Distinctive architectural styles throughout history

The world is full of rich and varied architectural designs that often capture our attention. Memorable buildings often follow certain architectural styles that are immediately identifiable. And many of these design elements are still being utilized by architects today. From the Romanesque to the neoclassical, some of these styles have traveled around the world, adapting themselves to different climates, landscapes, and cultural needs. Click on to discover the most recognized architectural styles that have been applied in many popular structures around the globe.

Phivolcs issues reminder to residents living near Mayon Volcano

Phivolcs issues reminder to residents living near Mayon Volcano

100 countries later, this entrepreneur wants you to explore the Philippines

Before Instagram became what it is today, Angely Dub was already posting travel photos that would attract likes. Today, she has traveled to over 100 countries and grown her community to almost 300,000 followers. I first met Angely Dub a year ago in Bhutan over dinner. I asked her, "What brought you here, traveling solo?" She replied, "I'm here to c...

The French Dordogne region in photos: nature, history and leisure

Quirky things you can only find in Japan

Japan is a fascinating country, but a culture shock can be experienced by visitors, especially those traveling from the West. Indeed, the Land of the Rising Sun is more than what one could hope for, and then some! Some ideas, concepts, and customs are indeed fascinating, and in this gallery we bring you a glimpse into the quirkiness you can expect when visiting Japan. Click through to discover them.

Beautiful places on the sub-tropical Réunion Island

Marcos eyes developing Dinagat Island's tourism industry

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said Friday that he was looking to develop tourism in the Dinagat Islands amid the continuing efforts to rehabilitate the province from the damage brought by Typhoon Odette. This as Marcos led the distribution of rice in San Jose, Dinagat Islands, which is known for its pristine beaches. "Kaya’t hindi lamang ang pag-recover ng mga nasira, mga building na kagaya nito at ‘yung mga nakikita natin na nasira...

The most peaceful countries to live in

In this gallery, we invite you to step into a world where nations vie for the coveted title of Earth's Zen Master, a realm where tranquility reigns supreme. Join us on an exploration of the Global Peace Index, a fascinating journey into the heart of serenity. Discover the delicate balance of peace in a world where harmony is both the destination and the journey. All of the countries listed here are committed to creating a stable and comfortable environment in which their citizens are allowed to thrive and grow without the worry of crime and the threat of danger. Without further ago, click on to discover the most peaceful countries in the world.

Palace to public: Keep masks on

MANILA, Philippines — While the air quality in Metro Manila and nearby areas has returned to normal due to the subsiding volcanic smog or vog from Taal Volcano and pollution-related smog, Malacañang is still recommending the wearing of face masks as a protection against pollution. “The latest DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) update indicates favorable air quality readings at its monitoring stations,” the Presidential...

Wellness tourism: tips to improve physical and mental health

Strange things people leave at the graves of famous figures

In some cultures, gravesites are cherished places where the living can continue to honor the dead. Most commonly, flowers, candles, and stuffed animals are left behind as symbols of love, respect, and admiration. These gifts are a way for people to feel connected with the deceased and to help their spirit live on. Some gravestones, however, have seen rather unusual items, only made more unusual if you have no context behind them (though sometimes even the context can't fully explain it...). These strange grave gifts often have fascinating tales tied to the deceased figure's history, and provide some insight into their lasting impact on people. Intrigued? Click through to see the most unusual things people leave at the graves of famous figures, and why.

What’s to love about Manila? - Heritage advocate Diego Torres explains | The Howie Severino Podcast

In a time of floods and traffic, Manila gives its residents much to complain about. But Diego Torres loves it enough to give free walking tours to show what history and beauty in the city remain and must be preserved. Efforts by heritage activists like Torres have stopped demolitions and restored the grand dame of Manila, the Metropolitan Theater, an art deco marvel. He also shares personal connections to the city, like how his grandparents met while both were working in Escolta when his future lolo spied his future lola through an office window. He explains why the proposed Pasig River Expressway could rob the city of its famous vistas and offers an alternative vision — one that is pedestrian-friendly with a revived streetcar network called the tranvia and museums devoted to Manila’s fashion, architecture, and military history

Entire branches of life are going extinct and civilization could collapse

Disney Vs. DeSantis: What's behind the clash between Florida and Mickey Mouse?

Winning songs about Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the most sung about destinations in the United States, and perhaps the world. But what's the ultimate Sin City playlist, the songs that truly capture the glitz and glamor—as well as the sleaze and clamor—of the city that never sleeps? Click through and take a gamble with these winning songs about Las Vegas.

Absolutely striking mountain towns found in America

The United States is home to some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the world. Snow or shine, you can visit one of these towns and find the outdoor adventure of your dreams. Without further ado, here are 50 of the most beautiful mountain destinations America has to offer. Click on to discover them all.

Female explorers you absolutely need to know about

For centuries, adventure was considered a traditionally male domain. But behind many of the world's extraordinary adventures is a female explorer who didn't experience the same fame as their male counterpart. The truth is that women have time and time again defied convention and social expectations, and the thirst for adventure kept them going. But apart from Amelia Earhart, how many of these groundbreaking women have you actually heard about? From Gertrude Bell to Osa Johnson, click on to discover the incredible accomplishments of these female explorers.

These are the biggest volcanic eruptions of all time

From Vesuvius to Laki, we've seen some monstrous eruptions of volcanoes throughout history. Most of these volcanoes are stratovolcanoes, meaning cone-shaped elevations that were built overtime from layers of ash and lava. Due to their relatively soft composition, pressure builds up inside until they blow up, which results in sudden explosive eruptions. Their steep slopes then generate pyroclastic flows, making them some of the most dangerous types of volcanoes. The power of such eruptions is measured using the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI), which is a scale that goes from one to eight. Each succeeding VEI is 10 times greater than the last. Need examples? Click on to find out!

Cities that were rebuilt after being completely destroyed

Throughout history, many natural and man-made changes have altered how cities were originally laid out. From fires that consumed them, to devastating tsunamis and wars that turned them into rubble, you'd be surprised to learn that many popular cities were totally destroyed at some point in history. With many totally collapsing to the ground, it's impressive to see how they managed to rise and rebuild themselves. Click on to discover the cities that moved past catastrophe to be reborn from the ashes.

Why Ukraine had gotten rid of Russian holidays in favor of Western celebrations

‘Fur-real!’: Grab Philippines announces return of on-demand GrabPet service

Pet owners are allowed to travel with their pets again when booking Grab rides through this on-demand service. Grab Philippines on September 27 announced the return of its GrabPet service, wherein passengers can take their pets with them during their travels using the ride-hailing application. “YES, FUR-REAL. GrabPet is finally back!” Grab said on Facebook. […]

Do you dare drive this list of the highest roads in the world?

Nature presents us with some formidable obstacles, not least the incredible mountain ranges found scattered across the world. These precipitous and often remote regions are some of the most inaccessible on the planet. But even here you can find roads that climb the steepest of slopes to conquer the tallest of peaks. Indeed, these high altitude mountain passes represent some of the greatest engineering achievements of the modern age—and a motoring challenge that tests even the most daring and experienced of drivers. So, what are the highest points on Earth accessible by car? Click through and take the high road!

What Are the Differences Between Quebecois and French?

With multiple ways to learn, find something that suits your time, your level, and your budget French is a language that has reached over 25 countries and touched many cultures over the centuries. It was the lingua franca before English overtook it, and still remains a formidable language in the international community. Perhaps one of the places on ...

NAIA rises in rankings of world’s internationally connected airports

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has established itself as one of the most internationally connected airports in the world. Known by its International Air Transport Association code MNL, it ranked 15th in the top 50 global airport megahubs and secured third spot in the top 25 low-cost carrier airport megahubs. According to the 2023 Megahubs Index by OAG, a...

Thea Tolentino prefers solo travel because 'mahirap mag-travel nang may kasama'

Unsure about traveling solo? Listen to Thea Tolentino. The Kapuso celebrity has been traveling alone since 2019, saying she actually prefers it than having companions. "Mahirap mag-travel nang may kasama," she began on "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda" Friday. "Mas enjoy ako [alone] because wala kong iniintindi na ibang tao, which is a breather for me kasi isa kong bread winner," Thea continued. Solo travel is a great exercise in learning about...

Did you know the US government is hiding a secret airline?

Did you know that the US government operates a top-secret airline called Janet? The airline tends to fly under the radar, even though it operates out of commercial airports. However, if you've never noticed the discreet, unmarked aircraft fleet, you're not the only one. Janet's operations and the activities of the passengers it transports are highly classified, but take a look at what is known about the airline in the following gallery.

10 Fun Things to Do in Kapitolyo, Pasig City

There are many new places to explore in Kapitolyo.

Skydiver gets decapitated by plane's wing moments after jump

Be careful if you ever feel like skydiving as an experienced wingsuit skydiver suffered a gruesome fate at the hands of a plane’s wing. In a report by The Times carried by the New York Post, 40-year-old Nicolas Galy's head was decapitated after he smashed into a plane’s wing just 20 seconds into his jump in the South of France. He was one of the tw...

Don't embarrass yourself! Know the customs of the countries you visit

Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards, wagi laban sa Pasay Voyagers, 88-79

Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards, wagi laban sa Pasay Voyagers, 88-79

Discover Tagaytay's Newest Gem: Rosario by Vikings | Flavor Profiles |

Tagaytay, a popular tourist destination in the Philippines, is known for its cool climate, stunning views, and vibrant culinary scene. And now, it has a new gem to boast of - Rosario by Vikings. This new restaurant opened in August and is quickly becoming a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Rosario by Vikings is a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts and travel aficionados, offering a unique blend of delectable food, breathtaking views, and Instagram-worthy aesthetics.

Celebrities killed in air crashes

Sadly, plane crashes are more frequent than we would like to think, especially when it comes to the small private planes and helicopters often used by the stars. Many fatal flights have claimed the lives of renowned celebrities and public figures. Explore the gallery below to learn about the stars who tragically died in air crashes.

Ilang mangingisda, kakaunti na lang ang huli; itinataboy ng mga tauhan ng China | 24 Oras

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Greece, nalubog sa putik at baha | GMA Integrated Newsfeed

Binalot at halos malubog sa putik ang maraming sasakyan at ilang kabahay sa Greece matapos manalasa at magpabaha sa bansa ang Bagyong Elias simula noong Miyerkules, September 27. Nanalasa ang Bagyong Elias sa Greece tatlong linggo lang ang nakalilipas mula nang manalasa rin ang Bagyon Daniel sa bansa na kumitil ng 16 na buhay. Ang detalye, alamin sa video.

Bacolod City cafe calls out vloggers offering endorsements for free food, transpo

A cafe in Bacolod City called out vloggers who offered “endorsements” in exchange for free meals and transportation. Mr. Bunny Cafe, one of the few rabbit cafes in the country, said on Tuesday that it does not support vloggers or vlog endorsements in exchange for their free transport services and menu bestsellers. “If you truly […]

20 unforgettable travel destinations in the Pacific

Bestwestern Ivywall Resort – Panglao’s Lifelong Mission: Giving Back to Nature

In an inspiring display of environmental commitment, The Bestwestern Ivywall Resort – Panglao recently hosted the 2023 International Coastal Cleanup on the Alona Beach on September 16. The event garnered an impressive turnout, with 454 dedicated volunteers joining forces from various sectors, including local government units and the private sector. This annual initiative, aimed at

Coffee and Comfort: Dine-In at Don Macchiatos USC Branch

Are you on the lookout for cafes offering affordable drinks and snacks in Cebu? Your search ends here! Cebu’s first P39 coffee, Don Macchiatos is making waves with the opening of its latest store in downtown Cebu, proudly marking its 600th branch. Nestled on P. del Rosario Street in Cebu City, right next to Sto.

This International Brand Is Opening a Luxury Hotel in Puerto Princesa

Four Points by Sheraton launches in Q4.

Geography quiz: are you an expert on countries around the world?

Maasai evicted in Tanzania: are tourists and hunting safaris more important than human rights?

History's most infamous unfinished buildings

There are numerous examples of ambitious but ultimately flawed architectural projects. Around the world are plenty of structures that on paper probably appeared destined for success, but instead were either abandoned or left languishing in construction limbo, often due to lack of funds or political strife. Among these unfinished buildings are palaces, cathedrals, skyscrapers, and even a nuclear power plant. So, where can you find some of the most notorious architecture that never was... or still might be? Click through and study the blueprints, so to say.

WATCH: This Beach Resort Is a Hidden Gem on Negros Island

It's about three hours away from Bacolod.

The largest nations without landmarks or essential infrastructure

Some of the largest countries in the world can also be the smallest. It all depends on what you're measuring a nation against. For example, Saudi Arabia is the biggest country in the world without a river. But it's not the biggest country on the planet per se. In this quiz, we take a look at some contradictions using countries that are the largest and second-largest on the planet depending on a certain characteristic. Confused? Sit back, click through, and all will become clear. Probably...

The Exact Designer Pieces in Jinkee Pacquiao's All-Black Vacation OOTD in Bali

Her entire look costs about P170,000.

Christmas Village sa isang resort sa Cavite, pang-winter ang peg | SONA

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The Best Things to See and Do in Cavite in 36 Hours

From sipping a cup of good coffee to enjoying a private hot tub.

Thailand receives the first Chinese visitors

BANGKOK: Top Thai officials welcomed hundreds of Chinese tourists at Bangkok's international airport on Monday, the first day of a new visa-free entry program that officials say will boost the country's tourism industry that was badly damaged by the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin handed out gifts and posed for pictures as his tourism minister and other VIPs greeted about 300 travelers from Shanghai. The surprised tourists...

The official trees of every US state

Trees are abundant across the United States, but each state has proudly named one specific species to represent it. We are talking about official state trees. While we've previously listed every official state flower in the US, it's time now to showcase trees. Many of these were adopted as state symbols decades ago, and continue to be their state's pride and joy to this day. In this gallery you'll get to know every official state tree in the nation, along with its story. Growing an intertest? Click though and find out more.

Philippines surpasses 4M tourist arrivals

Four million tourists have already visited the Philippines this year, government data showed on Friday. According to the Department of Tourism, the Philippines welcomed 4,005,465 tourists from January 1 to September 29, 2023, contributing P316 billion to the economy. ''We are very close to our target of 4.8 million by the end of this year. Kaya naman po (That is why) I continue to encourage our friends from all over the world to show their love...