About the Wayfarer

The travel bug is a mining engineer by profession but fancies herself as a travel writer, foodie, and  photographer. She dreams of being a TLC correspondent someday. haha

She loves planning itineraries of travels that are 6 months in the making, reading travel blogs, looking up online hotel rates, and BOOKING PISO FARES.

She loves reading Murakami, Sedaris, Cuelho, and Palahniuk.

She hates sports that require eye-hand coordination, and quick reaction time. (Ball games, anyone?) Perhaps that is why she loves running.

Lastly, she loves to brag about her fab UKAY (thrifted) finds.

You can also find her photoblogging at

Mementography: The Art of Recording Memories

| Snippets of the Not-so-distant Past|

Twitter: @peppyvagabond

An excerpt from a personal blog entry dated 1st of April, 2011:

Travel bug. Oh my. I don’t have the courage and experience to claim that moniker.  It has been a recent discovery, that I could travel the whole Philippines if I wanted to. The trip to Bohol has urged my dormant love for travel to manifest. For the past days, I have busied myself planning itineraries, reading travel blogs, looking up online hotel rates, and booking promo fares. I thank the commercial airlines for reconsidering the working class who need to save up for trips and watch out for online promos that they could afford. Because of Cebupacific’s piso fare and Airphilippines’ 100-peso fares, I am set for travel almost every month till October of this year. On my list are Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete, Zamboanga, and Puerto Princesa.

I have realized that you don’t have to be filthy rich to be able to see the world. All you need is just a sense of adventure and an insatiable wanderlust. You could travel on a tight budget. You could go with big groups to be able to divide an otherwise large sum. You could opt for traveler’s inns or lodges or dorm-type accommodation and splurge more on the activities. You can skip the tour packages and plan for yourself, taking separate bookings for the hotel, the adventure parks, the city tours.

I have realized that now is the time to start traveling, and not after retirement. Travel lets you educate and discover yourself. It lets you experience cultures. To say otherwise connotes ignorance.

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9 thoughts on “About the Wayfarer

    • haha. 🙂 the BIG ambition. I look up to Ian Wright, Samantha Brown, Andrew Zimmern. O baka too much tv lang to. haha. Yes James, hope to see you soon and your vibram footwear. 🙂 really a fan here. the 250/day challenge? outrageous! Ang galing mo lang talaga. 🙂

  1. All I can say is bravo! haha! I’m proud of u friend! I hope I can tag along in one of your future travels! muah! 😀

  2. “I have realized that now is the time to start traveling, and not after retirement. Travel lets you educate and discover yourself. It lets you experience cultures. To say otherwise connotes ignorance.”

    How very true. So GO! Keep discovering. Get educated in the field. Traveling while one still has the energy and enthusiasm is the way to go. Trust me 😉

    • Thanks for dropping by, lil! 🙂 Looking forward to meeting such an avid traveler who’s already gone to Europe. So inggit! Continue being active in the PTB FB group, I’d love to meet the group one of these days.

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