“Lost and Wonder” is a personal/travel blog built for adventure-seekers and wonderers at heart; authored by two photography enthusiasts, Blaine Chrian and Leo Ceasar. These two brothers met through joining photography forums on Instagram. After months of sharing interests in faith, travel, food and photography, they decided to impart all these through a blog.
Based in the Philippines, Lost and Wonder is filled with audacious travel narratives, compelling photographs, helpful travel guides, palatable food journeys and reflective life journals based from the authors’ general experiences. Come and join us in our journey; and together, let’s get Lost and Wonder!
Why Wonder and not Wander?
Wonder is about being surprised and amazed on things, events, places, or a person. Wander, on the other hand, has an aimless connotation. Wonder focuses on a subject to admire which creates a finite direction. It suitably defines someone that has a child-like faith, joyous, and appreciative in the beauty of God’s creation.
About the Logo
Our insignia defines our travel philosophy and outlook in life. The two person silhouettes, climbing a mountain with a vast ocean under it, denote the two authors of this blog facing challenges in life. The sun casting behind signifies hope. We believe that we can’t effectively conquer adversities alone, but rather possible with the help from other people.
The map marker on the upper right signifies exploration, while the circle means eternity and lifelong learning from experience. Basically, the logo illustrates Ecclesiastes 4:9-11, a good verse about teamwork and companionship; this is our travel philosophy. Two are better than one, because they have a more satisfying return for their labor; for if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion.
About the Bloggers
A registered nurse both in the Philippines and United States. Currently residing in the pearl of the orient seas, Blaine was an oncology nurse for five years. He is presently working as a case management nurse in a clinical process outsource company in Bonifacio Global City. In his free time, he is an educator, travel writer, photo and video hobbyist.
A product trainer in the making, and an investment ab-novice journeying through the aesthetic streets of the metro and grandeur sights of Philippine provinces with his mobile phone on hand. An active volunteer of a non-profit organization, wonderer, and a proud Malabonian.
Travel / Destinations
This section contains a collection of our journals and stories in the Philippines; amplified with beautiful photographs and compelling narratives. Amazed in the places we visited, and wished to visit it too? Check out our budget travel guides section for sample itineraries, expense breakdown, and handy travel tips.
Work-Life balance is important for all of us. In this section, we will feature lifestyle and personal posts which includes topics about health, fitness, spirituality, handling finances, and personal opinions.
Be Featured in Instagram
Our communities in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are growing! Showcase your best travel photographs in a wide range of audience by using the hashtag #LostandWonder, and get a chance to be featured! Higher chances of being selected if your entry has either of the two criteria:
If your photograph has a story about your experience, or history of the place or subject, and/or;
If your photograph is beautifully shot, and composed, regardless of the medium you are using; then your entry will surely be selected.
“Be Strong and Courageous, do not be frightened nor be dismayed. For the Lord your God will be with you, wherever you go.”