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.

The longest words in the world, and what they mean

If you think about it, words are perhaps the single greatest invention of mankind. Language has separated us from most other animals, and has allowed us to not only transmit information in an efficient way, but has also opened up an infinitely vast world of creative expression. We can all agree, however, that language isn't always a walk in the park. Sometimes we can't find the right words for what we want to say, and other times the words available to us are impossibly long and complex. We've all heard "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," and we all know it's not exactly a 'real' word. So what are they longest words in the world, and how could we ever possibly use them? Read on to find out.

Historical museums in Batangas, Cavite remain shut on Saturday – NHCP

HISTORICAL museums in Batangas and Cavite remain closed on Saturday, according to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). In a notice to the public on Saturday, the NHCP said it was due to the "continuing effects of the volcanic sulfuric dioxide emissions from the Taal volcano and its accompanying health and safety hazard for our personnel and guests." On Friday, historical museums in Batangas, Cavite, and even in Metro...

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

Her entire look costs about P170,000.

These are the most terrifying places in the world

Many of us possess a sense of adventure, a yearning perhaps to travel to places remote and untouched or destinations nearer to home that are unusual and set well under the tourist radar. But would you ever consider visiting anywhere that had a disturbing or terrifying reputation, or was imbued with a history so alarming and mystifying that few would ever dare follow in your footsteps? It takes an intrepid explorer to answer in the affirmative, but the rewards can be inspiring and actually quite educative! So, are you ready to be frightened? Click through and start mapping out a route to malevolence.

Vail Resorts slides after missing on revenue -- Vail Resorts Inc (NYSE:MTN) fell short of revenue expectations for its quarter ending in July, as North American summer operations underperformed. Fourth quarter revenue rose 1% to $269.8 million and Vail reported a $3.35 loss...

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...

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...

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

Christmas decorations sa Divisoria, mababa pa ang presyo; Inaasahang magmamahal sa Oktubre | UB

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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...

The top 10 underrated places to explore in Poland

Poland is known for its many tourist attractions, from the Tatra Mountains near Zakopane, to the cities of Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, and Wroclaw, and the salt mines of Wieliczka. However, few people know of the other hidden wonders of Poland that are worth exploring. In this gallery, we'll show you the top 10 underrated places to explore in Poland, and why you should visit them when you have a chance. Ready then? Click on!

Socotra Island, the most unworldly place on the planet

Socotra Island covers an area of just 3,626 sq km (1,400 sq m), and yet this tiny Indian Ocean island lying off the coast of Yemen represents a treasure trove of dazzling biodiversity. The largest island in the Socotra archipelago, this is a destination that defies worldly description. Instead its landscape in more alien in nature, a unique collection of habitats that would look more at home on a distant planet in the far reaches of the universe. But Socotra is accessible, and more people are venturing outside their comfort zone to explore this remarkable island and its wealth of rare flora and fauna. So, how adventurous are you? Click through and journey to a place extraterrestrial in looks, and little explored by earthlings.

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.

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.

Why we should care about the rhinoceros

The rhinoceros is one of the largest animals on Earth. It's also one of the most critically endangered. There are currently less than 27,000 of these magnificent creatures left in the wild, with a subspecies, the northern white rhino, sadly set for extinction. Poaching and habitat loss are the principal causes behind the rhino's alarming decline. But public awareness initiatives are helping to publicize the vital work undertaken by conservation organizations based in Africa and Asia in helping to safeguard rhinos and expand their populations. So, how much do you know about this extraordinary animal? And why has it been hunted so mercilessly? Click through and find out why we should care about the rhinoceros.

The Guide to Applying for New Zealand's Working Holiday Visa

Fund your holiday by working abroad.

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.

Volcanic ash: What it does to you and your car, and how to stay safe on the road

Stay inside, if possible—only drive when you need to

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!

Tickets for 'Van Gogh Alive' exhibit in BGC now on sale

After a long wait, Filipinos can finally experience the must-see Van Gogh exhibition as tickets are now available. In a Facebook post, BGC Arts Center said two-hour passes for the comeback of the "Van Gogh Alive" exhibit are available at the following prices: Student/Child – P890 Early Bird Rate – P990 Regular Rate – P1,200 A Premium Flex Pass is a...

Wonderland riders left upside down for 25 mins at Canadian amusement park


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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

'Disney on Ice' coming to Manila

'Disney on Ice' coming to Manila

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

DOT says crime against tourists is crime vs PH

DOT says crime against tourists is crime vs PH

Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu brings back Something Blu Wedding Fair

Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu once again raises a toast to couples seeking to tie the knot, with the return of the Something Blu: A Wedding of a Kind, the hotel’s signature Bridal Fair, now on its 7th year, on October 14 and 15, 2023, at the hotel’s Nina Ballroom. Something Blu will feature close to

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.

Wellness tourism: tips to improve physical and mental health

See Juan Luna's Long-Lost Painting Through This Free Ayala Museum Tour

Registration is open and free!

Chelsea adds more features in travel app

MANILA, Philippines — Logistics giant Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. has added new features to its travel app to improve the platform as demand for sea travel grows. In a regulatory filing, Chelsea said it enhanced Chelsea Travel, its online channel for booking trips with Starlite Ferries, SuperCat and Trans-Asia Shipping Lines. Chelsea brought in the following upgrades to the booking platform: group booking, self-service...

20 unforgettable travel destinations in the Pacific

Visit Jose Rizal Square, Eat Sandworm + More Things to Do in Quanzhou, China

They even have an SM branch.

Forbidden places around the world you can’t visit

It's hard to imagine that there are a lot of places around the world that people are prohibited from visiting. Unless you're a researcher, scientist, or military officer, some of these places are strictly forbidden for the general public, which adds another layer of mystery to them. There are historical sites that are so fragile they can be easily damaged by humans, and also some seriously dangerous places many of us would be terrified to visit. From an island infested with snakes to a vault holding special secrets, check out these extremely fascinating and forbidden places. Click on!

Kauna-unahang Tourism Pride Summit, idinaos ng DOT sa Cebu

Kauna-unahang Tourism Pride Summit, idinaos ng DOT sa Cebu

Saboteurs just blew up a very rare Russian airplane

The tragically long list of stars who died in hotel rooms

Over time, many well-known individuals have been found dead in hotel rooms. Whether due to drug overdoses, heart attacks, or freak accidents, these celebrities met tragic ends in a lonely setting. Click through the gallery to remember the stars who died in hotel rooms.

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...

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.

Celebrities who were found dead in hotels

Cathay global launch powered by new campaign

CATHAY is excited to announce that its new premium travel lifestyle brand is officially rolling out to markets around the world, celebrating a passion for travel as a way of living under the "Cathay" master brand and simplifying the way customers interact with it. Cathay represents much more than airline travel. It represents the evolution into a premium travel lifestyle brand consisting of a host of complementary categories — flights, holidays,...

This International Brand Is Opening a Luxury Hotel in Puerto Princesa

Four Points by Sheraton launches in Q4.

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

Seat Sale Alert: Fly to Cebu, Boracay, Davao + More for as Low as P99

International destinations are also on sale.

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...

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.