The Top 6 Things to do in Huế, Vietnam

Huế (pronounced “h’way”) is located in central Vietnam and a city that history buffs will find particularly intriguing. Not only was it the seat of Nguyễn Dynasty emperors from 1802 to 1945, but it was also the site of the longest and bloodiest battle of the ‘American War’ (or, as we like to say in America, the…

Guide to Halong Bay, Vietnam: How to Choose the Best Cruise

Halong Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay in Northern Vietnam where over 1,600 islands and islets rise up from the turquoise waters of the South China Sea. As you cruise through the bay in one of the famous ‘junk boats’, you’ll pass by countless towering limestone rock formations surrounding the luxury cruise ship. The bay…

Famous Filipino Food: 15 Must-Eat Dishes in the Philippines!

The food culture of the Philippines is sometimes overshadowed by it’s northwestern neighbors – Thailand and Vietnam. But the Philippines can easily hold its own on the global culinary stage and even came in second in a 2015 CNN poll asking readers what country was their favorite food destination. From the ubiquitous adobo to the…

15 Things to Know Before Visiting The Philippines

No doubt you’ve seen photos of the stunningly beautiful turquoise water and palm tree lined beaches of the Philippines recently… And considering that there are over 7,000 islands in the Philippines, you can find whatever type of vacation you’re looking for. The islands boast lavish resorts, delectable cuisine, untouched beaches, cascading waterfalls, and more! It’s…

Guide to Eating, Drinking, Sleeping, and Exploring in Manila

Most people visiting the Philippines fly into and out of Manila but spend very little time actually exploring this large, diverse, and thriving metropolis. And while there aren’t an abundance of touristy sites to see, the city is packed with delicious restaurants, lively bars, and world-class shopping. It’s worth spending at least a few days…

What to Pack for a Vacation in the Philippines

Planning a trip to the Philippines? You’re bound to have the adventure of a lifetime! And while you’ll be spending most of your time in a swimsuit and flip flops, you’ll probably want to pack a few other essentials as well, just in case. Read on to learn all about what you should be sure…

7 Must-Visit Waterfalls on Cebu Island

Cebu island offers visitors the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. With beautiful beaches, colorful coral, massive waterfalls, canyoneering, and whale sharks, it’s a must-visit destination in the Philippines! The following 7 spectacular waterfalls on the southern end of the island are not-to-be-missed during your visit to this island paradise. What to Bring Regardless of…

8 Things to Know Before Visiting El Nido, Palawan

You’ve probably seen photographs of the stunning limestone formations around El Nido rising majestically above the turquoise water. It is one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines and for good reason, the nearby islands and beaches are absolutely stunning. But the actual town of El Nido leaves something to be desired. The infrastructure…

Complete Guide to Island Hopping in Balabac, Palawan

Are you planning a visit to the Philippines and dreaming about lounging on pristine beaches, jetting around to untouched islands, and not having to share any of it with anyone else? If so, skip the over-crowded areas of El Nido and Coron in the north of Palawan Island and instead head south, to the Balabac…

7 Awesome Things To Do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Situated in the highlands of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Visitors come here to play with elephants, trek through hill tribe villages, shop ’til they drop at the endless night markets, or simply to use it as a stopping-off point before heading further north to…