Follow the Filipino-British Former Bond Girl in Her Trail to Uncover the Hidden Beauty of the Philippines

Grant seizes the moment to ride a carabao (water buffalo) in the rice fields of Motag Living Museum, beside Boracay, Philippines
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Follow Filipino-British former Bond Girl in trail to uncover beauty of the Philippines

A lot of people may say traveling can make you wiser. For Filipino-British actress Rachel Grant, wisdom came with the eye to see beyond the beauty of the Philippines, her birthplace.

Grant happily poses with the kids from one of her outreach programs.
Grant happily poses with the kids from one of her outreach programs.

Popularly known as a Bond Girl who starred opposite famous actor Pierce Brosnan in the movie “Die Another Day,” decided to tour the country. She engages the local culture in various islands of the Philippines. She also renders time for reflection in her adventures and exploration like no other beauty has done before, then presents them to all her followers with gusto.

Grant is now on a mission to show the beauty of the Philippines, one destination at a time. Born in Luzon but was raised in the United Kingdom, the actress’ tour of the Philippines is documented by Storia, a unique social multimedia platform that creates and curates user-generated contents that both entertain and inform audiences.

Grant holds a decorated fruit at the Watermelon Festival in Bani, Pangasinan
Grant holds a decorated fruit at the Watermelon Festival in Bani, Pangasinan

Grant’s partnership with Storia gives birth to a 12-part video series with the title “Fun in the Philippines.” The Department of Tourism also endorses the videos starring Grant.

Grant learns how to swim like a mermaid at the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay
Grant learns how to swim like a mermaid at the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay

Through Storia, Grant explores the exotic beaches, breathtaking tourist spots, and unique dining places. The variety of the stories relate well to Storia’s core message: to promote diversity of thought and create a dialogue between communities.

Grant seizes the moment to ride a carabao (water buffalo) in the rice fields of Motag Living Museum, beside Boracay, Philippines
Grant seizes the moment to ride a carabao (water buffalo) in the rice fields of Motag Living Museum, beside Boracay, Philippines

In one of the released videos, Grant was seen sipping coconut juice as she gets boiled in a large wok filled with spring water, local herbs, and flowers. This Kawa Hot Bath experience was facilitated by the Kayak Inn (hotel info) in Tibiao, Antique.

Painting with children at her school project
Painting with children at her school project

In her other video, the former Bond girl was thrilled with the possibility of playing footsie at the Labasin Waterfalls restaurant, located at Villa Escudero in Tiaong, Quezon. The restaurant allows diners to enjoy their local cuisine at the base of a waterfall.

Former Bond Girl experienced caving in the Philippines
Former Bond Girl experienced caving in the Philippines

Meanwhile, in her Hundred Islands National Park tour, Grant explores the hollow caves the experienced water adventures of a lifetime. She also slated to visit a coconut palace, the Calabeng Falls in Bani, Pangasinan as well as the Angel Cave, an underground cave system that Grant helped discover.

Rachel Grant explores Angel Cave, an uncharted cave in Bani, Pangasinan
Rachel Grant explores Angel Cave, an uncharted cave in Bani, Pangasinan

Whenever she is not in front of the camera, Grant is deeply involved in humanitarian efforts. In one of the Storia videos, she tells her initiative to establish an evacuation center in Bani, Pangasinan to help residents who were displaced during the Typhoon Emong in 2009. This center is near a relocation area named Fountain of Love and serves as the school for the community.

Grant is also a rising viral video star who first hit her viral content after posting her 2-minute video entitled “How to Pack Over 100 Items into a Carry-On.” Since the video’s release in August 2016, it was already covered by more than 200 websites, aired all over the world, and was shared by famous celebrities like Oprah, Ashton Kutcher, and even the TIME Magazine.

As a recipient of the Shorty Award, Grant’s other videos about travel and lifestyle already accumulated more than 100 million views.

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