I was on a plane going home from a long vacation in the south. At the very last page of the travel magazine I was reading on-board, I saw the picture above that says “Where to Next?” Coincidentally I was thinking of the same thing. And that’s how It all dawned on me – I got the bug… the travel bug!
I realized, growing up, one of the most memorable and happiest times I have were traveling to different places. May it be just going to a family friend’s house, going to Pangasinan (our hometown) or going to Baguio (where I was born) or just anywhere! For my Ate (big sister) it was always a dreaded experience since she used to have travel-sickness. But for me, it was always a fun experience. (We’ve been going to and from the province for like a thousand times but it was only twice i felt nauseous in a bus ride, and that’s it!)
I finally got the chance to freely travel with friends when I started earning my own money. One of the best part for me, other than the journey itself is creating my own itinerary. I find great pleasure in researching the best places to visit (including the off beaten paths), delicacies to devour and other adventures you can try (snorkling, zipline, spelunking, canyoneering, etc.)
With this wanderlust, i am so grateful to be born and raised in a country, the Philippines (with its 7,107 islands and islets), blessed with rich and gorgeous places, culture, and food.
Here’s just a little glimpse of it:
I don’t want to be just a tourist who goes to a place, takes pictures of it, goes home and that’s it. I want to be a traveler who goes to a place, takes picture of it, spends time knowing and learning from its culture and its people, and remember it for the rest of my life. ❤
I haven’t been outside of the country and I love to go abroad to get a load of what they have to offer. For now, while I’m still saving up for that overseas trip, I’ll continue with my little adventures here at “home”