Friday, August 14, 2015

The 8th anniversary issue of #Travelife Magazine features some of the most beautiful islands in the world. And the best of Bohol, Chile, England, Marrakech, Sri Lanka and Kruger National Park.

This issue of #Travelife Magazine
will be available everywhere from next week

OF BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS IN THE SUN 

Read about 
some unforgettable holidays in amazing places
in the latest issue of #Travelife Magazine 


For this eight anniversary issue, Travelife Managing Editor Ceia Ylagan and Creative Director Bryan Arevalo led the team that flew to Bohol for our cover shoot with businesswoman Christina Chusuey on Panglao island.



They happily discovered a region staging a remarkable comeback for tourism after a series of unfortunate calamities, including a devastating earthquake and a terrible typhoon.

Scroll down to read more....



THE BEST OF BOHOL

Bohol is indeed a gem of a destination for travelers seeking culture and adventure, as well as luxury, with all the new resorts in Panglao.

Foremost among these is the Hennan Resort Alona Beach, which formally opens this month on a splendid beachfront with the largest convention center in the province.

Don’t leave home without our comprehensive guide to the best of Bohol. 



MAKING FRIENDS 
IN A SMALL TOWN IN CANADA 



Ever the adventurer, DONDI JOSEPH rented a car in Vancouver, drove it onto a ferry and headed for a small town on a remote island that you have most likely never heard of.

He found a charming B&B with a very friendly owner, a couple of great restaurants, and an excellent guide who took him to see black bears and introduced him to a local tribal chieftain.

NATURE-TRIPPING IN COMPLETE ISOLATION
IN PALAWAN 



Taking travel to the extreme, GABBY MALVAR went on an arduous voyage from Palawan’s capital of Puerto Princesa to a tiny private island with nothing but a nipa hut for shelter and sea turtles for company.

While such circumstances might make others uneasy – there’s no one else for miles, after allGabby was ecstatic with the solitude and the untouched beauty around him, and reluctant to leave the his paradise found.

He vows he will return.

GLAMPING & AFTERNOON TEA 
IN THE WILDERNESS OF SRI LANKA 



Meanwhile, I recently returned to Sri Lanka with a group of friends.

One of the highlights of our adventure was a glamping holiday complete with afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails on a tea plantation at the foot of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Knuckles Mountain Range.



Like many wonderful destinations off the beaten track, it was literally a pain to reach, and we were exhausted by the time we reached the lodge via a seemingly endless narrow mountain road in the pouring rain.

But our troubles were worth it, as we discovered a retreat unlike any other, even for ladies who have been there and done that all over the world.

I myself would go back here at anytime, just to get away from it all.

AN UNFORGETTABLE LUNCH 
IN ICELAND 



Then, soon after that, I was at the other end of the world in the surreal Arctic for the summer, on another set of islands in the middle of nowhere.

One day, we drove for hours looking for nothing in particular, and instead we found a tiny wooden shack serving the best lobsters in the world. No pretense, no fuss, no proper table settings either. 

Just plain good food I'll remember for a very long time.

THE NOMA OF SOUTH AMERICA 



Finally, as always, JEROME VELASCO has found another excellent restaurant to write about in an exotic locale.

Just before boarding a cruise ship for the ends of the earth, he and his mother and sisters visited Borago in Santiago, Chile, one of South America’s best restaurants.

In spite of having eaten everywhere good in this world, he came away from Borago raving about a creative, cutting-edge and delicious meal. 

There's still so much more about this wonderful world in this eight anniversary issue of #Travelife Magazine. 

We never tire of seeking out the most amazing adventures in the world, after all.


SO MUCH MORE
IN THIS ISSUE OF 
TRAVELIFE MAGAZINE


That's me on the British Pullman
last month, living a #Travelife...

Read about our interesting and most enjoyable voyage on the British Pullman, a luxury Belmond travel experience, wherein we attempted (and succeeded!) in solving an aristocrat's murder mystery over a delicious five-course lunch, as we journeyed through the countryside of Kent.

What fun this was, and it was truly a trip back in time like no other.

DETOXING IN THAILAND



Then there's a story about our week spent on a serious detox in the multi-awarded Absolute Sanctuary spa in Koh Samui, Thailand.

The food was incredibly tasty, and I'm still dreaming about a watermelon salad I had for lunch four days in a row.

HOUSE OF PORCELAIN
IN CHINA



You must also read about a unique house on the southern coast of China, literally built with thousands of pieces of porcelain by a local businessman. The result is an extremely colourful home that reminds me of the masterpieces of Gaudi.

THE WORLD'S BEST SAFARIS FOR KIDS


For this issue we've also flown halfway across the world to check out the best safari experiences for families

There are not too many of truly child-friendly safari lodges, as safaris are pretty much an adult holiday still, but we've found two famous, world-class safaris that take care of young VIP guests wonderfully.



We tried these out for ourselves and heartily recommend these for a family holiday of a lifetime. Check out the unique but equally wonderful programs for kids at the Sabi Sabi Camp and at the MalaMala Camp, both award-winning safari camps in Kruger National Park that are considered among the best in Africa.

I could go on and on, as there's really so much in this new issue. Indeed, no one travels like us. Or writes like us.





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