Travel Writing

Work from Home (or Hostel)

Work from Home (or Hostel)

♥ ♥ If you’d happened to peek through the second floor window of a hostel in Via Cavour (Florence) one Saturday evening last February, you’d have seen a girl hunched over a laptop on her lower bunk bed, sifting through Pubmed abstracts and typing furiously, […]

Bless Their Hearts

Bless Their Hearts

When I get negative reactions to something I write, I try not to respond in kind. For one, it’s likely to be a waste of time — people believe what they want to believe — but also, I don’t want people to know that they […]

Putting yourself out there

Putting yourself out there

This is something I wrote last year for a fellow blogger — sharing it now to hopefully encourage anyone who wants to write but is too wracked with self-doubt to start. * Whenever people tell me that they want to try blogging but they’re not […]

How to Create Your Own Travel Blog: Making It Your Own

How to Create Your Own Travel Blog: Making It Your Own

* In How to Create Your Own Travel Blog in 3 Easy Steps, we counted down the steps to creating your own travel blog. Now let’s count up the ways you can make it the next big thing in travel (or at least a really […]

How to Create Your Own Travel Blog in 3 Easy Steps

How to Create Your Own Travel Blog in 3 Easy Steps

Or any blog for that matter. When I first toyed with the idea of blogging, I was frankly skeptical. Who would want to read my blog? Who cares what I have to say? Isn’t it just vanity and presumption on my part to think that […]

Do you consider yourself a blogger?

Do you consider yourself a blogger?

* “Blogger ka ba?” (“Are you a blogger?”) Not such a hard question, was it? I was up in the mountains of Batanes, exchanging pleasantries with fellow tourists, and one of them had come up with this query…that strangely rendered me speechless. My first thought was: […]