This page has been changing for the past years. We’re growing and reinventing ourselves to share to you the best stories from our travels and help you make the best trips of your lifetime. Three different perspectives from a solo backpacker who loves the mountains, an Instagram and social media influencer who loves beaches and waterfalls, and a mobile photographer who loves the comfortable city tours. All three will bring you the best photos and tales of adventure as they explore more of the Philippines and the world.


 ARIS MAPE

Instagram: dyanlangph
Facebook: Aris Mape
Cebu City, Philippines

Aris Mape

I love orange, halo-halo, and PowerPoint. I hate beef, slow internet, and long taxi lines. I consider 30 as my half-life, so that’s 30 more years of capturing the best moments of my hobbit-years.

In high school, I was able to travel around the Philippines when I joined writing competitions, But it was only when I got brokenhearted that I went places to just appreciate the world. My solo tours brought me to Caramoan, Calaguas, and Palaui. The Philippines, I realized, is so beautiful I must write about it. That started my interest in blogging and photography.

Now, I’m based in Cebu City working as a trainer for personal and career development. At work, I manage new employee onboarding and host webinars joined by folks from different parts of the globe. Even with a full-time job, I make sure I hit the road at least every month.

More about me? Read here.


ABBIE RUIZ

Instagram: abbie.lity
Facebook: Abs Ruiz
Cebu City, Philippines

I work as an account manager for one of Asia’s largest talent-sourcing companies. Although I’m very passionate about my job–and I think bridging employers and jobseekers is a very meaningful work do–my true passions are photography and travel. And Instagram! Even before I moved to Cebu, I already  got drawn to taking photos especially of waterfalls. I’ve been to a number of places in Cebu, some in Mindanao and the rest of the Visayas, but only once in Luzon. I’ve also been engaged in several social media campaigns for big and small brands.

What do you do outside of travel blogging?
Food. Photos and videos on Tasty and Food Network catch my attention. In my free time, I cook  and have friends rate my skills in the kitchen. I also like taking photos of food, but they’re off-theme with my Instagram feed, so I post them on Facebook. I have this quest of finding the best iced dessert in the world, so whenever a restaurant offers milkshakes or halo-halo I would always try.

What is your brand of traveling?
I’m into landscapes and waterfalls–that’s obvious in my Instagram feed. I also love portrait and street photography, especially nights shots of the city, but I’m really more into filling my social media accounts with the relaxing view of nature.

How does travelling impact your life?
Travelling allows me to have a better perspective in life. Gadgets and fancy possessions don’t last, but experiences and memories of the good times last a lifetime. It allows me to build relationships and make new friends  across the country. It’s one way to make the most of my life while I’m still young and have the time and energy to do these things. I see traveling as paying myself back. As we say, money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a plane ticket.


 

Although we’ve been to many places around the Philippines, the three of us have not traveled altogether. Here are some of the photos we’ve captured in our own travels. More on our Instagram accounts.