Hey! I’m Mark Conrad. I’ll be your Trip Planner. I’m glad that you found me in this online jungle. I love traveling and the Plan Your Trip Now is my humble attempt to share that passion to everyone.
My love for traveling started when I was still a kid. My family has been traveling to different places wherever my father is assigned to for work. This gave me the opportunity to explore my country at a young age.
During college, I was also fortunate to study in universities that have beautiful and historical campus which are tourist destinations in itself. Also as a member of a student organization, I was also able to attend conferences that were held in different parts of the Philippines.
When the time came that I started to work and earn my own money, I used the opportunity to do more adventurous trips. Whenever, there’s a non-working holiday I jump right in to explore some new places. Traveling is my way to unwind and recharge.
These experiences taught me a lot of things like planning for a trip, creating an itinerary, traveling light, organizing trips for big groups, knowing what transportation is best to take and trying out new things.
I realized that there are a lot of people who never get to experience traveling that’s why I always convince my friends to travel and explore the world. I decided to create this website to make it easier for everyone to travel and at the same time help promote my beautiful country.
Here are the places that I have been blessed to visit so far:
Out of the Country
Why did I create Plan Your Trip Now?
I created the Plan Your Trip Now website to share to people who wants to visit the Philippines a sort of one stop shop where they could learn everything they need to know about this paradise called the Philippines. I have met several foreigners (either visiting or working here in the Philippines) and was able to talk to them on how much they love the Philippines. They really enjoyed their stay here and some even decided to stay here for good. I was really amazed by this and made me proud as a Filipino. So, I thought I could help them a little by making a website that will provide information to make it easier for them to know more about the Philippines – places to visit, food to try and set their expectations. Basically, I try to put myself in their shoes and help them out so that they could fully enjoy the beauty of the Philippines.
Why Do I Love to Travel
I often share to people my passion for traveling. I encourage my friends and family to travel (I even organize the trip for them) because I know that traveling would make you a better person.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page. – St. Augustine
Traveling opens up a whole new world for me. I love to travel because I get to experience the local culture and meet interesting people. It changed my perspective about life and my views about a lot of things. I discovered new things about myself and the world around me.
Traveling breaks down wrongly placed convictions and develop a new way of thinking: going to a place where the dominant religion is different from my own made me understand and respect more their beliefs, letting my taste buds savor flavors that it is not used to made me feel alive and conquering my fear by doing extreme adventures gave me the confidence to face whatever life throws at me.
I don’t wanna wait to be an old man before I travel otherwise I won’t be able to do those crazy adrenaline pumping activities.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack-up your bags and explore the world!