It’s been a couple of years since my post, 11 Sexiest Travel Bloggers“. It was a lot of fun creating it and found new friends by doing so.
This is a random list, do not freak out that your best bet is not on top of the list! I was planning to get 2 versions like the last one but many have declined to join because they’re either on a trip or busy with something else that may delay the post any further.
Their brains, personality, and not just their looks are what makes them sexy. The questions they are answering are from fellow travel bloggers on the list too (and some from me), these are their answers to the questions thrown at them and the 3 questions they throw back. Yep, they have no idea whose questions they are answering until reading this post. Now, here are what Philippines’ Sexiest Travel Bloggers’ have to say.
KACH MEDINA – 2 MONKEYS TRAVEL 1)If traveling and blogging aren’t existing in this universe, what will you be doing now? Well, I’m actually a newbie blogger. If not blogging, I think I would be a full-time yoga teacher. 2)Name a place that you really hate. This is really hard but I think, I would never return to Agra, India. 3)What’s that one game changer that will stop you from traveling? I don’t think I would stop traveling, but the thing that could stop me from traveling for a while is when we finally set up our Ayurveda Resort. Kach’s Travel Questions:
- How do you maintain your health and fitness while traveling?
- What’s your favorite cuisine in the world and why?
- Aside from the Philippines, which one place do you call home?
RON CRUZ – FLIP N’ TRAVELS
1) Favorite foreign food you’ve tried during your travels?
Schweinehaxe. It is a roasted ham hock that I sampled in the Bavarian region in Germany. The beer-match recipe dates back to the Medieval age of Europe and still being served today in its traditional sinful simplicity. Picture this: Hot, juicy and tender meat wrapped with its crackling skin, with lard that will block even the most dilated arteries—Exactly, crispy pata (Filipino version)!
2)Unpopular destination you’ve been to but is off beat you want to recommend?
Ladakh in Kashmir. If you’re clueless why, google it.
3)If you have 3 travel related wishes from a genie, what are will they be?
- Half of Facebook’s stock market shares.
- Healthy Family and loved-ones.
- And world Peace…. nah I’m kidding, I want the remaining half of Facebook’s stock market shares.
Ron’s Travel Questions:
- If traveling and blogging aren’t existing in this universe, what will you be doing now?
- Name a place that you really hate.
- What’s that one game changer that will stop you from traveling?
ELAL JANE LASOLA – THE SHADES OF GREY 1)Unpopular destination you’ve been to but is off beat you want to recommend? Probably the most popular village in Kalinga is Buscalan, Tinglayan, where the last “mambabatok” artist lives, but there are actually loads of other beautiful villages in Kalinga you can visit, too. To name some, they have Luplupa, Mabilong, Loccong, and Bugnay. 2)If you have 3 travel related wishes from a genie, what are will they be? Unlimited travel fund, full frame camera and lenses, twice a year six-month vacation. Haha! 3)What’s that one game changer that will stop you from traveling? Family. Elal’s Travel Questions:
- What movie, book, or series inspired you to travel?
- Who is that one traveler you’ve been dreaming to meet?
- What are the travel essentials you cannot live(or travel) without?
EDGAR ALAN ZETA YAP – EAZY TRAVELER
1)What movie, book, or series inspired you to travel?
I grew up watching the travel show “Lonely Planet (Globe Trekkers)”. It really got me excited about traveling the world.
2)Who is that one traveler you’ve been dreaming to meet?
Travel show host, Ian Wright.
3)What are the travel essentials you cannot live(or travel) without?
My cameras, a sturdy notebook – and a nail cutter.
Edgar’s Travel Questions:
- If you were to travel the world with a celebrity, who would it be?
- If you were a country, which one will you be and why?
- How can travel blogging make the world a better place?
AILEEN ADALID – I AM AILEEN 1)Favorite foreign food you’ve tried during your travels? I have been traveling in Belgium for quite a while now, and I have come to love their “national dish”, the Mosselen-Friet or Mussels with Fries. It’s an odd combination if you think about it, but it really works! And well of course, no one can really beat the so-called Belgian fries, so this is a champion dish of its own. Now, there are different ways to cook this and my favorite would be the classic Moules marinières variation. 2)Unpopular (off-beat) destination you’ve been to that you will recommend? When someone thinks of France, they would often quickly think of Paris as their lone destination — but much like any other country, France has a LOT more places to offer other than its ‘center’! Apart from the Normandy region (wherein the not-so-known magical island castle of Le Mont Saint-Michel is located for example), there is also the area to the east of which I have found a hidden gem: Annecy! Nestled within the French Alps and surrounded by a stunning lake, this is a beauty that one must surely venture out into! 3)If you have 3 travel-related wishes from a genie, what are will they be? My #1 wish would have been to eradicate the need for Visas, but then I realize that it is really necessary in order to maintain a country’s order and safety… so I can’t really wish for such a thing to happen. Therefore, given that we’re talking to a genie here, my top 3 (crazy) travel wishes would then be:
- To have the ability to teleport to any destination at any time for eternity.
- To be able to bring people along with me for those travels that are all-expenses-paid.
- To have the power to effectively affect change and improvement in nature and people worldwide (it’s my lifelong dream to help solve the world’s problem about pollution and poverty, so if a genie can make that dream faster and more achievable, then let’s do it!)
Aileen’s Travel Questions:
- That’s the craziest travel adventure that you have ever done?
- What are the top 3 travel destinations on your travel list?
- Why do you continue to travel?
JAMES BETIA – JOURNEYING JAMES
1)What’s the craziest travel adventure that you have ever done?
So I traveled with this beautiful American in Myanmar whom I fell in love with. After we traveled together I went back to the Philippines and she continued to travel Southeast Asia down Indonesia. Going back to Davao where I live that time, I asked myself, “What am I doing here in the Philippines?” I already met the love of my life. So I booked a trip to Bali even though it was so expensive and surprised her in her guesthouse. It was supposed to be a 2-week trip but then I extended to a month in Bali and Jogjakarta then Jakarta. While checking for my flight back home, I saw that the flight was really expensive. She was going to India. We checked India flights and learned that it is cheaper to fly to India. So I did go to India and we traveled together for almost a month (it was winter in India and all I have are board shorts and rash guards because I was surfing in Bali). I was broke when I got back to the Philippines but I found love. You really do crazy things when you are in love.
2)What are the top 3 travel destinations on your travel list?
Myanmar, Old Bagan is just love! Northern Thailand. I love Pai because it is so chill, Soppong a small village with lots of caves and village tribes. Chiang Mai art and music scene is also cool!
3)Why do you continue to travel?
Why not? I travel not to just move around, I continue to travel because I want to me moved.
James’ Travel Questions:
- What do you miss back home when doing a long-term travel?
- Tell me about you road romance?
- What is that one thing you wanna do for the rest of your life?
REIZA DEJITO – WANDER IF YOU MUST 1)Favorite foreign food you’ve tried during your travels? I love Ethiopia’s staple food, injera, a spongy flat bread made with fermented flour and eaten with a variety of meat and vegetable stews. The sourness of the injera balances the often greasy accompaniment. It is addictive! I admit, though, that it is an acquired taste, but it can grow on you so fast, you actually crave for it. 2)Unpopular destination you’ve been to but is off beat you want to recommend? I have been fascinated by a surreal place in Uganda called Lake Bunyonyi, which is not very popular with tourists and travelers because of its remote location. The vast lake dotted with verdant islands covered in the morning with mist and speckled by the sun’s orange rays in the evening is described by some as something “straight out of a Tolkien novel.” The islands are home to traditional fisher folks who still turn to the lake’s abundance for a living, and a village of Batwa pygmies, who have been evicted from the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in a bid to protect the endangered gorillas. Lake Bunyonyi is not only a natural beauty but also a melting pot of interesting cultures. 3)If traveling and blogging aren’t existing in this universe, what will you be doing now? I would still be doing humanitarian aid work, my second love and calling, after traveling. Reiza’s Travel Questions:
- Name your biggest travel pet peeve?
- What was the most boring destination you’ve been to, and how did you make the experience exciting?
- If you had a week to live and you want to spend it on a trip, would you travel alone or with a companion? Why?
DANE POLICARPIO- TRAMPING PHILIPPINES
1)What do you miss back home when doing a long-term travel?
Of course I miss my family the most. If opportunity gives that I can bring them to our travels then it’ll certainly be a pleasure. But I really can’t imagine my Dad and Mom going through the bitter part of traveling which is the hard commute. Can’t let them go through 4 hours on a small pump boat through high waves. Haha!
2)Tell me about you road romance?
Well I travel with Agnes, the love of my life ??, so all our trips are supposedly romantic but you would be surprised how non-romantic our adventures are. But at the end of the day, I get to cuddle with her inside the accommodations we get to sleep in, wherever it may be, so it’s a sweet deal.
3)What is that one thing you wanna do for the rest of your life?
Play music with a fee, not for free! haha!
Dane’s Travel Questions:
- What do you cherish more: The commute or the destination? and Why?
- What is your favorite mode of transportation here in the Philippines and why?
- What is your proudest moment as a traveler?
LOIS YASAY-RIBEIRO – WE ARE SOLE SISTERS 1)How do you maintain your health and fitness while traveling? I do my best to eat only local produce with a lot of fruits, vegetables and protein thrown into the mix. I never drink soda or sweetened artificial beverage. I do a lot of sports or out door activities while traveling like hiking, surfing or yoga. 2)What’s your favorite cuisine in the world and why? This is definitely tough. I definitely love Filipino cuisine and I’m starting to embrace French as well as Portuguese cooking while learning to cook some dishes myself. But maybe the best for me is Indian because I always long for those spicy dishes every now and then, wherever I am. 3)Aside from the Philippines, which one place do you call home? I now call Portugal home and see myself living here maybe forever. I know it sounds like a huge commitment, but I feel good where we live in north Portugal. I get to surf almost every day, eat healthy, delicious food, enjoy nature, bask in the sunlight.. What more can I ask for? Lois’ Travel Questions:
- What makes a traveler sexy?
- Which place would you recommend going for your 19 year old self?
- Where is your dream honeymoon destination?
DARWIN CAYETANO – TRACKING TREASURE
1)If you were to travel the world with a celebrity, who would it be?
I cant think of a particular celebrity right now, but maybe someone who loves exploring, drinks beer, has a good sense of humor and “intelligent”.
2)If you were a country, which one will you be and why?
I can still count on my fingers the number of countries I’ve been to and there are still more, so I have no idea what standard should I use as my basis to pick. So for now, I will still go for our own, The Philippines. We may not be a famous backpacking destination as compared to our neighbor countries, but hey it’s “far but worth it.”
3)How can travel blogging make the world a better place?
“Ang hirap naman nito. Kaya ayoko ng mag-blog kasi ayoko ng responsibility. Joke lang!” (This is so hard. Which is why I don’t want to blog because I don’t want the responsibility. Just kidding!)Seriously,
Just by telling the world about your stories to encourage and inspire other people to see and experience what our world can offer somehow it can already make a difference. Travelling teaches us to be a better person. It teaches us to love, respect and be humble. It gives us the opportunity to understand and be aware of all the things around us. If all of us will live the values and attitudes we learn from traveling, then we can make the world a better place.
Darwin’s Travel Questions:
- Have you ever fell in love with a stranger during your trip? What happened?
- Please share your “hello stranger – sexy times” story.
- What do you do when your travel companion is showing a sign of being an a**hole?
LAUREN GAILE – I’M PANDELICIOUS 1)Favorite foreign food you’ve tried during your travels? Dammit. I love all food. At this very moment though, Samgyeopsal with soju wins it for me. Nothing like hankering for some charred meat at 3am. 2)Unpopular destination you’ve been to but is off beat you want to recommend? Sarnia, Ontario because why the hell not. Ha- seriously though it’s Haenam in South Korea, it’s mostly skipped by people doing the Seoul- Busan- Jeju loop but I think the rugged charm is worth the short detour. 3)If you have 3 travel related wishes from a genie, what are will they be? To have the power to teleport, to stop time and to increase my bladder control. 4)If traveling and blogging aren’t existing in this universe, what will you be doing now? Studying Environmental Science by way of field research. 5)Name a place that you really hate. Any place that has rampant poverty. Growing up in a third world country gave me lvl 99~ cynicism. Most of us just got the way we are by genetic lottery. It’s not that I wouldn’t visit developing countries (I do) but I won’t romanticize the “happy kids” or say they’re blessed by other ways. 6)What’s that one game changer that will stop you from traveling? Rigor mortis.
DONG HO – ESCAPE ISLANDS
1)Name your biggest travel pet peeve?
People not following instructions, traffic rules, signages but I encounter it so often during travel so I’m already getting used to it.
2)What was the most boring destination you’ve been to, and how did you make the experience exciting?
I should say Abatan. Made it a side trip before I trekked Mt. Mogao. From Halsema highway, I saw a view of a valley of vegetable farms. Took a jeepney down the field but found out that the place was just a plain usual vegetable garden. Quickly took photos of the place but realized that there was no other way to go back to the highway. Then a truck filled with people passed by and asked if I can hitch a ride back to the highway. They were surprised to find out that I was there solo and suddenly everyone became a tourist guide and shared very interesting stories of their place until we reached the highway. They ended up offering their place next time I visit Abatan.
3)If you had a week to live and you want to spend it on a trip, would you travel alone or with a companion? Why?
Definitely with a companion. Preferably a person who can share a life story. I can’t afford to spend the last days alone.
Dong’s Travel Questions:
- What makes a memorable travel experience?
- When will a trip best be experienced? Going solo or with travel companions? Why?
- What was your worst travel experience?
ALVIN CAINA – FRAME LESS WORLD
1)What makes a memorable travel experience?
When on the road, get out of your comfort zone and interact with the locals and other travelers. Try something different or new when you are on the road and be open to new cultures and different ways of thinking. Don’t forget to take photos or videos of all the things you want to remember while you are on your trip.
2)When will a trip best be experienced? Going solo or with travel companions? Why?
If it’s a short trip, having someone to travel with is a good option. It can be cheaper and safer to go places that might be more dangerous if visited alone. But if you’re planning to do long-term travel, better do it alone or with people that you’ve known for a long time. Long-term travel puts you in a world out of your comfort zone. Constant changes in plans and challenging situations are common and if you’re not emotionally and mentally prepared, it can definitely end up friendships or relationships. But then again, it will still depend on ones personality.
3)What was your worst travel experience? My worst travel experience was when I did the 5-day camel safari in the Thar Desert of Jaisalmer. I considered it worst because on the 3rd day of the trip, I got sun rashes all over my body due to heavy sun exposure. But it is one of the highlights of my trip in Rajasthan so I would definitely do it again given a chance.
Alvin’s Travel Questions:
- What was the most interesting thing you saw or did?
- What are you looking forward to most when you travel?
- Where is your favorite place in the world?
MARVIN ABISIA – INTREPID MOTION
1)What do you cherish more: The commute or the destination? and Why?
I love them both equally! Some will say “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” But I believe they are yin and yang to the traveler. One cannot be without the other. The destination sparks the curiosity to venture into the unknown. And the destination is the reward for having the courage to face the uncertainty of how the journey will unfold itself.
2)What is your favorite mode of transportation here in the Philippines and why?
I am probably one of the few who loves taking long-distance buses in Luzon! What’s the rush with taking a plane, when you can see the beautiful countryside for hours with the comforts of air-conditioning, free-wifi, and no exorbitant baggage fees! 🙂
3)What is your proudest moment as a traveler?
I’m very proud of reaching my four-year milestone as a nomad. I’ve made myself “at home” in nearly 30 countries, and have been on all manner of transport including plane, bus, train, rickshaw, boat, tractor, and even horse cart! One thing that most people are amazed at though, is when I tell them I spent three months traveling all around India, and never once got a stomach ache! I guess I have an Iron stomach from all my travels now!