Where are you right now?

I am currently here in Ha Noi, Vietnam and will be staying here for three months (I’ve been here since last month!). As a Filipino traveler, I can enter Vietnam visa-free with 21 days validity. But I applied for a three-months tourist visa.

Updated: October 9, 2017

What kind of traveler are you?

I can say that I am in between fast and slow travel. It usually depends on the country because I can stay in one country for three days to a week and in another country for a month or two. Also, it depends on the visa requirements. As a Filipino traveler, most of the free visa country that I can visit has a 30 days maximum validity that I usually maximize.

Did you quit your job in the corporate world to travel the world?

Technically yes, I quit my job in the corporate world to travel the world. But I am still working. The only difference is, I work from any place in the world for as long as there’s an internet connection. I do not have an office to report to, but I do have a boss or supervisor.

Are you a full-time traveler?

It depends on how you will define a full-time traveler. But I can say YES! πŸ™‚

Cheapest place(s) you have been to?

In some ways, Philippines can be cheapest for digital nomad like me. Also, I find it cheap in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Top three places you have been to?

It’s hard to choose top places I have been to because every destination is unique and I do have different experiences. But if I really have to choose, it would be Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Where did you find your freelance job?

My freelancing journey starts in Upwork. I quit my 9-5 job to work as an online freelancer. I did not happen overnight though because it takes me almost six months before I got my first full-time online job.

What is your work as a freelancer?

As an online freelancer, I work as a Social Media Manager and WordPress VA. You can also check my online portfolio for the complete list of services I offer.

I want to hire you to design my website. How can I hire you?

Please contact me here for quotation.

How did you learn to code a website?

It all started when I was torn between studying Graphic Design and Website Design. I find it easy to self-study graphic design, but when I was studying HTML and CSS, it was difficult. So, I enrolled in First Academy Computer and Arts while working full-time (that time it was the high season at work, so I need to go to work 12 hours per day five days a week). Every Friday and Saturday, I was a robot! I go off work on Saturday at 6AM and my class was at 8AM. But it was all worth it! πŸ™‚

Are you open to suggestions, collaborations, campaigns, and any other ideas?

Yes! You can email me at hi@solitarytravels.com or you can contact me here. I have also a dedicated page if you want to contribute to my blog series that will be posted every Sunday, here.

I saw that you have newsletter. What do I get if I subscribe to your newsletter?

I have a lot of subscriber lists from free library resources to workbooks to email course etcetera. But please keep in mind, that in every newsletter form, I always include all information about the form and what you can get when you subscribe. Thank you!

Do you have posting schedule? If yes, what is your posting schedule?

Yes, I do have a posting schedule. But no matter how much I wanted to follow my posting schedule, I just couldn’t. Currently, I published two articles per week every Tuesdays and Fridays. If I have an article for my Blog Series, I do publish it every Sundays.

What topic(s) do you focus on? What is your niche?

The topics I usually posts are my experience and life on the road as a digital nomad and traveler.

What camera do you use for your blog?

The camera I used for my blog and other channels (social media) is usually myΒ iPhone 7 Raw Camera. I also use Nikon D5200 and GoPro Hero 4 Silver.

I love your blog! Can I repost your stuff?

Thank you! And NO. You can rather share the link or copy a short paragraph and please post a link back to my website link. Also, please do not forget to credit me. Thanks πŸ™‚

Do you earn money through this blog? How?

Currently, I do not earn money through this blog. I’ll update this answer when the time comes that I’ll earn a penny from this website. πŸ™‚

Why did this blog name as Solitary Travels?

When did you start this blog and why?

I started this blog on the day of my birthday this year, 2017. But I started to focus and be active on this blog last May 2017.

Who did the design of your blog/ website?

This website is designed with love and awesomeness by yours truly.

When will you stop to travel?

I honestly don’t know. But when the time comes, you’ll be the first one to know. Promise. πŸ™‚

Can you post about our company/ brand on your blog?

Please contact me here. Thank you!

Did you pay for all your travels?

Yes, I pay for all of my travels unless specified. I will maintain transparency on this website.

What countries have you been to?

To know all the countries I have been to, please visit my destination page here. I always update it when I went to a new country/ destination.

Who do you usually travel with?

Me, myself and I. If I’ll be with a travel buddy, it will be specified. Haha!

How can you afford to travel? Are you rich?

No, I’m not rich. Before I started traveling I worked day and night as an online freelancer to save for my travel fund. I accepted offers no matter how much the rate. During the last three months before I started traveling, I spend my weekends working, no Starbucks coffee or eating out.

What are your interests aside from blogging and traveling?

I love reading books. But before I move on to my other interest, let me tell you a little weird secret of mine. When the first five pages or first chapter of the book doesn’t interest me, I won’t read that book no matter how popular or bestselling that book is. I also have interest in website design and just learning new random things.

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is pink. But since the day I started my long-term travel and became a minimalist, BLACK became my favorite color.

How do you earn money?

Before starting my long-term slow travel, I spend more or less three months to save. I don’t have problem risking, but I want to make sure this is what I want. Currently, while on the road I earn by working online as always. I work 6 hours a day in my freelance job as a Social Media Manager.

I saw you on FB! Can I add you?

Good thing you saw me! LOL. I usually accept all friend request, so there’s no problem.

How old are you?

I’m 20-ish years old! LOL πŸ™‚

Where are you from?

Philippines! πŸ™‚