With the amount of work we have to do daily, traveling may end up being relegated to the
backburner. Before you know it, the year is over again and you’ve barely accomplished
your travel goals!
Fortunately, there are many long weekends in 2020, which you can take advantage of to
go on a short (but well-deserved!) vacation.
Here’s a list of long weekends to look forward to this 2020:
With these long weekends jotted in your calendar, check out some top destinations you
should definitely visit:
Don’t miss: Puerto Prinsesa Subterranean River National Park, Tubbataha Reefs
Take advantage of one long weekend by going to one of MIMAROPA’s gems. Don’t miss
Puerto Princesa’s Subterranean River National Park, recognized as one of the 7 Wonders
of Nature, a Ramsar Wetland Site, and part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
If you’ve got the time, you can also visit Tubbataha Reef. These magnificent wonders of
nature have been around since the Pleistocene Epoch, so before more adverse climate
changes hit, you better take your chance to visit.
Don’t miss: The Chocolate Hills, Panglao Beach
No visit to Bohol would be complete without seeing its famous Chocolate Hills. If you
really want to see it in its full ‘chocolate’ glory, visit during the summer or dry season,
when the grass turns from green to brown which accounts for its chocolate-y appearance.
You can also maximize your visit in Bohol by enjoying its white sands beaches in Panglao,
home of some of the beautiful white sand beaches in the Philippines.
Don’t miss: Apo Reef Natural Park
Located in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Apo Reef is one of the most popular
diving sites in the country. This awesome contiguous coral reef system is the second-
largest in the world, and the largest in the Philippines!
Don’t miss: Mt. Pulag
If you’re feeling more adventurous than most, take a hike at Mt. Pulag, the highest peak
in Luzon, where you will witness an endless sea of clouds once at the summit. The
entire hike would be tiresome and oftentimes cold, but once you see Mother Nature in
full glory, it would be oh so worth it.
5. Camarines Norte
Don’t miss: Parola Island (Panganiban, Camarines Norte)
Aside from famous spots (like Mayon Volcano), the Bicol region has a lot to offer, try
visiting the pink sand beach of Panganiban, Camarines Norte. Officially called Talion
island, this remote place is only about 30 minutes away from mainland Camarines
Norte. If you want relaxation, peace, and quiet, this would be the perfect place!
6. Chiang Rai, Thailand
Don’t miss: White Temple, Blue Temple, Huay Pla Kang Temple, Singha Park
Check out our neighboring countries in ASEAN like Thailand. Bangkok is always crowded
and busy, so try to go up north in Chiang Rai. Often overlooked in favor of Chiang Mai,
Chiang Rai has a lot to offer from temples to picturesque fields. Chiang Rai has an
extremely rich culture, history, and food that will make you want to come back for more.
7. Paris – Amsterdam – Brussels
Don’t miss: Eiffel Tower, Amsterdam Canals
Explore three lovely countries in Europe in just one trip! But of course, this is not doable
for a long weekend trip. A week or two is best to enjoy the wonders of these European
cities. It will also be helpful if you’ll do your assignment ahead of your trip. You can take
the train, bus, or a quick airplane ride to visit Amsterdam, Netherlands and Brussels,
Belgium from Paris France. There are a lot of itineraries available online to help you and
make your dream Europe tour come true.
Tick off your dream destination bucket list starting with a well-deserved holiday! With
RFC’s travel loan, you can experience and taste the best of these cities.
Do you have any other travel spots to recommend? Share them in the comment section