I used to buy all the Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was a kid. It was one of the few books that really got my interest–probably because I love a good adventure or maybe because I was in charge of the outcome of the story. Now that I’m older, I, too, “create my own adventures” by travelling as often as I can. Do things that I know I won’t be able to do and enjoy when I’m old. I am lucky to be able to travel because the world of my job. When I’m in Manila, I’m always itching to book a local trip because earlier this year I promised myself that I would support local tourism. So that when I am given opportunities to see other countries and meet people, I have good stories to tell and be a good ambassador of our country. I start little by taking beautiful photos of my local trips and sharing them on social media. That way maybe we can attract tourists and show them what they’re missing for not seeing the gem of South East Asia!

Go Hotels recently came up with an inspiring campaign called “Create Your Own Adventure” wherein they encourage people to explore, go out of their comfort zones and have a hassle-free stay at Go Hotels. You can check out their inspiring video here or scroll down at the end of the post. They currently have 9 hotels and counting (Bacolod, Butuan, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Mandaluyong, Ortigas Center, Otis-Manila, Tacloban, and Puerto Princesa). I got to stay at their Iloilo and Puerto Princesa hotel last year and I had a wonderful stay! I love the “book early, pay less” concept…kind of like booking a flight at Cebu Pacific! The earlier you book, the cheaper rate you get! Some have the misconception that the cheaper rate will mean deduction in amenties, but that’s not true at all. Whatever rate you get, every Juan will still have a hot/cold shower, towels, soap and shampoo sachets, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and cabled TV, among many other things. With that, Go Hotels is giving away a bunch of prizes for all your travel needs–scroll down below to see the full mechanics! 

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  1. Follow Go Hotels on Facebook and Instagram
  2. Watch their video on Youtube and share it on your Facebook wall. This will serve as your inspiration for creating your own video.
  3. Create a 15-second video on Instagram by compiling photos or videos of your travels and adventures in the Philippines! (Make sure you use your own photos/vidoes)
    Background music for your post should be “A Place for Every Juan” by Kian Ransom which can be downloaded here.
  4. Describe your post in one sentence and include “#GoCreateYourOwnAdventure with @gohotels_ph! Join their giveaway today!” in your caption. (Example: Batanes, I’ll be back! “#GoCreateYourOwnAdventure with @gohotels_ph! Join their giveaway today!)
  5. Maximum of TWO (2) entries per person only. Flooding of videos is discouraged and will automatically be disqualified.

4 adventurers with the most inspiring videos will be the winners! The grand winner will receive the UDI U818A-1 Discovery Quadcopter, one runner up will receive a Herschel bag and two runners up will receive a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 each. Plus, all winners will receive an overnight stay valid for any Go Hotels branch! Woot! Contest period is from August 3 to 31, 2015. Winners will be announced on September 2, 2015 and will have until November 3, 2015 to claim their prize.

Create your own adventures with Go Hotels and book your stay today.
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