Travel with Karla in 2018

It’s been a while since I wrote something about myself. 2018 is full of surprises! Here’s what happened to Travel with Karla in 2018.

1. I switched from being a Travel Blogger to a Travel and Lifestyle Blogger.

What’s the difference? Before, I just visit different places and make some itineraries. Now, I make product reviews and attend events! It feels good to connect brands to their target audience through honest reviews.

Origani Skincare Philippines
Origani Skincare Philippines

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the brands who trusted me!

2. Travel with Karla finally has a new logo!

Thank you, JM Suba!

I also increased my subscribers! Thank you friends!

3. I hosted a bloggers party!

It all started with a Facebook rant. I was upset that I declined a lot of events because I’m only available on weekends. “What if I create my own event?” I invited some blogger friends and got some sponsors! Isn’t it fun to exchange ideas with bloggers from different fields? We really learned a lot from each other.

4. I was appointed as Sangguniang Kabataan Secretary.

It has always been my goal to serve the people. I did not expect to be a part of the government but God made a way to make this possible. It’s great to be a big sister to them and to help them in planning projects and activities.

SK Secretary 101
Sangguniang Kabataan Projects and Activities

5. I became one of the breadwinners of the family.

For the first time, I bought everyone new clothes for Christmas! Providing the needs of my family is really rewarding.

Celebrating Christmas at Chavez Estate (1)
Celebrating Christmas at Chavez Estate.

6. I became a Youth Advocate to Eliminate Online Sexual Exploitation of Children.

The Philippines has become known as a top global source of materials on child sexual abuse. More than 20,000 child pornographic images are uploaded to the internet every week. I feel that by educating children, this can be avoided. I do this every Sunday.

Eliminate Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

7. I learned how to do CPR.

Learn CPR. Strangers, and most importantly, your family may need to depend on it. I passed the practical test and I will receive my ID soon!

8. I attended a dance class.

I’m not really good at dancing but I tried! It was fun learning from G-force, the choreographer of celebrities!

K-Pop Dance Class at G-Force Dance Center Alabang (1)

9. I colored my hair.

For the first time in my life, I colored my hair! I also decided to curl it for a change. Thank you T & J Salon for the free makeover!

Free Hair Makeover from Tony and Jackey

10. I turned 25 this year.

I invited my close friends and family to my Jollibee Party! The last time I celebrated my birthday in Jollibee was when I was three years old. Haha! I’m happy that the guests exceeded my expectation. My family and friends enjoyed playing like a child in my party!

Travel with Karla

BONUS Plot Twist: My LDR boyfriend for four years sent me flowers, balloon, cake, and chocolates for my birthday! *KILIG*

How about you? What are the plot twists of your 2018?

Travel with Karla



  1. Wow, congrats on everything you accomplished in 2018! I myself have switched my blog to do travel and lifestyle! Enjoy your future adventures this year and I can’t wait to see what is in store for you!

  2. It looks like you had quite the year. I am hoping for one day that I would be able to provide for my family with blogging.

  3. 2018 was full of adventure and achievements for you, that’s awesome! I love that you are a youth advocate for children. I can’t believe how many images are posted online, that is sad and sickening. Thank you for helping the children! I would love to be involved in communities like this. I need to do research and see what is in my area!

  4. Wow, you did a lot Karla! I don’t know whether to give you congrats or yell at you for not taking a break and relaxing a bit.
    But seriously, I am so happy that you are getting more out of your blog by incorporating more lifestyle topics. Also, good on you for giving back to not only the blogging community but also becoming an advocate for the kids! That is truly amazing!

  5. Such an amazing year for you. Hope 2019 is even better, Congratulations!
    I wish I can also achieve bigger goals this year 🙂

  6. Good to know you had a remarkable year in 2018. Looks like you had fun in your 25th kiddie party sa jollibee 🙂

    And yes I agree that helping your family is really rewarding and the feeling is incomparable.

    1. Yes, natuwa ako sa Jollibee hehe. Super hassle free preparation. Nagbayad lang ako then aattend na lang sa birthday. No need to think about cleaning, decoration, sound system, hosts, etc. HAHAHA

  7. Hi Karla! It was nice you had a great time in 2018. I also saw that you already know how to do CPR haha we’ll rely on you whenever we will need CPR haha 🙂 Anyway cheers to your 2018 and have a great 2019!

    1. HAHAHA! Nakakapagod siya gawin sa dummy person, what more kung real life. I hope walang mangailangan ng CPR this year hehe.

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