About Me

Hi! Thanks for making time to get to know me.

My name is Kristel. Family and friends usually call me by my nickname Tala which translates to star in English. I grew up in Saudi Arabia, a country that has a strong hold of its tradition. I later moved back to my beautiful and tropical country, the Philippines to continue my study. I’m a Marketing major and I am currently working at an energy company that I super love! It provides clean and green energy solutions such as solar, wind, and hydro. Travelling is my hobby, the reason why this blog actually exists.

Why I Travel

I fell in love with travelling when I was in college. My friends and I once visited a small town called Baler. The place is known as one of the best surfing spots in the Philippines. It’s where I had my first trek, my first waterfalls, my first time to feel the laidback beach life, and my first surfing experience which is until now my favorite water sport. It was the trip that allowed me to discover that travelling is not merely just to step foot on one place, but to connect with people, to live like the locals so that I could live different kinds of life. It was the trip that sparked my inner wanderlust, the trip that inspired me to travel even more.

The Blog

You may expect posts about discovery of a new destination, quick weekend guides, reviews of anything that excites me, pretty much good food and stylish/unique accommodations.

The Travelling Mermaid has been been featured in Dame Traveler’s Instagram.

Why The Travelling Mermaid?

My ultimate dream is to visit each counrty in the world. The domain thetravelingmermaid.com was already taken so I added another letter L to the word travelling since it’s also used in British English. Mermaid simply because being in the ocean is where I feel the most alive.


I hope you enjoy reading this blog and hopefully find some of my posts useful and inspiring. Happy travels!