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. At one point in his life, 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, culture, and tradition a ho-hum topic, DJ finds delight in reliving them. He's a "green living" and social welfare advocate. He writes every piece of this blog with high hopes of helping the local tourism that many Filipinos residing in commune with the country's remote wonders depend on for a living; he considers it the least thing he could do for the country and his fellow men.

He's a city explorer, a nightlife seeker, beer 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 wine concoction, but believes that "nothing beats the bitter-sweet taste of a chilled Red Horse beer yet". He would prefer 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, culture, and preservation of the natural environment drive him to travel, discover and write about the Philippine Islands. His personal quest: Travel across the 81 provinces of the Philippines AND tell his tales through this blog.

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

Let him tell you stories of chasing the Philippines, one destination after another:

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    1. Wooow. Thanks Kuya Boyeeet! I really appreciate it. Hehehe sama mo naman ako sa mga trips mooooo :)


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