We may have experienced some downpours lately, but there's no doubt that the summer heat is still in full effect and it makes us extra eager to pack our bags and jet off somewhere. When it comes to wanderlust, there are no better sources of inspo than our local celebrities. Whether it's their perfectly-curated feeds, witty captions, or to-die-for OOTDs, these local stars never fail to make us daydream and plan our own escapes. Having a bad case of FOMO right now? We listed six celebrity squads and the places they've recently visited to inspire you to plan your own trip.
1. Angelica Panganiban and the Banana Sundae cast in Boracay
Watch an episode of the long-running comedy show Banana Sundae and you'll know from the cast's amazing chemistry that they are a tight-knit bunch. In March, Angelica Panganiban made the case for friendships beyond work when she and some of the cast members trooped to the newly-rehabilitated Boracay Island for a much-deserved vacation. Angge, who had just recently wrapped up her show Playhouse, served some pretty fresh IG posts and captions. She captioned one of her photos: "Realizing you are now toxic-free," which sparked some praises and encouragement from her followers. We love an unbothered, happy queen.
2. Nadine Lustre, Kiana Valenciano, and Lauren Reid in Siargao
This trio first caught the attention of fans when they were spotted attending an event together. Since then, they've been constantly in each other's feeds as they share their travel and food adventures. The stars hit up Siargao last year when they attended the opening of Lauren Reid's business Sirena Spa. Also part of the celebration was Nadine Lustre's real-life sweetheart James Reid and his siblings Tom and Jack. Aside from just living the beach life, the squad also made good use of their time by having an impromptu beach cleanup. In a post by Lauren posing with two sacks of trash, the model reminded everyone to be environmentally conscious even during vacation. Now that's what you call productive!
3. Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and Arisse de Santos in Palawan
For her 23rd birthday, Kathryn Bernardo, her family, beau Daniel Padilla, and best friend Arisse de Santos flew to Palawan for an intimate gathering. Like a true best friend, the lifestyle blogger shared snaps of the celebration, including a peek into Kath's dinner set-up. The besties first met on the set of the 2012 movie Sisterakas and have since professed their friendship by calling each other "soul sister." They even have their very own couple name, KathRisse!
4. Anne Curtis, Solenn Heussaff, Nico Bolzico, and Erwan Heussaff in California
Thanks to Instagram, we all know that a vacation with sisters-in-law Anne Curtis and Solenn Heussaff and their respective hubbies from the #BulliedHusbandsClub is going to be one for the books. In a lengthy but LOL-worthy post by Nico Bolzico, we got to see the foursome's usual dynamic as they spent some quality time together in San Francisco, California. In a photo, Nico broke down each of the person's role in the team. Erwan Heussaff is the navigator—which is pretty cool, except he loves using old school maps, Anne and Solenn are IG-soldiers constantly looking for the "perfect lighting," and Nico… is… well, his usual self. Seriously, where can you find a more relatable group?
5. Sanya Lopez, Jak Roberto, and Barbie Forteza in Japan
In April, Kapuso actress Sanya Lopez spent Holy Week in Osaka, Japan and was an adorable third wheel to her brother Jak Roberto and his girlfriend Barbie Forteza. The actress, who has always been open about her NBSB status, said that it doesn't bother her to hang around the real-life sweethearts because they've always been welcoming towards her! The Encantadia star even jokingly quipped that she went to Japan to look for love! Atta girl!
6. Laureen Uy, Kryz Uy, and Camille Co in Italy
One of the biggest pacts you can do with your besties is to fly to a new destination for your BFF's wedding. This is exactly what Laureen Uy and Kryz Uy did when they flew to Italy for Camille Co's wedding with long-time boyfriend Joni Koro. Anyone well-versed with the influencer world knows just how close the three are (aka #TheTrio or #BloggerBesties) as they often travel around the world for business and fun. Despite their own busy schedules, the trio made sure to hang out before the wedding. In a post by Laureen, she proudly claimed to be a stage bridesmaid during the occasion, with Camille backing this up in her own IG post where she thanked all her friends for helping her do the prep work for her big day. BRB, posting an ad for friends as loyal as them.