The downpour bringing your spirits down? The freezing days may have begun, but that doesn't mean you should just be stuck inside your house for the rest of the year! If anything, there's no better time to pack your stuff and head on an excursion and see the wonders of the world for yourself than now!
Time isn't a problem, too—these celebrities prove that you can squeeze in time for your exploration despite those days full of work. A week or two (or three, if you have the luxury!) can give you that much needed breather to indulge your wanderlust.
They've gone to these destinations just recently, and yes, weather is fine, and all that's left to do is for you to book that ticket and fly away, asap.
1. Jodi Sta. Maria at Ayutthaya, Thailand. Go on a cultural trip at the capital of Kingdom Ayutthaya. After a day of shopping in Bangkok, head north and begin your adventure by dropping by the Ayutthaya Historical Study Center, where you can learn about the rich history of the place. Then explore Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site—marvel at the ruins of what used to be palaces and temples, a great place to practice your photography skills, like Jodi did. A cool experience to not miss: Ride the boat that will take you along Pa Sak River for two hours while enjoying delicious Thai comfort food. [related: The Six Fix: Mario Maurer Lists Down Things You Must Not Miss When In Thailand]
2. Kim Chiu at Coney Island Amusement Park, New York. This place is definitely not for the faint of heart. Here are Kim-approved rides to get your heart pumping and adrenaline all out rushing—Coney Island Hang Glider, Coney Island Sound, Lynn's Trapeze, Cyclone Roller Coaster and Brooklyn Flyer. Or if you're too dainty and want to just enjoy the energy of the place, must-trys are the B&B Carousel and Tea Party rides.
3. Gerald Anderson in Cebu. The Kapamilya hunk went on a Visayas escapade with some friends to bask and get soaked in sun rays and blue waters. Aside from boat rides and island-hopping activities, the attraction you must not miss is swimming with the whale sharks in Oslob! But traditionally, no trip down that part of the south is complete without visting Magellan's Cross. If not a first-timer though, falls hopping is highly recommended.
4. Dominic Roque in Seoul, South Korea. With the hype of Korean dramas, I'm sure everyone is also hyped to fly to Seoul! Dominic did not wait for winter and went there the past week, getting us all Seoul-envy! Follow his footsteps through the streets of this beautiful city—a walking tour at Bukchon Hanok Village, art appreciation at Leeum Museum, a climb up to the peak of Mt. Namsan, shopping in Myeong Dong, and joining the pilgrimage at Nami Island.
5. Sarah Lahbati in Vava'u, Tonga. Sarah's latest travel with her family is one of her best, she says. She looks back on the yummy food, warm-hearted people, beautiful species of birds, whales and and dolphins and majestic sceneries. Travel like her and discover the deep waters once you explore Swallows Cave, marvel at the vast ocean in a boat, get schooled in the protection of endangered animals and drink the night away with Tongan beer. [related: Look Up, Step out: New Zealand, Of Serene Spots and Scenic Surprises]
6. Enchong Dee in Subic, Zambales. If budget is limited, no worries because you need not go so far. Travel north and hop on an exhilirating ride at the Tree Top Adventure like Enchong did! The lush greenery in Subic is the perfect location to build different zipline activities that will make you feel like you're really flying. Conquer your fear of heights and choose to go down straight in Superman form or free fall 60 feet if you can. Thrilling!
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Photographs from Instagram.com/sarahlahbati, Instagram.com/jodistamaria, Instagram.com/beaalonzo and Instagram.com/dominicroque