My college friends call me Ellie. My childhood friends call me Leny. I don't know how it became Leny so don't ask me. I'm a graduate of BS Information Technology at FEU-East Asia College. I'm a frustrated journalist and movie director. Yeah, so related(sarcasm, you there?). Since I didn't get a chance to enroll the course I want, I made this blog so I can still give-in to my frustration, ugh, yeah passion. Case closed.

Some of my hobbies includes Photography, which sooner or later I will upload some of my shots. I'm using my Sony Alpha 200 DSLR. Don't judge. Just a newbie. But still willing to learn. Oh, me got a new camera called Fujifilm XA2. So, yeah.

I'm a fashion enthusiast. Before, I'm afraid to mix and match. I hardly do it. But as I grew older and start blogging I get to explore new ideas on how to dress yourself. Meet inspiration and what not. I post my look everytime I get a chance, or if there's someone who can take a picture of me.

I'm a dreamer. Who isn't? No further ado.

I'm a traveler. Not like the Jumper: the movie, which possibly one of my dream to become one; not like just in dreams; but in reality. I'm not yet traveled a lot of places but I'm getting there and I will wholeheartedly share to everyone my experiences; be it good or bad.

Bookworm. Another word that best describes me. I love reading books. Different kinds of books. From Harry Potter to Fifty Shades of Grey to Shakespeare and Jane Austen. Or anything readable, really, I don't mind. As long as it catches my eye.

I love anything vintage, dainty, quirky, and out of the ordinary.

Potterhead? Yes. Of course. Felt bad though it ended. But hey, it will never end in me. I'm forever a Potterhead and I'm proud of it. It has been my childhood.

I'm a gypsy soul who traveled all the way from 20s to 30s and 40s. And now stuck as Millennials.

**ELEANOR BALANGUE (numerology) Inventive - Imaginative, resourceful, eccentric, quiet and thoughtful

For those who just happened to visit my blog now let me just introduce what this blog is all about. At first, my blog only focuses on anything fashion. But as I grow fond on travelling I decided to include here all my travels and share guides and tips for all the places I've been to.

Most of my travel are DIYs and tipid trip so you guys will get to know how it was done and how to do it yourself too.

I know this kind of long but I do hope you get to read it anyway for I get these questions a lot from everyone.

Why do you hike? Why do you sail the vast ocean? Why do you travel?

These are the questions I find myself asking when I start travelling and hiking. Why I do this. Why exert effort ton discovering places and going to less traveled haven? Why I use most of my salary to explore places? To tell you honestly, even before I cannot completely answer this without thinking deeply, really ellie, why?

I could have spent my entire weekend at home lying in my bed watching my favorite TV series and movies or simply reading my pile of books waiting to be read. Was I looking for something? Was I chasing anything? For all the provinces I’ve been to for the past couple of months and from all the summits I’ve reached  I can now answer wholeheartedly why I do travel almost every weekend or whenever I can.

Was it because it was fun? Is it because it is the new trend? Is it because I am bored? Is it because I am brokenhearted?

For the past couple of months I’ve been struggling with what I want to do. With all that is happening to me: emotionally and mentally, I am deeply troubled. But one thing is for sure, when I am on the road, every bumpy ride of the bus going to somewhere yet unknown to me I find peace, I find serenity, an indescribable feeling, I feel calm more than ever.

 I find the sound of the trees as the wind kisses it alluring to my ears, I find the chirping of the birds and the gushing of the falls in the forest a perfect musical score, it gives me the feeling that I am one with them, that in nature I found my bliss, that it washes away my troubled mind and soul, that in every turn of the bus, in every smile of the local welcoming me, in every beat of my heart I know this is what I want to do and that is to travel from places to another.

This is not an escape to reality, because this is my reality, this is my home, this is where I live, and this is why I live, this is my passion.

Because through travelling, be it going to provinces or climbing every mountain or sailing every sea, I feel more home than ever, I found myself smiling like an idiot, I found myself falling in love more with life that God gave me, I found my inner peace. I found people who shares the same passion.

I may not be able to finish my 81 before 30 challenge for I don’t know what will happen to coming years but one thing is for sure, I will never stop chasing places, I will never stop exploring provinces of my country, I will never stop meeting locals and listening to their stories about life, I will never stop learning and discovering the history of my country.

I will never stop climbing mountains, I will never stop something I know that gives me peace. And with all my heart and soul I am willing to narrate every ups and downs of my every adventure be it here on my blog or somewhere where our paths will cross. For the lesson I learned and will learn to coming trips and adventures can be a guide to someone dreaming of visiting places on their own as I am once like them before.

Soon, I will step out of my country and discover highest peaks I never thought existed, vast ocean with no ends and a much bigger roads I never thought of crossing, but before I came to that point I will always remember what our dad always telling us when we were young, that we have to visit first our beloved country and to discover every turns of it and appreciate the home God has put us into before exploring the world. And I am living that words by my Father forever in my heart. Thus my new name of my blog blossoms, for I am sharing to you from now on my adventures From The Highest Peak To The Deepest Sea and All The Roads In Between.