Secret’s out: Asia’s most overlooked paradise
Nov20

Secret’s out: Asia’s most overlooked paradise

                        The Philippines is often overlooked by Australians in favor of other Asian destinations, but there’s no better time to get to know this tropical archipelago, writes Steve McKenna in this beginner’s guide. With 7107 islands and a feast of screensaver-perfect backdrops – from dreamy tropical beaches and smouldering volcanoes to mesmerizing...

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Undiscovered jewel of the Philippines
Jul31

Undiscovered jewel of the Philippines

Mention Apo Reef to seasoned Philippines travelers and chances are they will tell you about a distant diving paradise accessible only on expensive live-aboard trips. Mention Sablayan, a coastal backwater on the island of Mindoro that is the jumping-off town to Apo Reef, and most likely they will greet you with a blank stare. But thanks to greatly improved infrastructure on Mindoro, Apo Reef is now a lot more accessible. And fairly...

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