Cheers to Trip@dora’s 1st year

March 4, 2010—It’s been a year since I started sharing my travel adventures and misadventures to the world. Tripadora was born out of my love for travel, photography and of course, my country, the Philippines.

Traveling gave me new perspectives in life. As Mohammed puts it, “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.”

Indeed, I learned life’s lessons beyond the walls of a classroom. For others, travel is just for leisure. For me, it’s getting to know the world and its people. Every place has its own story to tell.

Last year, my itchy feet visited the Callao Caves of Penablanca, the Churches of Cagayan, the Sand dunes of Ilocos Norte, the surfing capital of the North La Union, Hot Air Balloon Festival of Clark, the organized city of Davao, the enchanting Samal and Talikud Islands, the underwater treasure of Boracay, the colorful MassKara Festival of Bacolod City, the heritage houses of Silay City, the captivating wonders of Coron, the safari of Calauit Island, and the magical Disneyland in Hong Kong.

This year, my ultimate dream destination came true—I finally set foot on the unspoiled beauty of Batanes. I also conquered Mt. Pinatubo and survived the huge waves in Palaui Island.

And as I write this piece, I’m at the Blue Lagoon, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte traveling with the Lakbay Norte group for the second time around. I feel so grateful with everything. God is great! :)

Thank you Lord for all the blessings and fruitful travels,  for the dreams that came true, and for the people who later on became my friends. Special thanks to the generous Nina Fuentes of Justwandering.org, who hosts my blog, and to the Lakbay Norte friends (Cha, Ivan, Melo, Estan, Karlo, Ida, Marge, Ella, Rhaine, Ferdz, Mishy) who influenced and ‘infected’ me with the “travel fever.”

To the readers of this blog, thank you for taking time to read, comment, and even email. I hope my travel stories inspire you guys to explore the unexplored and live your lives to the fullest.

Cheers! Happy 1st birthday Tripadora!

As I write this piece by the Blue Lagoon,
  • http://langyaw.com estan

    congrats izah! kanina yang wine a :)

    • http://twitter.com/IzahMorales Izah Morales

      Thanks Estan! yep. haha. tamang tama sa celebration.

  • http://www.pusangkalye.net pusangkalye

    biruin mo—1 year palang pero when you visit here, gives you the feeling taht you have been blogging for eternity. happy anniversary tripadora!!!:D

  • http://www.chajedidiah.wordpress.com Cha

    congrats izah and happy anniv to tripadora! :)

    may your itchy feet continue to itch as you explore more! :p *huuuuuugs*

  • http://lakbaydiva.com/cam/settling-winter/ fetus

    penge ng wine mo po! hahaha… happy anniversary! :)

  • http://www.ironwulf.net Ferdz

    Congratulations Izah! More travels and blogging years to come :)

    • http://twitter.com/IzahMorales Izah Morales

      Thanks ferdz!

  • http://justwandering.org nina

    Happy birthday Tripadora!

    • http://twitter.com/IzahMorales Izah Morales

      Thanks nina :)

  • meme

    ..ganda ng site n to,buti ndiscover q xa!!!..api 1st aniv po..god bless always kip safe ;)

    • http://twitter.com/IzahMorales Izah Morales

      Salamat po!

  • http://www.lakwatseradeprimera.com lakwatsera de primera

    Cheers to more travels and adventure! Happy 1st year Izah :)

    • http://twitter.com/IzahMorales Izah Morales

      Thanks Claire :)

  • http://www.pinoyboyjournals.com pinoy boy

    Have an awesome year ahead Tripadora! Continue fueling your passion for traveling and keep inspiring each and everyone one of us. Cheers!

    • http://twitter.com/IzahMorales Izah Morales

      Hi Pinoyboy, salamat :)

  • http://www.bluegreenresortsblog.com Bluegreen Kirk

    Congrats on the 1 year! Glad to see you made it through the first year hopefully many more years of travel to come.

    • http://twitter.com/IzahMorales Izah Morales

      Thanks Kirk!

  • http://www.relentless.com Karla

    Congrats Izah! Happy Anniversary Trip@dora =) x

    • http://twitter.com/IzahMorales Izah Morales

      Salamat Karla!

  • http://cebuanddavao.com/ Nonoy

    Great post. Happy 1st year bloggersary. :-) Traveling indeed widen minds and souls.

    “The greatest voyage of discovery not consist in seeking new horizons, but having new eyes.” — Proust. :-)

    • http://twitter.com/IzahMorales Izah Morales

      Indeed it is. :) Thanks nonoy!

  • http://www.thekillerfillers.com/2011/03/come-around-sundown-corong-corong-beach.html kill3rfill3r

    Congrats Tripadora! More travels to come.

  • http://www.tripsiders.com Tripper10

    Ms. Izah Congats po…
    ganda po ng blog nyo…