JUAN FOR FUN 2017 X BOREAS: The ultimate backpacking challenge announces winners

PACKING more fun into your travels, leading travel and adventure gear distributor Jake Bros recently partnered with the country’s most popular budget airline, Cebu Pacific for the latter’s, recently concluded Juan for Fun 2017 – the ultimate travel challenge for those who love to give in to their wanderlust.

The competition is currently on its sixth edition and continues to raise the ante with experiences and prizes that excite participants with the grand prize being a travel-all-you-can-pass to any of Cebu Pacific’s domestic or short international haul destinations for one whole year. A prize, that this year’s winners, members of Team Juanton – Geia Mendoza, Dominic Ang, and Chyn Crisostomo will soon be enjoying.

The contest is open to young adventurers ages 18 to 23, wherein they will be taken across the archipelago to discover the country’s most exciting destinations.

Other participants who embarked on this wild adventure are host and YouTube vlogger Wil Dasovich, Kyle “Kulas” Jennermann of Becoming Filipino, social media strategist Ren Sapitan of Beautiful Destinations, international blogger Sabrina Iovino of JustOneWayTicket.com, and travel writer Jude Bacalso. Representing key regions across the country are participants: Team Phun from Bacolod City, Team Malackai of Baguio City, Team Patsada of Cagayan de Oro, and Team Barbie of Davao City.

Taking off from Manila, Team Juanton landed in Dumaguete and ventured into the exquisite waters of the nearby islands. Snorkeling introduced the team to Apo Island’s bursting marine life and the flotilla of sea turtles swimming underneath. From there they also went to Cebu, Siquijor, and Legazpi to discover the country’s many natural and historical treasures.

“I realized just how beautiful the Philippines is. It’s just one country, but in it, more than 7,000 islands that are vastly different and unique in their charm,” said Geia, who is still in awe of the distinctly beautiful sites that each Cebu Pacific destination they visited offers.

To make their travels across the Philippine islands more comfortable, secure, and stylish, Jake Bros generously provided Boreas adventure travel gear for all the participants of this year’s Juan for Fun. In line with this, Jake Bros also provides custom-designed luggage for Cebu Pacific flight crew, enabling them to pack well and more securely for their many flights. A team partner of Juan For Fun for the last 5 years, Jake Bros aims to inspire more people to explore and discover new things in the Philippines.

Aside from discovering the beauty of so many local sites, the challenge also aims to promote positivity and good vibes through its participants, which wasn’t much of a challenge anyway given how naturally warm as a people Filipinos are.

“We have always heard foreigners talk about the Filipinos’ hospitality. Sheltered in our own cities, we wouldn’t have realized this, but joining Juan for Fun and going out to these places across the Philippines showed us that the classic Pinoy kindness is truly out there,” shares Dominic.

It’s definitely one whole week of traveling that they will cherish forever.

Covering everyone’s packing and travel needs, Jake Bros is the perfect partner to sponsor this year’s Juan for Fun 2017. For more information on Jake Bros and Cebu Pacific’s Fun Backpacker Challenge, visit www.jakebros.com and www.facebook.com/CebuPacificJFF.

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