All About YOU: Letters from My Readers / Vol. 5

It’s been some time since I final posted this ‘All About You’ collection… nicely truly, who am I kidding, it’s been a YEAR! Wow. It’s a bit embarrassing however it has been actually onerous for me to stay with among the plans I had for this weblog as a result of this 2017 has simply been SO hectic — in a extremely great way!

Anyhow, I made a decision that I’ll give this a ‘hurrah‘ earlier than the 12 months ends due to course, I at all times wish to take a while and specific simply how grateful I’m for every and everybody of you. In any case, there’s little question that your timeless assist helps maintain me going so that is however simply among the many ways in which I can specific this gratitude by that includes a few of you!

…Do you wish to publicize your story too on this ‘All About You’ collection? In case you have ever been impressed by a vacation spot, lodge, exercise, or journey that I wrote about, AND/OR if in case you have ever been impressed to journey or do something due to my weblog articles — come ship me a message right here together with a high-res panorama picture of your self and a short word concerning your journey or scenario, and I would completely LOVE to incorporate your story on this collection!

With that mentioned and completed, listed here are my 5 favourite letters for this month!

All About You: Letters from my Readers – Vol. 5

Sonal A letter and a photograph from India

Drifter Planet

You give me hope and inspiration, Aileen!

I maintain a 3rd world passport identical to you and I’ve confronted tough situations with paperwork for my US and Schengen Visa. I go to your web site no less than as soon as every week for inspiration as I’m planning to stop my job to journey for just a few months in Europe for summer season music festivals.

I hope I’m in a position to make it work – identical to you probably did. I like how your posts are detailed and supply details about the whole lot an individual must know with none ambiguity. Hold doing what you do!

Sonal is a hippie journey blogger from India. She blogs concerning the insanity of her journey on Drifter Planet along with her husband – Sandro from Germany who she met in a music competition in Thailand.


Rosette Obedoza A letter and a photograph from the USA

Zen Savvy Momma

Once I learn the BBC article about you (due to my pal Katie for posting on her FB wall)….I mentioned, “Lastly, somebody wrote about this!”

“Twenty years from now you may be extra dissatisfied by the stuff you didn’t do than by those you probably did do.” – Mark Twain

My husband and I’ve heard household and buddies saying:

I’ll journey…
If I’ve the cash…
If I’m already retired…
If I’ve sufficient trip depart…

The checklist goes on… We worry that day once we are within the twilight of our lives and say, “We should always have traveled extra.” So these three classes we might need our daughter, Elise to be taught: to collect moments quite than materials issues, to proceed to make recollections day-after-day, and to stay life to the fullest with out regrets.

Thanks for sharing your story — you solidified our plan of mini retirements and make the world our playground.  Cheers!

Rosette is initially from the Philippines. You could find extra about her and her household’s adventures over at


Isabel Leong A letter and a photograph from Singapore

Bel Around the World

Aileen was the one which acquired me kickstarted on investing in a weblog professionally after a very long time of hesitation.

Her article on tips on how to begin a weblog supplied a step-by step information on establishing a weblog, and I can’t start to explain what an amazing assist that has been. Whereas there are a lot of of such related articles present in varied different blogs, what gave me the inspiration to start out a weblog was her lovely website format. All the pieces, from the color theme to the model brand, is designed in such an aesthetically-pleasing manner, that one can’t assist however wander deeper into her weblog.

She was additionally the one which launched the Fb running a blog neighborhood to me, and it was this empowering neighborhood that emboldened me to start out a weblog. As somebody who’s simply beginning out, the worry of helplessness and failure are oftentimes discouraging. But she selflessly and really generously supplied the assistance and data that I wanted, with out anticipating something in return.

Her experience actually exhibits and her weblog posts usually are not solely skilled, but in addition value-adding, which makes readers hooked on studying her weblog!

Isabel is initially from Singapore. You could find extra about her over at


Franchezca Hillary A letter and a photograph from someplace in Asia

I at all times had my head wrapped across the thought of ending my research, get a job, and begin touring. However a journey bug doesnt select a sure age to be it’s sufferer and I’m fortunately bitten by it.

I’ve at all times needed to journey. I’ve at all times needed to see, uncover, discover, expertise what touring has to supply. I’m at all times circling round my curiosity and brought aback for doing it as a result of I’m younger, pupil, nonetheless depending on my mother and father, so how am I purported to afford this sort of way of life?

I requested for Ate Aileen’s ideas about this and search recommendations and I ended up pursuing what I like!

I began to pack my stuff and go! That’s after I realized, age, cash, good timing shouldn’t be the issue, it’s about you’re braveness to do one thing you like, to chase for it. A head that is filled with goals has no place for fears! So for younger bloods, college students, youngsters on the market who has the identical ardour like me, cease overthinking at 2 am going through your ceiling in case you ought to exit or not! Age and cash wont cease you for doing what you need. Get a pair of sneakers and run! The world has a lot to supply and it’ll change the best way the way you assume!

Franchezca is initially from the Philippines.


Edison Brian Rivera A letter and a photograph from India

Edison Brian Rivera

It has additionally been my dream to place up my very own journey web site. I’ve been touring within the Philippines and around the globe since 2008 and I believe it’s about time for me to share my journey tales.

I searched from Google on tips on how to put up a journey weblog that finally led me to your submit on tips on how to begin a journey weblog. From there on, I turned one among your avid readers. I actually loved studying the articles in your web site primarily as a result of I can relate a lot to it. I’m presently writing my journey tales and hopefully launch my journey weblog within the subsequent few months. I’d wish to personally thanks for uplifting me and lots of people to pursue their goals and to go see the world’s wonders.

Edison is initially from the Philippines.


This goes with out saying however I DO love studying your letters — I find it irresistible a lot that I wish to share it with the remainder of the world (therefore the rationale for why this collection was born)! In any case, it at all times brings me pleasure to be taught extra about you guys.

So once more…

  • In case you have ever been impressed by a vacation spot, lodge, exercise, or journey that I wrote about; and/or,
  • In case you have ever been impressed to journey or do nearly something due to my weblog articles

…come ship me a message at Aileen Adalid Email together with a high-res panorama picture of your self and a short word about your journey or scenario.

I would completely LOVE to incorporate your piece on this collection and inform your story. I look ahead to your emails!

  • What do you consider this ‘All About You’ collection, for all of you, my readers?

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