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.
With cover girl Stephanie in between takes...