My grandfather was born and raised in Bohol. I never met him since he passed away before I was born, but my dad talks about him all the time so making a trip to this island was very important for me.

Beyond Basic Blog Old Navy Gingham Shirt Dress Bohol PhilippinesAt Bohol, I wore this adorable gingham shirt dress from Old Navy. The lightweight dress was absolutely perfect for Bohol’s hot and humid weather. The shirt dress itself is a classic cut, and the gingham print is perfect for the spring. In fact, there is a huge sale going on at Old Navy and all their gingham pieces are selling out quick. This dress in particular is now under $30. What a steal!

Beyond Basic Blog Old Navy Gingham Shirt Dress Bohol PhilippinesOne of our first stops was visiting the tarsier conservatory. On arrival, you are warned to not make any noises or to even touch a tarsier. If you do, they apparently commit suicide. Tarsiers are one of the smallest primate on earth. They have these huge eyes, and are so small they can fit in the palm of your hand. Unfortunately, they are endangered animals and close to extinction.

Beyond Basic Blog Bohol Philippines Tarsier Sanctuary ConservatoryMy absolute favorite part of the trip was going down the Luboc River. It’s such a beautiful and peaceful ride. At the end of the river you are greeted by children who are happily singing and dancing for the tourists. They do a traditional Filipino dance called “tinikling.” Think of it like double-dutch but instead of using rope, two people hold long bamboo poles near the ground and beat them together in unison with the music, as the dancers hop in and try to avoid getting their feet caught by the poles. Here’s a quick video I took of the children dancing:

Beyond Basic Blog Bohol PhilippinesBeyond Basic Blog Bohol PhilippinesAfter the river, we headed off to the chocolate hills. Contrary to the name, they do not contain chocolate. They’re just perfectly round mounds of limestone, but from atop the views are breathtaking. After climbing about 100 steps to the top, I was again thankful to be wearing this airy dress. The day’s overcast weather was also a blessing in this 85 degree heat.

Beyond Basic Blog Old Navy Gingham Shirt Dress Bohol PhilippinesBeyond Basic Blog Bohol PhilippinesTowards the end of the tour it began to rain, which made our next stop to the hanging bamboo bridge a bit more challenging than I would have liked. This is where the outfit did not help the situation. My gold wrap-around sandals are great for the beach and flat surfaces, not slippery wet and wavering bridges. The side rails were pretty low and I’m a major klutz, so I’m doing my best to not look petrified in these pictures. If you ever go here, bring shoes that provide traction. You never know when it rains there!

Beyond Basic Blog Old Navy Gingham Shirt Dress Bohol Philippines

Beyond Basic Blog Old Navy Gingham Shirt Dress Bohol Philippines

Outfit Details

Dress: Old Navy / Shoes: ASOS / Hat: Target / Nails: OPI / Sunglasses: Karen Walker

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Lovely post!!

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Thanks Jess! Yes let’s follow each other 🙂

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This place looks so amazing ! Great post ! 🙂 xx

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Thanks! I absolutely loved it here!!

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Wow, incredible!
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Thank you so much Catarina!! 🙂

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It seems like Old Navy is killing it this season! I’ve seen so many cute pieces that I want to buy — this dress included. It looks like you had an amazing trip, and that Tarsier might just be the cutest creature I’ve ever seen. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

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Seriously, Old Navy just has been stepping it up with their styles. I have always loved Old Navy and I am so glad they are bringing affordable fashion to everyone!

And I was trying SO hard not to touch the tarsier. I seriously wanted to keep it lol

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So gorgeous photos ! You look amazing.
Many kisses
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Thank you Marie!!

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That dress and hat look perfect for your visit. Thanks for sharing the photos. It looks like such a beautiful place.

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Thanks Amy, I loved visiting Bohol!

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Beautiful look, such a stylish outfit 🙂 I love the scenery too, what an amazing place! I love your blog, please check out mine if you get a chance. Thanks!

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I sure will Camille. 🙂

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Your trip looks amazing, I love the youtube vid – so cool! BTW, I started following you on Insta and Pinterest 🙂

stay styled,

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Thank you Linsday!! I’ll be sure to follow you as well!! I’m glad you enjoyed tinikling 🙂

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What a beautiful place, nice pics.
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Thank you Nina!!

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Last time I was in the Philippines, I was very little! It looks beautiful there and I love your gingham dress!

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Before this trip, my last trip was when I was very young too. It’s so much nicer as an adult!!

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wonderful place!

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Thanks Patricia!!

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You have a gorgeous smile, and these pics are truly stunning! Lucky girl!

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You are so sweet Shauna. Thank you so much!

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Gorgeous outfit! Gorgeous photos!! Love this 🙂

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Thanks so much for visiting Maggie.

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so beautiful! looks like a great time
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It was! Thanks Demeler

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Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! You’re giving me a serious case of wanderlust and a desire to catch the next flight to the Philippines!

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Haha I always get a serious case of wanderlust everytime I see any beach photo!

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love the dress! looks like a beautiful day spent exploring bohol =o)

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It was, thank you!

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Beautiful photos!

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Thank you Vera!

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LOVE your dress, can’t believe it’s Old Navy!
Beautiful pictures as well
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I know right? And it’s on sale now!

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The place looks so beautiful. Wish I could go there one day.

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You should try! It’s really fun and beautiful out there!

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Wow, the scenery is so refreshing, dominate with green colour definitely will brighten up my eyes, beside that I’m in love with your laced up sandals <3

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Thank you so much! I got them at ASOS. Probably sold out now but they are my fave.

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These photos are amazing, what a beautiful place! I love your shirt dress and your hat too!

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Thank you much Lily Rose 🙂

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Beautiful pictures! Love this place!
Xoxo,
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THanks Trang!

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Wow, it’s so beautiful and exotic!

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Isnt it?? Thanks for visiting!

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OMG it looks like a paradise. I’m so jealous right now x

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Vacay time?? 🙂

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girl, those photos are amazing
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Thank you much!

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What an amazing place! The tarsiers are so cute, that is crazy that they commit suicide if touched. And your outfit is gorgeous! Beautiful photos!
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Haha isn’t crazy!! I wish I took a photo of the sign!

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Oh how beautiful the nature is! and you x
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Thank you so much!!

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That’s awesome that you were able to visit the island where your grandfather was from, Meghan! You look so beautiful and stylish, I adore that dress and that hat, such a chic touch! I also love your lace up sandals, too! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have an amazing week ahead!

XO,

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You are just too kind Jalisa. Thank you so much! Have a great week 🙂

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Wow amazing photos and a beautiful outfit! Gemma x
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Thank you much!!

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You look amazing! I loved reading this post and I can’t wait to read more of your blog! xx

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How gorgeous is this?! Looks so amazing 🙂

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Isn’t it? Thanks for visiting Molly 🙂

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Great look, that dress is a complete steal!
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One of my fave spring looks for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

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Love it dear! You look awesome!
Have a great week, ahead!
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Thanks girl, you too!!

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Absolutely lovely. Also, the dress is perfect. When I was in SE Asia cotton dresses were prettymuch all I could wear.
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Seriously. Just nothing but cotton dresses or lightweight fabric. It was so humid!

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This post is amazing, I would love to go to the Philippines

Hope your having an amazing week so far beautiful

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Thank you Filipa!!! You as well!

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That dress is gorgeous! I badly need a gingham dress! About Bohol, I’ve never been to this island but really want to. Hope I could travel here soon!

xo,
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You should try to make it out there. It’s relatively inexpensive and very safe!

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Love the place and your outfit!
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Thank you doll!

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Amazing photos. Great outfit.. I love your sunglasses…

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Thank you!

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wow amazing pics
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Thank you dear!!

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What a beautiful location! You look so pretty too!
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You’re so nice!! Thanks!

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Wow! Such a wonderful place!!
and the outfit is totally perfect for the trip. Comfy yet chic

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It was so perfect for this day. Thanks for visiting!

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The place is so peaceful and I love ur outfit!
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Thank you so much Chichi!

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Amazing shots girl. Thanks for sharing this!
Have a wonderful day!
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Thank you!!

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Your photos are fascinating!! What a neat look at this town!! And gosh, girl! LOOOOVE your outfit. You are darling!


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You’re soooo sweet. Thanks!!

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Oh I just were in Bohol two weeks ago, amazing place!

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Awesome!! I am glad to hear people venture out here!

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I love this outfit! the location is gorgeous!
XO JNESS
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You’re too kind. Thank you Jenessa!

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Looks like a stunning place.

XoXo Noma

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It was so gorgeous. Loved the culture.

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These photos are incredible!

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Thank you Kierra!!

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You look beautiful!
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Thank you!!

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It looks like you had a great time! Your pictures are amazing and you look adorable!

Vanessa, xo!

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I did have so much fun!!

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Beautiful place and you look beautiful!

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Thank you Rachel!

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Besutiful!!
Chiara

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Thanks!

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Such a beautiful pictures and you look amazing with that dress!
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You’re so sweet!!! Thank you!

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Wow! Know I wan´t to travel there <3
The photos are stunning!

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It was seriously one of my favorite parts of the Philippines.

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These pictures are so dreamy! You look so classic, chic, simple, and perfect!

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Love, Mary

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You’re so kind, thank you!

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Those travel pics are amazing!! Love your outfit.:)

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Thanks girl!!

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Nice dress and photos 🙂
Maria V.

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Thanks!!

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Nice holiday!

dont forget to visit me back,

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Thanks I will!

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We’re actually planning a trip to Cebu-Bohol this summer but the majority of my cousins liked Boracay so I guess Boracay first this summer and Bohol for the next. Anyway, I enjoyed this mini travel diary. Thanks for giving us an idea of what to expect when we go to Bohol. 🙂

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Definitely go on the tour. I also didn’t mention of the evening firefly your they had. It was pretty awesome as well. Bohol had to be my favorite when it came to doing some sightseeing because there was a lot to do.

I actually haven’t been to Boracag because my cousin in Philippined were actually telling me to skip it! Haha but I did want to go. I will be visiting there on my next trip for sure.

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I cannot truly express to you how much I love these pictures, they are giving me major wanderlust! Also, you look stunning, what a fabulous vacation look!
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You are too kind Siffat. Thank you so much!

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Amazing photos! Love your look!

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Thank you!!!

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wow! looks like such an amazing trip! I’ve always wanted to visit the Philippines, these photos just make me want to cross it off my bucket list!

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You should! And if you ever go, Bohol is definitely one of the islands that cannot be missed!

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You look fantastic!! And wonderful place to visit.

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Thanks Maria!! 🙂

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that dress and hat are so perfect together!
Xx
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Thank you so much!!!

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Looks amazing! Great post lovely ♥♥

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sounds like such a meaningful trip! the views are gorgeous

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My friend just went there as he is from the Philippines originally… I would love to go, especially when I see these gorgeous pictures you posted! 🙂 Amazing!

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oh my goodness! The tarsier’s are amazing!!! The Philippines are on my bucket list! It looks so amazing!

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All of photos are amazing, and i love your dress

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