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THE PERFECT BORACAY LOCATIONS FOR WRITING INSPIRATION

While Boracay is a great place for travelers, its stunning locations can be ideal for writers in need of inspiration. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to come by. No matter how much a writer loves to write, there will always be moments when he or she needs a source of inspiration. Once inspiration comes, the resulting work can be excellent. As Victor Hugo put it, “Inspiration is a gift.”

Rated as one of the best travel destinations in the world, Boracay has plenty of inspiring spots to motivate writers. And with different Boracay backpackers accommodations, writers can conveniently choose according to preference and budget. Whether it’s for poetry, prose or journal writing, each Boracay tourist spot can spark a writer’s imagination. Visit these 7 awe-inspiring Boracay locations to awaken your passion.

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10 MUST-KNOW BUDGET GUIDES FOR BACKPACKERS IN BORACAY

In the Philippines, one of the recommended places where backpackers can go to is the Boracay Island. However, an Indie traveler with the name Marek said that the place is the most heavily advertised destination and therefore having much higher prices among travel spots. If you are a backpacker with strict budget or planning to be one, here are some guides for you to survive when traveling the paradise island.

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THE DEFINITIVE BORACAY STYLE GUIDE FOR THE FASHION CONSCIOUS

One of the reasons to visit Boracay is the island’s stunning beauty, but the pressure to look your best can be overwhelming. What do fashionistas wear in Boracay? Will a classic one-piece swimsuit do the trick, or is a chic cover up more fitting?                                                                                                              

In 2015, Boracay’s White Beach was named the best beach in Asia by global travel website, TripAdvisor. The Department of Tourism said the recognition is significant because it is based on “the quantity and quality of millions of traveller reviews and ratings.” Boracay is not new to accolades. It’s been hailed as one of the best islands and tourist destinations in the world in the past years.

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THE SCENIC ROUNDTRIP ROUTE TO AND FROM BORACAY

So you missed that promo fare to Boracay again?

Don’t worry. There is no need to be at the mercy of these airlines and wait for them to offer promo fares again only to be outdone by some very fervent travel agencies. Traveling to Boracay on a budget is not dependent on discounted rates, it is something you have to be creative and imaginative about. Cheap travel requires you to be ready for an adventure.

One option is to take advantage of roll-on/roll-off ships. However there are many ways to mak commuting to Boracay more budget-friendly, memorable, and fun. And who knows? You might just be in for a pleasant surprise.

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SNEAKY BEACH MUST-HAVES YOU'LL NEVER THINK OF

And just like that, we’re counting down the days to summer. In a few months, you will be hunting for the best beach resort and cramming for that beach-ready body.

If you are a backpacker, this is an exciting season for you. Summer is definitely a good excuse to discover places you’ve never been and experience adventures you’ve never tried. Apart from setting a budget for your next beach trip, you also have to make sure that you have everything you need to make your summer more enjoyable.

While backpackers have the reputation for being beach-ready, there could still be a few things you could be missing out on. Sure, backpackers know exactly what to pack and how to pack. But there are some backpacker secrets that will surely come in handy for your next beach trip.

We’re talking about beach hacks that you never really thought of. These involve ordinary items lying around the house that can actually make your adventure at the beach truly hassle-free.

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UNIQUE BORACAY EXPERIENCES TO ADD TO YOUR BUCKET LIST

The world has come to know Boracay as a top destination for people who love the beach and would like to relax and have an epic time. Travelers everywhere have consistently regarded the island as among the world’s top destinations and best beaches. It was named the best getaway for relaxation in a 2013Agoda survey and Best Island in 2012 byTravel + Leisure Magazine.

Boracay is famed for its powdery stretch of white sand and for having one of the most-photographed sunsets. Good food, the legendary party scene, and the exciting activities are also worth looking forward to. But with everything that Boracay has to offer, you shouldn’t be content with just what’s outside your hotel. Have your own beach bucket list and have the island vacation of your life.

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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.

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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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23 FOMO-INSPIRING INSTAGRAM POSTS THAT WILL MAKE YOU CRAVE FOR BORACAY

Many Boracay backpackers follow a rule: “Leave nothing but footprints, and take nothing but pictures.” It’s really lucky for us that they do, because the images that they share help inspire even those  who can’t personally  see the beauty of the place, and help those who are planning their own visit.

Of course, some destinations just aren’t as appealing as others. Boracay backpackers’ accommodations range from “good enough for decent sleep” to “doing Boracay right.” If there are any footprints you want to follow, it’s the ones that lead to the best experiences. To get an idea of what those are, check out these 23 Instagram photos of travelers who know how to quench their wanderlust.

 

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7 TOURIST TROUBLES THAT RUIN YOUR SUMMER FUN AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Similar with the yuletide season, you can feel the fun in the air this summer. People are in a festive mood as if celebrating the glory of the sun. Students are on rest-mode and workers are ecstatic to use their accumulated leave credits. With the world in high spirits, what can go wrong? Well, a lot! There are risks of heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, budget overdraft, and accidents while on out-of-town vacations. Boracay backpackers should be prepared for uncertainties, especially if it’s your first time. Before visiting a tourist spot in Boracay do some research especially on costing and safety measures. Whether you’re a Filipino or foreign tourist, you should take note of these 7 problems that can ruin your vacation and how to avoid them.

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HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF A RAINY DAY VACAY IN BORACAY

Sun-kissed shoulders and a gorgeous tan line are just some of the things people like about hitting the beach during the summer. There’s something about the sizzling weather that we crave. The water is clearer under the sun, marine sanctuaries come to life, and our soaked bodies feel cool and warm at the same time.

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THE BEST PRE-BORACAY PLANNING ACCOMMODATION CHECKLIST

A pre-Boracay planning could help sort things out for you. One of the benefits of vacation planning you can gain is a reduced cost due to having ample time to canvass for the best vacation deals.

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A FIRST TIMER'S ULTIMATE BEACH GUIDE TO BORACAY

After saving up your hard-earned money, you're finally ready to book your plane ride and accommodations

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YOUR GUIDE TO A LUXURIOUS BORACAY ACCOMMODATION

When someone plans a Boracay vacation, the top activity that is usually on his list is to spend all day relaxing or partying on the powdery white sand of the breathtaking beaches. While this is a must, considering that the beaches in Boracay are often recognized as the best in the world, one who aims to enjoy the best of what this spectacular island has to offer should also include other Boracay activities on his to-do list.

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YOUR SAFETY GUIDE FOR BORACAY BACKPACKING OFF THE GRID

Stress is regarded as one of today’s main killers. It is linked to a number of diseases, mental disorders, and accidents. The demands of our everyday lives, whether at home, in school or at work, result to a stressful and poor quality of life. Technology is another factor that drives our high-pressure society. There’s a constant need to stay connected and shared delusion that working harder than anybody else guarantees success. Taking a time off is not only advisable, it’s a necessity in maintaining one’s physical and mental health. This summer, go solo backpacking in Boracay on a budget!

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YOUR SUMMER GUIDE TO A TENSION-FREE GETAWAY WITH THE FAMILY

Traveling with the whole family is as daunting as it is exciting. We all look forward to summer vacations, but things get a little bit more complicated if the kids are in tow. To start off, a family vacation could be a logistical nightmare if you’re not prepared. And instead of fun under the sun, it becomes trouble in paradise.

If you are traveling to busy summer destinations such as Boracay, you better map out a plan. Hassle-free travel with the family happens only when you have prepared enough for anything that may happen along the way. But these worries shouldn’t stop you from pulling an epic getaway with the people you love most.

Follow this family vacation guide for a hassle- and tension-free summer getaway.

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SOLEMNITY BY THE SEA: 7 REASONS WHY HOLY WEEK IN BORACAY IS GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL

Holy Week is going to be a busy time for Boracay. Local and foreign tourists are surely going to flock to this island paradise for some sea, sun, and sand. And as for the Philippines being a predominantly Catholic nation, locals are hitting the world-renowned beach for another “s” as in “solemnity.”

Spending the Holy Week on the beach may be frowned upon by conservatives. But how one remembers the passion and suffering of Christ is personal, and it was never about a place or location. A Holy Week getaway such as Boracay doesn’t only feed the soul but also rejuvenates the body. In the Philippines, the four-day Lenten break is among the longest holidays and is the perfect time not only for soul-searching but also to bond with friends and family.

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THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC'S BORACAY VACATION ITINERARY

Boracay is undoubtedly a popular beach destination for solo travelers. Some visit to enjoy the upbeat party scene, make new friends, and do exhilarating water activities like parasailing. But did you know that Boracay is also a great place for the hopeless romantic? Whether you're finding solace while gazing at the breathtaking sunset or soul searchingwhile exploring the powdery beaches, Boracay offers so much heartening ventures for solo travelers.

Staying at Alta Vista de Boracay makes for a romantic journey because of the accessible location, quiet ambience, and well-appointed accommodation. With the resort’s picturesque views of the island, anyone can feel inspired to find “the one” in such a remarkable place. Reconnect with yourself  with this 4D/3N Boracay itineraryfor solo travelers.

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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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UNIQUE BORACAY SOUVENIR IDEAS TO WOW THE FOLKS AT HOME

“Someone who loves me went to Boracay and gave me this shirt.”

Awww, sweet right? But doesn’t everyone have one of those already? If you are hitting Boracay soon and you want to surprise your loved ones with unique souvenirs, you have to start thinking beyond shirts, ref magnets, postcards, key chains, and nail cutters. They say it is the thought that counts. It truly is, but remember that thoughtfulness also means making an effort to think about the people you are giving souvenirs to: what they like, what best complements their personality, and what will make them feel special. Remember: it might be important to follow your budget in Boracay, but it’s just as important to share your experiences with your loved ones.

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ULTIMATE GAME PLAN FOR A WEEKEND STAY IN BORACAY

Are you a weekend warrior? Are you constantly on the hunt for the getaway of a lifetime, but only able to squeeze in an escape of two days or so? Are you the type to seek a dose of vitamin sea at least once a year? In that case, Boracay is the place for you.  A weekend in Boracay is the absolute best way to experience nature, adventure, fun, and many other ingredients that make the Philippines special.

Powder-white sand, crystal-clear water, and a vibrant beach scene are just some features that make it one of the hottest tourist spots in the country. There’s no shortage of things to do, which means actually deciding what to do can be a challenge. With that in mind, here is a Boracay guide to help you make the most of your stay on the island.

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11 ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR FIRST BACKPACKING ADVENTURE

Summer is almost here. Everybody, even introverts, adore the warm sun against the skin and the prospects of time-off from work. One of these days, your friends will be tagging you on Facebook: 101 Places To Go This Summer. You’ll get excited, until your BFF suggested backpacking. You’ve never done backpacking before. The prospects of putting up a tent, sleeping in the open, and slathering your body with insect repellant lotion have never appealed to you. Island hopping, sure. Backpacking? It’s just too “wild” for your taste.

Vacationing, especially near the water, resets the mood and promotes compassion, according to psychologist and book author Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. Backpacking, with its inconvenient spontaneity, may just double the benefits of traveling. Here’s a beginner backpacker guide for you.

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A WANDERLUST'S TRAVEL BOOK BY ALTA VISTA DE BORACAY

Celebrate with Alta Vista de Boracay as they welcome a new avenue to reach out to all of you wanderlusts!

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STAY CHILL ON THE BEACH WITH THESE HANDY AND UNUSUAL HACKS

Summer is the perfect time to go on a seaside getaway. Whether it’s at a public beach or at a more premium location like Alta Vista de Boracay, it’s hard for many people to resist the call of the sun, the sand, and the surf.

Of course, the summer heat can also be unpleasant. If you’re not careful, those hours on the beach can take you from sun-kissed to sunburnt very easily. Not to mention the risk of losing precious electrolytes to dehydration, and feeling drained and listless. To beat the summer heat without missing the beach, you can try these tips.