‘Travel Gratefully’ is a series of special or sponsored write ups that add more value and gratitude during my travels. The topics cover unique grateful experiences with specific people, things, places, and many others. For sponsored write ups, all are inspired by my experiences and nothing else. All posted articles are deemed worthy and in line with the main goal of this blog series which is to inspire MORE grateful travelling.
A few months ago, someone posted a photo on a Facebook travel group that received a lot of backlash. The photo showed tourists taking home 2 big glass bottles full of sand from a Batangas beach. When I was a kid, my uncle had a shelf full of bottles filled with sand from all the beaches he went to. I was at awe of the collection back then but a few years and so many beach trips later, I saw how wrong it was.