At the start of every year, people make up resolutions. A number of these resolutions are travel related, as evidenced by the spike of traffic my travel blog (as well as every other travel blogs and sites) receive this time of the year. There’s also a spike in the sales of planners and organizers (and coffee/tea). There are already too many planners out there, but friends Andrea and Faith came up with one with the traveler in mind: the Wanderlust Journal.
The planner highlights Philippine festivals like the Sinulog (Cebu), Aurora day celebration (Aurora), Pintados de Passi (Iloilo), Bangus Festival (Dagupan), Pahiyas (Quezon), Baragatan (Palawan), Sandugo Festival (Bohol), Kadayawan (Davao), Feast of the Lady of Penafrancia (Bicol), Masskara (Bacolod), Higantes (Rizal) and Balabag Festival (Boracay). Even if you’re not a festival-going traveler, there are tips from travel bloggers Chichi, Mica, Melo, Dong Ho, Enrico Dee, Mary Jane and someone who goes by the name Nina. There are even discount coupons for accommodations and tours in Puerto Galera, Boracay, Bohol, Batangas, Ilocos, Palawan, Cebu, Mindoro, Zambales and Albay.
Once upon a time, I was a planner user. Granted, I was in school then, so most of my activities happen during the week. However, once I started working from home and traveling, it’s my weekends that are packed. That’s why when I saw that the weekends have a bigger writing space than the other days of the week in the Wanderlust planner, I had to smile.
But alas, my planner keeping days are long gone. Andrea and Faith gave me a complimentary journal, and as much as I would like to keep it, I think it would be put to better use by others. So I’m raffling off my Wanderlust Journal to one lucky (or exceedingly competitive) reader. To join, simply tweet this:
Hey @NinaWanders, this year, I plan to wander to (insert destination here)
So simple, yes? You can even raise your chances by tweeting as many destinations as you want. One destination per tweet, please. Winner will be picked through Random.org’s randomizer, and will be announced on January 28, 2012. Contest ends on 11:59pm, January 27, 2012.
Don’t want to take your chances in the raffle or want your planner now? Wanderlust Journals are available in Powerbooks, Fullybooked, A Different Bookstore and Sketchbooks (Greenbelt 5) for Php499.