Boracay — the famed island paradise located in the Philippines, boasting its long stretch of powdery white sand and turquoise waters. Just a few minutes before the sun sets in this side of the world, its waters glistens as Paraw sailboats approach the shore, painting a quaint scenery to mark a beautiful ending.
If that description still doesn’t convince you, here are 5 reasons that will make Boracay your top 1 destination for your tropical escapade.
First things first — we're sure you've heard of the temporary closure of one of the world's most beautiful islands, Boracay. The 6-month rehabilitation surely did a saving because as of this writing, a lot of changes have already happened to the once exploited and overcommercialized island. Today, aside from the daily tourist entrance limit, stricter rules are now being implemented to ensure that children, teens, and adults alike can enjoy what Boracay has to offer without the fuss.
Talking about the postcard-worthy stretch of white sand beach of Boracay never gets old. You may have visited a lot of beaches or islands in your travels, but Boracay’s got that charm that would make you feel like basking under the summer sun for days.
Search for “Boracay sunset” in Google, and there you’ll see photos that are not only Instagram-worthy, but also one for the books. You can always lay on the white sand beach and just wait for the sun to set over the horizon — it’s the perfect time to take a breather.
Known for their hospitality and warm welcome to locals and tourists alike, Boracay's got that home-away-from-home vibe that'll keep you coming back. Whether you're staying in a 5-star hotel or in a bunk-bed type accommodation, hotel and restaurant staff will surely make you feel like you are indeed in one of the best islands in the world.
If you’re down for fun and luxury at the same time, then Boracay's the perfect destination for you. Even when you’re travelling on a budget, you will still be able to experience the best out of this paradise because accommodations, restaurants, and activity packages come in options that fit all sorts of budget. You may even be surprised to know that choosing luxury hotels or resorts may come handy as your primary option because the amenities and services are all worth the prices.
In Boracay, dreaming of that picture-perfect vacation is never too hard. Now that it’s finally reopening as a better and even more beautiful destination, never miss the chance to relax, have fun and take photos because not it’s not everyday that you get to set foot on such a stunning location.
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Nothing really feels close to how the kids inside of us go crazily excited when the temperature begins to drop — snow will be falling anytime soon! Especially if you live in a country where there are only two seasons, it becomes a part of your bucket lists to visit a country where the roofs get covered with blankets of ice and everything else turns to white.
And because the holiday season has become one of the most convenient time to travel, how about taking that winter wonderland holiday dream to reality? Here are six exciting winter destinations that you may visit for the holidays:
Similar to what you see in postcards is Lucerne's impressive mountainous landscape. This place has the best view of Lake Lucerne and a really stunning scenery of the Alps, especially if you'll be taking the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz. Don't forget to try the authentic Swiss cheese fondue before you leave!
This destination would warm your heart even when it's cold outside. In Vienna, you could go for walks at its city center and go on a little shopping trip in stalls selling food, gluhwein and handicrafts — they are known to have the best Christmas markets in Europe. You may also go ice skating in the gardens of the Wilhelminenberg Palace or go on a weekend ski trip to Hohe-Wand-Wiese.
Everyone dreams of taking a sight of the Northern Lights in person, and you could do that in Reykjavik this holiday season. If you are down for adventures, you could also try downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing here. On the 23rd of December, take part in the Icelandic tradition of eating fermented skate and potatoes.
This holiday season, how about a visit to the country where Santa Claus is said to traditionally originate? Feel all Christmasy in Helsinki, also known as the Christmas city, where you could find snow-covered villages, just like in the movies. Local parades happen during the month of December, so don't forget to join the locals and tourists in spreading the holiday vibes.
Experience a real winter wonderland in Quebec, where a hotel room made entirely of ice could be found. Take those Instagram-worthy photos at the Old Quebec Christmas village, unleash the inner kid in you at Valcartier Vacation Village, North America's largest winter playground or join their winter celebration as you watch the ice canoe race across the St. Lawrence River!
Experience your first snowfall in Tromso, a city located above the Arctic Circle. Aside from the usual snow activities, you could also experience a close encounter with reindeers and dog sledding with the Alaskan huskies. You could also catch the Northern Lights here in Tromso, especially from September to March.
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