The Philippines has garnered a lot of interest from tourists and travelers alike. It is now the hottest destination a lot of people have sitting on top of their bucket list! I can’t blame them, the Philippines is an amazing country with the friendliest locals you’ll meet. I know this well because I have lived in the Philippines for sixteen years and boy, you have no idea how I long to visit again. That said, I asked fellow travel bloggers who have visited the Philippines to share some of their memorable experience here at Pretty Wild World and have only some of the coolest things to share! I’ve personally only been to few destinations in the Philippines since every time I go back home, I tend to stay in certain places to see friends and family. There are still so many places to visit so I am in awe how much stories my fellow travelers have to say and I can’t wait for my next visit!
One day you’re watching giant tortoises mate in swirling mists, then you’re nose-to-nose with a seafaring marine iguana, or snorkelling with a group of penguins. As Darwin appreciated, neighbouring islands have sub-species that have developed differently, leading to one of the most important, world-changing discoveries ever known: evolution. Make it happen: The best way to explore is by boat. Although three- or four-night cruises are available, try to go for a week at least.
Geology lovers and avid Instagrammers alike will be drawn to the otherworldly hues of the "Rainbow Mountains." The colors were formed by the layering of sedimentary mineral deposits over millions of years, but it's hard to look at the flowing reds, yellows, and oranges and not feel like you're witnessing magic.
Check-in with your doctor and insurance carrier. Double check and make sure that you have all of the vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions. Also, ask you medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If it doesn’t, and you want to add extra coverage, consider supplemental insurance.
If your passport gets stolen or lost you want to be sure that you can still get back into the country, or be able to prove your citizenship.
Look up the monetary conversion before you go. Finding out that one Danish Krone is equal to just 19 cents … bad surprise. Make sure you do your math before you travel to get a sense of where the conversion rate is at.
The small, dusty town of Timbuktu has long been a byword for isolation. Visit the bustling market, where salt was once worth as much as gold, and then cool down with sweet tea as you barter for silver with the Tuareg nomads. Come sunset, venture out into the desert by camel, and drift to sleep under a million stars. Make it happen: Note that the FCO currently advises against travel to Timbuktu. If you choose to go, you can fly from Bamako to Timbuktu airport, or take a Niger River trip.
School is probably the best place to expand your academic knowledge, but when it comes to learning about life, there is nothing more enriching than traveling. Whether it’s the people you meet or the things you see, traveling provides more valuable life lessons than school, mainly because instead of being told something, you experience it. Here are ten reasons why traveling is a more valuable learning experience than going to school: