Don't be fooled by picturesque images online. Vigan may not be the perfect vacation spot. Click to check out the full story.
We had been island hopping for two days, and had one day left with nothing in particular scheduled. Getting to El Nido takes about 8 hours from the airport at Puerto Princessa, and it's not a particularly fun ride (crammed in the back of the Lexus van), so everyone I knew suggest staying at least 5 days there, so that's what we did.
Read more about how to get to El Nido, and why the waterfall may not be a great idea.
"Come with us now...Just smile and tell them that you have to leave," is not something you expect to hear on vacation. Read more about our heroic hotel staff.
There are a lot of great places to stay in the Philippines (and a lot of terrible ones). How do you know where to stay? And, do you need to book early?
Kim Peterson is a traveler, writer, singer, and all around pretty-awesome kind of gal.