Traveling requires budget and time and for a single mom like me, it’s the last on my list of priorities. Although I am naturally free-spirited and loves adventure, I do travel once in a while but mostly within the Philippines and it had cost me a month’s worth of paycheck to visit those places I’ve been to. I haven’t been to Cebu and Bohol and I’m actually planning to try travel blogging by next year and tour the whole Philippines for starters (I hope I’ll be able to do so, given my busy schedule).
It just gave me this big inspiration to explore the Philippines after attending 2nd Year Anniversary party of Explore Philippines held in Century City Mall.
Rhian Ramos gracing the cover of Explore Philippines
I’ve browsed through their back issue magazines and the latest one as well and now it made me want to try out traveling even more and document it on my blog, or perhaps come up with a new one particularly for my travels only.
The event was packed with media and celebrities alike. There were photo booths, food stalls we can try out for free and raffle draws! This got me so excited because I haven’t been that much lucky with raffle draws and I think I have mentioned that here on my blog but I was one of the lucky people that night. I won a Chivas Regal 12 years and a travel package from Sandbox!
This guy won the raffle draw too but ended up opening the bottle and gave some to all the attendees. I was a bit tipsy really, and he’s making kulit at me and asking for my Viber number. Haha.
looking “quite a bit” wasted. Lol
They actually held a Travel Spread Media Launch however, I wasn’t able to attend due to a lot of pending work that I need to finish. Anyway, the party was just so awesome and I even met one of their writers Bea Celdran, who was also a contributor to Wheninmanila.com. Cool beans!
With Bea Celdran, one of the writers of Explore Philippines.
It was a fun filled night and after the party, we stayed for a few minutes and had a little chit-chat while we smoked near the Hole in The Wall. So many interesting things to know about traveling, sports, and just being plain adventurous.. Oh, by the way, this girl is a mom too. We’re both awesome single moms don’t you think?
Check out their website too LIVE TO EXPLORE
Facebook page: EXPLORE PHILIPPINES MAGAZINE