Why Blog, Why Travel?

I know that every traveller feels great fulfilment every time they visit a new place. And so am I, it’s like an addiction that will let you see different worlds and cultures and will let you appreciate every details of the world you’re in. And documenting my travels is a way to share what I’ve learned and how I did it. And it feels so good to recall some details of it, put stories and life in my pictures than simply keeping it in my hard drive.

I am a bit late bloomer when I started to travel. I started after I graduated college I guess.  I am in a focus crisis and my soul is in different places that time and travelling help me to be in place. I had several travels back then but was torn in what I wanted to do in my life. I also created a personal blog that I was unable to maintain and then a Multiply account and then a Tumblr account until all of them was out-dated and I decided to close them all. I am not sure what I want. I am a blog hopper and a reader that time and I am so inspired to those people who know and do what they want, with no hesitations, full of inspirations and guts. Then I came across to No Spam, No Virus No Kidding and I admire how she was able to deliver stories in her own way, simple and very true and that’s the start when I promise myself to continue blogging and be myself too. What kept me going is when I decided to join an open trip to Anilao that was organized by the owner of the blog. I then was able to find my guts to explore and realized that it wasn’t only me who aspire to see the world and that will only happen if I’ll work on it and pursue it. I didn't expect that there's a lot of my friends who wanted to travel too but feels like nobody wants to join them. And if you feel nobody wants to join you, do it yourself or invite and organize for it.  Since then I started to maintain my blog because of my travels. I only started my travel blog August last year (2011).  I blog because I travel, and not the other way around.

So I wanted to thank my inspiration and my now friend Chyng for sharing her stories and inviting me in her travels. I am also a follower of those who inspires me and welcome me in the blogger world. Special thanks to Ms. Gay Mitra of  Pinay Travel Junkie for being a fearless mom and shows me that nothing is impossible including travelling with your baby and hubby together in different places, climate and environment. I also admire Marvin of Pinoy Adventurista for introducing different places in a cheap way plus a detailed guide which is very helpful. And also thanks to James of Journeying James for showing Philippines in a hard-core way with his hammock. And Mr. Estan Cabigas of Langyaw for my inspiration in photography. All of them inspire me to travel more and do what I wanted to do. I may not be as hard core like them but I am sure that I’ll soon be able to fulfill seeing the world someday and I am claiming it.

Collections of some of my travels before... 

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller

This post is my second entry to the Pinoy Travel Bloggers' Blog Carnival for July 2012 with the theme "The Journey That Made Us a Travel Blogger"
Hosted by Mr. Edmar Gu-Quibb of Edmaration Etc.

Visit Estan Cabigas' Langyaw  to see the archive of Pinoy Travel Bloggers' Blog Carnival!



iamjessiegarcia said...

Go lang ng go... more travels for us.

Cheers! ^^

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

"...I am claiming it." That's the awesome can-do attitude! Thanks so much for the mention, girl. I'm sure you inspire a lot of people yourself :) Happy trails and hope to meet you someday.

Ding | The Pinoy Explorer said...

Like you, I was a hesitant travel blogger, but when I started it, there is no way to stop...as long I live and go places...way to go girl!

whispersofmylife said...

i am so happy for you Gladys on your travels and blogs =) keep blogging and traveling, i know you will do. Cheers and hope to see u soon!!!!

Photo Cache said...

keep it up.

traveling is a good therapy. cures one's blues. more fun than popping pills :)

i read chyng's blogs too. not only does she can tell her story effectively, her photos are amazing as well.

Renevic Amago said...

lakad lang ng lakad ma'am ;) hangga't may chance! :)

T said...

the good thing about blogging one's travels is that now there are words accompanying the pictures. the travels become more vivid. keep it up!


All of the above mentioned people are those who inspired me too! Number 1 si Chyng at si Gaye! :) I love this post and if im about to rate it. id give you 10/10! More travels!

SunnyToast said...

I agree with you. I meet Chyng through my officemate at sayang we dont have camera na dala at that time so fail waley pic kmi but meeting her was an amazing experience thou we did not talk much about her travel, I know with all her blog entry/travels she has a lot of things to share!

And to you goodluck, I'll keep checking your blog with your promise to yourself...lol

Untied Escape said...

@ Jess - Yes we will!
@ Ms. Gay - My wish is to meet you and your baby Luna too... super cute eh!
@ Ding - Agree, kaka addict lang.
@ Ms. Pie - Thanks and hope to see you soon too!
@ Photo Cache - Thanks and yes it keeps you young and wrinkle free! haha!
@ Renevic - Thanks sir! you too!
@ T - Thank you so much!
@ Shugah - Super thanks and I hope to see you on the road!
@ Sunny - Haha! Na pressure! Super thanks Ms. Sunny!

roman leo reyman said...

You got me here: "I blog because I travel, not the other way around." Just continue sharing your experiences, there are souls out there you've possibly touched without you knowing. One of those was mine. :)

Untied Escape said...

@ Roman - Thanks, super na touch din po ako sa comment mo and it's helping me to keep moving on... I really appreciate it! I hope to see you on the road and get a good shots like yours! :D

EDMARATION #TownExplorer said...

Like you, I became a follower before I became a travel blogger myself, and until now, still a follower. You entry is very inspiring. With this comment section, I just want to personally thank you Gladys for joining this month's blog carnival, being the host, I am so much pressured to justify your inspiring entries. Continue to travel, I kow you're inspiring a lot, you're not jst aware, there are many silent readers out there. Cheers!

Kura said...

i'm really glad (pause) glad na na-meet ko ikaw dahil sa anilao na yan. hihihi! Parepareho na tayong adik sa traveling at blogging ngayon.

si chyng talaga ang salarin e. hihihi!

Drew said...

Inspiring talaga yang si Chyng! I was once inspired by her to see a breathtaking falls in Baler also. Glad she had the same effect on you. Be like her and do good always. Happy blogging :D

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