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10 Places to Go Visit in 2015

It’s that time of the year again, where fans of the easy coastal ideal or the cosmopolitan urban experience book their tickets to indulge their wanderlust.

For this year, take a look at some of the best places to visit—

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Singapore
This tiny, cosmopolitan city is turning 50 this year so expect a lot of activity and events leading up to this massive milestone. The country is a regular destination for some of the biggest music festivals, drawing global musical acts. Shopping is diverse—with everything from signature brands to unique and kitschy finds at your fingertips. If you’re in for a more urban holiday, Singapore’s nightlife is just as impressive as the city—high-gloss, bustling and sophisticated so be sure to pack appropriately for it.

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New York
If 17 hours of air travel isn’t an issue for you, there’s no better time than now to visit the Big Apple. Over 10 years since 9/11 and the One World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial has finally opened, making it a must-see. It almost goes without saying how many things you can do in the city. Take a full day to just walk around Lower Manhattan, starting at the Chelsea Market to prep for you full day of sightseeing and just see where your curiosity takes you. From there, take note of places that you want to come back for in the evening to get a taste of the infamous New York nightlife.

Adelaide, Australia
Sydney is great and all, but there’s something about the capital of South Australia, a region so steeped in culture that compels tourists to stay and indulge in the city’s energetic arts scene. Year round, the city is famous for events such as the Adelaide Film Festival, Adelaide Festival, SALA to name a few. To complement this, the city is known for its diverse dining options and evolving music scene.

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Seoul, Korea
A country that is equally historic as it is modern. Korea combines their country’s rich heritage with all the urban implements of a thriving city through a combination of architecture, arts and design. It’s a place that focuses on numerous interests, from history to arts, a colorful Kpop scene and vibrant shopping and dining options.

Shanghai, China
A cultural awakening is happening in China, where the draw of museums and other cultural destinations are becoming too hard to resist for art aficionados. Private museums and collectors are now opening their doors to tourists who want to admire the beautiful works. In addition, China is long-known melting pot of different cultures that creates for a diverse, vibrant holiday.

Lyon, France
Paris, as beautiful as it is, can feel a little ubiquitous. If you’re planning a trip to France, take a side trip to Lyon instead. A city renowned most especially for the food and culinary scene. To complement the quaint vibe of the city, new sights including the science and anthropology museum and a brand new arts and music venue, La Sucriere will breathe new life and experiences to this choice destination.

Vietnam
Vietnam feels quaint and historic, but if you head over to Phu Quoc via a 10-hour ferry—making this particular destination more ideal for intrepid spirits—you’ll be ushered into a coastal paradise hugged by white-sand beaches. Sao Beach deserves a special mention for its access to impressive snorkeling sites.

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Bali
Another South East Asian destination that offers the refreshing ease of a unique seaside destination that only the most discerning of water babies know. Everywhere around Bali is no more than a few hours away from another destination just as stunning as the other.

Laos
Don’t be too quick to chalk this up as a backpackers haven. Laos is home to stylishly designed floating bungalows, featuring spacious rooms, private decks, private pools and dining options. Here you’ll have access to a sprawling coastline with options to take a leisurely trek across the countryside or cycle through the beautiful natural attractions of the country.

Goa, India
For a stylish safari style trek, explore India. The main city is as busy and interesting as any urban center, but off the beaten path in Goa is a transformed hideaway tucked amid sandy shores, a saltwater creek and gourmet dining options to highlight that rustic charm.

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Top summer destinations 2015

Summer is not yet over. You still have more than a month to enjoy summer vacation with your family before school opens next month. You can check out the list of top summer vacation spots.

Pagudpod

Visit Pagudpod in the North. Yet to be a top tourist destination, Pagudpud remains a pristine paradise of graceful coconut trees, simple huts and a peaceful breeze. Shimmering white gold sand and sapphire waves stretch out endlessly, with remote coastal areas provide unforgettable diving experience.

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Vigan

400 kilometers from Manila is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vigan. With its old Spanish architecture throughout the center of the city, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town. The ancestral houses were built mostly by rich

Chinese traders with thick brick walls and plastered with red clay. The sturdy tile roofs are made to survive earthquakes. Walking around the town and seeing St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Palacio de Arzobispado and the Burgos National Museum will definitely keep you breathless.

Camarines Sur

10-12 hours away from Manila is the Spanish-founded settlement of Camarines Sur. Its name comes from camaronchones or camarines, warehouse or barn in Spanish. Small nipa and bamboo huts are still used by the locals of the area. Now a favorite destination for vacations, visitors can enjoy wakeboarding at CamSur Watersports Complex, taste sinarapan, the smallest fish in the world in Buhi, or explore the miles of beaches, or see the awesome rock formations in the Caramoan Peninsula National Park.

After seeing the limestone islands, kayaking, collecting beautiful shells, hiking and spelunking, your trip home is sure to be filled with happy memories.

Tagaytay

The nearest getaway from Manila, Tagaytay is the ideal romantic vacation spot. With a breathtaking view from picnic spots overlooking Taal Lake. Couples can bond with an assortment of activities like horseback riding, golfing, or simply sightseeing. With the lush greenery and vibrant flowers, every moment is picture-perfect.

Baguio

The City of Pines and the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio is everyone’s favorite place to go to for a change of scenery, and the lovely cuddly weather. Popular spots like Camp John Hay, Burnham Park, Session Road, Mines View Park, the Strawberry Fields are timeless.

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Nashville invite

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Travel, o how I want to travel only that I don’t have the luxury to fulfill my dreams and put an elusive check on my bucket list. I have never set foot in any place outside Metro Manila for the last five years. But something is bound to happen. A distant cousin has sent an invitation to nashville for a possible work opportunity. If the offer can wait until I have all my papers processed then one of my dreams will soon be realized.

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