15 Days Until the BIG CHANGE! (Plus Trip Giveaway!)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

We've been dreaming, planning and hinting about it for the longest time and it's finally happening in 15 days!

It's been over 2 years and we're gotten tired of the old look of Sole Sisters. Maybe you would agree, maybe you won't. But the truth is, there's been so many changes over time on this travel blog and we've sort of outgrown the old design and layout.

So we're having a MAJOR MAKEOVER!

Big changes are coming up on Sole Sisters for the New Year and it won't just be the look. First of all, thank you for following our journey! And for those who have answered our survey and given us feedback- Salamat! We're taking action. Here are a few things you can expect from Sole Sisters come 2013:

New Sole Sisters Logo

-Simpler, cleaner and more user-friendly design. This travel blog is no longer about the adventures of Lois and Chichi. It's about you. And your adventures. And how we can help you start planning your trips. We want to help you make travel happen! So we wanted a design that will reflect that mission.

-New Sole Sister and more contributors. We've welcomed newest Sole Sister Madz recently and we have Brenna of This Battered Suitcase, Eartha of Earth2Eartha and newest contributor Rica of Senorica. These women are fearless and continue to empower themselves through travel.  They'll be sharing more of their adventures on the blog. If you want to contribute as well, please send us an email to solesisters(dot)weare(at)gmai(dot)com.

-New Lifestyle Design topics. This blog has always been about travel. Now we also want to talk about our experiments in freelancing, self-employment, location independence and following our passions. We will share our stories with you and let you know how we're able to do it. So you know you can too!

Hammock on Saud Beach, Ilocos Norte

-More articles. Less slacking off. Sole Sisters is a big part of our life. And we commit to writing more timely articles that will help you make travel happen. We admit. We've gotten a bit sidetracked. But we'll make it up to you in 2013. We'll write more guides, share more tips and feature more women who have make travel their lifestyle. And we're almost done with: The Sole Sister Manifesto!

-And this is what I'm most excited about: We're setting up shop! We Are Sole Sisters is no longer just a blog. We're slowly creating a lifestyle that's focused on what we love best: TRAVEL! So we'll soon be launching some products on our online shop. We were worried at first that we would turn off a few readers because we'll actually be selling things. But our commitment to you is this: We will only offer products and services that

1 Make travel easier
2 Get you excited about travel
3 We have tried ourselves

We know that when you visit this site, you also offer your trust. And we appreciate that 100%! 

And we've recently launched our first Sole Sister products: The Solevivor Travel Kit! We know how challenging it can be to stay clean, healthy and fresh-smelling while on the road. So we've created these with you in mind.

Solevivor Travel Kit

It contains: Wander Girl All-In-One Spray, Bug-A-Bond Insect Repellent Spray, Wander Bliss Refreshing and Energizing Spray and Warrior Healing Balm. Take a peek here. http://on.fb.me/T9oDGD

So what won't change?

-We will continue to travel and explore the world and encourage you to do the same.

-Our readers still come first. We will still connect with more of you online or in person through travel events.

-The vacation is still over. I've quit my job 2 years ago. (WOW! has it  really been that long?!) And it's been the best decision in my life. It hasn't been the easiest road to follow and it's not something I would advice others to do. But once you've tasted freedom, you know that you can never go back to the 9-5 death cycle again.   I couldn't have done it without so many people have been supportive of my choice and I am very grateful. Today, I continue to travel and fill my hours doing what I love, thanks to you.

On January 3, 2013, you will find a totally different We Are Sole Sisters. 

And to celebrate that change, we're inviting one of you to go on a life-changing trip with us. I'll be having the next Passion Play retreat- a weekend where you will find out what you love and make a living doing that- on January 5-6, 2013 at the newest Circle Hostel in La Union. Now here's the giveaway:

The first person to post a screenshot of the new We Are Sole Sisters redesign with the newest article for 2013 on our facebook wall will get to join the Passion Play retreat (worth: 6,000PHP) for free!

Passion Play Weekend2

You get to hang out with Madz, myself and other Passionistas, surf,  paint, do yoga and find what you love! I will only recommend you join this giveaway if you want big changes to happen- BIG WONDERFUL CHANGES- in the coming year! Through this retreat, you will realize how big you really are and how close you really are to living the life of your dreams! Watch the Passion Play weekend video here.

And you have to make sure you're free that weekend. If in any case the winner won't be able to the attend, we'll award The Passion Play retreat to the runner up.

Thank you for being part of the Sole Sisters journey for over 2 years! We hope to be part of yours in 2013! Happy Holidays!

Excited for major changes ahead,
Sole Sister Lois
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  1. Hi Lois and Madz! I am looking forward to the big change! Continue to inspire women to travel.

  2. Thanks for the enthusiasm Kaiye! Best of luck!

  3. Glad you are inspire Cez! Thanks for following our journey! Wish you more travels in 2013!

  4. congrats lois and madz! i'm so excited! i've always been meaning to join this retreat but money is all used up for the holidays! let's just hope i get the 1st screen shot! weee!

  5. you are off to big changes in 2013! cheers to that. i'm so happy that i get to finally meet you Lois before the year ends.

  6. Hope you can join Passion Play soon Audrey! Best of luck!

  7. Thanks for the boost Mheanne! So happy to finally meet you ate Travel Massive! Hope to see you again on the next event! Wish you more adventures for 2013!


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