Get to know Travelosio

I’m Sarah, the voice behind Travelosio. I am currently based in the sunny south side of France. I live next to the Ardèche river surrounded by beautiful valleys, plateaus, and mountains. I am a stone’s throw away to famous vineyards, sorbet makers, natural spring source, and oh, the Neanderthal cave.

I speak 6 different languages: English, French, Japanese, Tagalog, Cebuano, and Bantayanon. I practice Vinyasa yoga to relieve stress and back problems. I am a Level 2 scuba diver with awesome diving experiences on some of the best dive sites in the world such as Komodo, Raja Ampat, and Bali.

I used to be a college professor teaching programming, computer logic and database management. Although the experience was fulfilling and rewarded me with lifelong friends, I moved on to work in the IT industry to practice what I taught.

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My office desk ready for Halloween

I found a job as a Software Engineer at a Fortune 500 company that gave me tons of opportunity to grow personally and professionally. I had a very challenging role mending several customer solutions that tested every IT bone in my body. But, I always persevere which is why I had that big trophy right by my desk.

Three years in as a programming geek, I had been sent to Atlanta, Georgia for a business training that lasted 3 months. Although my priorities were to absorb new software fundamentals, I did not waste any weekend and grabbed every opportunity to visit a couple of states such as New York, Miami, New Orleans, and Tennessee.

Despite my flair for Software Engineering, I realized I had an even greater passion for wanderlust. Even when working on a desk job, I stretched out my vacation leaves and took advantage of long weekends to travel here and there. Eventually, I reached a point in my life where I had to make the tough decision to choose between Software Engineering and traveling. Obviously, wanderlust has won me over. But, life works in funny ways sometimes that I found a compromise to enjoy both worlds. I became a digital nomad.

Being a digital nomad is the best way to go. I am fulfilling my dream to see the world while earning a living without having to let go of the digital realm completely. I can literally work anywhere – like during a sleepless long-haul flight to my next destination or even on the way to the next dive site.

Looking back, the only regret I have is not starting sooner!

Here’s a short timeline of my transition to the freelancing world.

2010 : taught IT in college
2011 : started working for NCR Corporation
2015 : founded this travel blog
2017 : left my job at and launched a full-time career as a digital nomad

Here are 10 Ten Things You Need to Know About Me so we can get even more personal 🙂

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I travel with my husband, Olivier, but you might wonder why you barely see him in my photos. Well, he said he’d rather take my photos than be in one. But, when stars align, I can convince him to pop over for a selfie or strike a pose otherwise, I take some candid shots just like this one. He’s simply amazing and very supportive of my travel blogging. Merci mon chéri!

Our paths first crossed in the small town of Oslob, Philippines. I was backpacking with Couchsurfers from China, Japan, Germany, and Singapore while he was on a diving trip across the Philippines. We’ve only had short conversations back then and didn’t even know each other’s name. Little did we know, fate was sorting out something for us. Our paths crossed again a day later when we moved to Moalboal, about 80km from Oslob. This time, we finally had some proper introduction and long, interesting conversations about traveling, diving and what not. The rest, as they say, is history… ❤

We are both backpackers at heart and would love to keep it that way. But occasionally, we like to enjoy the finer things in life too because why not!

The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen, and the memories you’ve made along the way.

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42 responses to “Get to know Travelosio”

  1. Welcome to the blogging world! Hehe

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    1. Thanks Kring! Since we just decided blogging recently, we have a lot to catch up with our travels to put it on here. Cheers!

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      1. Happy blogging Sar! 🙂

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  2. Ah, brand-new bloggers! Congrats on joining the blogging world, and I look forward to hearing more about your travels, past, present and future! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Holly! We will keep an eye to your adventures, too! Cheers 🙂

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  3. A part of the world I have not much knowledge about, but it sounds like Paradise! Have lots of fun with your travel blog and thank you for visiting mine!

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    1. Thank you and your photos are incredible by the way 🙂 I will keep an eye on your blog!

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  4. Thank you for following my blog ❤ The wanderlust in me is already tempted…

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    1. Thanks for the followback Nicole 🙂 Cheers!

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  5. Thank you so much for the follow. 😀 I really appreciate the support. I will come back to read more from you. Happy blogging!:D

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    1. I am sure I am going to gain a lot from your blog 😀 And may be vicariously travel through your blog and quench my thirst of wanderlust 😀

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      1. Careful, once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote 😉 Thanks for the followback! 🙂

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        1. Thanks for the caveat. 😉 My pleasure 🙂

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  6. Thanks for following my blog… I envy you travelling a lot 😉 love the photos….

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    1. Thanks! You will have your chance if you let it 😉 Cheers!

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      1. Thanks!!! Will be looking forward to that 😉

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  7. Really nice blog. Makes me want to get out more! Thanks for taking a look at mine 😉

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    1. Thank you! Yes, traveling is fun 🙂

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  8. Sarah,

    This is a beautifully designed blog. You’re doing great work.

    Thank you so much for swinging by my blog. I’m just getting started with this whole thing. Hope you’ll drop by again as the adventures accumulate.

    And if you’re ever in New Orleans, give a shout. I’ll give you a full list of places to check out, music to hear, and food to eat.

    Best wishes,

    Nick Fox

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    1. Hi Nick, thanks for your kind words. And if you ever drop by Philippines, I can help you out with your trip 🙂 Happy travels and cheers!

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  9. Hi, I was recently been nominated for a pass-it-forward style Blogging Recognition Award, and I have nominated your blog in response. There is no pressure to follow up on it – I just thought I’d share my enjoyment of your blog with others. You can find the link to my nominations here: https://growitcatchitmakeit.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/small-gestures-can-have-big-impacts/#more-359 or the original award here: http://eveofnight.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/lets-celebrate-whos-up-for-award.html.
    Take care,
    Justin

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  10. […] how your blog began and giving some blogging tips. I’ve already stated how my blog started here. As for my blogging […]

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  11. Inspiring blog.
    Very neat and informative.
    I like the concept of the hotel review.
    Keep it up!

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  12. You have such a gorgeous blog! The self-proclaimed geekiness has really paid off 😉 Here… take my follow 🙂

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  13. Hi there! Thanks for following my blog. I love your “travel more, spend less” perspective — great for families on a budget! I’ll definitely come back for travel inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for dropping by 🙂

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  14. Congratulations, Sarah!

    I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/real-neat-blog-award-my-congratulations-to-the-nominees/

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    1. Wow thank you very much! I will work on this asap! 🙂

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      1. Hi, you don;t need to hurry; as the award is for helping bloggers, not for hurrying them 🙂

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        1. Haha yes of course! 🙂

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  15. I love your attitude toward travel. I feel the same. Looking forward to reading about your next big adventure!

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  16. Great blog! There is no cure for getting bitten by the travel bug is there? I got bit around 14 too, on a school trip to Communist Russia, and have not looked back since. Happy travels! 😀

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  17. You have a fantastic blog! Keep up the good work! Great photos as well!

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  18. Hi Sarah! Happy to have found your blog! I’m a travel lover too and when I started reading one of your posts I couldn’t wait to read another one! I’m looking forward to following you and being inspired by your travels and experiences! 🙂
    http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/

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    1. My pleasure! 🙂
      Oh thank you, so nice of you! 🙂

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  19. HI

    Thank you so much for finding my blog and liking a post. Hope you come back again soon

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  20. Great post! Keep up the nice work!

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  21. I can’t believe my luck, I have just stumbled across your blog by chance and I have completely fallen in love with it! Well done on being able to follow your travel dreams while working on you career too, not an easy thing to do!

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  22. I am in the Information Technology world as well, so I find your story inspiring , may I just say that in addition to your IT skills, you also write really well and I enjoyed reading , so I followed you. I am just starting out with blogging even though I started travelling many years earlier. I look forward to learning from your blog.

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  23. Hello there, fellow Cebuana! I love to know more about your adventures. ❤

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    1. Hello! Welcome to my blog. Make yourself comfortable 🙂

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