In­spired Jouneys

Philippine Tatler Traveller - - Editor's Note - Mia Bor­romeo Edi­tor

Twenty five years ago, Aman­pulo—the first ul­tra lux­ury is­land re­sort to open in the coun­try—wel­comed its first guests. We couldn't think of a bet­ter cover story des­ti­na­tion for this is­sue on in­spir­ing jour­neys than the pris­tine par­adise on Pa­mal­i­can Is­land in Palawan as it cel­e­brates this mile­stone. When you go for a swim in Aman­pulo's spec­tac­u­lar wa­ters, it's not un­com­mon for en­demic species like gi­ant hawks­bill sea tur­tles to swim serenely along­side you, undis­turbed and com­pletely at ease in their nat­u­ral habi­tat.

Stephanie Zubiri- Crespi, her­self an ad­vo­cate for en­vi­ron­men­tal preser­va­tion, was a per­fect fit for cover girl—pho­tographed for our pages against Aman­pulo's world-renowned pow­der white beaches. Find out about Aman­pulo 25 years later: how it re­mains the bench­mark for lux­ury is­land re­sorts, and how it gives back to the com­mu­nity. ( Peace­ful Par­adise, p. 142)

Speak­ing of in­spir­ing jour­neys, Philip­pine Tatler Trav­eller em­barked on its very first river cruise with the award-win­ning Amer­i­can com­pany, AmaWater­ways. We en­joyed ex­cel­lent, per­son­alised ser­vice and won­der­ful din­ing on-board the AmaSonata as we sailed down the leg­endary Danube. Along the way, it was won­der­ful to ex­plore im­pres­sive sites like the scenic Wachau Val­ley, mag­nif­i­cent Melk Abbey, and the Old Town of Re­gens­berg; to pair fine Aus­trian Ries­lings and apri­cots; and even to try the most de­li­cious sausages from Ger­many's old­est sausage mak­ers (600 years old) by the river banks. Cruise with us and fall in love with Old World Europe all over again ( Waltz­ing The Danube, p. 156)

Be in­spired as you read about these and other mem­o­rable jour­neys shared by some of our favourite world trav­ellers.

Happy Trav­els,

With cover girl Stephanie in be­tween takes...

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