The Philippines is composed of thousands of islands in the South Pacific. It is unique because the culture combines Chinese, Malay, Indian and Islamic cultures with Hispanic and American influences. There is a lot to take in on this enormous archipelago, both in terms of natural beauty and history.
The capital city of Manila is home to more than 11 million inhabitants. It offers more to do than the average traveler will have time for. This city is bustling and modern; some of the most popular attractions are the Museum of the Philippino People, Fort Santiago, the Chinese Cemetery and the Malacañan Palace.
When you are done sightseeing for the day, try the food. Filipino cuisine is a combination of its diverse cultural makeup. One of the dishes that must be tried is chicken inasal. This dish involves marinating chicken in a combination of lime, pepper and vinegar before it is grilled over hot coals. Before you leave the Philippines, try the unofficial national dish, adobo. This refers to either chicken or pork marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, peppercorns, garlic and bay leaf. Tapa (cured beef) and torta (omelets) are also popular. For something sweeter, try one of the most famed desserts, Halo-Halo, served in a tall glass and consisting of sweetened beans covered in shaved ice and evaporated milk topped with custard, yam or ice cream.
If you are looking to get out of the city, then relax on the beaches of Cebu or Palawan. These are some of the best locations for snorkeling on any of the islands.
Mexico’s second-largest city is affectingly known as the San Francisco of Mexico and has one of the largest LGBTQ+ populations in the country. Unsurprisingly, that means it also boasts a vibrant, fun atmosphere for the community. From a thriving nightlife to plenty of queer-friendly restaurants and shops, there’s something around every corner for LGBTQ+ travelers.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
If you’ve ever wanted to pretend you’re a cowboy for the day, here’s your chance. Step into the boots of a gaucho on Camino Pampa’s estancia experience. The day starts at 8 a.m. with a pickup at your hotel in Buenos Aires to travel about an hour and a half into the countryside via private vehicle. Your guide will meet you in San Antonio de Areco, a historic gaucho town, where you will learn about the art of silver and metal-working and walk the sleepy colonial streets.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Everyone who travels is intimately familiar with the sensation of pressure changes in airplane cabins as aircraft take off and land. Many travelers have their own methods to deal with the pain. Remedies range from swallowing to chewing gum to bringing along specialized goods to combat pressure changes.