On turning six and new beginnings

Six years. Imagine that. Who’d ever thought I’d stick long enough to one particular hobby to actually make it to a sixth year anniversary. I think I just may have found my passion.

Traveling never gets old. At least for me. My decision to stay put in Manila instead of following the location independent nomads helped me keep the excitement for travel. That’s not to say I’m not itching to pack up and leave. I do want to experience living away from home, either in a province somewhere in the Philippines or overseas. I was all set with THE PLAN, when PHL360° happened.



PHL360° is this little project that has now blossomed into a huge project that I still have problems wrapping my head around. I was initially asked to be a part of the cast, but my aversion to video cameras got me a spot in the production team. Working behind the scenes is no less exciting than prancing before the lens. This is an experience that is completely new to me, and most of the time I have no idea what I’m doing. I love it.

It was just like when I was starting to travel and travel blogging. I’m learning as I go, meeting new people that inspire and challenge me. It’s exciting, this new venture. After six years, it’s getting hard to get excited about things.

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Change is inevitable. Interests wane, directions change. Not to say that I’m leaving Just Wandering. I’ll still be here, pushing to meet my once a week posting quota. Since I won’t be traveling much in the next couple of months, I would hopefully have time to finally blog everything I haven’t. But I do hope you’d join me, the cast and the crew of PHL360°. It’s going to be one hell of a show.

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Nina Fuentes

Nina started traveling in 2006, after realizing that her life is going nowhere. Now, she's trying to go everywhere. Read more...

55 thoughts on “On turning six and new beginnings”

  1. Hi, Ms. Nina! :)

    Have been following Just Wandering since 2010~2011 and I would like to thank you for keeping us informed with your very helpful posts. Dami ninyo pong natutulungan talaga. And more than being helpful, your posts are very inspiring. :)

    Congratulations on your 6th anniversary and I’ll be watching out for PHL360! More power!

  2. Hi Nina,
    Congratulations on your 6th year anniversary. I’ve been following your blog for quite sometime now. I manage to create my own travel blog last July. Thanks, you’re blog site was an inspiration.
    Denis

  3. Team PHL360 has been consistent in bringing in surprises. kudos to the team Nina. it has been an exciting journey to be part of it as a cast but yes being a crew will never be less exciting.

    kudos to you and Team PHL360!

  4. Galing Nina! That looks so beautiful. I’d love to hear more about the project as it progresses.

    You know there’s always a couch in Brooklyn you can crash on, if you travel this way.

      1. Hey fellow journeywomen gotta help each other out ;) And I know New York can be impossibly expensive if you have to pay for housing. But seriously, if you ever swing a ticket here, come to NYC in the summer. June to August, there’s a ton of free stuff to do and you can crash with me and eat cheap. I think you’d like it here.

  5. WOW! Absolutely stunning shots. We’ll definitely be back in the Philippines to catch some of that action.

    Was great meeting up with you. Thanks for telling us about this project. We’re eagerly anticipating its launch.

    Oh yeah. Happy 6th birthday to this awesome blog too!

  6. na-immune na ko sa surprises. wala akong tumamang hula from day 1 to day 6. toinks!

    this project is nothing but awesome. all for the love of travel! galing ng team!

  7. Congratulations on your new gig, Nina. I’m sure it will be a great experience for you. Just to let you know, we plan to be back in the Phils later this year, most likely November. We hope to get together with the gang while we’re there. We’ll keep you guys posted.

  8. congrats on your 6 year anniversary!!! so glad you found your niche, which is a real blessing… up to now, i’m still trying to search for mine and i go through phases…

    here’s to another 6 years!!!

  9. Belated congrats, Nina! You, my dear friend, have inspired others with your fantastic tales of travel & I wish you the best and more years in the future! Keep rockin’ at what you do & we’ll all be following you wherever your travels take you! (Oh, and I salivate over the food pics you throw in from time to time!) :)

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