Saturday, September 10, 2011

Meeting the Pros

I have been following travel blogs lately with the hope that someday I get to travel with the bloggers themselves. Just reading about their adventure is like actually being with them in their journey. And, meeting them is like a dream-come-true for an avid reader and newbie traveler like me! ^_^

Today, I finally got to meet and greet some of the travel bloggers who have been my inspiration and virtual guide in traveling. :)


Meet Miss Chichi and Miss Lois. I am so happy I attended their travel talk tonight. From them, I realized that I still have a lot to learn about traveling (especially about transforming from being a glampacker to being a poorpacker to help maximize your travel fund). I think, it's time to spend less on travel clothes now. :p


There was also Miss Gael. I remember reading her posts on her El Nido trip. I got the idea of bringing a stuffed toy (especially if you're traveling solo) from her. Now, I have my Buko. ^_^ She is also one of the female travelers that I wish to travel with. *fingers crossed*


And of course, THE journeyingjames! I first knew about him when I read his article "Zamboanga on a shoestring" in one of the issues of Smile Mag. Then, just a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine led me to his blog. Right then and there, I found myself reading every single post he had on the Mindanao 400 Challenge. Yes, every single post. I am from Mindanao and I have not even visited half of where he has been to.

I was so starstruck that I even asked for his autograph. haha! And he wrote, "spend less, travel more". And I suddenly thought, "Uh-oh, I'm so dead with this!"


I would like to especially thank my friend Kathleen for inviting me to join her. I admire her for being so passionate and eager about her dream of traveling and exploring this awesome and beautiful planet we have.

Now, I am still at awe that I could not wait for the next talk, excited to learn more about traveling and meet and greet other travelers. ^_^




19 comments:

  1. first one to comment. love the article. :-)

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  2. thank you ez! :) yayks, i'm happy you liked it!

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  3. hahaha lai.. (teary-eyed) your welcome! see you this thursday :) salamat pd sa paguban sakoa hehe

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  4. hey! nice to meet you last sat. thanks for introducing yourself.
    at nandyan pa yung signature ko ha.
    daghang salamat. i know you'll be a traveler.

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  5. yayks! i should have edited the pic. hehe sori. ^_^ looking forward to learning your kuripot tips on thursday! :)

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  6. nice pictures. I want also to visit the exhibit. NICE NICE> you can do it You can become a full time traveler. just believe.

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  7. thank you po! i'm just starting, batang probinsyana on the go! (but first, my graduate studies. haha finals na eh. ^_^ )

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  8. Thanks for dropping by Azial and Kath! Start getting rid of the itch on your soles and let's travel ;)

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  9. Yes! todo na to! hope to learn more from you. :)

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  10. kaloka ka laiz! ikaw ang idol ko :P

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  11. thank you! and you could have been my travel buddy. :p but anyways, i promise makakatravel tau together one of these days!

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  12. lucky you azial, how I wish I can meet all of them......keep traveling

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  13. starstruck sad ko anang gael ug sole sisters!

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  14. hala bisaya pud ka. were u at the talk? :)

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  15. aw! :) will be in cebu by october. wish to meet more travel bloggers para mas mainspire ang aking mga paa. haha

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  16. yun oh.. pa-auto-autograph na lang si james. haha.. iba na ang sikat.

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  17. witwit, papa-james! pa-autograph din ako! :)

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