Philippines nomination for Asia’s top 10 wellness resorts.
The only wellness sanctuary of its kind in the Philippines, The Farm offers holistic rejuvenation on the grounds of an eco-friendly coconut plantation a few hours outside Manila.
Sicily is one of the most beautiful island in Europe: it has beautiful beaches, a crystal clear sea and amazing food that everyone loves. However, it has also a very strong culture and traditions that reflect in the many Sicilian traditional festivals that take place during the year. If you decide to spend your holiday in Sicily, you can find many Sicilian villas available for rent on sites online, and then read through to discover the top traditional festival you must see.
Korea’s most popular summer festival, Mud Fest, is a truly unique and awesome one.
It started way back in 1998 to promote the city of Boryeong as a tourist destination, and has risen in popularity each year since then. Every summer, Mudfest occurs along Daecheon Beach in Boryeong. It is located about 200 kilometers SouthWest of Seoul on the West Coast of Korea.
Every summer thousands of Japan’s young people head to the mountains to gorge themselves on a lavish helping of music. The three-day-long Fuji Rock Festival plays host to some of the most famous bands from across the world, as well as local and alternative performers. It’s one big non-stop party, a world away from the everyday grind in the cities.
The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival features the release of 100,000 to 200,000 uniquely decorated hot air lanterns into the sky. Originally the lanterns were released to let refugees hiding in the hills know that their town was safe and they could return home again. The main activity consists of buying a lantern and writing down your desires and ambitions, followed by releasing them into the sky. This event occurs annually, usually in February or March, and the collective launches begin at 6:30PM, happening three times an hour until 9:30PM.
Synonymous with luxury, romance and leisure, French Polynesia is a magical place considered hard to reach for most of us mere mortals. If words like “Bora Bora” or “Tahiti” don’t make your proverbial travelling mouth water, then the travelling bug hasn’t bitten you hard enough.
Before we get into a more detailed account of affordable ways to vacation in French Polynesia, let me just give you a brief disclaimer – it’s going to cost you! French Polynesia is a remote island location, and just getting there is going to dig into your pocket in varying degrees, depending on where you live. Still, if you can do without all the luxury advertised by travel agencies, you can save a significant amount of pennies if you spend smartly while you’re there. Let’s see how…
Kanawa island is a very small island located right on the border of Komodo national park. It is between the island of Sumbawa and Flores. It is also a perfect honeymoon destination for couples that do not like the commercial ra..ra..
The Paro Festival is one of the highlights of the Bhutanese calendar year. Spread over days, the local people come from miles around to celebrate, to dance and to feast. They will be dressed in their ‘Sunday best’, with many making their own costumes and clothes for the occasion. The festival takes place around the huge Rinpung Paro Dzong and takes the form of stories, played out by the masked dancers who have rehearsed for many weeks; a wonderful social occasion.
The history of MassKara Festival began in 1980 when the villagers in Bacolod were suffering an economic crisis. The main livelihood of people in Bacolod then was sugar cane farming. At that time, the price of sugar was at an all-time low due to the invention of sugar substitutes like fructose corn syrup in the United States. In addition to the crisis economy, many people in Bacolod lost their families when MV Don Juan sank that same year. About 700 Filipinos, including Bacolod villagers perished in that tragedy. In order to resist the sorrow, the local government together with the villagers held a festival of smiles in the hope that the city could always be tough and survive even the hardest moments in life.
Firsthand recommendations from your peers for where to fly, eat, or stay next sure beat sifting through pages of strangers’ reviews. Start simple: Use Facebook’s Graph Search to find which of your friends has been to a destination you’re considering visiting. In the search bar at the top of the page, type something like “My friends who have been to London” or “My friends who have been to Kensington Palace.” Up pops a list of friends who have journeyed to the Big Smoke, so you can ask them for their recommendations. If nobody you know has toured the royals’ abode, you can instead see a list of friends of your friends who have and then message them to see what they thought of it before you shell out $27 for a ticket.