I was so inspirited that I was able to write the first entry of this blog, narrating my experience and realizations from an unplanned side trip to Taal Volcano's majestic crater lake. That's how Pinoy Travelogue started.
Pinoy Travelogue is a personal travel blog that features stories and photographs from the road, useful travel guides, honest hotel and resort insights, yummy and authentic local dishes, and other travel-related contents coming from the author's first-hand experiences—those that are remarkable, if not all.

Animasola Island, Masbate
At the rock formations of Animasola Island | San Pascual, Masbate. PHOTO: Rea Martinez

DJ Rivera hails from Binangonan, an urban-yet-homey lakeside town in Rizal province, where he first learned to daydream and turn those fantasies into reality. He spends his nine-to-five in Metro Manila writing computer programs.

At one point in his late teenage years, he grew fond of reading travel, food and lifestyle magazines—a leisure pursuit that let him discover his love for words and triggered his desire to pen stories of his own. PinoyTravelogue.com is his channel to take that feat.

While most of his age see history and culture a ho-hum topic, he finds delight in reliving them. He advocates social equality and preservation of the natural environment.

He's a city explorer, a nightlife seeker, gin lover and self-proclaimed waterfalls chaser. He doesn't mind the noisy murmurs and searing heat inside a public market if he's on a hunt for local delicacies. He spends at least a night in his trips to grab some shot of locally crafted beer or unique wine concoction, though gin and tonic is his go-to booze. He prefers an arduous trek across the jungle for a hidden water cascade than lying down by the beach all day, unless under a starry night.

His profound interest on things beaming with adventure, history and culture drive him to travel and write about the Philippine Islands and countries whose cultures largely differ from what he grew up with. His personal unhurried quest: Travel across Philippine provinces AND tell his tales through this blog.

At the summit of Mt. Tagapo | Binangonan, Rizal. PHOTO: Nishan Belison

Let him share to you some travel inspirations and guides because, as his daughter Claire always say, sharing is caring!

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