Celebrating Life: A Journey of Passion, Growth, and Inspiration



Celebrating Life

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As I celebrate another year of life, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey that has led me to where I am today. I am Jojo Vito, a passionate blogger, a dedicated teacher, an entrepreneur, and a strategic management consultant. I belive that my life has been a beautiful tapestry woven with threads of travel, business, consultancy, and blogging, each aspect complementing and enriching the other.

Celebrating Life: A Journey of Passion, Growth, and Inspiration

Won 3 blogging awards from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. It helped me get noticed by other Thai companies who also sponsored my trips in the same country for some blogging projects.

Throughout my journey, travel has played a significant role, in broadening my horizons, fostering creativity, and providing invaluable experiences. It has been a catalyst for personal growth, allowing me to immerse myself in diverse cultures and gain new perspectives. In parallel, my ventures in business and consultancy have provided me with a platform to share my expertise and bring my visions to life.

Blogging has been my voice, enabling me to share my stories, passions, and aspirations with a global audience. Together, these elements have shaped the fabric of my existence, adding depth, color, and texture to my life’s tapestry.

Celebrating Life: A Journey of Passion, Growth, and Inspiration

I learned the technicalities of blogging from my former co-teacher, Sir Albert Gonora, during our weekly cycling trips.

The Early Years

My journey into the world of blogging officially began in 2010. However, my early ignorance led to the deletion of my oldest post from that year. As a result, the oldest surviving post on my blog now dates back to 2011. During this period, I was just starting to delve into the expansive realm of digital content creation, lacking knowledge of SEO and other technicalities. Despite this, my deep-seated passion for travel and my eagerness to share my experiences with others drove me forward. My first travel blog, The Happy Trip, marked the inception of a new and exciting chapter in my life.

Celebrating Life: A Journey of Passion, Growth, and Inspiration

White water rafting in Cagayan de Oro

As I delved deeper into the world of blogging, I began to realize the potential it held. It was not just a platform for sharing my travel experiences but also a means to connect with like-minded individuals and build a community. With each blog post, I honed my writing skills and learned more about the art of storytelling. My blog became a reflection of my adventures, a digital journal that captured the essence of my travels.

Celebrating Life: A Journey of Passion, Growth, and Inspiration


Our two-week trip to Palembang, Lampung, and Yogyakarta, Indonesia, was partly sponsored by private companies in Indonesia with the help of our Indonesian blogger friends

As my blog gained traction and attracted a loyal following, I started to see new opportunities emerging. I began to receive invitations to collaborate with brands and tourism boards, opening up new avenues for growth. I also started to explore the world of monetization, leveraging affiliate marketing and sponsored content to generate income from my blog. This marked the transition from blogger to entrepreneur, as I started to see my blog not just as a passion project but also as a potential business venture.

Celebrating Life: A Journey of Passion, Growth, and Inspiration

TakeMeTour trip to Ranong, Thailand, courtesy of TakeMeTour Thailand.

Balancing Act

As I ventured into the world of blogging, I was also deeply immersed in building my business, the Jojo Vito Designs Gallery. The gallery was more than just a business venture; it was a reflection of my creativity and vision. While managing the marketing and the creative aspect of the gallery, I also focused on expanding its reach and impact. This involved attending trade shows, networking events, and exploring new markets, all while staying true to my design philosophy.

Celebrating Life: A Journey of Passion, Growth, and Inspiration

one of my training gigs at the Norwegian Training Center

Simultaneously, my consultancy business began to flourish, presenting me with opportunities to travel around the country to conduct various training programs for my clients. These trips were not only fulfilling professionally but also personally enriching. They allowed me to immerse myself in different cultures, learn from local practices, and gain a deeper understanding of the diverse business landscapes across the Philippines. Juggling these tasks was challenging, but it was a challenge I embraced wholeheartedly, as each endeavor fueled my passion and drive to succeed.

Celebrating Life: A Journey of Passion, Growth, and Inspiration

Named Blogger of the Year at the Globe Blog Awards

The Rewards of Passion and Perseverance

Despite the challenges I faced, my passion for blogging remained unwavering. Along the way, I was fortunate to meet individuals who played instrumental roles in shaping my blogging career. Their guidance and support helped me navigate the complexities of the digital world, allowing me to grow and evolve as a content creator.

Celebrating Life: A Journey of Passion, Growth, and Inspiration

My first international win was at the Kerala Blog Express 3, where I emerged victorious among more than 1,000 contenders. I enjoyed Kerala, India for 4 weeks with 30 other bloggers from 25 countries worldwide, who were winners based on blog value, quality, and social media presence, as well as the votes from our supporters.

As my blog gained recognition, I began receiving numerous awards and sponsorships. These opportunities not only validated my work but also opened doors to new experiences and collaborations. I found myself enjoying perks such as free food, accommodations, flights, gadgets, and more, all of which added a layer of excitement to my blogging journey.

Furthermore, my teaching career was greatly enriched by my travels. Experiencing different places and business practices firsthand allowed me to bring a unique perspective to my lectures. It also gave me valuable insights that I could share with my students, enriching their learning experience and broadening their horizons.

Celebrating Life: A Journey of Passion, Growth, and Inspiration

Double Victory: Best Travel Blog and Best Business Blog Awards

Staying Relevant and Inspired

As I celebrate another year of life, I find myself contemplating the longevity of my journey as a content creator in an increasingly competitive landscape. It’s natural to wonder how long I can continue to share my content and maintain relevance amidst the ever-evolving digital sphere. However, rather than succumbing to uncertainty, I embrace the challenge with determination and optimism.


with friends Engiemar, CG, and Lei Lani in Halong Bay

For me, staying relevant is not just about keeping up with trends; it’s about constant evolution and reinvention. I understand the importance of re-creating and rebranding myself to adapt to changing audience preferences and technological advancements. I draw inspiration from the best in the industry, learning from their strategies and innovations to refine my approach.

Celebrating Life: A Journey of Passion, Growth, and Inspiration

With my Negrense Bloggers Family 

Moreover, I am committed to giving back to the community by supporting aspiring bloggers on their journey. I believe that by sharing my knowledge and experiences, I can help others find their voice and carve out their path in the digital landscape. Ultimately, staying relevant is a journey of self-discovery and growth, and I am excited to continue evolving and improving as a content creator for years to come.

With Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach


As I reflect on my journey, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible people who have supported and guided me along the way. From mentors who have shared their wisdom to friends who have cheered me on, I am endlessly thankful for their presence in my life. Their belief in me has fueled my passion and inspired me to reach new heights.

My USLS Family

Being fabulous, to me, is about embracing life with joy, confidence, and authenticity. It’s about celebrating who you are and what you have accomplished, while also striving to grow and evolve. Being fabulous means having the courage to chase your dreams, even when faced with challenges, and staying true to yourself no matter what. It’s about spreading positivity, kindness, and inspiration wherever you go, and making a difference in the lives of others.

Double Honors at the Negrense Blog Awards: Best Travel Blog and Best Business Blog

As I celebrate another year, I look forward to continuing this journey of self-discovery and personal growth. I am committed to living each day with purpose and passion, and to sharing my journey with others in the hopes of inspiring them to do the same.

Here’s to being fabulous, now and always!

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