Destination: Philippines

World Travel Watch: Protests in France Turn Violent, Entry Fee in Venice and More

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World Travel Watch: Turmoil in Kashmir, Criminal Gangs in El Salvador and More

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World Travel Watch: Violence on Guatemala’s Buses, Tourist Police in the Philippines and More

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World Travel Watch: Floods in China, Train to Machu Picchu Resumes and More

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Confessions of a Focus Group Traveler

Confessions of a Focus Group Traveler iStockPhoto

When LiAnne Yu visits other countries, she watches people from behind a one-way mirror. She now knows which cultures prefer jeans that accentuate curvy butts.

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The Titanic Awards: 10 Worst National Cuisines

The Titanic Awards: 10 Worst National Cuisines Photo by onlinehero via Flickr (Creative Commons)

More than 2,000 travelers from 80 countries voted in the Titanic Awards survey. Here are the unlucky winners.

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Lover’s Moon

Lover’s Moon iStockPhoto

Pico Iyer on the power of travel to make a forgettable Glenn Frey song last forever

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World Travel Watch: Violence in Cartagena, Evacuations in Peru and More

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Photo You Must See: Mardi Gras in Manila

Photo You Must See: Mardi Gras in Manila REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Students in costume perform in a parade for Manila's Caracol, a local version of Mardi Gras

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World Travel Watch: Air Travel Woes in Canada, Volcano Tourists in the Philippines and More

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World Travel Watch: Robberies in the Bahamas, Kidnapping in Ecuador and More

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R.I.P. Michael Jackson

He was a truly global pop star. Exhibit A: Our slideshow of Michael Jackson around the world.

Exhibit B: Jeffrey Tayler’s brand new World Hum essay, Michael and Me: Strangers in Moscow.

Exhibit C:

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Why Should You Follow Airlines on Twitter?

Photo of Qatar Airways plane by Rob Verger

Lately, I’ve been enjoying receiving tweets from airlines, and there are a few reasons why.

First up, airlines frequently announce fare sales and other news on Twitter. United has been offering what they call “twares,” which are very brief sales broadcast on Twitter, and Southwest recently tweeted about their new pets policy—you can bring dogs and cats on board now—while Virgin America tweeted to announce that their entire fleet had Wi-Fi.

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Orion City, Philippines

Orion City, Philippines REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents and fishermen watch dolphins swim away from the shoreline in Orion city, north of Manila, where fishing boats tried to stop disoriented dolphins from beaching themselves.

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A ‘Guilt-Free Green Luxury Resort’ for the ‘Grown-up Backpacker’?

I’m guessing you have to be a very rich grown-up backpacker to buy a place at the Cacao Pearl, Palawan, billed as the first non-profit, luxury eco-resort community to devote all of its revenue to environmental protection and social improvement. Cacao Resorts is set to build the resort on an 124-acre private island in the Calamianes archipelago on the northern end of the Palawan Biosphere Reserve in the Philippines. Antonio Calvo, a former film art director who worked on “Love Actually” and the horrifically acted “Alexander,” designed the five-star resort, which will have chic, zero-carbon homes, a spa and organic food amid rain forests, coconut trees and beaches.

I hope they will let me visit if I am ever rich and quietly famous.