About Pinay Travelista

Hey there!

I am Lai Marie of this digital memory keeper. What started as a medium to share anything about travel and the interesting sorts – became an adventure, and travel guide that you’re now reading today. 

When I started blogging back in 2004, it was more of having a digital corner to write my thoughts down. Good things come with time, and it led us to passion driven content — travel + adventures on the road and of life! 

I started this blog when I was still single and learning to be comfortable with my own skin. Travel has taught me to be calm in the crazy of the situations, be smart in the stupidest scenes, be brave even when I am not and to not be so caught up with the rest of the world and focus on the important’s in life. Fast forward to now, I now wear the wife cape to a fellow travel blogger and bestfriend finidng myself cultivated and domesticated within the walls of our tiny apartment in the busy Metro. 

Getting creative online allows me to tap into my creativity in between adulting and the comforts of my work-from-home  flexible work set-up.

I found out that here is where I feed and share what I love to do: motivate nurtured dreams, tell stories, share life hacks and inspire meaningful living.



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Listed: Filipino Travel Blog and Bloggers to Watch This Year 2013 on Best Spots PH
Best Social Media Movers Winner, Mindanao Blog Awards 2013
Iligan Blogger of the Year, Mindanao Blog Awards 2013
Best Travel Blog Nominee, Mindanao Blog Awards 2013
Featured: 10 Best Travel Destinations in the Philippines – Top Choices from Filipino Travel Bloggers on Rachfeed


Featured: Go Girls Travel Tips from Chyng and Lisa Marie on Journeying James
Best Travel Blog Nominee, Philippine Blog Awards 2011
Speaker: Social Media Influencers Summit 2013

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