Skippy, rescued cat, with rat, street art Penang, Malaysia CROPPED

IN PHOTOS: The Cute Cats of Penang in Street Art

Cats big and small. Some black, some white. Others bright orange or bursting with other colors. All adorable and painted on the walls of Penang’s streets. For cat and art lovers like me, George Town, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Penang, Malaysia, is a dream destination. These cats are in fact one of the reasons I fell in love with Penang. While Penang is…

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IN PHOTOS: Relaxation Every Moment at Mandala Spa Boracay, An Environment-Friendly Destination Spa

The unusual scorching July Boracay heat was suddenly tempered as we walked along Mandala Spa’s leafy entrance. It was like entering a respite from the island’s traffic jams and rush of tourists. Several steps forward, it was still all greenery and I felt a soothing coolness on my skin. As we turned the corner, up ahead was the open-air reception area and the welcoming smiles of…

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Lantangan: The Beach that Sings in Caramoan

It was quiet when our boat docked on Pitogo Island. From afar, its lush golden-green hill and dark stretch of beach had beckoned with promise. I stepped on Lantangan Beach, and at once I heard a sound that reminded me of soft water chimes. I took another step, and I heard it again. The stones were singing! The…