travel blog


Hi! Welcome to my blog! I started blogging in 2013 when I was in college with the blog name The Travelling Mermaid which focused on Food and Travel, the two main categories that pushed me to start crafting and posting articles online. It was also the year I discovered my love for photography.

Over the years, my interests have changed and expanded not just about traveling but also with lifestyle in general. More specifically in health and fitness, personal finance, relationships, home interior, luxury handbags and a lot more. I didn’t want to be limited with categories. I was starting to realize that this blog serves as a center point for my genuine thoughts on things and experiences that I come across with. Not just food and travel. Hence, you can find a variety of topics in this blog.


You can call me Tala. I produce and edit all contents in this blog. I am based in the tropical country, Philippines. I graduated with a degree in Business Administration major in Marketing. I work full time at an energy company and blog after office hours and on weekends. Aside from traveling, I love reading books, taking care of my dogs (I have a sweet husky, an adventurous golden retriever and a protective belgian malinois). You can find me traveling in some of the best beaches with the love of my life or exploring different cities with my family. Basically, I’m just a normal gal trying to navigate through life with the hopes of inspiring people to live deeper.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog and hopefully find some of my posts useful and inspiring. You can follow me on instagram/facebook/twitter to get updated with everything travel/non-travel related. Links are on the sidebar. 🙂 ->>>



Bahrain | Cambodia | Hong Kong | Indonesia | Laos  | Macau | Malaysia | Philippines | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | Thailand | United Arab EmiratesVietnam


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