About Me

Why Travel?

At one point in your life you will feel exhausted, bored and tired of your routinary life. When that day comes, just step out of your comfort box, move away from your usual self and see your life from different perspectives. Travel! Head out to the endless horizon and discover the world, go places and meet new faces, explore to understand new cultures, get lost to find yourself. In the end you will realize that traveling is not only about learning new cultures or meeting new friends or discovering new places, it also lets us discover our own culture, our limits, ourselves. It is a personal journey to self-discovery, because after all, it is only from the outside that we can look back in.

Annapurna Base Camp

Who is Lakwatsero

Angel Juarez is a backpacker, adventure seeker, son of a beach, hobbyist photographer, scuba diver, aspiring marine conservation biologist, environment advocate, runner, mountain biker, budget traveler, seasonal mountaineer and newbie surfer. An Information Technology Analyst on workdays who speaks languages that only computers understand, but on weekends and holidays he is most probably underwater, on the saddle or out-of-town. He started chasing sunsets, waterfalls, lighthouses and extreme adventures as soon as he finished college and started blogging in May of 2006 under the web name Bleue. He decided to focus on Travel in March of 2008. He dreamed of documenting and sharing his adventures to the world, thus he created www.lakwatsero.com.

Angel and his works and photos have already been featured and published in various websites and publications including Yahoo, Skyscanner, Choose Philippines, Spot.ph, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine, Cebu Pacific’s Smile Magazine, Lonely Planet Magazine, Health and Home Magazine, and Travel+Leisure Magazine.

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thelakwatsero
Twitter: http://twitter.com/thelakwatsero
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thelakwatsero
Tumblr: http://thelakwatsero.tumblr.com/

Accomplishments/Recognition

2020

  • Finalist: De La Salle Araneta University’s Gawad Lasallianeta – Most Outstanding Instagram Influencer

2019

  • Finalist: Village Pipol Choice Award 2019 – Travel Infuencer of the Year

2018

2017

2016

2015

2013

2012

2011

  • Winner: Cebu Pacific Wandering Juan Travel Blog Awards – Sports and Adventure Category

2009

  • Nominee: Philippine Blog Awards – Best Travel Blog

2008

  • Finalist: Philippine Blog Awards – Best Travel Blog

Citations

Mission

Lakwatsero.com is guided by the following missions:

  • To help tourists by providing information about different destinations
  • To guide budget travelers by providing cost-effective travel advise
  • To promote the Philippines by showcasing its different scenic spots
  • To document the Philippines and the world by capturing its beauty in stills and in narratives

Expect this site to feature not only photos and destinations where Lakwatsero have been to but also food, adventures, events and everything about life that is worth blogging.

For your comment, inquiries,  suggestion or other concerns, you may email me at angelcjuarez[at]gmail[dot]com or just leave a message at the comment section below.

Comments

  1. Hi Angel,

    My name is James from GoWhereWhen.com, the largest database of curated events in the world. I am impressed by what you’ve achieved so far with your blog!

    I am reaching out because I have an offer that could bring you even more exposure.

    We would like you to leave a review or an image for one or more events on GoWhereWhen.com and in exchange get credit with a do-follow link to your site.

    By leaving a review, you will get in return:
    ● Exposure to our growing audience
    ● Backlinks from a 40+ DA website on Semrush
    ● Credit for your review and images as your review will be highlighted on the event page

    Would you be interested?

    Thanks,

    James

  2. Rose Balindan

    Hi, I have a proposal for business partnership with you. Kindly email me: rosebalindan@gmail.com

  3. Jhane

    Can we go to cagbalete island and not to rent a cottage? because we will just be there for a couple of hours.. I mean can we bring our own camp?

  4. Bella

    Hi,

    I came across your website lakwatsero.com and I wanted to see if you would be interested in working with us.
    We have specific Top notch clients related to all the niches and we are looking for opportunities to work with nice blogs like yours.

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    Wondering if you can let me know the price you charge for a Sponsored post OR In-content text link placement in an existing post. (Do-follow link – Permanent)

    I can tell you that we will provide you highly authoritative and non-promotional content.

    Looking forward to a positive and prompt reply

    Best Regards,
    Bella Jordan

    1. Lakwatsero

      Please email me at angelcjuarez[at]gmail[dot]com. Thanks!

  5. Elle Meijer

    Hi there,

    I’m Elle Meijer . I’m looking for the finest blog to post one of my client’s articles. During my search, I came across your site lakwatsero.com. Well, I found that the posts on your blogs are quite edifying and admirable to read.

    Now, I’m reaching out you to ask if you are interested in posting free content on your blog.

    I hope our post will bring you valuable information to your avid readers.

    I’m eagerly waiting to hear from you soon.

    Thank you,

    Regards,

    Elle Meijer

  6. Hello guys,

    Greetings!!

    Your site _ is an excellent resource related to the topics that we cover. We have noticed the persistence and the quality of content posted here.

    We are working for several start-up companies that specializes in different niches. I think that your readers might be interested in knowing about such blog where they will find each information and guidance.

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  7. Juls

    Hi sir.

    Good day! Thanks for. Walking me through to your awesome travel destinations. I just want to ask if you avail annual web hosting plans and what platform are you using?

    Thank you so much!

    Jj

  8. Gel Evangelista

    Hi,

    This is Gel, an outreach assistant. I wanted to find out who the best person is to speak with to contribute an article on your website?

    I am looking to write an article that you can post on your blog. The article will be well-researched based on the large pool travel experts that our company has access to. In exchange, I was hoping that you could credit our online travel media site for providing the article to you. Please let me know if you would be interested?

    Thank you,

    Gel

  9. Michiko Vizon

    Hi Angel! You mentioned in your Laoag travel guide that there are numerous departures (buses and vans) daily from Baguio City Bus Terminal to Laoag. I can’t seem to google this. Do you know the trip schedules? I’m from Taguig. I can’t take the direct trips to Laoag due to time constraints so I’ll have to go there via Baguio (which has hourly trips from Cubao). I’m planning to go there this Feb. 19, 2019. Thank you so much in advance!!!

  10. Janice

    Hi Angel,

    Your page and IG is the best go-to whenever my traveler friends and I seek for destinations and great reviews.
    Thank you for all these help and details. I wish you more success and great travels to come!

    All the best!

  11. Joyce

    Hi! What captured me about your website are the pictures. They look just amazing! I’m wondering what equipment you used? Smartphone? DSLR?

  12. Hello Angel,

    I’m contact from Let’s TEFL. We provide training and job placements for people who wish to travel overseas and teach English.

    I’m looking to connect with Filipinos (and others) who have great English skills and a passion for travel. As your blog is written in English, and your travels and guidance are a source of great inspiration, we were wondering if you’d be interested in discussing possible advertising partnerships.

    I’d be happy to fill you in with more information about our business.

    All the best,

  13. Hanna Mae P. Gonzales

    Good day!

    I am Hanna Mae P. Gonzales of AS Business Technologies, Marketing department. I am kindly inviting you to checkout our new website that is launching on November this 2018.

    Earn money while you travel at LakBuy.ph

    A market place which gives you a chance to buy things not only in local places but also in local countries with a help of a traveller with his extra luggage space.

    You can checkout our FB page. LakBuy.ph (https://www.facebook.com/lakbuy.ph/)
    For more information you can reach me through my email: hannagonzales.asbtmarketing@gmail.com

    Thank you! I look forward hearing your response.

  14. How to be you po? I wish to travel with you soon.

  15. Cheche Adobas

    Hi Sir!

    I read your blog about Cagbalete Island and I’m planning to go there this May.
    May question lng ako, would you know the bus schedules from Mauban to Lucena? Thank you.

  16. Hello .. May we ask as to where do we send invite re presscon of Jaime Dempsey – host of The History Channel hit series “Ride N Seek” this coming May 8. Venue and time to be confirmed. We hope to hear from you. Thank you.

  17. Nina Orriesga

    Sir,Good day!
    I would like to ask permission if I could use your pictures and
    details about Malapascua. It’s for my academic purposes.

    Hope it’s just okay for you. Thank you.

    1. Lakwatsero

      Okay!

  18. Hi sir good afternoon! May I know how old are you sir? for research purpose. Thank you very much for the answer. 🙂

  19. Hi, I live in the beautiful area of Linapacan, Philippines, half way between El Nido and Coron:
    http://www.islandhoppinginthephilippines.com/palawan/various/linapacan/
    It is totally off the beaten path and the waters are crystal clear with fantastic snorkeling and lots to do:
    http://www.islandhoppinginthephilippines.com/palawan/v/linapacan-island-hopping-day-tour/
    There are 52 mostly deserted islands in the area, and I am developing a kitesurfing nature camp on one of them:
    http://www.islandhoppinginthephilippines.com/palawan/patoyo-kitesurfing-eco-resort/
    latest pics here:
    https://web.facebook.com/307095226311581/photos/?tab=albums
    I also organize private boat tours between El Nido and Coron:
    http://www.islandhoppinginthephilippines.com/palawan/boat-tours/

    Would you be interested in a guest post on your site regarding my activities here or about this beautiful part of the world? I’d like to help put it on the travel map, while getting involved with the locals to help steer its development in a tasteful and non-destructive way.
    Also, I can offer a commission, such as 5,000p, for each boat tour gained through your website.

    Thank you, Karel

  20. Hi! Kudos for owning an informative and engaging travel blog. I was wondering about the possibilities of you accepting an article that would feature my humble blog https://letstalkmadrid.com/? Looking forward to an anticipated positive response. Thanks, and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

    Felices Fiestas!
    Ernesto

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