Get sunburned

The Great Guam Dream

When I was 9 years old amidst the lonely island country of Papua New Guinea, all I did was write. My dream someday – it changed every week, depending on what was more interesting during that week – McClaud’s Daughters or The Third Watch.

This year, dreams have changed. From the huge, overwhelming dream of getting to every single province in the Philippines, I now dream of getting to every country in the world – including Guam.

Hell, that’s a lot to take in right? So at the moment, before my birthday, I’m considering a challenge to myself. Like many other travel bloggers, I would like to take on the 25 countries before 25 challenge. Entering my 22nd year soon, I am running out of time. That’s not going to get me down though. I am as competitive as the models in America’s Next Top Model and I am ready to take the challenge.

So, when I was invited by Heinz Tomato Ketchup and United Airlines to join their contest, I couldn’t resist their invitation. Besides, I was going to do so many things in Guam!

  • Become friends with the underwater life in Guam.
Go one on one with fish in the sea in Guam

With their exceptionally clear and magnificent waters, Guam has an inviting variety of underwater creatures – from unspoiled coral reefs to shipwrecks during World War II, from magnificent dolphins to eventually becoming a fish in the sea after hours and hours of snorkeling. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to enjoy beautiful waters. Guam is the picture perfect place to be to enjoy underwater life.

  • Get sunburned.

What’s a little sunburn when you’re enjoying the long stretches of white sands in Guam? Nothing! Gotta make sacrifices to enjoy your life, right? Between lazing in the sand, trying out various watersports and swimming – I bet I wouldn’t come out of this trip NOT sunburned.

Get sunburned
  • Feel like I’m on Survivor.

So, I get a little hunger-crazy for adventure. And when I found out Guam has a large area of unexplored jungle with caves, waterfalls, beaches and World War II battlefields, I couldn’t help but include this in my list. What’s a trip without adventure? Imma discover Guam’s secrets one by one.


  • Pretend I’m a model and a TV Travel host

Admit it. Everyone who loves to travel is a total camwhore and has a dream of hosting their own travel show. I’m one of them. In Guam’s engaging environment, gorgeous beaches, absolutely breathtaking hills and cliffs – I’d love to host my “own” travel show and have my own photoshoot. Who cares if I’m not any inch taller than 5”? I definitely don’t. Neither will anyone who sees my background.


Photo by Renz of the Traveling Nomad

I told myself:

One day, I’m going to take the world by storm.


Who knows? It might begin with Guam.


This is an entry to the Heinz Tomato Ketchup and United Airlines’s Blogger Contest.


Brenna is the sole owner of The Philippine Travelogue, an online journal of her travel adventures and experiences. Brenna is a freelance writer, online marketing and social media specialist and a blogger with a constant itch for adventure and thrill. For inquiries, suggestions and invitations please send a message.

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37 thoughts on “The Great Guam Dream”

  1. I’d like to visit Guam to explore about their culture because I read that like the Philippines, Guam was under the Spanish rule before Americans seized the territory. And I also want to visit Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica.

  2. I’d like to visit Guam because I’ve never been there… yet. LOL. Seriously, I would like to explore the various towns and provinces in the Philippines before going elsewhere (read: other Asian countries). But then, it would really be nice to visit another country as beautiful as Guam. I really wish I could visit it this year !!!

  3. I want to go to Guam because i have never been there yet at all. I heard that Guam is just like the Philippines. Beautiful sceneries and wonderful beaches. Aside from the fact that they are a lot of Filipinos there already. I dont have any out of the country experience and I know Guam can give me a trip to remember for the rest of my life.

  4. I never had the chance or the money to travel outside the Philippines but I’d definitely love to see Guam! I’d love to see their beaches, go diving, meet the locals, taste their food! :) I keep praying that I shall have the chance and the funds to finally travel outside the Philippines soon! :)

  5. I never been to Guam,but i heard its a beautiful Island surrounded by nice beaches.And its small island that is small enough to explore in a day or two.wooow i love it,i want to go there=)

  6. I would love to explore Guam, learn about their culture, speak their language, meet the people, taste their food! I would love to visit the beaches and go diving as well..

  7. I heard so much about Guam. I heard that they had a lot of shopping place there, great beach, nice people. And my birthday is July and my sign was cancer, Person like me loves to travel. So it was a great experience if once in my life I go to one of the great places on earth. I loved to go on guam, promise! <3

  8. i want to go to guam because i haven’t gone there yet! i want to discover what is there and experience the country with its glory.

  9. I want to go to Guam to know more about Guam especially since it is connected somehow in our Philippine history. I want to know the specific historic spots where this or that person stepped on or any remnants of the war. I’m not a history geek but I was really fascinated when I saw these relics at Pearl Harbor and Corregidor.

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