You’ve probably spied photos in your favorite travel threads about certain destinations being “saved” for a baecation or trips being put on hold until friends can join, but we’re shutting all of that down right now. We don’t have time to wait on friends or men to do this thing called life, especially not this summer. We’re about reclaiming our time and seeing some world on our own terms, even if that means we have to go at it alone.
Islands like the Philippines are perfect for solo getaways where you want to show off that beach body, embrace your sexy and do all the things you enjoy. Global citizen Tanyka Renee (@tanykarenee) recently went to the South East Asian country for some relaxation and she definitely brought the heat. From swimming with the kings of the ocean to doing absolutely nothing at all, it’s safe to say self-care was definitely on Tanyka’s agenda – and we were here for it!
If you’ve been putting off taking that solo trip you desperately need, check out these photos from her blazing vacation and get inspired to finally celebrate you in a major way!
Welcome to the Philippines
Located in Southeast Asia, the archipelago islands known as the Philippines are a mash-up of hectic cities and serene island escapes. In fact, there are about 7,641 islands total that make up the Philippines. Cool, right? The capital city of Manila is bustling with people and one of the most populous areas of the country. Popular islands like Boracay, Palawan, and Cebu are a hit with visitors looking to explore their crystal blue waters. If you're planning a trip, be sure to visit between November and April when the weather is perfect.
Photo Credit: @tanykarenee
From luxury resorts to hostels, there are accommodations in the Philippines for every kind of traveler. If you're the type that likes a place with a good mix of luxe, uniqueness, and affordability, then the glamping nests of The Birdhouse El Nido will make you swoon. Check them out.
Photo Credit: The Birdhouse El Nido
Filipino cuisine may not be as famous as nearby Thailand and Vietnam, but trust us when we say the country has food yummy enough to satisfy even the most critical foodie. Don't leave without trying local dishes like chicken adobo, lechon and pastillas de leche.
Photo Credit: The Nesting Table
Whale Shark Hunter
Naturally, on an island, you'll find an abundance of aquatic fun to get into, but visitors to the Philippines are on the hunt for one activity in particular - whale shark snorkeling! The largest fish in the ocean, whale sharks begin flocking to the island in November and reach their peak around January. If whale sharks aren't your thing, you can also play mermaid for the day at the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay.