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Get ready to dive into the tropical paradise of the Philippines with GOLDEN ISLAND SEÑORITA! We’re your go-to destination for all things amazing, offering honest reviews, killer tips, and savvy advice to help you experience this country like a true local.

From jaw-dropping beaches that will leave you speechless to awe-inspiring mountain vistas, we’ve got you covered every step of the way. But wait, there’s more! Discover hidden gems and unleash your inner adventurer with our exclusive insights into unique travel spots and insanely fun activities that will take your trip to the next level of awesome.

Are you excited to rock the Philippines? Let’s jump in and create memories that will leave you craving an encore!

PS: Does the name ring a bell with you? It’s from a song called Sunburn by Sandwich.

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THE SEÑORITA

Hey there, I’m Polly Amora, a corporate warrior by day, and a perpetual explorer by heart. I’m all about embracing life’s adventures, from conquering peaks to basking on sandy shores, wandering city streets, and savoring exotic flavors.

I’m a lifelong learner, and my curiosity knows no bounds. Music, the great outdoors, writing, free diving, obsessing over my three kitty cats, and picking up new languages – that’s my jam. One thing I firmly stand by is that you don’t need to ditch your job to embrace wanderlust. It’s totally possible to juggle the 9-to-5 and globe-trotting – because, why settle for one when you can have the best of both worlds?

So, here’s to exploring, learning, and living life to the fullest!

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Been To

17

COUNTRIES

44

PROVINCES IN
THE PHILIPPINES

2

CITIES I CALL HOMETOWN

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Where are you from?

I’m from the Philippines.

How many languages can you speak?

I speak four languages (Filipino, English, French, & Russian).

How often do you travel?

Every year, I attempt to visit one country and 3 provinces here in the Philippines. I like returning to places that I’ve visited previously.

What’s your favorite country aside from the Philippines?

Japan & France

Do you accept quest posting?

Unfortunately, I do not accept guest postings at this time.

What sources of income does your blog have?

I earn a bit of commission through collaborations, affiliate marketing and ads. Thank you very much for the supporting me through this!

What do you consider to be most rewarding aspect of being a travel blogger?

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a travel blogger is having the opportunity to influence/encourage people to travel. Every time i get an email thanking me for writing about a place or telling me that my blog helped them plan their vacation, i do a little dance. The feeling is amazing!

How much time do you put into writing content?

I’d estimate 3 hours for brainstorming, drafting the entire article, and proofreading.

Is blogging your main source of income? How do I start a blog that makes money?

I wish! But, no, I run a business and have a couple side hustles (offline).

106 Comments

  1. I enjoy reading your blog and I am here more frequently than I comment. I shared your vacation posts too, thank you for sharing terrific information. I hope to see more good things from you.

    1. Hi Tepid, thank you very much for reading and sharing my posts! I appreciate it alot! <3

  2. I’ve just finished reading your whale shark watching post. I like the honesty that you put in it. My husband and I are planning to visit Oslob but after reading your post I don’t think I’ll ever have the heart to do so. I’ve read a few of your articles as well and all I can say is that you’re a breath of fresh air. People that only show the good stuff and want to create an image and seem like everything is always perfect. Keep it up!

    1. Hi Cynthia! I find that my opinions can be off putting but I’d rather be straightforward than give them high hopes. People search the interwebs to get information and at least get an idea of what it’s like before they travel. For this blog, I offer nothing but honest opinions whether it’s good or bad – I’ll tell it as it is. Thank you very much for dropping by and reading my post! <3

  3. I want to travel, but then I think about how racism and discrimination still exists, and it’s often hard for me to feel safe. I’m a total wimp, and my anxiety makes me terrified to even leave the house some days. Some days, it’s a fight just to get to the library, or to the grocery. I’m afraid I’ll never go the places I want to go and I don’t want to let it stop me from living my life. I’m Promise from Nigeria.

    1. Hi Promise! I admire you for not wanting it to stop you. Anxiety is something that everyone experiences. Some people learn to control it, while others learn to live with less of it. But it is also something that you can overcome. It will take time, and it may take the support of family and friends. During my travels, I had no problems related to racism and everything went smoothly. For example, Italy and Spain, these countries are known for having racism issues. I met so many kind people from those countries, and that’s what I remember above all. I am not saying that racism and discrimination doesn’t exist but I think it would be unfair to judge a country based on one rotten tomato or what you see/hear without actually visiting the place. If you feel that you aren’t ready to travel, that’s totally fine. You don’t need to rush.

  4. Good morning, Polly! I’m Jae Hwa from Sulwhasoo. A holistic beauty brand designed to spread Asian Beauty worldwide, featuring its unique ingredients and recipes. We invite you to try our product and offer studio samples at a 20% discount. I’m eager to receive your feedback.

    1. Hi Jae Hwa! Thank you for the offer. <3

  5. I’m at awe at how dedicated you are with your website. I couldn’t imagine traveling, running a business and keeping your website updated all at the same time. Do you at least get something from this? I hope everything is going great for you!

    1. Hi Cass! I found a way to balance everything – thank goodness! 😀 Do I get something from this? I do. Happiness. Hahaha! I earn from this but I’ll be allotting it to keeping this blog up and running. Thank you very much! <3

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