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Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Bucket list, ticked! ❤

Hey Hunnies! I’m POLLY AMORA, a 30-something traveler from Manila, Philippines and I am thrilled to have you visiting my blog. I’m extroverted to the nth degree and would describe myself as adventurous, outgoing and mostly up for a challenge (Exhibit AExhibit B). I am a nurse by profession but later decided to I establish a small business (which helps me fund my travels). On weekdays, I’m mostly focused on my work and other commitments but on weekends, I try to go somewhere either with friends or traveling solo.

Learn how I travel while running a business by clicking the link below:

What inspired you to travel?

I’ve been traveling since I was four but truly fell in love with it when I volunteered in outreach programs and medical missions to depressed/remote areas in our country back in 2004. My first international solo-travel to Hong Kong last 2009 was also an eye-opener. Basically, I love exposing myself to new places & experiences, learning, and helping others along the way. I know it may sound cliché, but it’s true. 

What’s your travel style?

I have no particular style but I’m always up for a challenge. Throw me your craziest ideas, I’m usually down to do anything. Some of the things that I enjoy are: hiking mountains, surfing the waves, exploring new cities, making new friends, and indulging in different cuisines and dishes. Anything that keeps me moving and I learn something from it.

Apart from traveling what are your other hobbies & interests?

I believe, we can be good at a lot of things and I don’t limit myself to one. I am secretly a geek. I enjoy playing online games (dota girl since 2004) and I can be very competitive. I also enjoy reading mostly are fiction but I also like business and self-help. Writing is also a passion of mine and has been since the age of seven when I started writing my own poems & short stories. I also had 3 blogs prior to this. I’m into music and I play the drums in fact, as a side-hustle, I teach drums to students of all ages and levels. For sports, I’m a marathoner and have finished several 26.2 miles races. I’m also an MMA fighter and recently, I joined a dragon boat team. For art, I enjoy sketching and watercolor painting. I’ve also designed tattoos for friends.

Through this blog, I hope to inspire my readers to:

  • Be well-traveled, take risks, and be unafraid to seek and embrace adventure both literally and metaphorically.
  • That traveling is attainable, affordable, and doable even if you don’t quit your 9-5.
  • To explore, appreciate and travel even within their backyards. It’s easy to get caught up in wishing to be somewhere else, even when our own cities or countries are filled with amazing destinations and things to do.
  • Hopefully encourage travelers to come visit my country, the Philippines. It’s such a nice place to check out. ❤ #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

But how?

  • Through sharing travel tips and tricks, and my stories & experiences before, during and after traveling.
  • Through sharing detailed information such as travel guides & itinerary, practical budget tips and honest reviews & recommendations so you can travel more for less!



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Updated last September 10, 2019


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  1. I admire people who choose to be independent rather than being managed. It is important to encourage innovative thinking, in a world where routine work is soon going to be mechanised, people are going to make their mark if they are able to think creatively. Entrepreneurs often have the ability to look at the same thing, but think of it differently.

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  2. Thank you very much. And I agree with that. I know I lot of people who are independent and they excel in their chosen careers not just entrepreneurs. It’s all about the person’s motivation and perseverance.


  3. Empowering, inspirational story. Thank you so much for sharing a piece of your life. Many pieces actually. You are an example of power, strength, and will of living as one feels like. Keep up! Great job!

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  4. Overcoming depression is not easy and requires the right treatment and support. Im glad you got over it. You’re amazing and a true inspiration for all women.

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  5. I’ve been following you for some time now and know that you’re a good role model and not afraid of showing yourself from a vulnerable place to your readers.

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  6. You seem like a very optimistic person, after everything that happened you take it in a good way and become stronger. How do you juggle all these different things you do?

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  7. Thank you very much for your kind words. I would say time management and disciple. I try to keep myself busy most of the time. I get restless whenever I’m not doing anything. 😀


  8. You are seriously so strong amiga!!! This makes me want to get up and do more because mental health is something most of us take for granted and if you can do ALL that you do with what you battled with then we can ALL do so much than we think we can!! Thank you for sharing this with everyone we love you and support you forever!!!

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  9. Hi Polly I want to thank you so much for teaching me that failure should not to be feared but to overcome. You are a beautiful lady and yes maam, a hero for sharing your experiences with all of us! Have a nice night

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  10. Your story has impacted me in an extremely positive way. I too have depression and recently had to deal with what I would say were the most difficult symptoms from it. I felt very alone and just couldn’t accept the struggles I was facing. I’ve always been very in control of myself from all aspects, but during those times, I doubted myself completely. It was disappointing. Running into your blog inspired me and aided in turning that hopelessness into patience and perseverance. Thank you so much for your bravery to share and having such positive influence over me, my then situation, and now my every day. Keep doing what you are doing. It is much appreciated.

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  11. I’m so happy to hear my journey has inspired yours. I know it’s difficult but you have to be strong and keep moving no matter how things are going. Know that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to. Just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive. We have to keep pushing EVERY SINGLE DAY💪🏼 Keep me updated on how you’re doing. Take care. ❤ ❤


  12. This is what you inspire in others. Give love, get love. I’m so glad I follow you and get to see all the love you give and get back. You’re changing people’s lives with love.

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  13. I’m a 21 year old female, university student from UK who aspires to travel the world someday. I’d like to know how you got started and what preparations did you do? Thanks Polly. I love your blog.


  14. Hi Cara, thank you for dropping by. I just graduated in college when I was 21. To be truthful with you, local travels in the Philippines are cheap it’s why I was able to go. With only 77.28 GBP, you can already travel (by land). But when I first traveled international most of the expenses were shouldered by my parents, particularly my plane tickets. I had an online shop but it was only good for my pocket money and accommodation. What I can suggest is, do a thorough research of the destination (this includes your accommodation, fare for public transpo, entrance fee, food, entrance fee of the spots that you’d like to visit). It’s best to allot extra money just in case of unforeseen expenses. Good luck! 🙂


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