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TRAVEL INSPIRATION: FEATURED TRAVELERS (@theadrianne)

# TeamFlipTrip is loving all the hashtags and posts! Keep them coming, because we’ve got exciting things in store for you!

We’ve already shown you our TOP 3 WEEKLY INSTAGRAM PICKS, so now it’s time to show you what we’ve been cooking up!

Say hello to our new feature,

TRAVEL INSPIRATION: #TEAMFLIPTRIP’S TRAVEL INSTAGRAM YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING

A weekly feature on #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH travelers!


We absolutely love hearing the stories behind your photos and what pushes you to travel. Keep those hashtags coming!

Adrianne Galvez is a traveler who is making a mark in the world of photography. Her instagram (@theadrianne) is full of adventures and artsy shots of what tickles her fancy. Aside from being a photographer and editor, this incredible woman is juggling a full time class load with the hope to graduate very very soon. Check out @theadrianne on instagram and see how her pictures lure you in and speak to you.

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We’ve been looking through your profile, awesome shots by the way! How long have you been traveling?

I have been traveling ever since I was a kid because my mom lived abroad. I was even born in London, UK. Whenever I would visit her with my grandparents, we would also make side trips to other countries. I guess I got the love of exploring the world from my family. When I turned 13, I was able to travel alone. That sparked something in me. I felt free. And from then on, traveling is just something that I felt was a part of me.

What do you do?

I am currently a student. But part-time, I work as a Same Day Editor in the wedding industry. I used to work almost all weekends, but due to the fact that I’m graduating, I had to lessen the load of working and focus more on my performance at school.

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Our readers want to know, what do you do so you can afford to travel?

Well, before I studied college in the Philippines, I graduated high school, as well as attended a year of college in New Jersey. I had a part-time job there in a photography studio, so I had some money saved up already from that job. Aside from that, my part-time job here in the Philippines gives me extra money. Or when time and schedule permits, I do have my own photography business under my name “The Adrianne Photo”. I shoot birthday parties, anniversaries or any event. That brings in most of my money. But since I barely do shoots or work part-time, it’s really comes down to working on a budget, traveling within your budget, and not spending money just because you have money. Lastly, I have a dependable travel buddy. My boyfriend and I always travel together. That alone splits my budget in half. Now, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need a boyfriend to travel. Grab a friend, better yet a group of friends. The more the merrier (and cheaper!).

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Aside from traveling, what do you like to do in your spare time?

The grass looks greener on the Instagram feed. On my spare time I like to bum around, watch TV shows, eat, and sleep. This is done on my own, or with a group of my friends. We all pretty much have the same personality. Especially when it comes to pigging out on food. Sounds boring compared to what’s on my feed right? Well, even the greatest trips come to an end, and during those great trips, you would still get homesick, so it’s nice to get back home and unwind.

What do you look for in your next destination

Since I am on a college student budget, I look for affordable places to go to in the Philippines. Other countries will have to wait because those require more time, and a bigger budget. Plus, what better way to fall in love with your country than to explore it’s beauty. I look for destinations that have a lot of activities and yummy food. That’s my top two criteria for choosing. After that, I just choose some place I have never really been before. Or if I come back to the same place, I look for other things to do. If I have to search every crevice of something new to do in the same place, I would.

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What’s your favorite destination in The Philippines so far?

It’s so hard to choose!!! I love them all. Even the places on my bucket list, I love them already. But gun to my head, I had to choose, I would say Ilocos. It’s driveable. The food. Oh my the food. The sand dunes, the windmills, the history. It’s one of those places that you can’t believe you’re in the Philippines, but you are.

Why do you think other travelers should come and explore The Philippines?

I love my country’s natural beauty. This is something I can’t even be biased about because once you come here and see it for yourself, you will be in awe. The people are hospitable, the food is amazing, the destinations can be affordable (depending on your accommodations and transportation choices). The culture in each province is so rich that the experience can’t be replicated anywhere else in the entire world. The pictures you see online are pale in comparison to what you see in person. So you should come and see it for yourself.

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What is your message to other travelers?

As much as traveling is the ultimate goal, especially since these days it’s a trend, remember not to lose yourself in the process. Traveling is supposed to open your eyes, and widen your horizon; not shut you out from the rest of reality.

Each time I come home from a trip, I come back refreshed, renewed, and somewhat different. Each place will affect you in ways that can change you and your perspective on things. Traveling educates you in ways everyday routine life can’t. Use this as a tool to get to know yourself and the culture around you. Don’t use it as a tool to be a tool. Treat each place and the native people you meet with respect. They are not decorations to use as props for your Instagram or social media feed. Don’t feel like you are so much better than everyone else because you travel, and you’ve stayed here, or you’ve done that. Don’t be the person that feels they are all that and above it all because they’re so “well-traveled”. It’s better to be well-mannered, humble, and open-minded. These traits show how much traveling makes you grow into a well-rounded person. Don’t use the fact of all your checked bucket lists as bragging points to your barkada. Don’t be so consumed with pictures, and videos, that your trip becomes just a photo shoot. Immerse yourself in where you are. Trust me, it’s more beautiful up front than what’s on your screen. Be prepared, but pack light! Packing light in itself is an art. Especially when you’re a girl.

It took me some time to learn all these things, and if you’re just starting on your adventures, it will take time. It’s different reading about it and actually experiencing it. I’ve learned many things the hard way. But I continue to improve. Some trips may not turn out the way you expected, and some may exceed your expectations tenfold. Traveling is so rewarding in many ways I couldn’t have even imagined when I was starting out. Especially those trips that seemed so out of my league, sometimes even out of my budget. But if it’s really a passion of yours, you will jump leaps and bounds to make it happen.

Remember that there are always travel communities like FlipTrip and such to help you out in terms of getting inspiration. There are forums and blogs that can help you out with who to contact in that place, or give you an idea of what your itinerary can look like, etc.

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 You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! Who knows, you just might see your face here next week!


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_o Janine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her. ig: ajventuretime

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TRAVEL INSPIRATION: OUR TOP TRAVEL PHOTOS FROM INSTAGRAM #TEAMFLIPTRIP

FlipTrip loves discovering new places to go to and new people to go with! There are posts that feed the hungry explorer’s eyes, and we want to share them with you!

This lead to the birth of “Travel Inspiration: Our Top Travel Photos from Instagram #TeamFlipTrip”. Every week we will feature three photos that caught our attention and made us stop and say, “Hey, I wish I was in *insert place here* right now.”

Check out last week’s top three picks!


 TOP THREE PICKS OF THE WEEK!

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Photo taken by @instaninikka


 You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! Who knows, you just might see your face here next week!


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_o Janine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her. ig: ajventuretime

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TRAVEL INSPIRATION: FEATURED TRAVELERS (@apalabyab)

# TeamFlipTrip is loving all the hashtags and posts! Keep them coming, because we’ve got exciting things in store for you!

We’ve already shown you our TOP 3 WEEKLY INSTAGRAM PICKS, so now it’s time to show you what we’ve been cooking up!

Say hello to our new feature,

TRAVEL INSPIRATION: #TEAMFLIPTRIP’S TRAVEL INSTAGRAM YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING

A weekly feature on #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH travelers!


Astounding pictures from all over. we can’t want to feature a lot of deserving and #goals travelers in the upcoming weeks!

Aaron Palabyab is a filmmaker and photographer who has traveled all around the world – as you can see by his favorite shots we’ll feature down below. ‘Ocean heart, mountain mind, starry eyed’. That’s his description on Instagram and  everyone who sees his shots will understand why.  Check out @apalabyab on instagram to check out his adventures! You can also go straight to his website at http://www.aaronpalabyab.com/ to check out his stellar shots, his travel films that make you green with envy or to purchase his art!

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We’ve been looking through your profile, and your pictures are super nice by the way! How long have you been traveling?

That’s very kind of you! Since graduating in 2007, but my independent travel frequency really picked up in 2014.

What do you do?

I am a filmmaker (director/cameraman/editor/writer, in that order) by profession, and a semi-pro photographer. I also recently got into fine art printing and am testing the waters doing that for clients.

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Our readers want to know, what do you do so you can afford to travel?

Nothing special, just a combination of work and selling stuff I’ve accumulated over the years that I don’t use anymore. As much as possible I try and find opportunities to travel for free as well. The advantage of my job is there are definitely opportunities for it.

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Aside from traveling, what do you like to do in your spare time?

I learn stuff and I make stuff, I guess. I read a lot on the Internet! Anything interesting, or researching on new places to go, etc. I take in a lot of video and photography online. I also try and teach myself new photography and video techniques depending on what I’m doing. Lately I’ve been printing photos to decompress after a long day. I should read more books and watch more movies and TV series but it’s hard for me to sit still. I also work out, being fit makes travel so much more enjoyable.

What do you look for in your next destination?

Now that I travel primarily to take photographs, I look for a few things: the presence of unique and really good angles for photos (which are different from just nice views), few tourists but relatively easy access (i.e., no rock scrambling required, no communist rebels, etc.), and dark, clear skies with reliably good weather.

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What’s your favorite destination in The Philippines so far?

It used to be Tubbataha Reef and that’s still way up there on my list, it’s a magical place. but I’ve since become more of a mountain than an ocean person since trekking the Andes in 2014. The Philippine Cordilleras are like my new spiritual home, I love gazing at these huge mountains even though I’m terrible at climbing them. If I could spend a month just roaming those mountains and shooting I would love that. There’s also so much culture and spirit in them, it’s a mystical place.

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Why do you think other travelers should come and explore The Philippines?

The Philippines is still really under the radar considering how much there is to see here and the wide variety of places to explore. We’re still mostly known for places like Palawan and Boracay and for how awful Manila is. But seeing for myself how much the lesser known places have to offer, I’m sure that any backpacker seeking a unique experience and a real adventure would be blown away if they knew everything we had in store. And besides, we speak English!

What is your message to other travelers?

Go out and travel and don’t do it to be cool or because you want more Instagram followers or whatever. No one cares, just do it for yourself and your own growth and satisfaction. Respect the places you visit and let them change you, not the other way around. Travel is the best education out there and if you can manage to do it for upwards of one month continuously you will open up your entire world.

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You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! Who knows, you just might see your face here next week!


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_o Janine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her. ig: ajventuretime

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TRAVEL INSPIRATION: OUR TOP TRAVEL PHOTOS FROM INSTAGRAM #TEAMFLIPTRIP

FlipTrip loves discovering new places to go to and new people to go with! There are posts that feed the hungry explorer’s eyes, and we want to share them with you!

This lead to the birth of “Travel Inspiration: Our Top Travel Photos from Instagram #TeamFlipTrip”. Every week we will feature three photos that caught our attention and made us stop and say, “Hey, I wish I was in *insert place here* right now.”

Check out last week’s top three picks!


 TOP THREE PICKS OF THE WEEK!

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Photo taken by @jeepneylazaro

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You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! Who knows, you just might see your face here next week!


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_o Janine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her. ig: ajventuretime

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TRAVEL INSPIRATION: OUR TOP TRAVEL PHOTOS FROM INSTAGRAM #TEAMFLIPTRIP

FlipTrip loves discovering new places to go to and new people to go with! There are posts that feed the hungry explorer’s eyes, and we want to share them with you!

This lead to the birth of “Travel Inspiration: Our Top Travel Photos from Instagram #TeamFlipTrip”. Every week we will feature three photos that caught our attention and made us stop and say, “Hey, I wish I was in *insert place here* right now.”

Check out last week’s top three picks!


 

TOP THREE PICKS OF THE WEEK!

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You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! Who knows, you just might see your face here next week!


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_o Janine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her. ig: ajventuretime

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TRAVEL INSPIRATION: FEATURED TRAVELERS (@micadeguzman)

# TeamFlipTrip is loving all the hashtags and posts! Keep them coming, because we’ve got exciting things in store for you!

We’ve already shown you our TOP 3 WEEKLY INSTAGRAM PICKS, so now it’s time to show you what we’ve been cooking up!

Say hello to our new feature,

TRAVEL INSPIRATION: #TEAMFLIPTRIP’S TRAVEL INSTAGRAM YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING

A weekly feature on #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH travelers!


After our first feature on Ben and Karley, here is FlipTripPH’s feature for the week!

Mica De Guzman graduated from De La Salle University – Manila and is currently in The Ateneo de Manila Law School. This future lawyer’s instagram account (@micadeguzman) isn’t something you can overlook. If her head’s not in the books, it’s climbing the highest mountains and diving the deepest seas. Check out her instagram and follow her on her adventures!

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We’ve been looking through your profile, Mica, and your pictures look magnificent! How long have you been traveling?

I’ve been traveling since I was about 7 with my family in domestic destinations and international ones, but it’s just for visiting family or the usual destinations. So I would prefer to say that I actually started traveling and exploring at the age of 19 with my group of friends from college when we’d go to the most remote beaches in the Philippines.

So now, what do you do?  

I am a 2nd year law student in Ateneo Law School.

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Our readers want to know, what do you do so you can afford to travel?

As a post-grad student, it is a known fact that you’re at a limbo. So for my travels, I do my best to budget my allowance for school that I make sure I have some money saved up for my travels. It’s not much, so I do my best to find the most affordable trips around the Philippines.

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Aside from traveling, what do you like to do in your spare time?

Majority of my time are focused on my books, readings and my cases. In my free time, I try to do a variety of activities such as scuba diving, boxing, muay thai, mountain biking, hiking, yoga and running.

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What do you look for in your next destination?

I prefer non-touristy places, the unexplored ones, and the most remote out of them all.

What’s your favorite destination in The Philippines so far?

It has to be El Nido, Palawan. When various articles claim that it is the best island of the Philippines, it truly is! My mistake was thinking 1 week would suffice to tour the entire island. I had to go back to El Nido twice in 2015. There are mountains, waterfalls, remote beaches, scuba diving, bike trails, and a lot more to be explored.

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Why do you think other travelers should come and explore The Philippines?

I’ve been to other beaches in Asia and the US but my best advice would be for travelers and especially to my fellow Filipino travelers to travel the Philippines first! I can’t imagine how long it would be to be able to explore our 7,107 islands. Also, it is inexpensive and there is just so much to see. Photos cannot even fully capture how beautiful everything is

What is your message to other travelers?

Go out of your comfort zone, you’ll be surprised on how much you’re missing out on! The new experiences, realizations, cultures, and people you’ll be encountering will be truly unparalleled.

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Thanks for giving us the time of day, Mica! We wish you the best of luck in law school and your future travels!

Be sure to check her out at @micadeguzman on Instagram!


 You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! You might just be next week’s featured traveler! ;)


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_o Janine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her.

 

 

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TRAVEL INSPIRATION: OUR TOP TRAVEL PHOTOS FROM INSTAGRAM #TEAMFLIPTRIP

FlipTrip loves discovering new places to go to and new people to go with! There are posts that feed the hungry explorer’s eyes, and we want to share them with you!

This lead to the birth of “Travel Inspiration: Our Top Travel Photos from Instagram #TeamFlipTrip”. Every week we will feature three photos that caught our attention and made us stop and say, “Hey, I wish I was in *insert place here* right now.”

Check out last week’s top three picks!


 

TOP THREE PICKS OF THE WEEK!

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Photo taken by @paocua 

 

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Photo taken by @iemmwacko at Badian, Cebu


You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! Who knows, you just might see your face here next week!


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_o Janine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her. ig: ajventuretime

 

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Travel Inspiration: Featured Travelers (@bookedpackedabroad)

# TeamFlipTrip is loving all the hashtags and posts! Keep them coming, because we’ve got exciting things in store for you!

We’ve already shown you our TOP 3 WEEKLY INSTAGRAM PICKS, so now it’s time to show you what we’ve been cooking up!

Say hello to our new feature,

TRAVEL INSPIRATION: #TEAMFLIPTRIP’S TRAVEL INSTAGRAM YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING

A weekly feature on #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH travelers!


Kickstarting the new month with a bang, here is FlipTripPH’s first ever featured travelers, Ben and Karley!

Ben and Karley, you guys may know them as @timeoutsociety and @bookedpackabroad, are the ultimate travel couple goals! They’ve been in each other’s lives since 2013 and we couldn’t be happier! They make us green with envy (in a good way!) and they are the perfect inspiration for those of you who want to travel with that special someone! Check out their snaps on Instagram! Lucky for you guys, we got to talk to the magnificent duo, and here’s how it went:

 

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Hey Ben, Hey Karley! How long have you been traveling?

We have been traveling since 2013. We both began our travels in Australia and that is where we met (cute love story to tell another time) Karley teaches private English lessons while we travel and Ben focuses on social media marketing for our business Timeoutsociety.

When you guys have spare time, what do you usually do?

When we have time to ourselves we like to socialize with people, learn about cultures, listen to instrumental music, and spend quality time with each other.

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What do you look for in your next destination?

When we look for our next destination we try to go to the more untouched places where we can discover hidden secrets that only the locals know of, but we are always keeping our safety in mind.

What’s your favorite destination in The Philippines so far?

Our favorite place in the Philippines would be Siquijor, because of the enchanted tree where the fish live that nibble your feet. We met the kind-hearted healer that lives deep into the forest in the middle of the island.

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 Why do you think other travelers should come and explore The Philippines?

Travelers should come and explore the Philippines because of the unlimited amounts of hidden places left to discover and the Filipino culture is one of a kind.

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What is your message to other Travelers?

Our message to other travelers is that you should not wait to chase your dream to travel, you should act now and start planning your trips. If traveling is important to you, you can make it happen. Start by exploring your own area I think you would be surprised by what you will find. Also if you only have a weekend, plan a getaway, it can really feel like a week!

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Thanks for this, Ben and Karley! Truly an inspiration! Happy travels to you both!

Be sure to check them out at @bookedpackabroad and @timeoutsociety on Instagram!


You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! You might just be next week’s featured traveler! 😉


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_oJanine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her.  ig: ajventuretime

 

 

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Travel Inspiration: Our Top Travel Photos from Instagram #TeamFlipTrip

FlipTrip loves discovering new places to go to and new people to go with! There are posts that feed the hungry explorer’s eyes, and we want to share them with you!

This lead to the birth of “Travel Inspiration: Our Top Travel Photos from Instagram #TeamFlipTrip”. Every week we will feature three photos that caught our attention and made us stop and say, “Hey, I wish I was in *insert place here* right now.”


 

TOP THREE PICKS OF THE WEEK!

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Photo taken by @iodows at Kawasan Falls, Cebu

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Photo taken by @little_f0ot at Mt. Pinatubo, Tarlac

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Photo taken by @angelialv at Fortune Island, Batangas


You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! Who knows, you just might see your face here next week! 😉


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_oJanine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her.  ig: ajventuretime