“Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.”

A tree hugger, beach bummer and island kisser – James, fondly known as Jopet by his close friends, enjoys aircraft hopping with travelers. He is a passionate front liner in promoting Philippine tourism as a licensed tour guide and an affiliate member of World Federation of Tourist Guides Association. He is a solid advocate of touring around with a tourist guide, as this ensures more fun and memorable experience to the tourists. James believes that a tourist guide is devoted to steer professional level of information and entertainment fused in one and the exceptional experience depends on them.

James runs his own tour business and currently taking his graduate studies. He is also an tourism trainer and enjoys outdoor photography, tour guiding and loads of fun travel in the Philippines and Asia.

Published by lifeofatourguide

Jopet is a tree hugger, beach bummer & island kisser. He promotes the Philippines and Asia as a licensed tourist guide and tourism trainer. Currently, he is one of World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations National Trainers and Department of Tourism Philippines accredited trainer and resource speaker. He is also the pioneer of live virtual tour guiding in the Philippines and the founder of V Guides Philippines. Share your travel and tourism experiences with Jopet! Send him an email at or

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