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10 Local Destinations For Your 2018 Travel Bucket List

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Another year, another list! What could be more exciting than the thought of future travels? Get another taste of our 7,107 islands through these picturesque gems!

  1. Binurong Point, Catanduanes

    No budget for Batanes quite yet? This little piece of heaven offers just as cinematic a sight, without the bank-breaking price. Worthy of a postcard with its lush greenery and alluring cliffs, Binurong Point is definitely one of Catanduanes’ best kept secrets.

  2. Jomalig Island, Quezon

    A five-hour boat ride has never been more worth it. This island has a little bit of everything—from fields of green to waves of blue, from Little Batanes to Little Boracay. Move over white sand, gold sand is our new beach aesthetic.

  3. Sunflower Maze, Pangasinan

    Walking through these yellow gardens will surely give you all the Tumblr feels. Revel in flower power as you catch these beauties in full bloom!
    Note: The farm is only open during the first quarter of the year.

  4. Easy Adventure, Baler

    Feeling adventurous but not an outdoorsy gal? Glamping, or glamorous camping, can help ease you in! Rough it out (but not too much) in this eco-luxe boutique campsite, complete with the most adorable Kombi van for a quick photo op!

  5. Tinipak River, Rizal

    Take a dip in Rizal’s refreshing waters after a quick hike up nearby Mt. Daraitan, and find yourself instantly re-energized! The soft current and delicate rocks also make for a dreamy photo shoot backdrop.

  6. Pinatubo, Zambales

    Doing it for the ‘gram? Well then you’re in for a treat, because Mt. Pinatubo is one of the easiest yet most rewarding treks you’ll ever take. The lahar formations are a wonder to look at, and you score serious badass points riding that 4x4, too.

  7. Pulag, Benguet

    Gorgeous is an understatement for the view that greets you at the summit. The sunrise alone can make a morning person out of anyone! Just be sure to keep warm and toasty going up, because temperatures may drop to zero or lower on some days.

  8. Paoay Sand Dunes, Ilocos Norte

    When you’re all surf-ed out from the beaches, why not try catching a different wave? Take a shot at sand boarding down these beautiful mini-deserts, and be rewarded with an amazing sunset view on the way home.

  9. Bee Farm, Bohol

    Oh honey, this is the bee’s knees! We can’t get enough of that smashing view. Enjoy it with equally amazing dessert by The Buzz Café, whose ice cream flavors are simply divine: Malunggay, Spicy Ginger, Durian, anyone?

  10. Bella Roca, Marinduque

    Santorini who? We’ve got our very own white paradise here! Bella Roca sits on a quiet island, perfect for a much-needed getaway from the city. Check out that showstopper of a mountain view and tell us we’re not #blessed.


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