What is “LiFES” all about?

About Us. About our journey.

A DIFFERENT PATH ONE STEP AT A TIME!

Traveling for more than 7 years, I guess it’s safe to say that I’ve talked to a lot of people, enjoyed numerous countries, adapted to different cultures, collected thousands of pictures, scribbled down hundreds of notes, and swam all the rivers and beaches I can dive into. And for as long as I can remember, it all began when I started to surf, hopping on a local bus, alone, trying to escape the city. I knew I was born to wander!

Like most, I had my fair share of name-calling. Some are status related like “The Girl with Peter Pan Syndrome” or “The One that (Goes) Got Away”; and some of course, just a sweet friends’ funny brain farts while tagging me on pictures with a caption “Better than Finding Big Foot” or “Diwata” (Filipino word for Fairy) just because I prefer being off-the-grid. And yes, I must admit, I thought “Don’t date a girl who travels” was written for me.

From what I’ve gathered, I appear like a whirlwind disaster for some, while for others, I was living their dream and they live vicariously through me: following my posts and asking for advice. As for what I actually felt, it was a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs: emotionally, financially, and physically. Caught myself once, staring blankly at my messy suitcase, tired. Even just the thought of it made me tired, repacking again just after 2 weeks in Goa. But of course that didn’t stop me, and my itchy feet, after a few months I was back online searching for flights, connecting my travel dots.

After an adventurous life journey and lots of mistakes, you learn to not require validation from anyone and just be yourself – happy, contented and accepting, being in the moment whatever the situation is… And so, months have passed and I wanted to slow it down a bit, I chose an island close to my heart and settled in. Then the unthinkable manifested. A game changer for this Ambivert lone traveler has arrived and it sprinted towards me sweeping me off my feet, FAST.

Magic happened and then there were two of us…

Magic happened and then there were three of us…

(Yes…you are seeing double BUT with a different number! I did mention fast didn’t I?)

Now I understand what my close friend was telling me when I met up with her a couple of years ago. I was holding back a tear, telling her about a “frog” that once was. She told me, “You know it always gets better, and you shouldn’t give up. Love is beautiful!” …(So long as you do not settle for something less of course and you already know yourself well enough to know what you really want in life – this is a great advice from me, take it!)

IT IS INDEED BEAUTIFUL. LOVE. And I can feel it in my full heart; the same way moving and going places makes me feel at home. Now, I have someone to share my adventures with and soon there will be three of us.

Little Tarzan

Little Tarzan

LITTLE FEETS ENDLESS SUMMER WOULD LIKE TO SHOW AND HELP YOU EASE INTO THE IDEA THAT HAVING A CHILD DOES NOT PUT AN END TO OUR WANDERLUST LIFE. WE WANT OUR CHILD TO IMMERSE INTO DIFFERENT CULTURES, HAVE GLOBAL AWARENESS, UNIVERSAL UNDERSTANDING, AND BE CLOSE TO NATURE…BETTER YET, LET THE WORLD BE THEIR CLASSROOM AS WE TRAVEL AND MAKE PRICELESS MEMORIES. WHAT BETTER WAY TO EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN THAN TO BE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM, EXPANDING GRACEFULLY AND NATURALLY?

THIS IS OUR SPACE WHERE WE CAN KEEP, RECALL AND REMINISCE. SPACE TO SHARE UPDATES WITH FAMILY AND LOVED ONES. SPACE TO HELP FRIENDS, EVEN STRANGERS ALIKE WHO CONSTANTLY ASK FOR LIFE AND TRAVEL ADVISE. AND ABOVE ALL, A SPACE WHERE WE CAN CONTINUE RESEARCHING AND LEARNING TOGETHER ON HOW WE CAN THRIVE TO BE BETTER PARENTS FOR HOPING TO RAISE A FREE-RANGE CHILD.

INDIVIDUALLY, WE BOTH HAD ENOUGH TIME FOR OURSELVES, TO KNOW WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE WANT. WE HAVE TRAVELED LIKE WE’VE READ MILLIONS OF PAGES FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND YET THERE’S ALWAYS MORE TO LEARN ABOUT. AND THIS TIME, AS A TEAM, WE HAVE A CHANCE TO LIVE A MORE INTENTIONAL LIFE. FINALLY BE ABLE TO LEARN WITH A GROUP OF INTERESTED SOON-TO-BE-MOMS AND PARENTS WHO WANTS TO HAVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION BUT DOESN’T HAVE MUCH FREE TIME. EMPOWERING NOT ONLY SINGLE BACKPACKERS, BUT ALSO FAMILIES WILLING TO TAKE THE RISK AND FALL IN LOVE WITH LIFE, WITH SOMEONE TO SHARE IT WITH, AND ALSO TO PASS IT ONTO. WE ARE GOING TO KEEP IT REAL, SO REAL THAT ASIDE FROM THE EASY GO-WITH-THE-FLOW, YOU WILL MOST LIKELY READ OUR STORY OF MELTDOWNS, MAYHEMS AND DIRTY DIAPERS.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THESE THINGS OR YOUR WANDERING FINGERS JUST LED YOU TO LITTLE FEETS ENDLESS SUMMER, I AM GLAD YOU ARE HERE ANYWAY, AND HOPE YOU FEEL AT HOME.


~~~In Case You Missed it~~~



little feetS endless summer

little feetS endless summer

WHAT’S WITH THE NAME?

Shouldn’t it be “little feet’s endless summer”? …Asked the Grammar Police

Yes, we are aware of this. And we have two major reasons why we chose to sound silly anyway:

First would be because using most symbols such Apostrophe or Comma doesn’t work out as a Web page addresses (URL’s). It is not allowed.

As for the Second reason, we’re just simply not afraid to be playful and make silly words. This name is based on actual events, inspired by my love/partner. Since we found out we are having a baby, he would sometimes say “little feets! little feets!” while doing a cute finger gesture in front of his face as if he’s tickling a baby’s feet. He would also say this whenever he would hear my nephew run across the hallway with his cute little feet. It has a special place in my heart. And what else could be better than having a blog name that spells “US” all over it, being ourselves. This is what we promise you and we are already on it from the beginning.

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