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BORACAY FIRST-TIMER? EXPLORE OFF-SEASON TRAVELS

Most budget backpackers only travel on off-peak seasons. However, there are skilled travelers who are able to score discounted flights, accommodations, and even meals regardless of the season. In the Philippines, it’s a little more expensive to travel between December and May, which is the peak season. This period marks long weekends, school vacations, and beach-perfect weather. The months from June to November are the off-season travel period when rain showers are frequent and students are back to classes.

Surely, you’d love to fly to one of the world’s most beautiful islands next summer. Well, who doesn’t? Everybody will be posting beach photos on Facebook and Instagram, stirring envy from those otherwise stuck in their lonesome office cubicles.

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UNFORGETTABLE BEACH WEDDING MOTIFS FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY

American author and psychiatrist David Viscott offered a heartwarming definition of a marriage: “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” Marriage is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. It’s a contract that binds not only you and your partner but also your families and friends. Hold a beach wedding at Alta Vista de Boracay and enjoy the picturesque island as you say your vows in front of your loved ones.

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THE BRIDESMAID'S GUIDE TO POTENTIAL BEACH WEDDING DISASTERS

The wedding cake is melting, the kids are running amok in the reception, and half of the bride’s entourage has not been prepped for the ceremony that’s to start in two hours. Before freaking out, take a deep breath and collect your thoughts. There are quick fixes to these beach wedding mishaps.

Bridesmaids have important roles before and during a wedding. Their job begins in the bridal shower and concludes when the thank-you cards are sent out. Here are seven tips on how to plan the perfect beach wedding.

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9 THINGS EVERY VISITOR SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BORACAY

The world-renowned island of Boracay welcomes millions of local and foreign tourists each year. It’s regarded as one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world for its white sands, diving spots, and rock formations. The island was historically inhabited by the Ati tribe, who are experts in fauna and flora. Today, there are members of the Ati, Aklanon, Hiligaynon, and Karay-a tribes living in Boracay together with people who migrated from other parts of the country. There’s also a growing expat population in the island.

Boracay is more than a tourist destination. It’s home to thousands of residents, and countless species of plants and animals. As visitor, you’re obliged to follow local rules, and respect customs and traditions. Here are 9 sentiments Boracay natives would like you to know.

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NINE INTIMATE BEACH STORIES FROM BORACAY VISITORS

A place is more than a location. It has its own identity, made up of past events and people’s memories. A backpacker knows that every destination leaves a distinct mark in his life. As American author Joan Didion beautifully wrote: “A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.”

Here are nine intimate beach stories from first-timers and seasoned Boracay visitors, and how the world-renowned destination changed their lives.