There are a lot of social places in the Philippines, but the best for above and under the water, is Coron and Apo reef nearby. Some of the most beautiful experiences come from the unexpected and even accidental. Pack light. Not only that, but the people are friendly and top destinations like Bali are perfectly safe to explore on your own—after all, the country has long been a must for intrepid travelers in search of self-discovery and some great surf.
I love Pai for the laid back and free-spirited people it attracts. But some women, like Hannah Gavios, 26, of Queens, discover horror away from home. During their phone call, Ms.