaches up to LGU, says DOT
on April 22, 2020 at 1:25 PM
According to the Department of Tourism, the decision to allow or prohibit swimming in beaches is up to the local governments.
These breathtaking photos of Boracay Island amid quarantine look almost unreal
on April 22, 2020 at 8:38 AM
Boracay Island is looking more and more like a paradise amid the enhanced community quarantine.
Hong Kong, home to many Pinoys, ranked as one of safest cities amid COVID-19 pandemic
on April 20, 2020 at 8:21 AM
In this specific list, DKV ranked 20 Asia Pacific countries based on the lowest likelihood of infection, lowest chance of mortality, and highest likelihood of recovery based on efficiency of quarantine and government management, monitoring and detection, as well as emergency treatment readiness.
Germany s Oktoberfest unlikely to take place this year
on April 16, 2020 at 12:09 PM
The annual Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival, is unlikely to take place this year due to the coronavirus crisis, the premier of the southern German state of Bavaria said on Thursday.
Skies light up through ‘We Light as One’ event to pay tribute to frontliners
on April 12, 2020 at 10:56 PM
The lights and sounds industry paid tribute to frontliners by illuminating the skies on Easter Sunday through the “We Light as One” event.
‘Enchanted River’ is real, but it’s not Pasig River
by Ratziel San Juan on March 27, 2020 at 9:37 AM
Whether it was a joke or not, netizens have pointed out that the scenic river featured in the video is not in Pasig, but a popular destination in Surigao Del Sur called the “Enchanted River.”
Tourism Authority of Thailand reaffirms precautions for tourists, citizens amid COVID-19
on March 25, 2020 at 6:39 AM
Tourism Authority of Thailand assures its public and its touirst of more bolstered measures against COVID-19.
Marinduque: Beyond the moryon
on March 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Marinduque is known for the traditional Moriones Festival every Holy Week which features iconic wooden moryon masks and regalia of the Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus Christ.