Reminders for Boracay Island Visitors

Finally, the world's best island is now accepting visitors as it reopens today, October 26th. However, visitors should expect a new Boracay Island, following these reminders.

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List of Accredited Accommodations in Boracay Island

The long wait is over! Boracay Island is now accepting visitors as it officially reopens today, October 26th. Visitors can expect an entirely new Boracay Island. Yes, you read it right. No more partying along the beachfront and sand-castle making will be regulated.

As of this writing, 157 accommodation establishments were given the green light by the Boracay Inter-agency Task Force to accept visitors. Check out this updated list to find out which are the compliant and the accredited hotels and resorts by the Department of Tourism.

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The Importance of Travel, Life Insurance

I've been traveling solo for years now and I have tried extreme, neck-tingling activities like ziplining at the Southeast Asia's highest and longest ziplines; enjoying an exhilarating 4x4 adventure ride in Paoay Sand Dunes; river tubing; swimming with the whale sharks in Donsol and Oslob, Cebu; rock climbing; riding a habal-habal in Mindanao and a lot more.


Yes, injuries are quite common. However, it is worth checking the maximum emergency medical cover and perhaps taking out an additional life insurance if needed.

Honestly, I've ignored my friends offering life insurance before until I realized that I need to get one for myself. Getting a life insurance is one of those things that few travelers consider and then regret for not signing up when it's too late.

Essentially, travel insurance covers yourself against travel risks such as lost or stolen luggage, cancellation cover and most importantly, due to unexpected medical reasons. However, getting a life insurance is highly recommended as it covers death and disability.

As a travel blogger, I can provide you valuable insights to a certain destination and make recommendations if necessary. Having an informed decision regarding travel and life insurance is one of my responsibilities as a financial consultant. Get yourself insured before it's too late. Having a life insurance could save you money in some unfortunate events. Trust me.

Go out there. Travel. Soar high. And, always remember that we're only young once.

Noel On The Road Travel Promo

Get a chance to win an all expense paid to Palaui Island for three days & two nights; a day tour package to Buscalan, Kalinga with a chance to get inked by the legendary, bad-ass Apo Whang-od; and a tour package to Sagada, Mountain Province!




I'm giving away these exciting prizes as my way of giving back and as part of our 2nd Year Anniversary at the bloggersphere! Thank you for all the love & support! You guys are amazing! 

MECHANICS
  1. LIKE my Facebook Page: Noel On The Road 
  2. FOLLOW me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/noelontheroad
  3. SHARE this post and tag three of your travel buddies. Make sure your post is in public.
  4. Promo runs from October 23 to December 23, 2018.
  5. Two lucky winners will get a chance to win these tour packages:
  • 1st Prize: All expense paid to Palaui Island, Cagayan for three days & two nights
  • 2nd Prize: A day tour package to Buscalan Village, Tinglayan, Kalinga
  • 3rd Prize: A tour package to Sagada, Mountain Province

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • This promo is open to all regardless of nationality.
  • Participants should like and follow both the Facebook Page and it's Instagram account.
  • Sharing the promo post should be in public.
  • Participants can join as much as they want as long as they are tagging different people.
  • Once traced, participants with dummy accounts will be disqualified.
  • A fruit machine will be used to pick the lucky winners.
  • Winners will be announced on December 30, 2018 through posts via Facebook, Instagram Stories, My Stories and Twitter.
  • Winners will be notified through a private message.
  • Winners are expected to respond to the private message within 30 days. Failure to respond will result to forfeiture of their prizes.
  • Prizes are not convertible to cash.
  • Travel period starts from January 2019 until April 2019.
  • Winners should be in the Philippines within the travel period.

Good luck everyone! And, once again, thank you for all the love and support. I really appreciate it.

The Great Big Story Features Apo Whang-od In New Video

The Great Big Story (GBS), a New York-based media company, featured Apo Whang-od Oggay in a new video, saying, "people travel from all over the world to get marked by the master." 

"At 101, Whang-od is the last remaining manbabatok -- a tattoo artist in the Philippines using traditional hand-tap methods," GBS captioned to their Facebook post on September 25.


The video is a little over two minutes long. However, it showcases Apo Whang-od's tattooing process and a short introduction about her and why she's so special among travelers around the world.

"In the village of Buscalan, lives a woman who is the last of her kind," the video starts, fitting a description for the living legend. It is noted that the traditional hand-tap method was originally meant for the warriors.

“To apply a tattoo, you first need to get a coal, thorns, and then wipes. The hammer I use is from a coffee tree. The thorn I use is from calamansi or pomelo fruit trees," Apo Whang-od shares on the video.

Meanwhile, Apo Whang-od ended the interview, saying, "this traditional tattoo will last forever".

In June, Apo Whang-od was awarded the Dangal ng Haraya by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

According to the NCCA, the Dangal ng Haraya is given to living Filipino artists, cultural workers and historians; artistic or cultural groups, historical societies, institutions, foundations and councils, to recognize their outstanding achievements in relevant fields that have made an impact and significant contribution to Philippine culture and arts.

As of this writing, the GBS's Facebook video had almost half million views.

By the way, I've started a petition online to declare Apo Whang-od as one of our National Living Treasures. You can sign the petition HERE.

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