what people think we do… as travel bloggers

Time for another meme… This one is still fresh off the oven.

A lot of people are consistently asking us what it is like to be a travel blogger. How on earth do we get to travel often? Do we really have day jobs to sustain the expenses on a trip? or maybe we just hop on a plane and have a sponsor pay for our weekend trip to Turkey all inclusive  We thought of making one of these memes to illustrate our sentiments as travel travel bloggers and show what we think other people think we do, versus what we really do!

(From top row left to right)

  • Whenever we are on the road, or even just in a small restaurant back home, we can smell the raising of eyebrows around the table once the plates are served. Because we do not care if our friends are so hungry to a point of a Rachel Zoe classification of starvation–a food photo shoot must always take place!
  • Our parents think, just because we post pictures of beer drinking parties on facebook, that means we are some bunch of wasted kids who walk back to the hostel as shitfaced train wrecks. Although there’s a small amount of truth in that sometimes.
  • We understand, being on the WWW and having more than three readers will essentially make one feel that he or she is a public figure, and feel that they are somewhat expected to do charities and volunteer acts. We are guilty of contracting this superstar syndrome (shameful).

(From second row left to right)

  • Dear advertiser, not because other bloggers from god-knows-what-island in the southern hemisphere said ‘yes’ to your 62 links plus a sidebar gif for $50 offer means everyone else in the blogosphere are imbecile enough to accept your offer, travel bloggers are not as poor as you think we are and we will not dive into the water when you throw you coins there… Now, talk to my Louis Vuitton ‘coz the ear ain’t listenin’ sugah! nah-uhm-uhm!
  • We would like to believe that we are loving the life of on the road while being productive at the same time… enough said! We are not gonna do the Location Independent litany shit!
  • In reality, we are still the 8-5ers and we are still sticking to this lifestyle just because of one thing–we still can’t afford to lose the magic pot of gold which magically replenishes itself every middle and end of the month. So while we are still not as filthy rich as we want ourselves to be, we will continue haggling with our bosses for holiday offs and play best actors to get the approval of our emergency and medical leaves for some last minute weekend road trips.

Now it’s your turn. Make your meme, post your link in the comment box below!


Disclaimer: This is our take on it and it may or may not necessarily apply to all travel bloggers. So if you disagree, save yourself from unnecessary drama and make your own! LOL

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  • mheanne ojeda

    February 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Very nice take on this issue (naks may issue ba?haha). i enjoyed it and agree 100%. I saw Eileen’s take on it too. I might make one, not sure.who knows? haha.

  • inka

    February 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Seems to be a popular subject right now.

  • Michaela

    February 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    These are sooooo cool! I can’t wait to try my hand at one. Can definitely relate to the 9-5. On my vacation now. It was needed!!

  • flip'n travels

    February 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    @Michaela… wow where is your destination? we are cringing of envy! hahaha enjoy!
    @inka… indeed! viral memes are spreading like wildfire, just trying to join the social weather hehehe
    @ate Mheanne… hahaha there’s no issue. we have to see eileen’s!

  • Karla

    February 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    LMFAO! Thanks guys! This post made my day. I can totally relate especially to the last pic (what we really do) and the description since I am day dreaming most days at work! 2 weeks before my next holiday. Woooot! Then none left until the end of 2012. Thank God for medical leaves! ssssshhh…..

  • Emme Rogers @ Roamancing

    February 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks for the chuckle. Admittedly far too true.

  • darwin

    February 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

    “we will continue haggling with our bosses for holiday offs and play best actors to get the approval of our emergency and medical leaves for some last minute weekend road trips.”

    panalo tong line na to!hahaha, I’ve done that, to the point na naCBC pa ako kahit wala akong sakit, makakuha lang sa medical clearance..hahaha

  • Lois

    February 21, 2012 at 5:36 am

    I love this! I was thinking of making something similar. But yours captures the whole travel blogger stereotype!

  • Dys

    February 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Popular topic cause it’s fun to think that yes, it’s close to true! :p

  • dong ho

    February 27, 2012 at 7:06 am

    i really like this new trend. laughed while reading this kasi totoo. tumpak ako dun sa what we really do.

  • m3rw1n

    May 30, 2012 at 4:58 am

    This one I like and so true “a food photo shoot must always take place!” :p

  • flip'n travels

    June 2, 2012 at 1:36 am

    @merwin: yes! to the detriment of our ggrevated ulcers… hahaha!

  • hana banana

    June 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    natawa ako dun sa what-we-really-do pic..hihi ^.^
    -blogwalking here 😉

  • Mon

    June 13, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I always envy travel bloggers because my impressions is that they have lots of money to burn on plane tickets and accommodation. I guess I am wrong.

  • Scepticus Maximus

    July 31, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    as if anyone fucking needs travel blogs..
    No-one needed them for centuries. No-one needs them now.

  • flip'n travels

    August 4, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Come on Scepticus Maximus LOSERus… you yourself needs a fucking blog to divert your anger away of your pathetic life brought by a sad childhood, without posts like these, there will be no avenue for you to vent out your energy because you don’t have friends, accept it no one loves you. So go ahead and hide behind a code name, I cant blame your mom if she did not breast fed you when you were a child.

    So be our guest, troll away your pathetic days online… and go get fucked by your uncle!

  • Gaurav Srivastava

    December 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm


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