Engage in new adventures through the pages of the all-new Explore Philippines

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Explore, explore, explore and live life! I enjoyed reading Explore Philippine’s feature on Siargao featuring Rhian Ramos. The pictures (by Jake Verzosa) and article ( by EIC France Pinzon) were beautifully composed. In the article, Rhian expressed her surprise when she saw how raw and untainted Siargao was—and it definitely translates to every image taken. 

Recently, I got to attend the launch party of Explore Philippines, a quarterly in-flight as well as retail magazine. What makes Explore  Philippines unique from the other travel magazines is that its focus is travelling within the Philippines. Not only that. True to its name, the people behind the magazine make it a point to discover as much as they can. They go beyond the usual tourist spots and really, well, explore. This is not only good for the avid adventurer, but also for the locals who can earn from the tourism in their area.The well-attended launch was held at the events place of Century Mall, Makati, and was graced by two of their cover girls, Rhian Ramos and Janine Gutierrez.

During the event, December cover girl, Rhian Ramos was called up onstage and interviewed about her experience in Siargao, Surigao del Norte  (known as the surfing capital of the Philippines) and the actress was all praises.

I enjoyed reading the magazine’s  Siargao X Rhian Ramos spread. The pictures (by Jake Verzosa) and article ( by EIC France Pinzon) were beautifully composed. In the article, Rhian expressed her surprise when she saw how raw and untainted Siargao was—and it definitely translates to every image taken.

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Rhian Ramos interviewed by EIC France Pinzon. 

The Explore Philippines people also took the stage as they enthusiastically introduced the revamped magazine.

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Publisher Christina Po
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Managing Editor Alyssa Lapid
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EIC France Pinzon 
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Explore PH team + host , Juilian Rodriguez

I’m excited to follow Explore Philippine’s adventures for 2017. I’m sure the team behind the magazine has a lot of ideas up  their sleeve.

ABOUT LAST NIGHT:

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Grabbing some grub from from event food sponsors like Thirsty Turtle, Chillout Cooks,and  Johann’s Cuisine
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Yummy friend pizza courtesy of @chilloutcooks.  
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Also got a refreshing melon smoothie from @thirstyturtleph
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with Janine Gutierrez
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Yup! I’m a badass.  😛
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With Rhian Ramos
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#chilloutcooksteam 
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Explore Travel Spead Media 2-day Event happening Nov. 25-26 at Century City Mall

Who doesn’t love to travel? I certainly do. Travelling broadens the mind and enriches the soul. Of course, there are also the memories that we make on our travels.

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Sadly, I haven’t traveled the Philippines as much as I have wanted to.

The media launch of the: 2nd anniversary and the unveiling of the revamped quarterly travel magazine, Explore Philippines, was an eye opener on just how passionate some people are on travelling our native land. The event was held at Mango Tree Bonifacio Global City, a charming Thai restaurant with its other branches located at Greenbelt 3 and TriNoma.

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Yummy Thai food at the event. 

It was a fun-filled media launch wherein they introduced some of the speakers who would talk during their actual launch to the public happening on Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. The event will be held at the events place of Century City Mall located at the 4th floor.

The event is free! Yay. Plus, if you check the talks and activities that are going to happen you’ll see that its really worth the visit.

The media launch was graced by different professionals in the travel industry as well as travel  enthusiast including contributor/travel & food writer Paul Catiang (Puzzled Owl); April Cuenca (Tripkada); and AG Saño (Dakila PH).

Aside from that the Explore Philippines team made their passion for travel heard by delivering inspiring words for the media and the other event guests.

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Explore Philippines Publisher, Cristina Po
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Explore Philippines Managing Editor, Alyssa Lapid
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Explore Philippines EIC, Francine Pinzon

What makes Explore  Philippines unique from the other travel magazines is that its focus is travelling within the Philippines. Not only that. True to its name, the people behind the magazine make it a point to discover as much as they can. They go beyond the usual tourist spots and really, well, explore. This is not only good for the avid adventurer, but also for the locals who can earn from the tourism in their area.

 

Won’t you come explore with us on Nov. 25 and 26? See you there!

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About the Travel Spread event c/o Meow Pow Marketing: 

Explore Philippines Magazine is proud to present Travel Spread: Exploring the Philippines One Page at a Time. Travel Spread is a celebration of Explore Philippines Magazine’s second year anniversary and a preview of what’s to come for the brand.

The event will also bring to life the pages of Explore Philippines Magazine and http://www.livetoexplore.ph through an innovative display of the best pictures, videos, and quotes from our contributors since our first issue launched in October 2014.

To further foster a community of local travelers, we will be hosting a Travel Forum from November 25-26, 2016 in the same venue, highlighting discussions on exciting trends in travel and media today, including travel writing and photography, eco-tourism, and technology’s impact on local travel.

November 25-26, 2016, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Travel Forum & Digital Exhibit)

November 25, 2016, 11:00 AM – Volun-tourism, Mr. Raf Dionisio

2:00 PM – Marine Conservation, Mr. AG Sano

4:00 PM – Local tourism, Ms. April Cuenca

November 26, 2016 11:00 AM – Travel and Food Writing, Mr. Paul Catiang

2:00 PM – Life Behind the Scenes: Explore Philippines Magazine

4:00 PM – Travel Photography, Mr. Angelo Mendoza

About our Speakers:

Mr. Raf Dionisio, Co- founder of MAD Travel and The Circle Hostel

Mr. AG Saño, Marine, Peace, and Climate Change Advocate

Ms. April Cuenca, Founder and CEO of FlipTrip.ph

Mr. Paul Catiang, Writer of Puzzled Owl

Ms. France Pinzon, Editor in Chief, Explore Philippines Magazine

Mr. Angelo Mendoza, Travel Photographer

We are honored to invite you and your students to join us for this learning event. We believe it will be a great space for the next generation to exchange ideas with thought leaders in the industry today.

Certificates of attendance will be given to students who join the travel talks.

Interact and explore relevant topics with our local travel community. We look forward to having you on board!

Explore Philippines Magazine
Telephone Number : 02-567-1750 local 608
http://www.livetoexplore.com
Official Television Station : CHINATOWN TV

Escape to Paradiso, Tagaytay

With ‘la familia

Family is love. Spending time with them is always special, but spending time with them in beautiful places makes the moments even more memorable.

I discovered this gem of a place called Paradiso, Tagaytay. It’s actually an airbnb, but considering how huge the place is, for me, it’s more of a mini resort.

The owner of the place, Boy Pangilinan, was very helpful and accommodating. He made sure all of us were happy and comfortable during our stay, we could tell he really loved taking care of his guests.

Here are pictures of the place: The sprawling  house is very picturesque. You’ll love it if you’re into photography. The place has a tree house for long kwentuhan blues, a billiard table, dart board, and a videoke (which you can rent).

We were lucky that it didn’t rain for most of our trip because we were able to swim <fun!>. I love how the pool has a waterfall. It really made me feel as if I was away from the business of the city and one with nature.

Having fun with some of the family. ❤ 

 

What an experience is was to be “cooked”. hahaha! Don’t worry, the water was just lukewarm, it was like soaking in a bathtub.

 

Thanks to Boy Pangilinan for a great, great stay! 🙂

TAGAYTAY OOTD: 

As you can see my outfit is extra simple. Paired a flowing sleeveless top with trousers. Extra comfort means extra fun! Added pearls for an extra ooomph.  Hope you like it! 😀 

For more details: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8132817