Technology has opened up new ways for Filipinos to travel. This generation has tapped social media, websites, apps, and live events to learn more about previously unknown local destinations, each holding great promise of dreamlike tropical landscapes and rich cultures. It’s an exciting time for travel in our own backyard. Beyond the gloss of posting photos on our feeds and sharing travel itineraries is an enthusiasm to see more of what the country has to offer – sights, food, history, and culture.
In this spirit, the team behind Explore Philippines presents a quarterly ode to our islands. Explore Philippines Magazine welcomes a new era of print with a deeper look into developing travel trends and the inspiring people leading the way, and fresh eyes on hidden gems and forgotten communities. The high-quality 160-page collectible issues are thoughtfully designed and aim to spur ideas and conversations about enhancing the way we explore, sustainability for our islands, and the future of local travel.
Explore Philippines Magazine’s editorial sections are carefully crafted and packed with beautiful photos and thought-provoking articles. Joined by a guest Explorer for every issue, the team delves into the very heart and soul of the issue’s foremost features, from the main destination, to accommodations, locals, and delicacies in First Class. Past guest Explorers include notable journalist Atom Araullo, globetrotting couple Jericho Rosales and Kim Jones, and celebrity hosts Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez.
With the same focus on the local scene, Main Course is the magazine’s prized food series that stars three culinary standouts celebrated by a common theme. In Now Boarding, we explore what’s hot, hip, and happening in the world of seasonal spots and scene-stealers. The checklist is a rundown of the best and brightest in local tourism. Every latest travel trend has a story to follow, and we dive deeper into each one in Pulse. Bringing the focus back to individuals, Disruptor is a look into a modern hustler’s life on the move. Jetsetter is our go-to travel guide for your favorite Pinoy tourists, and Pilot is an intimate one-on-one with the leaders, movers and shakers, and trailblazers in the industry.
A newly added section, Roots is dedicated to the faces and places that helped build a community’s identity. Rounding out the list are Recreation, our sports, and outdoor adventure special, and Detour, which takes us beyond leisure traveling and delves into traveling with a deeper purpose.
This November, Explore Philippines celebrates its second year anniversary with Travel Spread: Traveling the Philippines One Page at a Time. Explore Philippines Magazine invites you to join the event from November 25-26, 2016 at the Event Center, 4th Floor, Century City Mall, Makati. Travel Spread will be filled with interactive exhibits from event partners Merrell and Oculus Archery, Travel Talks, and a food park. Guest speakers are travel photographer Angelo Mendoza, tech entrepreneur April Cuenca, travel and food writer Paul Catiang, artivist AG Saño, hotel owner and eco-activist Raf Dioniso, and the Explore Philippines team. Get to know the team behind Explore Philippines and be part of an event that enriches our local travel community. Admission is free for the interactive exhibit and all Travel Talks.
The anniversary issue of Explore Philippines Magazine will be available at select stockists and bookstores nationwide. Order the latest issue online with free delivery at www.livetoexplore.ph. Annual subscriptions are available.