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Travel & Adventure

This is our bread and butter—whether it’s swimming with freedivers, learning to survive in the jungle, or kicking it at the rodeo, you’ll often find us off the beaten path.

Mystic Mountains
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Mystic Mountains

A map to guide you across the country’s supernatural peaks.

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The Bone Collectors
Feature

The Bone Collectors

Uncovering the past is risky business, but it’s the only way to learn from those who came before us. Writer Claudine Lanzona joins an excavation in Quezon Province to observe how archaeology deepens a community’s sense of place.

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Nature's Path is Winding
Hometown Stories

Nature's Path is Winding

From the Buddhist temples of Cebu to a protected island in Negros, Dave Albao has gone all sorts of places in search of meaning.

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Home Is a Bowl of Warm Soup
Photo Essay

Home Is a Bowl of Warm Soup

A photographer returns home to Sulu after 13 years and rediscovers the heritage of his people through food.

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Into the World of Blackwater Diving
Photo Essay

Into the World of Blackwater Diving

Blackwater diving offers a glimpse of the world beneath the surface.

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The Women We Want You to Read About
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The Women We Want You to Read About

To commemorate Women's Month, a list of our favorite GRID heroines, and the powerful women who wrote them.

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Our Year Without Travel
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Our Year Without Travel

This is our 2020 reading list, featuring the people and places we can’t wait to see again, after a year indoors.

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Back to Anilao, Part II
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Back to Anilao, Part II

Just a couple hours away from Metro Manila, the dive hotspot of Anilao is ready to welcome visitors.

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Back to Anilao, Part I
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Back to Anilao, Part I

While on the road to Anilao, we take a detour through Tagaytay and Taal for GRID’s first trip out after the pandemic. But do we still remember how to travel?

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Back to El Nido
Feature

Back to El Nido

As the tourism industry restarts, it's impossible not to turn to El Nido. What does the future of travel look like for the world’s best island? 

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30 Mins. With JP Alipio
Interview

30 Mins. With JP Alipio

JP talks to us about the Cordillera Mountain Ultra, the importance of strengthening communities, and keeping it wild.

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Back to Boracay
Feature

Back to Boracay

The beautiful shores of Boracay are, once again, open to travelers. But the locals say the road to recovery will need more than a tourism boost.

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Tribute Freediver: Martin Zapanta
Feature

Tribute Freediver: Martin Zapanta

Tribute Freediver depicts the story of national freediving record-holder Martin Zapanta, and how conquering his fears propelled a passion for photographing the deep blue on a single breath.

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Exploring The World's Oceans With Alexandra Cousteau
Interview

Exploring The World's Oceans With Alexandra Cousteau

On her first visit to the Philippines for global non-profit Oceana, the filmmaker and conservationist talked to us about being a child of the ocean.

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Horror Stories from the Field
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Horror Stories from the Field

From the supernatural to the extraordinarily bad, anything can happen on assignment.

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