Who else misses traveling like we do? Youtuber Mikey Bustos takes NBC's Today Show hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on a mini tour around Manila. Mikey is a singer, comedian, and entertainer who grew up in Toronto, Canada and is now based in Manila. He likes to travel the world while living out his dream of being a performer and makes fun video and vlogs along the way to share with his 1.29 million subscribers.
Mikey kicks it off with a kalesa (horse drawn carriage) ride around various churches, moments, and historical sights. After sightseeing, he shows a couple of pastimes that we do best like tinikling and a few of our national attire like the Barong and Filipiniana dresses.
He then diverts to Bohol in the central Visayas region to check out the natural wonder of the world, the Chocolate Hills. Mikey also stops by the tarsier sanctuary to visit the famous animals of Bohol. Wanna guess his next stop? Of course, the beaches of Boracay and Palawan. From the white sand beaches to the underwater caves, the Philippine beaches are a wonder itself.
Lastly, you can't talk about the Philippines without talking about food! Mikey goes to the street to find the best snacks, restaurants, and treats. Mikey gives a glance at the street food vendors and visits restaurants packed with pancit, chicken inasal, lumpia, and halo-halo. This totally makes us both hungry and wanting to go back to visit the homeland. Where's your first stop next time you visit the Philippines? We wanna know, @myxnews on Twitter!
Wanna see more BTS of Mikey's trip? Check out his vlog!
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We're all wanting to get back into the world and travel. Not sure which destination to visit yet? Don't worry, Megan Batoon and Netflix are taking you to see some of The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals. The series is set to premier on the streaming service on June 18 so if you're not yet able to travel, grab a comfortable seat, snacks, and get ready to create your next vacation bucket list.
People Magazine describes the show to take "viewers inside some of the wildest homes that are available to rent around the world. Think: the best of the best on Airbnb, Vrbo and more." Megan along with two other hosts, Million Dollar Listing New York's Luis D. Ortiz and fellow content creator Jo Franco, go around the world to give us the lowdown on affordable treehouses, exclusive private islands, gourmet food-focused getaways and so much more. The difference between staying at a hotel and vacation rentals like these are the extra curriculum activities that are offered. From high-thrill activities to unique transportation and interacting with the locals are all experiences that aren't usually offered at a hotel stay.
However, the most important aspect the series showcases is vacationing at every budget. From affordable stays to more luxurious or splurge-worthy styles, there's something for everyone.
Cover Photo Credit: Megan Batoon Facebook