Third part of my podcast interview series. This was a fun session and I decided to keep some of the bloopers to make the conversation sound more natural. I couldn’t keep a straight face because of how many times we broke into laughter.
Brenna of PhilippineTravelogue.com
This SoloFlightEd Sessions episode, I interviewed Brenna of PhilippineTravelogue.com who represents one of the younger travel bloggers of the country. She, together with her family, visited Cebu for a week and decided to extend one more day to travel solo in Moalboal, Cebu.
What’s nice is that she’s also doing freelance jobs or part-time work in order to fund her travels. Money is definitely one of the factors to consider when you travel and being a student, it’s a challenge to seek funds for expenses. But Brenna has proven that when you really want to travel, you find ways to make it happen.
Interview Location: La Marea Pastry Shop, Asiatown IT Park, Cebu, Philippines
Brenna in Bohol
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What is your primary goal why you set up your travel blog?
I just had my personal blog but when I met Ed and Gael (ThePinaySoloBackpacker) in the Seair contest last year, I was inspired by their blogs. They had their own travel blogs and I kind of like the idea of having all of your travel exposé in just one place where you can read it all. So I thought of creating my own travel blog so I can inspire people the same way that they did.
Being a student, I know it can be difficult funding your travels. You mentioned that you do freelance work, is that how you get by?
My part-time writing, that’s where I get most of my funds. I have to pay my tuition as well so it’s half-half thing – 50 percent on my tuition and 50 percent on my traveling. But I get by.
Are there any tips you’d like share to those who are hesitant to go out and explore the world?
Just do it. That’s one of my biggest problems in traveling, I tend to think twice. So if I were you and you’re hesitant to travel, just do it. No more second thoughts, no more negative thoughts. Just do it!
Was surprised when I found out where Brenna spent a chunk of her childhood. It made me want to search for flights to Australia so I can also drop by Papua New Guinea where she grew up.
Towards the end of this interview, I heaved a sigh of relief that the podcast session was over. It was fun to have people around to listen as it makes the conversation livelier. I think this recording packed a lot of personality on how we normally talk so I’m really glad to have this conversation with her.
Check out my podcasts with other bloggers below:
- Episode 001: Gael of ThePinaySoloBackpacker.com
- Episode 002: Estan of Langyaw.com
- Episode 003: Brenna of PhilippineTravelogue.com
- Episode 004: Mica of Senyorita.net
- Episode 005: Ron of FlipTravels.com
- Episode 006: Flip of FlipNomad.com
- Episode 007: Chichi of WeAreSoleSisters.com
- Episode 008: Doi of TheTravellingFeet.com
- Episode 009: James of JourneyingJames.com
- Episode 010: Nina of JustWandering.org
- Episode 011: Chyng of ChyngReyes.com
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