The blog

Written with love from the perspective of a Filipino female traveler, Charlotte Anne is a useful travel resource packed with destination advice, unchartered adventures, discovering new cultures, and occasional luxury. The blog encompasses cultural experiences, interactions with locals, festivities, food and drink, including many unique dishes from all over the world. With posts about everything from hiking the Himalayas, to learning how to make pho at home in Vietnam or trying out traditional cuisine in Peru—there's something for everyone here!

Through this blog, I hope to inspire fellow adventurers that they can pursue their dreams, experience new cultures, and appreciate the little things in life while working remotely from anywhere. Join me as I share my personal escapades and lessons, and discover that the world is full of wonders waiting to be explored beyond the mundane routine of everyday life.

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


About Charlotte Anne

Hey there! I'm Charlotte Anne, but most folks call me Char. Since 2019, I've been a digital nomad with a twist – I'm semi-grounded, often basing myself in my beautiful home country, Philippines. But that wanderlust never sleeps! I'm always on the lookout for exciting adventures, both near and far.

This little slice of the internet is my space to share the stories that have shaped me. Whether it's navigating the challenges of remote work or exploring new destinations as a solo traveler, you'll find all my adventures here. Don't be surprised if my partner, Juno, our daughter, Lexy, and our mischievous feline crew make guest appearances too!

Ever feel torn between the call of the wild and the comfort of home? Yeah, me too! That's why I've carved out my own path as a "semi-grounded nomad."

For months at a time, I lose myself in the vibrant tapestry of new cultures. Imagine me cruising through Taiwan in a campervan, the wind whipping through my hair as I soak in the breathtaking scenery. Or, picture me freediving in the crystal-clear waters of the Gili Islands, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of marine life. Back in the Philippines, I find solace in the familiar warmth of my hometown cafe, a steaming cup of coffee fueling my remote work endeavors.

But travel isn't just about ticking destinations off a list. It's about the connections I forge with locals. Whether it's sharing stories with fellow travelers through Couchsurfing or learning about ancient Okinawan traditions, these encounters enrich my soul.

So, where might you find me? It's a toss-up! One day, I could be navigating bustling markets in a foreign land, the next, I might be welcoming fellow couchsurfers into my home. My heart yearns for both exploration and connection, and this unique lifestyle allows me to embrace both.

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Photo by Ajay Sood

Frequently asked questions

  • Since when did you start blogging?

    While I've been blogging since way back in 2005. (you might even find some old posts in the internet archives), my focus shifted in 2016 when I caught the travel bug.

    Before that, my blog was more about style and personal life (think online diary!). But as I started exploring the world more, I realized I wanted to share those adventures with you all. That's when www.charlotteanne.net became all about travel and lifestyle, with a focus on the amazing places I discover.

    Why the switch? It's simple - travel ignites my passion for life, and I love helping others experience the magic of exploring new cultures and destinations.

  • How do you fund your travels?

    I wear a few hats – digital marketer, graphic designer, and sometimes even a front-end developer. This skillset allows me to work remotely and take my work with me wherever I wander. My blog also helps contribute to the travel fund, which is a fantastic perk of building an online audience.

    The beauty of remote work is the freedom it offers. I can choose where I work and explore new destinations while still keeping the financial engine running.

  • 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?

    Office life just wasn't for me. I experimented with different jobs, even teaching English overseas for a while. While those experiences were valuable, they didn't light a fire in my soul.

    In 2019, things changed. After a period of self-reflection and prioritizing my well-being, I realized the traditional work environment wasn't the best fit. Therapy helped me discover a path that aligned with my passions and lifestyle.

    That's when I took the leap! I quit my job and leveraged my remote skills to build a freelance career that allows me to travel the world. It's been incredible to combine my work with exploring new cultures and destinations. This lifestyle fuels my love of travel and allows me to thrive in a way that aligns with my needs. Looking back, it was the most empowering decision I could have made!

  • What languages do you speak?

    Growing up in the Philippines, I learned English and Tagalog in school. At home, Ilocano filled the air. This love for languages stuck with me!

    Right now, I'm fluent in English, Tagalog, and Ilocano. I can also pickup Ibaloi and Kankanaey, which are local languages in the Philippines. Plus, Korean (Hangul) has been a fun challenge for the past year! Heads up: I might sometimes mix languages when I talk. It's just a habit from growing up surrounded by so many!

  • Where are you from?

    I'm a Cordillera lass, born and raised in Baguio City, a beautiful mountain town in northern Philippines. Though technically from Benguet province, my roots run deep in both Baguio and the neighboring town of Itogon, where my family lives (just a 45-minute jeepney ride away!). So you could say I grew up nestled between these two amazing places.