Why Travel Blog?

Putting up a travel blog never crossed my mind. All I wanted to do was to travel, take pictures of my trips, share some photos on Facebook and keep the travel experiences in my memories.

Then a few weeks ago I heard about the resignation of former DOT Secretary Alberto Lim that made headlines. Rumors and speculation about his resignation started to come out. Despite the controversy, I tried to remain hopeful and focused on the positive news that Philippine tourism has seen a rapid growth in the first five months of 2011. By the way, this news came out even before Lim's resignation so I didn't quite get why leave in the middle of the celebration. Or was there a more serious issue behind his resignation?

Anyway, like I said, I'd rather focus on the good news. A new DOT chief has now been named. Like what everyone else believes, I'm very positive that Ramon Jimenez can do a better job. I'm happy in his enthusiasm in encouraging everyone to promote the Philippines - comparing the country to a "chicken joy which is very easy to sell". I deliciously second that! LOL.

Whether good news or bad news, we cannot deny the fact the Philippines is a beautiful country. And for me, that is an understatement. I'm putting up this blog so that other people realize that fact. Every Filipino should be aware that there are plenty of hidden gems all over the country, waiting to be discovered. I don't hate my friends or some people who prefer to travel to other countries but one thing is for sure, they are missing to experience the treasures in their own backyard.

Hopefully, in one way or another, this blog could contribute in promoting the local tourism industry. As the saying goes, you should travel your own country first before venturing out. I have started traveling in some key destinations in the Philippines and will continue to do so until I've reached every nook and corner of the country. LOL. But more than that, I'll be happy to share travel tips, advice and other useful information about whatever destination my feet take me to - both local and abroad.

Lastly, the more I read travel blogs the more I'm inspired to travel. How about you?

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Swexie said...

very well said. good luck on your travel blog. hope to read more interesting posts here. =)

Gabz said...

hey, thanks for dropping by! you too, happy travels! :-)

journeyingjames said...

hi gabz! you are starting a very good advocacy! continue to write your travel journeys! i like this part- "my friends or some people who prefer to travel to other countries but one thing is for sure, they are missing to experience the treasures in their own backyard."

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Thanks James! Continue to be an inspiration too. :-)

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