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Nothing Beats a Spontaneous Chill Weekend in Catmon [PHOTO-ESSAY]

Some might call this a typical weekend getaway in Cebu. Out of the blue and in the middle of a busy work week, a friend invited us to spend the weekend in his place in Catmon. It’s municipality roughly 50 kilometers away from Cebu City. 

written on November 23rd, 2017 by

6 Travel Tips for Your Long Haul Flight - Destination Specialists Cebu

6 Travel Tips for Your Long Haul Flight

Traveling long haul can be a daunting experience. A flight is normally considered long haul when it is more that five hours. The longest I have ever done was a 14-hour flight from Hong Kong to Chicago. I thought I’d lose my mind sitting for so long in such a small space.
Long haul flights can lead to restlessness and boredom, not to mention jet lag at your destination, so here are some of the few things that I have learned from my occasional long haul travels:

written on November 19th, 2017 by

Six Things About France That Will Surprise You

You have probably been preparing for your trip to France for quite some time. Tickets booked, bags packed with carefully chosen outfits for the perfect OOTD to match the many famous landmarks for the gram. Still, you can’t help but wonder what to expect when you finally arrive in the City of Lights.

written on November 8th, 2017 by

7 Stories From Cruising the Baltic Sea (One from each city)

7 Stories From Cruising the Baltic Sea (One from each city)

I just got back from cruising the Baltic Sea with the fambam. It was one of the best vacations I’ve ever had. So many new things to see, new experiences to cherish, and the best part of all, I got to spend it with the people that matter most to me.
It was the best time to go. The sun was up till late in the evening, the temperature hovered around 20°C, there were so many people outdoors. Contrast this to their winter months when the temperatures sometimes reach -10°C and sunlight might total only seven hours.

written on October 26th, 2017 by

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7 Beautiful Places on Instagram

Since becoming the curator of Destination Specialists’ Instagram feed, I’ve come to realize how little I’ve seen of the world. Daily exposure to beautiful landscapes and exciting adventures have really amped my curiosity and has infected me with major #travelust.

I want to share with you seven beautiful places I’ve seen on Instagram (one of which I’ve actually visited and can attest to it’s breathtaking beauty!)

written on October 20th, 2017 by

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Processing a Philippine Passport

By Carlo Villarica and Jhud Cervantes At Destination Specialists, we get plenty of inquiries about the passport application process. A…

written on October 11th, 2017 by

5 Haunted Places in the Philippines

It’s October and there’s no better time to travel somewhere scary. Instead of celebrating Halloween at home, go on a real spooky adventure. There’s no stopping you. Who knows? You might be surprised to find a scary little spot near you.

The Philippines might be better known for our wonderful people and pristine beaches, but we have a long bloody history which lends itself to a few scary stories as well.

written on October 5th, 2017 by

A Japan Guide…sort of. - Destination Specialists Cebu - Carlo Villarica

A Japan Guide…sort of.

In many ways, Japan is the exact opposite of the Philippines. You could say we occupy opposite points in a spectrum. Here’s a quick example, we as Filipinos are generally flexible when it comes to rules. You could even say we are “too” flexible. The Japanese follow rules to the tee.

written on September 21st, 2017 by

A Day in Hong Kong [PHOTO-ESSAY]

When you have one free day in a city you’re unfamiliar with, it only makes sense to explore and see what you can. A friend and I had a free day in Hong Kong and luckily, it’s a city of walking and great public transport. 

written on September 13th, 2017 by

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A Different Side to San Francisco [PHOTO-ESSAY]

When we visited California last year, one of our priorities was to stop by San Francisco. If you’ve been reading about travel for a while, it’s not difficult to imagine why we wanted to visit this amazing place.

written on September 5th, 2017 by