Travel Diaries

2012 in review – Thank you for being part of this blog’s first year

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 1,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

After my inspiring trip to South Korea last March, I was inspired to come up with a blog that mostly deals about my love of travel — hence, this blog, The Places You Will Go.

My dream is to share with you how I am able to travel in spite my usual lack of money and the limited budget I have. How can someone, who is perpetually broke, able to travel to places where you will usually need a solid amount of money and still have the time of her life?

I will not lie to you. It is not easy. For someone like me who does not possess the bank account of a trust fund baby, I usually devote limitless time and energy researching cheap flights, cheap accommodations and the best destinations that barely put a dent in my limited budget. I was hoping that this blog will become my means to encourage people to save money and travel and just freaking go for it.

Unfortunately, this blog has yet to reach its full potential. I still have a lot to share with you and hopefully in 2013, may this site be more informative. I hope to do all that in 2013. Hopefully, I can start following more travel sites, including More Fun in the Philippines which is the official site of the Philippines’ Department of Tourism. More than ever, I need to devote more time blogging and stay away from the time sucker that is Facebook (who is starting to lose its appeal on me).

In spite of the lack of recent posts, please allow me to thank you for putting up with this site. This blog is still in its infancy and I promise you that I will do my best to come up with a blog that is not only entertaining, but also informative — especially to all budget travelers who wish to see more bang for their buck.

Let’s enjoy 2013. May our footprints dot more unseen places, and our eyes be held in wonder by things we have yet to see.