Hello, my name is Mel Chiong. I have traveled for business or leisure, independently or with my family, long before I formally started StrumHum Adventures. Born and raised in the Philippines, it wasn't difficult for me to find an excuse to go back to the homeland. Add to that, the home furnishings business my husband and I had some years ago let me source products and attend trade conventions in Asia. In Europe, the proximity and ease of travel between cities and countries have taken me to France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Spain among others. A recent trip to Egypt now whets my appetite for future visits to Africa and further to the Middle East.
The essential elements, for me, when I go on trips are culture and adventure. In reality, these two things can be present in practically all aspects of travel from simple to grand - food, customs, architecture, activities. With this in mind, my mantra 'explore places, experience moments' has become my tagline.
It is true the availability of many booking sites have made it easier for people to book travel. However, some trips require more time, attention and care to package. Knowing what I know now as a traveler, my goal is to offer thoughtfully planned vacations for clients that will create unique, long-lasting memories using the resources I have available as a professional member of the travel industry.
Getting Camino de Santiago certificate (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)