How She Wanders is a travel blog by a Filipina wanderer, Dea Mariano, who only allowed herself to wander during weekdays. It aims to help other travelers by sharing detailed and information-packed blog posts through the author’s firsthand experiences. This blog is primarily about travel stories, itineraries, budget and travel guides, honest reviews, tips, discoveries, photography, and more!
About the Author
Dea Mariano is a Filipina backpacker based from Bulacan. She often travels with her boyfriend, Jeric, who’s the one responsible to majority of photos in this website. She’s been traveling with him since 2014, one province or two at a time.
As an engineer who wasn’t trained for essays, writing is actually not her thing. Indeed, traveling could turn anyone into a storyteller, 100% guaranteed! 😎 She is a freelance CAD Engineer, adventurer, and foodie all at the same time for 5 days a week, and a Jesus worshiper 24/7. ❤️
Her desire in traveling made her witness how wonderful her God is. She believes that God put that desire in her heart and used it to show more of His love and greatness. It’s easy to see how majestic He is through His marvelous workmanship. It’s hard to say that everything on earth just happened by chance. There has to be a Big Guy out there who started all this and controls everything. That’s why she wanders fearlessly, knowing that her God won’t leave her nor forsake her.
How the Blog Started
May I speak in first person now? Thank you 😜
By the time I left my regular engineering job in Manila, I decided to manage/operate our family business in Bulacan (this is before I started receiving freelance engineering projects). During off-peak hours, I spend my time just resting, facebooking, and instagramming. One day I told myself, “Why not use my spare time for more meaningful stuff?.” Then I remembered I was blogging before and I can bring it back to life. I decided to own a website domain but “blessednotlucky.com” was already taken (my previous blog was just a free wordpress site). I began studying and planning and few months later, How She Wanders was born. The new blog first existed as a Facebook Page Blog, and later on had its own website. The progress became slow as I only have few hours allotted for writing. But slow progress is still progress, right?
My previous blog (blessednotlucky.wordpress.com) existed due to massive queries from other people. It was my friends who urged me to blog. It’s true that it’s easy to give up something if what forced you to do it came from the outside. It should always come from the inside. That’s why it was just easy for me to stop blogging for a long time.
But this time, it’s because I want to do it. I choose to become more useful by sharing my experiences that could be of help to other people. Nobody told me to do so. Nobody urged me. This time it’s on me. And this time it’s with Him ☝️
Shalom and God bless!
With love ❤️