How to Travel Without a Passport

How to Travel Without a Passport | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Itching to travel but don't have the bucks to get your passport tattooed? Me too! *ugh* But as what I'd like to tell my friends, you don't have to burn through your bank account to have an adventure of a lifetime. There are ways for us to travel without having to cross continents or carve a gaping hole on our wallets. Curious yet? I've got some tricks! (Stay till the end for a surprise.)

How to Travel Without a Passport - Go Local | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Most people don't realize that there's so much to see in their own city and country that they need not fly somewhere far. In the Philippines for example, (with 7,107 islands mind you) there's a lot to do and so many places to be. My favorite destinations have to be the Hundred Islands of Pangasinan, Intramuros and Romblon (which I have yet to blog). A little road trip doesn't hurt either especially with the perfect playlist. Can't go out of town for long? Try visiting a nearby park, a museum, a food strip or go mural hunting in Bonifacio Global City! Staycations work too.

Tip: Bring a fresh pair of eyes with you. When accompanied by someone who has yet to lay their eyes on these destinations for the first time, they'll give you a different perspective. Trust me. It's going to be a whole new experience.

How to Travel Without a Passport - Flip Through | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin. Because truth be told, the imagination can bring us anywhere from Hogwarts to Middle Earth to Narnia. It can sweep you both to fictional and real places. Take John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" for example which took us on a date to Amsterdam.

Tip: Not a fan of novels? Don't fret. Reading extends to pretty much every single type of publication both print (e.g. magazines) and digital (e.g. blogs). If you're into art as well, check out "In the City: Drawings by Nigel Peake".

How to Travel Without a Passport - Eat Up | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
It's always a must to eat at least one authentic/signature dish in every place you visit. It's a way to dive into and get to know a culture. Thanks to globalization, many restaurant chains from all across the globe have brought their food and their culture with them. You don't have to travel far to get a taste of Paris, Italy, Japan or Korea.

Tip: Are you gaga over Kdrama like me (aka kinain ng sistema)? If you want those fish cakes that Kim Bok Joo gobbled up on "Weightlifting Fairy", one of the participating stalls at the A.Venue Food Bazaar in Makati sells Korean street food. More about it here.

How to Travel Without a Passport - See a Flick | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Admit it. We're often whisked to places when we go watch a movie. It's a cheaper alternative and something even non-readers would appreciate. You can even check out vlogs on Youtube if that's your cup of tea.

Tip: It doesn't have to be a movie about travel or adventure. It can be set in a real city or a fictional one. As long as it takes you with it, it's travel on its own. Need suggestions? The Grand Budapest Hotel, Pan's Labyrinth, A Werewolf Boy, 3 Idiots, Sakaling Hindi Makarating and That Thing Called Tadhana.

How to Travel Without a Passport | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
But what if you badly want to get that passport tattooed or go visit one of those magnificent (but pricey) Philippine destinations? I mean, who doesn't want to hop on a plane to experience:
(a) Backpacking in Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand)
(b) Conquer Kota Kinabalu
(c) The Edge of the World in Batanes
(d) Chilling at Coron, Palawan
(e) Eat, Bond, Laugh at Bali, Indonesia
(f) Experience Myanmar's Hot Air Balloon Festival
(g) Explore Chiang Mai, Thailand
(h) Cruise from Manila to Taiwan and Hong-Kong

How to Travel Without a Passport | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Oh and have I told you it's for FREE? Yes, no need to dent that bank account. Jack 'n Jill Chippy is giving away an all-expense paid trip (airfare, accommodation and food allowance) of your choice! Here's how.

Gather your "barkada" of 3 to 5 members. Every month, Chippy will post a themed photo/video challenge on its Facebook page. Each team needs to complete only one of the three given tasks and upload it to Easy peasy right? So what are you waiting for? Gather the gang for the ultimate "kada-bonding" experience with the Chippy Kada Bucketlist Challenge. Visit the official website for full contest mechanics.

PS: What's your favorite Chippy flavor? I'm all for "Garlic and Vinegar". You?


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