This is a concept that has played in my head since late last year. I’ve always wanted to do a Travel Guide for my site but I wanted to do it right. Ironwulf En Route has always been about narratives. If I wanted a Travel Guide, I want something that I can practically bring with me with on travels even offline. I swear how convenient guides like these were on my own travels. Hence, I made this Travel eGuide, a handy downloadable destination travel ebook. And as a début, I made sure I feature one of my favorite destinations which is Batanes!
Making the Travel eGuide
The concept was inspired by how popular my Batanes maps were and I could see people actually printing them as a guide. I decided it is time to really put out a proper destination guide here for Philippines but the task isn’t as easy as doing a blogpost. There’s the factor of gathering information and resource, deciding on the layout, deciding on the photography and multiple proofreading to iron out grammatical lapses and typos. There’s also the output and proper testing on how it works and looks in different devices. It was a meticulous and tedious task that took weeks to finish.
I can say this En Route Travel eGuides is a personal pet project where I poured all my skills and passion into. Most of the photography used, the illustrations, the maps, the layout, the design and writing were personally done by me. I did ask my good friend and creative conceptualist Oggie of Lagalog to help me out on the editing and proofreading as that task really requires another person’s eye for detail.
This Travel eGuide is just the first of many that would come and hopefully you find it handy to take to your travels. Download the first edition En Route Travel eGuide Batanes now!
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.