Happy 1st Birthday Flipnomad

Exactly one year ago, I was a bummer who just got back from a six month backpacking trip across Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Nepal and India. I wasn’t planning to go back yet but because of the death of my beloved Grandma last September 2009, I’ve decided to come back home.

I’m a broke, penniless and disoriented person since I came back and the only thing that I can think of is how to go back on the road. I started scouring the internet on how to travel for free or how to travel without a job or how to earn money without a job.

Luckily, I came across numerous blogs that talk about alternative sources of income, cheap travelling, and lifestyle redesign. I thought, if I they could do it, maybe I can too.

And that was October 25, 2009, when the idea to become a blogger was born. It was the day when flipnomad, out of the countless names that I’ve thought about just popped into my head.

And a year forward, Flip is still up and running, continuously sharing some of his stories, some travel tips and tricks and sharing some stories of other great travellers too.

Since this is Flip’s first year… I’ll share with you some of flipnomad.com’s first…

1. Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere, one of Time Magazine’s Best Blog for 2010, graced the first Meet the Nomads’ section. Thanks Gary!!!

2. Blogging?!? is the first article I’ve written

3. Robbert, my Dutch room mate in Kathmandu gave the first comment in my blog, Where are the Pinoy   Backpackers? Thanks Bro!!!

4. Nina of Justwandering is the first blogger who left a comment in my blog, just right after Robbert. Thanks Nina!!! 🙂

5. Gaye of Pinay Travel Junkie is the first blogger that I kept on bothering about my blog and the first person I told about my own domain (even if I dont personally know her). Thanks Gaye!!!

6. Ron Cruz of FlipTravels is the first Filipino that I’ve featured in Meet the Nomads. Thanks Ron!!!

7. How to Find the Cheapest Airfare is the first travel Tip that I shared in flipnomad.com

8. The Philippine’s Hidden Gem is the first contributed article written by Lagaw. Thanks!!!

9. Why You Should Explore the Philippines is my first campaign to invite tourists to visit the Philippines

For those who are new to my site, welcome and feel free to read about me and my past musings by checking out the archive. If you wanna read about my previous slumbook style interviews with great travellers, please check out Meet the Nomads.

And before I end this post, a big big thanks to everyone who have read, shared, commented on my posts. Big thanks to everyone who have linked me up even when I was just a newbie in the blogging world.

Big thanks also to my non-blogging friends who supported my blog right from the start. Thanks for continuously listening and thanks for all the inputs. And more than anything else, thanks for believing in what I can do.

Happy 1st Birthday Flipnomad


  1. This blog's only running for a year? Amazing what you've accomplished! Congrats Flip, more entries to come! 😀

  2. thanks ed 🙂 yup 1 year… more flippin years to come hopefully 🙂

  3. flip'n travels says:

    WHOA! I'm part of flipnomad history!
    YEY! congrats bro! I wish you more trips to come. keep the stories flowing!

    hope to see you soon! 😉


  4. thanks ron 🙂 so now you're the first blogger that i've met too

  5. Happy Birthday! Has it really been a year? Well, time flies when you're having fun. More FLIP birthdays to come!

  6. thank maja

  7. Corinne @ Gourmantic says:

    Happy blogaversary Flip! Here's to the rest of the journey 🙂

  8. thanks corinne

  9. happy 1st birthday! wow! barely a year? your blog is growing so fast and so is your traveler spirit! keep traveling and continue being an inspiration!

  10. thanks bridge…

  11. tsk belated.. you never mentioned,.. just now i am reading your articles, cant sleep eh.. very nice =p

  12. Yay! Congrats Flip 😀

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