About Pinay Travelista

Hi! Lai Marie here, the resident Pinay Travelista on this digital memory keeper we call a travel blog. 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 am a work-from-home-and-anywhere advocate in the comforts of flexible working hours, and burning in the passion of what I love doing — project, and content management, and digital and brand marketing.

Traveling feeds that constant need to be out there, and not be limited within the 10km radius from home. And writing articles both online and on print, getting creative on videos, and on social media allows me to tap into my creativity besides doing the adulting.

What I found was that working online, and travel lusting is a bad combination people try to glamourize. It works for some, but it may not for others. Whoever you are, and whatever you do, don’t be a paper cut of some travel-crazy person, be your own travel crazy, and chase your passion, and explore the world one place at a time in the comfort of your own pace.

Welcome to where I feed, and share what I love to do — actualize my dreams, satisfy travel cravings, see places, tell stories, and share life hacks to inspire meaningful living.



Featured Influencer: #AkoangGabay Online Campaign by Generika
Listed: Filipino Travel Bloggers Who Will Inspire Your Inner Wanderlust by Traveloka


Listed: 25 Filipino Travel Bloggers Who’ll Inspire Your Inner Wanderlust on Buzzfeed
Listed: 30 Pinoy Instagram Accounts That’ll Add Beauty To Your Feed on Buzzfeed
Listed: Top Filipino Travel Blogs You Should Follow on Two Monkeys Travel
Featured: How to take awesome travel photos for Instagram on Way To Go Cebu Pacific Air


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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