Last weekend was a special one. Not only did Joey and I successfully co-host a super enjoyable and delicious baby shower for one of my bestest friends in the world (yay, Jo! We make a great team if I may say so myself! :)), but it was also the weekend that the latest issue of Travelife (Jan-Feb) hit the stands. The issue that holds my first-ever published travelogue! :)
It's a piece about my trip to Mexico which they've laid out nicely over 6 pages. Clicking on the cover above will take you to an image of the first page, a sneak peak of the article. If you haven't already had the pleasure of browsing it's pages, Travelife is the hottest new bi-monthly lifestyle and travel glossy in town. It's editor-in-chief is none other than Liza Ilarde, a big name in the business for over a decade.
It's about time we have a locally-produced travel magazine of this caliber. Not too long ago, I cancelled my subscription to Conde Nast Traveller because it was just becoming too expensive to continue what with the other titles I already subscribe to. If I like a particular issue then I just buy it off the stands. But Travelife is a no-brainer for me, it's very reasonably-priced considering the content (P175) and it's written for the Filipino traveller.
I am both honored and humbled to have been asked to contribute to such a world-class publication and I am extremely grateful to Terrie Guittierez, Travelife's managing editor whom I had the pleasure of meeting at the magazine's launch party, for her kindness and patience with this newbie contributor. I really appreciate it, Terrie! :)
The latest issue has some really fascinating stories that you should check out, written by passionate travellers on dream destinations such as: Portugal: with it's countryside inns, vineyards, and port cellars; South Africa; Beijing, and Ilocos (which I'm actually scheduled to visit very soon!).
For subscriptions to Travelife, call (+632) 892-2620.