Kamusta? My name is Charlotte Anne, and welcome to my blog. This tiny space on the internet is where I keep all the stories that changed my life.... and this is where I want to share all the things I love with you. I was born and schooled in Baguio City and lived in its nearby municipality of Itogon, a cool mountainous place where the sweet scent of pine trees tickles the nose..

I am a professional by day (who really wants to quit her job and be a full-time traveler), a travel influencer and blogger, a freelance web and graphic designer in between, and is a candidate for an MA in Psychology at the University of Cordilleras. Currently, I am torn between working inside a one squared box, doing freelance jobs, setting up a business of my own, and chasing my dreams of travel.

I am now a semi-grounded digital nomad since I quit my office job in January 2019.

I wanted to soar not by climbing an imaginary career ladder but by embracing real freedom: chasing dreams one place at a time.

Well, I decided to see the world. It all happened when I took the courage to go beyond my comfort zone. Because when every single cell of your body, every piece of hair rising up on your skin, is telling you to do something. You should always follow it. And know that the universe put this in place for a reason. Well, you either stay in one square box, get to know all the corners, the area, its square root, length of the sides, whether the box is a rectangle or square or a three-dimensional figure. No harm done. Or you move out of that box into various other figures - a circle, a rhombus/kite, a trapezium and explore these vast areas, the mass in them and be amazed at how much there's to know, explore and learn.

Travelling is something that opens up minds, changes opinions, and makes us look at the bigger picture. It makes us humble and increases our knowledge many folds.

All inquiries can be sent to dp.charchar@gmail.com.


The blog

Written with love from the perspective of a Filipino female traveler, Charlotte Anne is a useful travel resource packed with destination advice, adventure, discovering new cultures, and occasional luxury. The blog encompasses cultural experiences, adventure, interactions with locals, festivities, food, and drink, and more.

With this blog, I aim to inspire others that it is possible to explore the world, learn new cultures, and enjoy life's simple pleasures - all while chasing their dreams through my personal adventures and experiences.

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Photo by Ajay Sood

Frequently asked questions

  • Since when did you start blogging?

    I have been blogging since 2005 and have had owned several blogs before. You can check the internet archives, but I have so many cringe-worthy diary posts back then that I'd prefer tucked in a closet. 😆 In 2011, I bought www.charlotteanne.net, and I officially launched it as my official blog, where I write primarily about style and my personal life.

    In May 2016, I started my relationship with plane tickets and I have been travelling ever since. I then decided to share my adventures, travel experiences, and give travel blogging a proper shot. Slowly, my blog is transitioning into a travel lifestyle.

  • How do you fund your travels?

    Currently, I keep a vacation home rental business, and I only earn just enough to go through day by day. I still manage to travel, keep a lovely apartment, and feed myself with a small income. I also do freelance jobs in between and monetize my blog to sustain everything.

  • Where and when is your first international trip?

    My first international trip happened when a few of my blogger friends decided to go on a 14-Day South East Asia tour covering Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam in mid-2017 with a budget of P10,000 trip allowance (not including accommodations and airfares).

  • Did you quit your job to travel?

    I did not quit my job to travel full time. I did work for several companies before while doing some freelance works on the side. But, I never really found a corporate job that I really liked. I went on to become an English teacher to Chinese students for more than two years, but it has taken a toll on my mental health. So, I went on indefinite medical leave, which my psychiatrist had advised. After a few months of therapy, I knew then that office jobs weren't for me. I finally decided to hand in my resignation and fulfill my dream of becoming a full-time digital nomad freelancer in 2019.

  • What languages do you speak?

    I am fluent in English, Tagalog, and two local Philippine dialects (Ilocano, Pangasinense). I'm currently learning Hanggul (Korean).

  • Where are you from?

    I'm from Benguet in the northern part of the Philippines. I was born and schooled in Baguio City but our home is in the nearby province Itogon (just a 40 minutes commute vice versa). I generally can say I pretty much grew up in both places.