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Having a Tour Guide For Overseas Travel

For most people, a guide to life would be much appreciated. Even a day-to-day guide would be accepted given that they are able to have a complete list of what they should and should not do on a regular basis so as not to get lost. But of course that is never going to happen. Thankfully for jet setters and travelers alike, are readily made available to help them on their next trip to their next destination.

Travel guides are just a simpler way of saying “Your Complete Guide to Everything” when it comes to a certain travel destination. Updated every year or depending on the travel guide manufacturer, these books or magazines feature all the possible nooks and crannies you might be interested in visiting. They provide a comprehensive list of things to do and places to see in a particular country or city even including hotels and car rental services.

Each of the guides give a short synopsis on what the country or city is and what it is like. They then go into the details of the different regions and areas of the place. For a certain city or region, guide to the places to see and to go to when you are there are written in complete detail including what you are expected to see and do there. Maps are also provided for the traveler who enjoys taking trips without the leisurely comforts of a tour guide.

For the more artsy travelers who prefer to experience specific things on their trip, there are also guides that include reference guides to local music, film, art and fashion scenes that may just interest them. Locations to such areas are also included for your convenience. As for food lovers, complete information is also given about some of the most popular dining places in the area complete with signature dishes and awards (such as the Michelin awards) if applicable.

If picking up a book or magazine is not your cup of tea, online guides are also made available. They have all the features of the printed travel guides plus more features that make online travel guides more interactive. Some of these online travel guides even provide videos and photos of the place, making the destination much more appealing to the discerning traveler.

Philippines Domestic Travels

The growth was attributed to the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) successful campaign to maximize opportunities in international markets and encourage greater domestic travel movement, combined with bargains in hotel accommodations and increased flights, expanded routes and promotional markdown prices in airfare costs.

Local destination traveling in the Philippines is much more attractive than ever. There are a lot more of the locals wanting to explore the many island destinations. Adding to this increase is the Philippines being named as one of the Top Travel Destinations by National Geographic Adventure magazine which helped draw attention and awareness to its many remarkable and best kept getaway spots.

For the quarter of 2010, the Top 5 Philippine Destination Tours are:

1. Bohol Island – The home of the sweet yet inedible Chocolate Hills, Bohol. Also the habitat of the endangered and smallest primate on earth, the Tarsier. Bohol offers a great number of attractions and adventures from pristine beach resorts for enjoyment and relaxation, exciting scuba diving and snorkeling sites to the more extreme “plunge and suislide” of Danao Adventure Park.

2. Mount Pinatubo Crater Adventure trek – It’s been more than a decade when Mount Pinatubo shook the world from its wild eruption. It exceptionally reduced the earth’s temperature and discharged tons of ashes that deserted the place. The rest is history. Today, Mount Pinatubo is a major attraction not only for its picturesque crater lake, blue-greened by minerals which is surrounded by towering rocks of ashes but also because of its inspiring rise from its tragic past.

3. Puerto Princesa, Palawan – Home to the longest navigable underground river of the world, Puerto Princesa. It is nominated in the new 7 Wonders of the World which helped spread its amazing work of nature. Puerto Princesa is also the jump off point to the wonderful islands in Honda Bay.

4. Batanes Island – The islands of the Ivatan people. Located at the northern most part of the Philippines are the Batanes Islands. It is a dream island lost in time. Where everything seems young and untouched. It features unique spots you can never see elsewhere. An Island where you can find yourself smiling and unstressed enjoying the comfort you’ve been long looking for.

5. CDO and Camiguin Island – The adventures in Cagayan de Oro and the relaxation in Camiguin. A perfect combination of a vacation. Experience the rapid sports of whitewater rafting and ziplining in Cagayan de Oro. After a wild venture, you can take a trip to Camiguin Island where you can find the famous White Island uniquely features a long sand bar with wide shallow swimming areas on its side or take the countryside trip and explore the whole island.