My apologies to my readers (and listeners) as it’s been a month since I last posted a podcast. I can come up with a number of excuses but I’d rather not bother. What’s good is that I finally have one today! We’re at Episode 5 now.
Ron of FlipTravels.com
Ron is one of the writers of FlipTravels.com (the other being Monette). Prior to a trip to Manila, I haven’t met him and was actually scared to interview him. But he was very open to the idea and I think he was even more excited about it. That threw my apprehensions away. He’s currently living in Singapore and is working as a nurse.
One of the things I love about their blog aside from the writing are their videos. When I finally met him, I realized he’s a fun person to hang around with.
Interview Location: Skype from Cebu, Philippines to Woodlands, Singapore
Please click the ‘Play’ button to listen to the Podcast:
What is your primary goal why you set up your travel blog?
FlipTravels started as a requirement when we joined a travel contest. The finalist was going to get a sponsorship trip in a country (Taiwan). We were actually forced to put it up. But we didn’t make the finals and we’re still bitter about it but we’re okay. Since it’s already up and running, we decided to just keep it where we could post our whining.
Check out the video at fliptravels.com/about-us.
Who inspires you to blog?
Other bloggers like Nina Fuentes, Gay Emami, FlipNomad, Robert Alejandro. You know, before we started blogging, we were reading a lot of blogs. We were amazed and amused with how these guys have been travelling and writing and the photos as well. But of course, my pareng Jose Rizal could’ve been the first blogger, right? I’m a big fan of Jose Rizal, some people are even calling me a Rizalista. His works and his life story is really amazing.
I also love watching Travel Shows on TV and cable since I was a kid. Blogging is the nearest where we can get to hosting a travel show. It’s time to live a dream.
Are there any tips you’d like share to those who are hesitant to go out and explore the world?
First, don’t be scared based on what you see on TV or hear from these bloggers. Experience it for yourself. It’s beautiful out there, believe me.
Try to make it a point to leave your workplace every once in a while. Don’t wait for you retirement benefit before you start moving up your butts. Start now while you’re still free from muscular skeletal defects and cardiac implants. It’s fun to experience the world while you’re still healthy and strong.
Travel the way you want to travel. If you have the moolah, go on a cruise. If you don’t, backpack and be creative and resourceful. The only way for you to live your dreams is to start it by waking up now.
Let me also just say that this has got to be the longest podcast I’ve done. I had to cut down 25 minutes to 20 (and the 25 minutes was already an edited version!). But I enjoyed this interview a lot.
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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