Welcome to Escape Manila Travel Blog!

Escape Manila is one of the top travel blogs based in the Philippines that features travel guides, tips, and budget itineraries. Originally created to document Glen’s personal adventures and misadventures, the blog has evolved into a valuable resource for fellow travelers looking to plan their own trips. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a first-time traveler, Escape Manila Travel Blog can provide you with the information you need to make the most of your journey.

The travel blog features a wide range of destinations and activities, both within the Philippines and abroad.

In addition to travel guides and itineraries, Escape Manila Travel Blog also provides practical tips on budgeting, transportation, and accommodation. These tips can help you save money and make the most out of your travel experience.

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How it all started

In 2009, I was planning to travel across Southeast Asia on a backpacking trip. At the time, I wasn’t yet familiar with the term “backpacking”; all I knew was that I wanted to explore the region.

Although I was a novice traveler, I was determined to visit new places. I traveled solo, and the experience taught me many valuable life lessons. That trip was definitely one for the books.

The blog

At the time of my first solo trip, I was already blogging about a different topic. After the trip, however, I realized it would be nice to document my travels so that I could read about them in the future. Unfortunately, I was too lazy to do so and I also accepted a new work opportunity abroad, which put my blogging plans on hold.

In 2011, I traveled again, this time to the Philippines. I packed my bags and decided to go backpacking up north, even though I wasn’t fully prepared.

After this trip, I finally bought a new domain and Escape Manila Travel Blog was born.

Why Escape Manila?

I was living in Manila when I purchased the domain. I thought it would be nice to have a domain name that many people could relate to. After all, who doesn’t want to escape the busy and chaotic life in Manila? We all deserve a vacation, a break, an escape to refresh our minds and souls, right?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me through the contact page. You can also tag me on social media @escapemanila on both Twitter and Instagram.

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