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TRAVEL INSPIRATION: FEATURED TRAVELERS (@paocua)

# 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!


First, Ben and Karley, then Mica De Guzman, now we present to you

Paolo Cuarteron!

Paolo Cuarteron is a 23 year old wanderer who we can’t help but love. Some of you know him as @paocua on Instagram.  This avid wanderer takes splendid photos, capturing off the beaten path destinations from all over the world! His subjects are mostly of others but you could get a glimpse of the man behind the camera if you look hard enough.  Don’t forget to check out @paocua’s Instagram to be convinced that you should further explore this beautiful country called The Philippines.

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Your pictures are phenomenal, Pao! How long have you been traveling?

I’ve been traveling (almost) every week since last year.

What do you do?

I help out with the family business.

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

I allot some of my income to traveling. To stretch it out, I watch out for seat sales and look for cheap lodging.

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

In my spare time, I like to hone my skills in photography and editing. So I look up tutorials online and read articles about photography and try them out. Otherwise, I cook or bake – same; look for recipes online and try them out haha!

What do you look for in your next destination?

Nothing in particular, but I’m down for anything! I’m a ‘kaladkarin’ so I don’t really mind haha – like it doesn’t have to be somewhere new. I remember going to this particular mountain six weekends in a row. It’s about being spontaneous and positive about the trip regardless of how many times you have visited that place. After all, you can never visit the same place twice!

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

By far, my favorite destination in The Philippines is Biri Island in Northern Samar with its several rock formations and intertidal pools. It feels like you’re in a different country.

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

Travelers should come and explore the Philippines because it gives you 7,107 reasons to go back – from experiencing different cultures to trying out different dishes. Also, there are still a lot of places waiting to be discovered by travelers alike. Places wherein locals are eager to share stories of folklore to spice up your night as you camp out in the woods, and exchange laughter amongst you and your buddies as you accidentally slid your way down the mountain. The Philippines is more than just a destination; it is a collection of stories that would inspire you to keep on exploring and to never cease to marvel.

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What is your message to other travelers?

Have that spontaneity in you. Ask the locals to take you to places that are not found on the Internet; whether may it be a hidden gem or just a karinderya sa kanto – they know the best places to take you. Oh and of course, know when to put the camera down; be in the moment and enjoy!

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Thanks Pao! Keep updated on Pao’s adventures on Instagram @paocua!


 

 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.

 

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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: 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