The quarantine season has got everyone losing their usual routines, and that includes eating outside and/or ordering some takeaway. However, given the presence and the continuous operation of food delivery services all over Metro Manila during the quarantine period, it is still possible for us to crave for anything and get to eat them at … Read more
*Here is Grab Your Passport, We’re Leaving’s Spotify page. So, what are some new things you planned to pursue this 2021? I have been contemplating on two things since 2019: quitting Instagram and starting a podcast. Since putting up my Instagram travel account last 2017, it has so far gathered 17,000 followers and I found … Read more
I was born and raised in a small town south of Manila with an abundance of mountains, a beautiful lake, and forest areas. I remember my adventurous spirit spans back as early as my primary school and high school days where I would go on a random excursion with friends and classmates where we climb … Read more
Daaaamn, 2021 is fast-approaching! As I have mentioning in my old social media accounts and in my previous daily blogs here, one of my goals for 2021 is to quit social media for good. For one, I want to look at another perspective on my own creativity without consuming a lot of inspirations. Second, I … Read more
I’m trying so hard to combat my laziness and make brisk walking and photo walks a regular thing. Today I was able to pull myself out of bed to go outside and walk around. Boy, Manila is so back to its usual weekday craziness. 🥴 I have a lot of passion projects in mind, and … Read more
Ten years ago, I started embarking on a journey to go around the Philippines and Asia to take photographs of beautiful landscapes, museums and historical sites, architectural wonders, street art, and the candid daily affairs of people, all while keeping a full-time job. Ten years after, here I am. (Travel and street) photography still sets … Read more
Okaaay, vacation is over! It’s time for me to go back to Manila (aka the real world) to resume working at the start of the week. It was a refreshing (but a little stressful and triggering) week in Batangas, but I find maximum convenience and comfort working in my space in Manila. My siblings and … Read more
Is it just me, or Instagram could really ruin someone’s creative process? This photo I’ve taken in Myanmar somehow made it to the Picture Perfect section of Manila Bulletin, a national newspaper in the Philippines, and, along with my other photos, to a photo exhibit at the University of the Philippines Asian Center (featuring grad school classmates … Read more
It’s been almost a year of love-hate relationship with Instagram, and I really feel like Instagram sucks nowadays. It’s already taking toll of my time and (mental) health, so I need a break. That’s it. I’m taking a hiatus from it. I celebrated my birthday today with two work-related tasks. In the morning, I had … Read more
So, you’re still not convinced that traveling in my 20s were more than just a ‘waste of time and money’ and more than just a source of content for your Instagram feeds? Read on, I’ll convince you otherwise. I became kinder to strangers. Whenever you travel, chances are, 100% of the people around you are … Read more
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) problem affected a lot of upcoming international events, including the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Looking at the bright side, this means that, if you are planning to travel to Japan to watch the games, you have more time to plan ahead for the trip. Given that, here is a full list of … Read more
SEE ALSO:SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL BUCKET LIST (FREE INSTAGRAM STORY TEMPLATE) Brunei Darussalam is one of the Southeast Asian countries I will consider living in. The peace that you will feel when going around is so promising. I like the simple but elegant way of living of Bruneians, and how they value their religion. I feel … Read more
Things were really going well in general (I’m still gaining more and more followers). I know how to take that Instagrammable photos better. I’m starting to gain respect, especially from the Southast Asia travel community. But when my blog’s second birthday came, I decided to ‘take a break’ from my travel influencer Instagram.
There are some parts of being a travel influencer on Instagram which I can’t take anymore.
So you want to be a travel blogger? Traveling to places, getting sponsorships and exchange deals, posting breathtaking photos and writing meaningful captions and articles on social media, getting likes and praises, earning, and the cycle continues. Ahhhhh. Welcome to the good life. That’s typically the world of a travel blogger. But the question is, … Read more