February 11, 2011
The OAP Travel Planner is out! We are releasing 1,000 copies ONLY since this is a limited edition batch to get input and feedback to make a killer 2012 Travel Planner. :) We released the first batch of planners already, and this is one of the best feedbacks I received:
I just received the OAP 2011 Planner. Bro, I couldn’t believe that you’re just selling this for P600. This is waaaaay better than the P2,500 planner that I buy. I have a question, why the heck didn’t you think about this a long time ago?!?
Kidding aside, this is truly a fantastic planner!!! Now, I can’t wait for your 2012 OAP Planner. Just a small suggestion for the 2012 OAP Planner, if you can, add a latch or a ‘rubber’ thingy so that it will hold the planner close.
Romeo Gonzales III
This planner is great for summer travel and a unique gift for Valentine's since it is a limited edition copy only.
This is the beta edition of the Our Awesome Planet Guide Book. I'm only accepting input for the 2012 edition from owners of the 2011 guide book/planner, though. I have a lot of ideas in mind and I need your help to focus on items that would benefit the foodies and travelers of the Philippines.
It is available only in Midnight Mercato starting tonight, 10pm-3am and Mercato Centrale Saturdays/Sundays, 7am to 2pm. You can also buy it from the Philippine Travel Fair in SMX from February 18-20, 2011 (until supplies last).
Here are 8 Tips on how you can use the OAP Guide Book/Travel Planer for Summer 2011:
1. A Bird's Eye View of the Awesome Events Happening in the Philippines
"Got my planner! Love it! I'm so excited to use it. :)" - Arlene Trillanes
I integrated the 2011 Awesome Calendar of the Philippines into the Monthly pages of the planner.
This will make it easy for you to plan your trips to the various awesome happenings around the Philippines. I also highlighted the long weekends and significant religious events.
When a budget airline announces a seat sale, you can use the monthly pages to help you decide which destinations to go to at the right time.
(For owners of the planner, I'm open to suggestions on what events to put in the calendar for 2012.)
2. Awesome Ideas on Where to Travel in the Philippines
At the start of the planner, I shared the best places to visit in the Philippines, which I also recently published in the blog:
- 8 Most Awesome Filipino Restaurants in the Philippines
- TOP 10 World Renowned and Must-See Places in the Philippines!
- TOP 10 Beaches of the Philippines!
- 8 Awesome Adventures in the Philippines!
Yes, you'll get a clean, printed copy of the articles. :)
(For owners of the planner, I'd appreciate receiving input on ideas for other food and travel articles.)
3. Vision Board: My Travel Plan in 2011
"Hi! got the planner na! it is really nice." - Aurora Dela Torre
Vision boards are very powerful, so there are two vision boards in the planner -- one to visualize your Ultimate Day and another one to visualize your Travel Plans for 2011.
(For owners of the planner, I'm setting up an official website for the group where we can share our vision boards with each other. :) )
4. Monthly Highlights: More Ideas on What to Do and Eat for Each Month
For now, the monthly highlights are snapshots from my blog posts, just to give people more ideas on what to do and eat specifically for that month.
(For owners of the planner, I'm open to ideas on what to feature for each month. :) )
5. Weekly Pages with Unique Travel Quotes and Tips
"Hi Anton: Thank you for my planner. I have received it today. Looking forward to living an awesome life TODAY =) cheers,Tin" - Kristine Marie San Juan
The weekly pages are deliberately designed with plenty of space for you to write on. It was a labor of love to create 52 unique food and travel quotes for each week.
(For owners of the planner, please provide comments and feedback if you have ideas on how to improve the layout of this page. :) )
6. Travel Log Chronicles
After each quarter, you can immortalize your experiences in the scrapbook page.
(For owners of the planner, let's share our travel log pages in the official website, which I will announce soon. :) )
7. Road Trip Guides to Pagudpud & Bicol
"Just got the planner! thanks. PS : looks great! maint-init pa... HOT off the press! hahaha....
( i co-own a printing press so i noticed this is really just out of the finishing department, sariwa pa ang cola....)" - Pinky Vergara
I love road trips! I've integrated two road trip guides to Pagudpud and Bicol, with all the points of foodie interest and Caltex stations along the way. My vision is to create a Do-it-Yourself Road Trip guide to encourage more Filipinos to travel around the country.
(For owners of the planner, let me know if you have ideas on how to make the Road Trip Guide more useful. :) )
8. Top 100 Most Awesome Restaurants Directory
Unlike other planners, the OAP Guide Book/Travel Planner does NOT have any coupons because it is a conflict of interest, especially for this page. The Top 100 Most Awesome Restaurants Directory is essentially my list of the most awesome restaurants you should visit around the Philippines.
(For owners of the planner, this list is still open to additional input. Let me know if you have suggestions, additions or ideas on how to make this lifestyle directory more awesome. :) )
Our Awesome Planet Travel Log Planner (P599)
Only available at:
Midnight Mercato, Fridays and Saturdays, 10pm-3am
Mercato Centrale, Saturdays and Sundays, 7am-2pm
Philippine Travel Fair, SMX February 18-20, 2011
Live an Awesome Life,
Full Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. I'm NOT connected with, compensated by, or represented by any PR firm. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if any PR firm is claiming otherwise.
P.S. See you tonight at the simple launching of Midnight Mercato @ BGC - 10pm!