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Welcome to

It took me a little while to blog again using my own DaddyTravels site. It was purely because I needed to make the next move. My site has gotten busier, loaded with pictures, and the free blog given by WordPress had its limits with the amount of pictures I could load. It was also this year that I was interviewed by Digital Nomad’s Ricky Shetty, and the interview was shared on his Facebook site and was also uploaded on YouTube.

Paris is always a good idea, 2015

2018 started out hectic on the home front, we tackled lots of home improvement projects. We had removed the carpet in the family room, and two of the bedrooms upstairs and replaced them with laminate flooring.     We also removed hardwood in our kitchen area (an area that suffered flooding from our sink), and replaced that with tiles.

We also removed the linoleum from two of the bathrooms upstairs and replaced that with tiles. Lastly, we removed the carpet from our stairs, very dingy carpet, and installed the wooden stairs of my dreams.

Ugggghhhh, our old carpeted stairs

Big credit goes to my Uncle, my Ninong Nerry. He was the mastermind who took care of this huge undertaking for us. That alone took three weeks of our time.

Just when we thought we were done, we embarked on one more home improvement task. We painted Ethan’s bedroom.

Soon after, we hired a contractor to paint our kitchen cabinets, our kitchen walls, and family room plus our bathroom downstairs. As of this writing, we are still halfway through that process, and we are hoping to see the end of it all soon, very soon.

Kitchen makeover in progress

Oh, the blog

Yes, as you can see, I’ve neglected my own blog. I started the process early in March. I wanted to get my own domain, but someone had already purchased, and I didn’t really want to spend an arm and a leg to buy that domain.

Singapore 2017

At the end of the day, I wanted to make sure the words “Daddy” and “Travels” stayed as part of the domain name. I ended up choosing these two, I thought they both represented the ideas surrounding DaddyTravels.

DaddyTravels101 won the survey, however, it was DaddyTravelsNow that spoke to me the most. As I had mentioned to many of my friends and family, no matter the name, I will still continue to share what I am most passionate about and that is to travel with the family for nearly free, and write about those adventures for everyone else to learn.

Oxararfoss, Iceland 2017
Arc du Triomphe, Paris

NOW is the time

NOW -at the present time or moment. Yes, there’s no better time than now. I’ve seen life come full circle, come to an end in so many shapes and forms. Time could easily pass you by if you let it. This was the reason why I feel so fortunate to not only travel, but to travel for nearly free, and be able to bring my entire family on our trips.

Princeville, Hawaii (Kauai) 2017

The icing on the cake is the opportunity to share this with many of my friends, family, and followers. The real reward is to see pictures when those I’ve helped or learned from my tips have actually taken grand vacations themselves.

Where else? New York City 2017

I didn’t want Nancy and I to wait until we’re older in order for us to explore around Europe. I’ve now been to Europe enough times to know that it takes a lot of energy to walk around Europe. I’m so glad that we are doing this NOW. Traveling has always been a part of me, more so now than ever. It was because of this miles and points earning hobby that afforded us to travel to many parts of the world.

My childhood bucket list dream came to life, Sydney Opera House 2016

So yes, welcome, or shall I say, welcome back, or welcome again to DaddyTravels, this time, I’m now DaddyTravelsNow. Same ol’ Jason, still focused on bringing you our travel adventures as family. This is all for now, thanks again for all your support.

Back in Melbourne 2016


2 thoughts on “Welcome to

  1. Hey Kuya J! It’s bro Red Manalo . I saw blogs and was amazed how you get great deals!!!! I’m definitely following and now in that boat or plane if you will on traveling with my family using points and travel hacking!

    1. Red!!! Thanks for the feedback. Not sure if you follow my group page on Facebook. Feel free to join and post/ask questions to get started. We all gotta start somewhere. And I’m so glad we did. It has been nearly 5 years now and we’ve not paid for a full airline ticket. Check out my page

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