Sweating It Out in Banaue, Philippines
Ready to lose a few pounds as well as enjoy one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites? The ancient Banaue rice fields rise up through the valley towering over native villages of the Ifugao people. Make sure you fuel up your body at one of the numerous cafes before you continue hiking through centuries of tradition. No matter what time of year, the Ifugao people's life revolves around rice. Local guides will take you into houses, or to talk with villagers as the sun beats down on you. Take along a hat and lots of water; as your t-shirt gets soaked so too will your spirit be saturated with the beauty and culture of these people.