This travel blog celebrates its second birthday!
Can you remember a time before travel blogs? Hard to believe that people now rely on stranger’s personal online journals sharing their experiential travel stories in deciding their own travel plans.
To mark this occasion, and as is custom with most types of birthdays, we’re looking back to see how much Intrepid Wanderer has grown and to thank the people involved that helped get Intrepid Wanderer to where it is today.
In the last week of October 2011 we saw the arrival of IntrepidWanderer.com, the third reincarnation of my travel blog. I actually started to blog about my travels in 2010 using the domain name thecouchsurfer.com then moved to pinoypacker.com before settling to this domain name.
Two years on, Intrepid Wanderer now hosts a range of travel guides, tips, reviews, and industry news. As of this writing, this site has 448 posts, 19 pages, and over 280 Facebook fans. Now, with 28 provinces in the Philippines and two countries visited, the wonderful destinations we cover continues to grow, reaching to holiday makers from different countries around the world.
I think people choose Intrepid Wanderer because we never stop evolving and constantly reinvents how we can provide more help to travelers.
Publishing a new content is about providing people with what they need to travel. I feel glad to be part of people’s holiday when we’ve been able to deliver useable travel guides or tips to thousands of readers around the world.
Intrepid Wanderer has evolved from a travel photo blog to more of a travel guide and news blog while still aiming to be unbiased in our reviews.
When I see that our readers are happy with the information we provide, I know we are creating the right contents for the travel geeks. And based on current feedback and analytics, we’ll further improve the user experience to make Intrepid Wanderer deliver much more. For you to travel more.
None of this came easy. Truth be told, these last two years have been one of the most important years of my life. I have learned more than I ever thought and I have failed more than all of my fingers combined. I even failed at giving up on this, and that is the only reason you are still reading this right now.
So many places, so little time. Or to be a bit more precise: 80 provinces in the Philippines and 206 territories worldwide.
But, we’ll get there.
Hop on and enjoy the world like we do, one culture at a time!