Why Travel Ron of Fliptravels.com?


I first learned about Fliptravels when Chichi showed me their website and I was immediately drawn to the stunning travel photographs. Being a photographer myself, I love following other travel blogs that showcase vibrant, well composed photography. Then I 'met' the tag team behind the travel blog Ron and Monette after I saw their video (they're hilarious, I tell you). Ron Cruz, the shutterbug of the two, was gracious enough to answer Why Travel Wednesdays this week.

Here's why Ron travels:

Imagine a world without internet. Imagine how hard it is for a curious boy to satisfy his insatiable itch to see, know and explore. And NO I'm not talking about porn.

Ron was that boy 20 years ago, without the WWW he can only imagine and see different places on books and TV. He wished for a complete world atlas over a party on his 10th birthday. He collected stamps and exchanged snail mail with other kids from around the world to trade thoughts and exchange cultural nonesuches. He is the boy who kept a sketchbook of world iconic structures like Italy's Leaning tower, China's great wall, Brazil's Christ the Redeemer and why am I referring myself in third person?

I only drooled and fantasized about traveling and embarking on mischievous adventures around the world. With a premise in mind that only those with thick pockets can jet set and trot across the continents, I settled on sitting in my third world corner while repeatedly reading the Adventures of Tintin.

Then my dad proved it wrong when he traveled the world as a performing artist. "You can if you really want. I have seen and experienced those places that I could only dream of seeing and experiencing. That is because I made ways!" Unfortunately, I did not inherit my father's musical prowess and the only note I know is--let's not go in that direction.

I got my nominal financial springboard in time when the low cost airlines came in to the picture and when Filipinos got acquainted with this thing called backpacking. And so I revisited that old sketchbook and turned it into a check list.

I am on a mission to prove that you don't have to be a drug smuggler or a son of a politician to see this wonderful and amazing world. It's my turn to make ways and I shall go to the pages of that boy's sketchbook and experience those cultural curiosities firsthand the cheapest possible way.

More about fliptravels.com:
This blog is about 2 pinoy backpackers who are out to conquer the world one country at a time. The Sole Sisters can only hope to follow in their footsteps as they have backpacked through Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, (to name a few) and of course, some of the best beaches in the Philippines. We hope to meet this pair in person very soon and exchange travel stories.

Why Travel Wednesdays is a weekly series we're running. We're featuring fellow travelers and asking them the question: Why do you travel? Perhaps it will encourage more of us to walk the road less traveled and wrap our arms around the world one trip at a time! Next week, we're excited to feature celebrity blogger Patty Laurel of pattylaurel.blogspot.com and she will be sharing her recent experience in Nepal.

4 Responses so far.

  1. Ed says:

    I also thought that travelling was for the rich when I was a kid. Even if we don't have that much money, it's only a matter of sorting out our priorities so we can satisfy our cravings of going out.

    This is nice, we get to learn more about other travel bloggers and what makes them tick.

  2. Lois says:

    Hey there Ed, I also had the same mindset until maybe 3-4 years back when I chose to forego other things like shopping and gimiks to follow my main passion which is travel.

    It's not always easy. I don't think I've had anything from starbucks in quite a while (excpet for freebies boo) But we have to make sacrifices.

    We like doing this feature. It allows us to interact with other like-minded individuals.

  3. Lois says:

    Hey there Ed, I also had the same mindset until maybe 3-4 years back when I chose to forego other things like shopping and gimiks to follow my main passion which is travel.

    It's not always easy. I don't think I've had anything from starbucks in quite a while (excpet for freebies boo) But we have to make sacrifices.

    We like doing this feature. It allows us to interact with other like-minded individuals.

  4. Ed says:

    I also thought that travelling was for the rich when I was a kid. Even if we don't have that much money, it's only a matter of sorting out our priorities so we can satisfy our cravings of going out.

    This is nice, we get to learn more about other travel bloggers and what makes them tick.

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