Tourism

Crimson’s peak

They say Boracay is not Boracay without the riot — the faint smell of stale...

Grand Hyatt Manila continues to light up BGC skyline

Welcomes back leisure guests Although protected by masks, face shields...

The Ruined project?: Creating beauty amid the ruins

“Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.” — Eat Pray...

Explore Old Manila one step at a time

For many years, Manila was regarded as an up-and-coming megacity of Asia. It was even dubbed as “The Pearl of the Orient” — a...

Cities by the bay

Bayside development, along Roxas Boulevard and within the reclamation districts from the CCP Complex south to Entertainment City, has ramped up in the last...

From zero to fully-booked weekdays: RedDoorz partners say it’s possible

Since last year, the country has seen tech-enabled affordable accommodations expanding across Metro Manila to as far as Metro Cebu, Davao, Pampanga and Tagaytay. The...

Rediscovering my country through its museums in Manila

(Doreen is a writer and an international development worker who has worked in some of the world’s war zones. She is now based in...

Cocktails with sunset views

Nature is at her most coquettish with every sunset over the Manila Bay. After heating up the skies with her harsh tropical midday yellow,...

One for the road: Makati and Taguig at night

(Chonx produced native advertising as the Star’s features editor for seven years and was with the Lifestyle section for five. She’s a contributing writer...

Iloilo celebrates beyond Dinagyang

Time was when folks from Iloilo would go all the way to Manila just to shop. “I spoke with someone at a high-end department...

Loren Legarda has found a soulmate in Antique

As a child, Senator Loren Legarda listened with wide-eyed wonder to many a heartwarming story about Antique on her grandmother’s lap. Through her grandmother,...

10-month challenge

My Facebook page started 2019 with numerous postings of the 10-year challenge. People sent in pictures of themselves or places of importance to them...