Retiring to the Philippines – What Expats Need to Know

Imagine living in paradise in your golden years: living by the beach, sipping fresh coconut juice and fruit shakes all day and walking around in flipflops. Pretty amazing, right? That’s what it will be like retiring to the Philippines.  There are a lot of benefits in retiring to the Philippines. The Philippines’ breathtaking beaches, abundant […]

Is The Philippines Safe for Travel? Crime, Health and Other Safety Issues

Before embarking on a trip, we always wonder if it’s safe and go to lengths to make sure that we will be. Safety and security is one of the most important considerations in trip planning. If you are traveling to the Philippines, you’d want to make sure that you don’t run into trouble that can […]

7 Reasons Why You Will Love the Philippines


Planning to travel to the Philippines? I’m sure you’re weighing the pros and cons of crossing a thousand miles to visit this archipelagic paradise in Southeast Asia. And I fervently hope the pros outweigh the cons. But in the spirit of transparency, I thought I’d come up with a series that will outline reasons why […]

Malagos Garden Resort, Davao City

Waling-waling (vanda sanderiana

When in Davao City, one of the places you must visit is Malagos Garden Resort, an inland resort in the uptown area called Baguio District. Malagos Garden Resort is close to the Philippine Eagle Center, the conservation site of the Philippine Eagle Foundation. Malagos Garden Resort is a 12-hectare property that sits in the city’s […]

Healthcare in the Philippines and What Retirees Need to Know

Healthcare in the Philippines and What Retirees Need to Know

One of the primary considerations when planning your retirement is the quality of healthcare in your chosen destination. Whether you choose to stay in your home country or decide to spend your golden years in a tropical paradise like the Philippines, your health should be a top priority. A few weeks back we published the […]

Cost of Living in the Philippines

The Philippines is one of the most beautiful and exciting countries in Asia. Its beaches in the 7,107 islands, when combined, make up one of the longest and most stunning shorelines in the world. For most foreigners, the Philippines is a paradise teeming with outdoor adventures, idyllic escapes, wonderful food, rich culture and friendly people. […]

The Benefits of Retiring to the Philippines

Foreign man enjoying the view in Sagada, Mountain Province.

Retirement is an oft looked forward to stage in life when one can finally slow down, and literally stop to smell the flowers. And while retiring in one’s own country is ideal, more and more retirees are considering moving to another to experience the finer things in life. Southeast Asian countries, particularly the Philippines and […]

Philippines Entry Requirements

rice terraces

Travelers often refer to the Philippines as an “off the beaten path destination”, an “overlooked paradise” and “underrated vacation spot” among others. And rightfully so. While it is commendable that Philippine tourism has improved in recent years, a lot of international travelers are yet to fall in love with the Philippines experience. Traveler Australia recently […]