It is 2015, and my birthday. This “About Me” page could use some updating.

Hello! My name is Loraine. Born and raised in Quezon City, Philippines. Nice of you to wander here.

I love learning. I travel to learn. 
Learning is the destination and travel is the mode of transportation.
I am an accountant by degree and by profession. Also a grad student at the moment.
I like to plan the numbers. Then I observe them if they turn out as planned. If they don’t, I like finding out why.
At Bangkok Airport. Photo credit with blog entry here.

All my adventures are self-funded, unless otherwise stated (which is just an occasional free lunch or dinner from good old friends or fresh friends).  I budget and plan my trips. Budget is the tool that allows me to do whatever I want and be wherever I want. (If you don’t budget, I urge you to learn it and make it your friend).  

This blog my attempt to immortalize myadventures. It turns out that I have a lot of adventures, I can’t keep up blogging about them (I can’t keep up with myself! LOL). Still, I try.

Paris, France. October 2011.

The travel bug bit me in 2008.
In 2013, I created a continuation of that list. I do not believe in the “100 places to visit before you die” list. I create my own. There may be seat sales here and there but if that destination is not in my immediate bucket list, I don’t buy it. I wander with a destination in mind. 

And if you are still reading, nice. Thanks. :)

I love reading about personal finance. Yes! Love! I like managing my money so I won’t have to sell my time for more money. I am learning what “enough” is.

I am trying to live healthy. Healthy = clean eating and exercise.

I also love music. I used to be awesome in playing a bunch of music instruments. My dream retirement gig is to be choir teacher. I’d like to teach and sing music from any place in the world with people who love music as well.

My main objective in this blog is to share my adventures, particularly the budget, itinerary and some planning tips. If I made you laugh, inspire you or entertain you, that’s a bonus.

I do read emails. If I don’t reply on a timely manner, I am enjoying my adventure. I apologize.


"Travel not to escape your life, but to prevent life from escaping you" - ???

Machu Picchu, Peru. June 2015


  1. You inspire me Lorraine! I like your spirit, very adventurous. Stay beautiful!

  2. Wow... really really cool Blog!
    Especially your Tablas trip, explainations and pics were very useful for me.
    And you are a good photographer ;)
    I wonder why u left out my City (vienna) within your extensive Europe trips, heheh :)

    1. Thank you Null23Dev!
      Visa-permitting, I'll be visiting Vienna this year!!! :)

  3. Hi! I am also an accountant. And travel bug just hit me this year. My first travel abroad was just last week. I went to Siem Reap, Cambodia and Bangkok, Thailand. When I returned to Davao City (where I am working), I can't help to keep thinking where and how to travel to my next destinations.

    I am happy that someone of the same profession has a travel blog. I can relate to your blog. Thank you so much. I hope I could inquire you if I have some queries.


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