7 Travel Bloggers Who Prove Traveling Isn’t Just A Luxury
Wanderlass's story is a little bit like, Travel The World In Eighty Days. Why? She went to 25 countries in 5 different continents for 425 days. It seems pretty daring for a young female solo-traveler who didn't really have a set itinerary, which allowed her to go wherever she felt like going and make some small detours along her way. As she wrote on her blog, "So, what's next when you've lived your grandest dream and you're not dead? Living to find out. Come, wander with me!" Now, she's still happily exploring the world, one visa at a time.
What makes AJ Poliquit, a.k.a. The Transcendental Tourist, different is that his travel blog reads like a letter addressed to the reader. It's like having a far away pen pal write to you about his travels and unique lifestyle abroad. When he is not travelling, AJ teaches other students. Why does he travel? He says, "Traveling is a heightened experience. It makes life richer by transporting you to a different place and time, engaging your senses, mind, and spirit to discover yourself and the world."
The Eazy Traveler has been to all the 81 Philippine provinces and has visited the 11 SEA countries. In his blog, he puts a spotlight on the unique and unexplored places in the Philippines and goes in deep to the Filipino culture, something that we all should experience for ourselves, don't you think? He shares his passion for travelling and finding off the beaten path locations for everyone to experience as well.
Two2Travel is a blog created by Nikka Corsino and Owen Ballesteros, a couple that captures their journey around the Philippines and the world through pictures. Their blog is filled with hundreds of breathtaking photographs from the different places they've been to together.
The Pinay Travel Junkie records her experiences on her blog after backpacking the Philippines for five years and solo-traveling around Europe for six weeks. In 2010, she discovered that she was going to be a mother and now, she is still travelling the world with her husband and her child. Among her experiences, she was chased by a grumpy bull elephant in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, she has stood before the Terracota Army in China, and she has volunteered for the Academy of Swimming Education of East Timor (even if she claims that she isn’t that good with swimming.) Her daughter isn't short of her own experiences as well, as she took first steps in a Macchu Picchu town in Peru.
For those girls daring enough to try backpacking by themselves, The Pinay Solo Backpacker gives you enough tips on how to do that and how to stay safe on the road. She started her traveling journey back in 2012 and at the time, she wanted to travel the South East countries but decided against it later on and chose to travel and immerse herself in her own country's culture and tourist spots. Like The Eazy Traveler, she has stepped foot on all 81 provinces of the Philippines and she created her own project called Happy Philippines, where she strives to promote travel volunteerism in the Philippines.
A Filipina traveler, Aileen Adalid quit her job at a young age of 21, only after two years of entering the corporate scene. Why did she quit? Well from her own words, "[Working] was an interesting and challenging environment, but I wasn't happy." And so she resigned. For three years now, Aileen has been experiencing everything the world has to offer with her boyfriend, Jonas. She calls herself a digital nomad—a travel blogger. In her blog, she proves that travelling doesn't have to be expensive; there are countless ways you can travel the world without having to have a huge pay check and multiple ways you can save up on food, lodging, and other expenses. As she says, the most important thing is that you’re living your life the way you want it—where you know you're happy and pursuing your passion.