ABOUT ME

Me exploring Marrakesh in 2020

Hi, my name is Arthur, and welcome to my travel blog! In late 2012, I came across Flyertalk where I learned lots of tricks on how to fly in premium class inexpensively. Add to that my part-time work as a flight-reservations agent and the following year, I eventually became "The Filipino Traveler". Although work-related trips has been less lately, I still make sure I explore a new city every now and then.

With frequent traveling comes great responsibility and I encourage everyone to practise responsible tourism. Here are some tips which I personally do when traveling:
  • First, I always try to pack light, taking with me just the essentials.
  • Almost 95% of the time, I take public buses and trains to get around the city, and when it is possible, I explore places on foot.
  • When staying at hotels, I never use bathrobes. Instead, I only use one big towel for the whole duration of my stay, and most of the time, I decline housekeeping service.
Traveling is fun. It lets us experience things that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. Traveling is also knowledge. It allows us to learn more about our history and appreciate among other things the marvelous creations made long before we were born. So let us travel often, and if we can reach our destination flying in business class inexpensively while being a responsible tourist at the same time, that´s even better 😉

"Traveling is like reading your geography and history books, only a thousand times better." 
The Filipino Traveler


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As of November 2022, I have visited a total of  80 countries, flown 238 times in business class and 55 times in first class ✈✈

(Last updated: January 31, 2023)