Traveling more is always on people’s New Year’s resolutions list, no matter what the year might be – and I’m sure 2018 isn’t any different for you. If you still haven’t filled up your bucket list of places to visit this year or simply want to find out which places will give you the most value for your money, here are 6 places that the When in Manila team thinks you should visit this 2018!
6 Places We Think You Should Visit This 2018
6. Tibiao, Antique
Planning your beach trips for the summer as early as now? While seawater and sad might sound great, trying out something new is even better. Why not head to Tibiao in Antique instead, where you can soak in some adventure, relaxation, and culture all at once?
(READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE: Learn, Play and Relax in Antique)
Aside from enjoying the waterfalls and the town, you can even try being a potter – free of charge – and take home your creations. It may not be the typical summer experience, but we’re sure you’ll love the variety that the place has to offer!
5. Tokyo, Japan
Whether you just plan on staying in Tokyo for a day or plan on staying there for an entire week, the first thing you will notice about the city is how fast-paced it is. If you are a city guy or city girl at heart, you will absolutely love Tokyo!
The best thing about Tokyo is that you can either keep up with its fast pace or simply enjoy a more relaxed trip around the city, focusing solely on select places of your choice. There is something for everyone in Tokyo – trust us.
If you just want to cover as many spots as you can in a day then read this: Here’s What It’s Like to Travel for One Day in Tokyo.
4. Lio, El Nido
El Nido is probably already on your bucket list. It is, after all, one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines with its crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life – the perfect haven for those who’d like to discover nature at its finest.
What you might not have visited yet, though, is El Nido’s Lio Tourism Estate. Lio is a 400-hectre development that boasts of hotels, a retail area, a lagoon, and of course, a white sand beach.
(READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE: El Nido’s Lio is a Foodie’s Haven)
The Philippines is home to some of the most beautiful islands and the most amazing creatures. It doesn’t matter what part of the world you’re from, you will always find something to love about this country. One of the places that you might fall in love with is Dumaguete, thanks to the beauty, thrill, and people that the place has to offer.
The most important place you need to visit there? The Twin Lakes.
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Twin Lakes is one of the most beautiful lakes we have seen so far. It’s so quiet and undisturbed, making it the perfect place to go for some peace, relaxation, and much-needed reflection.
It isn’t everyday you fall in love with a place – but that’s exactly what happened to our team when we visited Korea. Aside from the cold temperature and beautiful scenery, the country simply has so much to offer, whether you are a fan of Kpop and Korean dramas or not.
We don’t really know how better to put it to words than by letting you read by the experience of our Associate Editor Nicole Villaluz when she went last fall. Click here: 5 Things a Fall Trip in Korea Taught Me About Letting Go
Batanes is another place that we will never get sick of recommending. While a lot of people complain that a trip to Batanes is generally quite expensive, well… when there’s a will, there’s a way. Snatch those promo fares early on, save your moolah, and make it happen because seriously: Batanes is GORGEOUS. None of the money you spent Wille even matter once you set foot on this archipelagic province.
Batanes is a truly marvelous place, and its people are some of the best ones you’ll meet in your travels in the country. Do visit the province and see if it doesn’t make a believer out of you–of God’s gift of nature, and of humanity.
Which places are on your to-visit list this year? :)