When we started this blog, it did not matter if we only had five regular readers. It never disturbed us when our page ranking dropped down the floor. We just wanted to have an outlet where we can share the stories of our travels. After 193 articles, almost 600 GB of photos and video clips, 3 magazine articles and an international cover, we are still rolling stronger than ever.

For the past three years of traveling together, we have endured 56 plane rides, an unexpected 27 hours of hard-seat train adventure, flew a total of 69,504 kilometers–that’s 105 hours of being airborne, paid a total of 67,400 pesos for airport and travel tax, stayed and slept in 11 resort hotels, a log cabin, a hammock, 4 home-stays, 29 hostels, and 69 total number of hours sleeping in 25 different airports–not to mention sleeping with 5 different (declared) strangers; we remain eager and passionate about this whole crazy idea of getting lost.

Twenty three Philippine provinces. Twelve countries.

Three years. Two storytellers. One lifetime to see the rest of the world!

postcard design by Lette of urbanfaerie.com


Join us in celebrating our third year anniversary and we are giving away a limited edition National Geographic Multi-functional Head Buff to one winner. Don’t worry, we won’t make you eat anything creepy. Just send us a photo of yourself telling us what place we should visit next.

Write: “fliptravels.com, you guys should go to/visit__________”.

The photo that will catch our attention wins!

something like this… 

These jerks are just trying to be funny. Tell us a real destination. You don’t need to be somehwere special, you can even be just inside the bathroom (please, don’t be naked!)

 Also, we’ll be picking another winner based in Manila to have dinner with these fabulous creatures!

Etchos! We, and unfortunately not the people in the above picture, are taking our Manila winner to dine somewhere really really nice and he/she can tag a friend along!

The task is super easy, all you need is a marker, a piece of paper, and a camera. And because we were super lazy to hunt down sponsors for this momentous event, our own payslips will finance this hoopla! But who knows, maybe next year we will have a MAJOR sponsor and we will be able to give out all expenses paid holidays to the Canaries.

Email your entries to fliptravels@yahoo.com. Deadline of submission is on September 15, 2011.

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  • chyng

    August 30, 2011 at 11:15 am

    so 2 winners lang?
    how about consolation prizes.. uhhh like 1 night with jake cuenca. charot!

  • pinaytraveljunkie

    August 30, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Yey! Happy third!!!

  • David @ MalaysiaAsia

    August 30, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Hey hey hey, congrats on your 3rd! 🙂 Happy and Safe Travels always!

  • ghienoxs

    August 30, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Happy three years and counting Ron and Monette. More travels this year guys.

  • mervz | pinoyadventurista.com

    August 30, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Happy Anniversary to fliptravels.com!!! 🙂

  • Markeethatspace

    August 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    natawa ako sa 1 Night with JAKE CUENCA…pero why not!..CONGRATULATIONS GUYS! hugs super hugs!

  • maricel_nz

    August 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Congrats Monyat and Ron…
    Stay safe, be happy, and keep exploring the world…
    miss u guys…

  • Berniemack HabagatCentral

    August 30, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Congrats Mon and Ron!

  • Ed

    August 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    love monette’s last line. hahaha!
    natawa pa rin ako kay monette sa escalator. lol.

    ron, how many minutes did it take for you to compile this lot?
    happy anniv!

  • Laurel

    August 30, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Happy 3rd anniversary and congrats on all your accomplishments!

  • Carol

    August 30, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Happy 3rd mga bakla 🙂 Mwah!

  • Renevic

    August 30, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Happy 3! 🙂 More power to come!

  • dong ho

    August 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    happy anniversary Fliptravels (Ron and Monette)!

    astig to! sali ako. sending it soon.

  • boogie

    August 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    so this is what you’ve been busy with all day lah…

    Happy third! love you both… *hugs*

  • Gladys | ByahengBarok.com

    August 30, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    happy 3rd year anniversary!!! 🙂

  • levi.monreal

    August 30, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Aba third na pala… dahil sa pinag gagawa ninyo..na inspired nyo na magtravel tuloy!!! Keep it up.. ron and mon..

  • Lois & Chichi

    August 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Happy 3rd you guys. Kahit di kami manalo will you still have dinner with us pretty please?

  • jeff rios

    August 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    3 years!!! love you both! happy anniversary!
    most people consummate their anniversaries, pero kayo baklaan lang.

  • jenjenk

    August 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    congratulations on your 3rd bloggiversary!! that’s fantastic!

  • nina

    August 30, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Happy three, friends 😀

  • supertikoy

    August 31, 2011 at 12:00 am

    congrats! happy 3 years!

  • John in France

    August 31, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Three years is a huge achievement. Bon voyage!

  • Stephanie - The Travel Chica

    August 31, 2011 at 2:20 am

    How do you keep such detailed records?!!

  • Mark Wiens

    August 31, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Awesome – congrats on this accomplishment! Keep going strong!

  • Jillian

    August 31, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Congrats! Three years of blogging is no small feat!

  • flipnomad

    August 31, 2011 at 4:03 am

    congrats on your 3rd yr 🙂

  • Barbara

    August 31, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Happy anniversary! Three years and still smiling – what an achievement.

  • Michael Figueiredo

    August 31, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Congratulations on reaching such an important milestone! Best of luck in your future travels 🙂

  • nie

    August 31, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Congrats po on your 3rd aniversarry!

    I really enjoy reading your blog, because aside from the adventures you encounter, you write them very well in each entry (most of the time napapatawa talaga ako). Keep up the good work and keep on inspiring others! 😀

  • Christian | Lakad Pilipinas

    August 31, 2011 at 9:50 am

    “Twenty three Philippine provinces. Twelve countries.”


  • Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com

    August 31, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Congrats Ron and Monette! Will celebrate my blog’s 2nd anniv this Sept too! More years of blogging for us!

  • Sailor

    September 1, 2011 at 12:27 am


  • Nathalie

    September 1, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Congratulations Guys!

  • kara

    September 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Congratulations and here’s to more travels for both of you! 🙂 Wow, I collect buffs and I really want that limited edition National Geographic buff! 😀

  • Mike

    September 2, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Happy 3rd Anniv! Congrats! Write more! 🙂

  • Raymund Sayo

    September 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Congrats!!!! Definitely subscribing!!!!

  • journeyingjames

    September 4, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    yeah, happy third. at sinong OC ang nagbilang lahat ng miles at kung anu-ano pa? hahaha

    teka, sasali ako dyan sa contest na yan! mukhang exciting

  • Sheila

    September 5, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Happy 3 years anniversary! Keep on traveling and entertaining us with your stories.

  • pinoy boy journals

    September 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    i vote for fliptravels.com as the funniest travel blog in the world!!! 🙂

  • flip'n travels

    September 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks everyone!
    this big one goes to y’all:


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