You can travel around the Philippines for free with Juan for Fun 2019

You can travel around the Philippines for free with Juan for Fun 2019

You read that right: all-expenses paid.

It’s almost cliche to travel right after graduating, but the way my friends and I did it was different — not only because we got to go to Boracay, Cebu, Iloilo, Guimaras, and Palawan all in five days, but because of how we got to do it. It’s been three years since we joined the travel adventure competition Juan for Fun, and it’s still up there as one of our favorite travel experiences. Did I mention it was all-expense paid?

For the uninitiated, Juan for Fun is Cebu Pacific’s way of bringing out the travel bug in today’s youth. Now on its eight year, Cebu Pac is changing what was once a backpacker challenge to an exciting and rewarding backpacking trip: it’s still for a week, still all-expense paid, and just as life-changing as before. This year’s Juan for Fun centers on personalized travel experiences with #MyHashtagTrip — it’s all about young people creating a travel itinerary driven by their hobbies and advocacies, like eco-warriors participating in environmental projects or foodies trying out everything they can eat a.k.a our team when we were in Juan for Fun. In this all-new Juan for Fun, participants get to travel around the Philippines (for free!) 

Aside from the free trip, you also get to be mentored by this year’s travel coaches (Becoming Filipino’s Kulas Jennerman, travel writer Jude Bacalso, TV host Joyce Pring, and celebrity vlogger Mikael Daez) in an exclusive one-day workshop about travel experiences. We had the best time doing this: we even had to compete in a quiz show for certain destinations. 

Becoming Filipino’s Kulas Jennerman,  TV host Joyce Pring, and celebrity vlogger Mikael Daez will mentor this year’s winners in an exclusive one-day workshop about travel experiences.

To be part of this year’s Juan for Fun, all you gotta do is nominate someone who deserves an unforgettable free trip — and you can nominate yourself too! All you need to do is submit a photo of your nominee showing their personality along with why you think they should travel all over the Philippines. You’ll also be asked what could be their hashtag for their trip, so better bring your A+ social media game too. Nominations will be accepted until July 7, 2019 and the winners will be announced on July 23. The five individuals with the most compelling and inspiring stories will get to bring two travel companions on a one-week, all-expense paid trip around the Philippines.

Three years ago around this time, my friends and I were on a flight back to Manila from the trip and we sure didn’t want it to end. It really was a life-changing experience for us that we even went backpacking again the year after. So from Juan to another, don’t miss out: this trip is all you ever want and need it to be — and a whole lot more.


Juan for Fun 2019 #MyHashtagTrip will be accepting nominations until July 7 at Stay tuned for updates and announcements on Juan for Fun’s official Facebook page.


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