Ready for the trip of your life?

What are you looking for on your next trip?

Amazing scenery… Great beaches… Mountains with rice terraces and hill tribes… Unique flora and fauna… Great food… Cheap prices…

You can find all of this and more in the Philippines!

Welcome to Dive Into Philippines, the ultimate online resource for discovering the rich and diverse landscapes of the Philippines. Be it bustling cities, pristine beaches, or lush mountain retreats, we bring them all to you through our extensive travel guides, hotel reviews, tour recommendations, and endless insider tips for a multitude of Philippine destinations.

El Nido bay with boats on the beach and Cadlao island, Palawan, Philippines
El Nido Bay and Cadlao Island

Mission Statement

Our goal is to inspire and guide travelers in creating amazing journeys across the Philippine archipelago. Whether you seek adventure, cultural experiences, relaxation, gorgeous scenery or all of the above, we meticulously craft content to assist you in piecing together the trip of a lifetime.

We do this by featuring travel information about the Philippines including inspirational articles as well as information on the best itineraries, accommodation, transport and more.

Our aim is to provide you with a complete resource for your visit to the Philippines, as well as the encouragement to go! Everything you need to know for your trip, you’ll find it here!

Our Story

Our names are Sarah and James and we love the Philippines!

Our love started after we visited the Philippines for the first time 11 years ago for my daughter’s first birthday. Starting the trip in Boracay, there was no way we could be disappointed.

Our family
Exploring Bohol

That was our first trip and we haven’t been able to stop going back. We have travelled the country extensively from our home country of Australia.

In fact, I love visiting this part of the world so much that I returned to university in my thirties and completed an Arts degree majoring in Asian Studies at Griffith University. I also have a Certificate III in International Travel Sales from AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents) Education and Training.

It was only natural that this site would be created. We started it in 2020 as we longed to travel during lockdown in Australia. It’s evolved from a personal travel journal into a comprehensive portal filled with genuine travel accounts and advice.

From its humble beginnings, Dive Into Philippines has grown into a trusted travel companion for countless voyagers seeking to explore the Philippines.

Now travel is possible again, I visit the Philippines as much as I can. My favorite spots are Bohol and Palawan, but I also absolutely love island hopping off the beaten track. It’s so easy and gorgeous.

We previously worked as full time family travel bloggers but are happier now just focusing on our love of the Philippines. We work full-time on our sites and always aim to share the most useful information possible.

We know how difficult planning travel can be, particularly with a family, so we’re here to help lessen the burden and ensure you have the best time possible in the Philippines.

Who We Are

Led by Sarah, a travel aficionado with an insatiable appetite for discovering the nooks of the Philippines, our team is composed of like-minded individuals, each bringing their unique expertise to the table.

  • Sarah Gibson, Founder and Editor-in-Chief: With a wealth of travel experience, Sarah ensures that every piece of content not only enlightens but also echoes our core values and is incredibly useful.
  • Julia Rolph, Senior Travel Writer: Specializing in off-the-beaten-path experiences, Julia lives on Bantanyan Island, Cebu and works as a travel planner when not sharing her passion for Filippino island hopping here.

Our Responsibility

Editorial Integrity

Maintaining a trustworthy and transparent relationship with our readers is paramount.

  • Unbiased Reviews: We travel independently and offer candid reviews to ensure you can trust our recommendations. Our travel has all been funded by ourselves.
  • Authentic Experience: Every piece of advice stems from real-life experiences, not from paid promotions or sponsored visits.
  • Commitment to Accuracy: Frequent updates and feedback incorporation keep our content precise and valuable.

Ethical Monetization

We partner with affiliate programs, but our editorial content stays unaffected by the fixed commission structure which ensures an even playing field for all potential recommendations. Read more here.

Ethical Practices

Recognizing our platform’s potential to influence, we champion sustainable tourism. We guide our readers toward eco-friendly choices where we can and urge them to consider the environmental impact of their travels.

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