How to use the OAP Travel Planner for Summer 2011

The OAP Travel Planner is out! We are releasing 1,000 copies ONLY since this is a limited edition batch to get input and feedback to make a killer 2012 Travel Planner. ๐Ÿ™‚ We released the first batch of planners already, and this is one of the best feedbacks I received:

Hi Anton,
I just received the OAP 2011 Planner. Bro, I couldnโ€™t believe that youโ€™re just selling this for P600. This is waaaaay better than the P2,500 planner that I buy. I have a question, why the heck didnโ€™t you think about this a long time ago?!?
Kidding aside, this is truly a fantastic planner!!! Now, I canโ€™t wait for your 2012 OAP Planner. Just a small suggestion for the 2012 OAP Planner, if you can, add a latch or a โ€˜rubberโ€™ thingy so that it will hold the planner close.ย 
Kind Regards,
Romeo Gonzales III

This planner is great for summer travel and a unique gift for Valentine’s since it is a limited edition copy only.

This is the beta edition of the Our Awesome Planet Guide Book. I’m only accepting input for the 2012 edition from owners of the 2011 guide book/planner, though. I have a lot of ideas in mind and I need your help to focus on items that would benefit the foodies and travelers of the Philippines.

It is available only in Midnight Mercato starting tonight, 10pm-3am and Mercato Centrale Saturdays/Sundays, 7am to 2pm. You can also buy it from the Philippine Travel Fair in SMX from February 18-20, 2011 (until supplies last).

Here are 8 Tips on how you can use the OAP Guide Book/Travel Planer for Summer 2011:

1. A Bird’s Eye View of the Awesome Events Happening in the Philippines

“Got my planner! Love it! ย I’m so excited to use it. :)”ย – Arlene Trillanes

I integrated theย 2011 Awesome Calendar of the Philippinesย into the Monthly pages of the planner.

This will make it easy for you to plan your trips to the various awesome happenings around the Philippines. I also highlighted the long weekends and significant religious events.

When a budget airline announces a seat sale, you can use the monthly pages to help you decide which destinations to go to at the right time.

(For owners of the planner, I’m open to suggestions on what events to put in the calendar for 2012.)


2. Awesome Ideas on Where to Travel in the Philippines

At the start of the planner, I shared the best places to visit in the Philippines, which I also recently published in the blog:

Yes, you’ll get a clean, printed copy of the articles. ๐Ÿ™‚

(For owners of the planner, I’d appreciate receiving input on ideas for other food and travel articles.)


3. Vision Board: My Travel Plan in 2011

Hi! got the planner na! it is really nice.” – Aurora Dela Torre

Vision boards are very powerful, so there are two vision boards in the planner — one to visualize your Ultimate Day and another one to visualize your Travel Plans for 2011.

(For owners of the planner, I’m setting up an official website for the group where we can share our vision boards with each other. ๐Ÿ™‚ )


4. Monthly Highlights: More Ideas on What to Do and Eat for Each Month

For now, the monthly highlights are snapshots from my blog posts, just to give people more ideas on what to do and eat specifically for that month.

(For owners of the planner, I’m open to ideas on what to feature for each month. ๐Ÿ™‚ )


5. Weekly Pages with Unique Travel Quotes and Tips

“Hi Anton: Thank you for my planner. I have received it today. Looking forward to living an awesome life TODAY =)ย cheers,Tin” – Kristine Marie San Juan

The weekly pages are deliberately designed with plenty of space for you to write on. It was a labor of love to create 52 unique food and travel quotes for each week.

(For owners of the planner, please provide comments and feedback if you have ideas on how to improve the layout of this page. ๐Ÿ™‚ )


6. Travel Log Chronicles

After each quarter, you can immortalize your experiences in the scrapbook page.

(For owners of the planner, let’s share our travel log pages in the official website, which I will announce soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ )


7. Road Trip Guides to Pagudpud & Bicol

Just got the planner!ย thanks.ย PS : looks great! maint-init pa… HOT off the press! hahaha….ย 
( i co-own a printing press so i noticed this is really just out of the finishing department, sariwa pa ang cola….)
” – Pinky Vergara

I love road trips! I’ve integrated two road trip guides to Pagudpud and Bicol, with all the points of foodie interest and Caltex stations along the way. My vision is to create a Do-it-Yourself Road Trip guide to encourage more Filipinos to travel around the country.

(For owners of the planner, let me know if you have ideas on how to make the Road Trip Guide more useful. ๐Ÿ™‚ )


8. Top 100 Most Awesome Restaurants Directory

Unlike other planners, the OAP Guide Book/Travel Planner does NOT have any coupons because it is a conflict of interest, especially for this page. The Top 100 Most Awesome Restaurants Directory is essentially my list of the most awesome restaurants you should visit around the Philippines.

(For owners of the planner, this list is still open to additional input. Let me know if you have suggestions, additions or ideas on how to make this lifestyle directory more awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚ )


Our Awesome Planet Travel Log Planner (P599)

Only available at:
Midnight Mercato, Fridays and Saturdays, 10pm-3am
Mercato Centrale, Saturdays and Sundays, 7am-2pm
Philippine Travel Fair, SMX February 18-20, 2011

Live an Awesome Life,

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P.S. See you tonight at the simple launching of Midnight Mercato @ BGC – 10pm!

37 thoughts on “How to use the OAP Travel Planner for Summer 2011

  1. Hi anton, do i just go to mercato and claim my planner? I paid via paypal so im nt sure if i need to present a proof of payment or something.

  2. Hi Sir Anton,
    Wow! Great idea on the vision board! It is my long time plan to make a vision board however I’ve got a lot of things to do so I wasn’t able to start one. It’s a good thing a planner can provide a ready-made vision board. I hope I can visit Mercato Centrale this weekend to get a copy.
    Once again, thank you for the interesting and inspirational talk last Tuesday.
    Ivy ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Got my planner last Thursday and I so love it!
    Good thing that you featured a Road Trip going to BICOL since I haven’t explored it that much considering that my father is from that province. I can’t wait to use it for our Bicol adventure with my siblings ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. hi anton! i really enjoyed my planner very much! it has been with me only for a day but i already scrawled so much stuff in there! my minds already in a riot for my own vision board. ๐Ÿ™‚ i will be in bacolod in a few days and i will surely hit pendy’s. thank you!

  5. The planner really looks fantastic (based from your snapshot) Sayang it came late, I already have inputs in my planner and it will be hard to transfer them. Will wait for next year and I hope it will be as nice as this one! I hope the inputs here are not based on sponsors and are honest to goodness recommendations ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi Anton,
    I’ve been an avid follower of your site and it was literally my foodbible when I was pregnant and having all sorts of outrageous food craving.
    I just purchased a planner today via paypal and plan to get it this Saturday (Feb 19) in Mercato Central. It’s my first time to visit the place and would request if you could give me instructions (do you have a booth there?) on how I can claim the planner ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks!

  7. I ordered a planner just now. When to expect receiving this much awaited planner of the year? :)) I hope its safe to buy thru paypal. Its my first to purchase using internet anyway.. i hope everything will be fine. Blessings!

  8. i made a deposit last Feb 14 as a heart’s day gift for myself and my best friend, and i’m eager to get the planners by this time ๐Ÿ™‚ i wonder when will the package be arriving in my office? I’ll be back soon to Boracay to spend my birthday and i hope i’ll have my planner with me by then ๐Ÿ™‚ is there anyone here who can give me insight on how long does it take to get delivered after purchase? thanks!

  9. Hello!
    I purchased online,, I was wondering if there are still some stocks available for pickup? and how will i claim the planner? Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Thank you for the advise Sir Anton. Will pray for your wife’s fast recovery and for the rest of the family. No hurry for the shipment if you’ve got urgent family matters to attend to, i fully understand. God bless.

  11. Hi Anne,
    Thanks for purchasing the My Awesome Life Book 2011! ย 
    You can now pickup the planner @ย 
    Midnight Mercato Fridays / Saturdays 10pm-3am
    Mercato Centrale Saturdays / Sundays 7am-2pm
    Thanks for the support in purchasing the OAP travel log planner ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sorry for the delayed reply.

  12. Hi Jam,
    We are in booth number 6/7 in the first airconditioned tent. Ask for the Human Nature booth, you can pickup the planner there ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Hi there.
    I went to the travel expo and was not able to find your booth. Quite sad. Where are you guys located? I was looking forward to getting a glimpse of the planner.. and getting my grubby fingers a feel of it as well.

  14. Hi Bernie,
    I will be in the Travel Fair tomorrow. We are in the booth up front in the Frontline Travel booth.
    You can also get the planner from Mercato Centrale.

  15. I’m sooo excited to get my hands on that planner and fill it up with my plans… ๐Ÿ™
    when will i receive it ๐Ÿ™ 1 week na… sana nagpunta na lang ako ng mercato.

  16. I just got the planner fresh from delivery, nothing beats this OAP travel planner i have in my hand! it’s like a dream come true for me to plan and document my travel notes. Great to have this ๐Ÿ™‚ i’m so happy!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks Sir Anton for coming up with this guide. More power and God bless.

  17. can’t wait for the OAP 2012 travel planner ๐Ÿ™‚ (but not for 2011 to end just yet). the bicol route will surely come in handy this summer. too bad there are tooooo few long weekends. maybe PNoy can re-think the holiday economics thingie ๐Ÿ™‚ lol
    good times!

  18. Hello, I’m looking forward for the 2012 planner. I’m curious if the price will be the same as the 2011 planner.

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