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‘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.”
JAPAN Suspends Visas Issued in the Philippines Prior to March 27
by Yoshke Dimen on March 27, 2020 at 9:03 AM
The Philippine Embassy in Japan has recently announced on their official Facebook page that the Japanese government had suspended the validity of visas of travelers from the Philippines and ten other countries along with other restrictions as a measure to stop the further spread of COVID-19. Both single-entry and multiple-entry visas issued by the Japanese Read More The post JAPAN Suspends Visas Issued in the Philippines Prior to March 27 appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES: How to REBOOK or Get a REFUND Online for Canceled Flights Due to Covid-19
by Yoshke Dimen on March 27, 2020 at 8:03 AM
Philippine Airlines has announced that they will be suspending all their international flights from March 16 until April 14. Earlier this month, the country’s flag carrier had also ceased operations of all domestic flights scheduled until April 12. The move was in compliance with the government’s enhanced community quarantine measure in Luzon. If your flight Read More The post PHILIPPINE AIRLINES: How to REBOOK or Get a REFUND Online for Canceled Flights Due to Covid-19 appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
#PINNED: COVID-19 travel guide
on March 25, 2020 at 7:58 AM
All travel guidelines during the enhanced community quarantine period
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.
CEBU PACIFIC Flights from April 15-June 30: How to REBOOK or Use Travel Fund
by Yoshke Dimen on March 24, 2020 at 3:18 PM
Last updated: MARCH 24, 2020 After canceling ALL flights until April 14, Cebu Pacific has also announced earlier tonight that they are allowing passengers scheduled to fly from April 15 to June 30 to rebook their flight or transfer the cost to a travel fund. To clarify, flights scheduled within this period are not canceled, Read More The post CEBU PACIFIC Flights from April 15-June 30: How to REBOOK or Use Travel Fund appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
TOP 12 FAVORITE DESTINATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES (So Far)
by Yoshke Dimen on March 23, 2020 at 10:46 AM
This year is the 10th anniversary of The Poor Traveler. When we started this blog, we simply wanted to chronicle our misadventures. We were able to do that, and then some. This blog has allowed us to see the world while building a career in travel. To celebrate the occasion, we were supposed to go Read More The post TOP 12 FAVORITE DESTINATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES (So Far) appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
15 YouTube Channels to Subscribe To for Travel Inspiration
by Yoshke Dimen on March 19, 2020 at 11:28 AM
Our relationship with YouTube is still in the honeymoon phase. Although we love seeing movies in the theaters and on Netflix, it wasn’t until recently that we discovered the joy of binge-watching YouTube videos. Yes, we’ve always had a YouTube account but we weren’t active for the longest time. As it turns out: YouTube is Read More The post 15 YouTube Channels to Subscribe To for Travel Inspiration appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
Pasig City repurposes its Bike Share units to help frontliners get to work
on March 18, 2020 at 11:37 PM
The first batch of bikes were released to medical staff and security personnel.
5 Things to Do at Home while your Travel is on Hold
by Yoshke Dimen on March 18, 2020 at 10:54 AM
We’re supposed to be backpacking this month, but because of the current conditions surrounding COVID-19, we decided to cancel the trip and just stay at home. And I know we’re not alone. There are a lot of digital nomads and freelancers out there who are currently staying put. In addition, this is usually the time Read More The post 5 Things to Do at Home while your Travel is on Hold appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
10 MUST-VISIT DESTINATIONS in CENTRAL JAPAN (Chubu Region)
by Asta Alvarez on March 16, 2020 at 6:31 PM
This is where it all started. Central Japan will always have a special place in my heart because this is the first region I visited years ago. This is where I experienced my first snowfall (and snowstorm). This is where my love for Japan took root. And you know what they say, you will never Read More The post 10 MUST-VISIT DESTINATIONS in CENTRAL JAPAN (Chubu Region) appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
JR TAKAYAMA-HOKURIKU AREA TOURIST PASS: Where to Buy, How to Use
by Asta Alvarez on March 16, 2020 at 5:12 AM
Kansai and Chubu are two of the most beautiful regions of Japan. Both are bursting with attractions for almost all types of traveler: countless heritage sites, breathtaking nature, bountiful markets, and irresistible cuisine. Thanks to the country’s sprawling transportation network, it is easy to get around these two regions. Major cities are connected by efficient Read More The post JR TAKAYAMA-HOKURIKU AREA TOURIST PASS: Where to Buy, How to Use appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
How to Easily REBOOK your CEBU PACIFIC Flight Online
by Yoshke Dimen on March 15, 2020 at 5:14 PM
You are all set for your next trip, but then something happens and you need to reschedule. What do you do? Rebook! Rebooking is the act of changing the date of your flight. Only the date will change, nothing else. As far as local low-cost carriers are concerned, rebooking doesn’t cover reassigning the ticket to Read More The post How to Easily REBOOK your CEBU PACIFIC Flight Online appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
12 BEST THINGS TO DO in KANAZAWA, JAPAN
by Asta Alvarez on March 15, 2020 at 4:04 PM
As the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa has a lot to offer travelers who seek off-the-beaten-path destinations. The teahouse districts breathe life to geisha arts. The samurai district offers a glimpse of the old castle town era. And the Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle Park provide picturesque green spaces to locals and tourists seeking some Read More The post 12 BEST THINGS TO DO in KANAZAWA, JAPAN appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
7 TRAVEL SHOWS To Binge-Watch on NETFLIX
by Yoshke Dimen on March 15, 2020 at 11:28 AM
I’m writing this as I sit on a couch in front of my barely used TV. It’s been over a month since I arrived from my last trip. Due to the COVID-19 threat, I canceled my upcoming travels and self-imposed social distancing. And now, Metro Manila is under community quarantine, further chaining me to this Read More The post 7 TRAVEL SHOWS To Binge-Watch on NETFLIX appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
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.
Boracay bar manager admits tourism hurt by COVID-19 outbreak
by Jan Milo Severo on March 10, 2020 at 6:31 AM
A general manager of a local bar in Boracay admitted that the island is suffering right now because of the novel corona virus disease (COVID-19) scare as tourist arrivals are getting low.
Megan and Mikael’s most expensive meal in their Vietnam trip was only P485 for 3 people
on March 10, 2020 at 5:50 AM
Megan Young and Mikael Daez explored the mountain city and discovered that it’s filled with good food and coffee.
Megan Young and Mikael Daez go exploring in Vietnam, discover secret cafe
on March 10, 2020 at 3:42 AM
Mikael Daez and Megan Young went food tripping and coffee shop-hopping in the Dalat, Vietnam.
These well-traveled celebrity babies have brought their cuteness around the world
on March 10, 2020 at 1:23 AM
These kids are already ahead of the curve when it comes to traveling!
Summer in Samar: Provincial getaway showcases culinary, tourism treasures
on March 9, 2020 at 7:57 AM
From enchanting caves and breathtaking beaches, Samar boasts of a well-guarded wealth of attractions and flavors.
Sam Pinto posts sizzling beach photos with fiance Anthony Semerad in Australia
on March 9, 2020 at 5:17 AM
Sam Pinto and her fiance Anthony Semerad are enjoying the sun, sand, and crystal clear waters in Whiteheaven beach in Whitsunday Island, Australia.
Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta flies again, this time in Cavite
on March 8, 2020 at 9:46 AM
The Department of Tourism said it expects more than 45,000 spectators for the event, whuch runs until Sunday.
Kelley Day introduces herself and the Philippines in Miss Eco International tourism video
on March 8, 2020 at 3:56 AM
Kelley Day will be raising the Philippine flag at the Miss Eco International pageant on April 11 in Egypt.
More hotels slash rates for domestic market
by Catherine Talavera on March 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM
More hotels are set to offer discounted rates as the push for domestic tourism amid the coronavirus disease outbreak gains traction, the Tourism Congress of the Philippines said.
Mithi, Desire & Dream
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura on March 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM
I was worried when we arrived at the airport.
What do Cher, the Kardashians, Andre Agassi, Charles Aznavour (& even Steve Jobs) have in common?
by Letty Jacinto-Lopez on March 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM
The answer to that titular question is that they are all Armenians!
Sailing around the archipelago
on March 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM
With an archipelago of over 7,500 charming islands and an almost infinite coastline of powdery beaches, one of the most exciting ways to explore the Philippines is by sailing around them in a fun and adventure-laden tournament.
Cavite hot air balloon fest features more activities
on March 6, 2020 at 7:16 PM
The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta held in Carmona, Cavite this weekend offer activities other than the usual hot-air balloon rides.
A visit to Arroceros Forest Park
on March 4, 2020 at 10:23 AM
This riverside park is only 2.2 hectares in size, but its importance to the Philippines’ clogged, crowded, overheating capital region cannot be overstated.
Iya Villania and Primo go on a Boracay adventure all by themselves
on March 3, 2020 at 5:59 AM
Iya Villania took Primo to Boracay and it was a series of firsts for them.
KC Concepcion burns up Instagram with her Boracay photo
on March 2, 2020 at 3:47 AM
KC Concepcion is making the most of her Boracay trip.
Tokyo Disney parks closing for two weeks on virus fears — operator
on February 28, 2020 at 3:19 AM
“Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have decided to proceed with an extraordinary closure from Saturday February 29, 2020, through Sunday March 15” after the government urged measures to limit the spread of the virus, the operator said in a statement.
Luzon ranks second in TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers Choice Awards
on February 27, 2020 at 8:36 AM
Luzon was the second trending destination in the world at the TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards.
Sunshine Dizon sets foot on Holy Land, visits Mount Nebo and other Biblical sites
on February 26, 2020 at 9:27 AM
Sunshine got to take a photo with the serpentine cross sculpture found at the summit, the River Jordan, the mosaics at the Monastery of Saints John and George of Choziba, as well as the so-called “Mount of Temptation” where Jesus was believed to be tempted by the devil.
Kim Rodriguez falls in love with snowy South Korea
on February 26, 2020 at 3:31 AM
Kim Rodriguez is experiencing snow for the first time.