You learn a lot of things when you travel. You get to meet different kinds of people, experience different cultures, and get into all sorts of situations. Sometimes you get into some uncomfortable situations, like a storm hitting your mountain camp, or you explore a crowded temple in the heat of noon, but you’ll look back on the experience with a sense of accomplishment and adventure. Then you’ll start planning your next travel destination.
My parents used to take me to all sorts of places when I was younger. My dad was an officer in the army before he died, so when we visit him on his deployment, we got to travel to some very unique places. One of my fondest childhood memories was the time he and his men took me through a flooded, bat-filled cave a few kilometers long, the time he took me to a beach with corals full of brittle stars and transparent sea cucumbers, and those times he let me play in his camp’s training grounds deep in the jungle.
Aside from my dad who traveled due to his duties, my mom also loved going to all sorts of places. While my dad took me to exotic jungles, my mom took me to scenic beaches and beautiful historic locations across the Philippines and abroad.
Thanks to both of my parents, I’ve grown to love nature and adventure.
I personally love to travel, and considering the places I’ve been to and how many more I’ll travel in the future (especially since I’m a guide at a hiking company), I do have some tips and tricks that can help you if YOU decide to travel to those places yourself.
Whether you’re going hiking through the muddy mountains and jungles of Batangas and Rizal, or you’re going to walk the narrow and crowded streets of Manila, Bangkok, or other countries, I’ll share with you some travel tips that would hopefully help make YOUR trip more enjoyable.[Read more…]