September 2, 2013

In the Limelight: Regin Reyno of Regin’s Travels

Hello! In today's "In the Limelight" segment, I will feature a travel writer who is also my good friend since college. He is a man of adventures and the one who have encouraged me to try travel blogging. His various international travel experiences have inspired me to travel more, locally and internationally. Read more to discover the snippets of his amazing experiences while traveling.

Name: Regin Reyno
Address: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Blog: Regin's Travels (

Bungee jumping in Pattaya, Thailand.

Number of countries visited: 18
Number of Philippine provinces explored: 56

Favorite travel memories:
-European tour in 2005 when I was still 21 years old. It was like I am in a different planet. Every experience was memorable.
-US tour in 2006.
-Klement backpacking and ministry in Thailand and Cambodia in 2012.
-Road trip from Isabela to South Cotabato, Philippines with family in 1993.

Favorite travel destinations:
Europe and Southeast Asia

Meditating in Borubodur Temple, Indonesia.

Most embarrassing travel moment:
During a trip to Colorado, USA, the daughter of our host family invited me to a party with her friends. You know those typical American house parties with roasted marshmallows and barbecue. It was held at the backyard of one of her friend's house. There was a Jacuzzi outside and I was invited to try it. After a few minutes of enjoying the Jacuzzi, I finally got off to change clothes. But as I walked down the stairs, I slipped and fell down the stairs with all the people there watching me. “O Regin, be careful”, said our host’s daughter. It was so embarrassing.

Something I learned about myself while traveling:
During my travels, I learned that I love airports and mountains. And I also learned that I can be a blessing to others when I am traveling. The money I spend will help the economy of the country that I visit as well as the locals’ financial status.

One thing I always bring while traveling:

Injuries/illnesses incurred while traveling:
Flu during my solo travel in Burma.

Lost items/gadgets while traveling:
Cell phone, clothes

Things/persons I miss when I am on the road:

Future travel plans:
More international travels with my family, trek the Himalayas in Nepal, visit Brunei, spend my weekend in Singapore, and explore Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang in Laos.

Travel books I would recommend:
Private Dancer by Stephen Leather, Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Palin

Travel movies I would recommend:
Last Stop for Paul, The Art of Travel, Up in the Air, Motorcycle Diaries, The Bucket List, 7 Years in Tibet, Killing Fields, A Map for Saturday

One tip for fellow travelers:
Always seek God's guidance and protection in your travels.

Sum up your travel experiences in one sentence:
My travel experiences are meaningful and fulfilling.

Favorite travel quote:
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” - St. Augustine

Follow the next feature that will be posted in the next few weeks! :)