When she’s not busy wowing us with her incredible talent in front of the camera, actress Jodi Sta. Maria enjoys traveling the world, immersing herself in different cultures and just basking in the beauty of creation.
Since the year started, she’s tagged all her travel photos with the hashtag #JODIexplorer, some with notes from her adventures intended to inspire others as she was on her trips.
Let’s look back on Jodi’s adventures, shall we?
This photo from Turkey began it all, Jodi’s greeting to the new year.
Also from Turkey, Jodi contemplated the homes of past natives: “These structures in Goreme were made from deposits of volcano ash, lava and basalt. The soft tuff could easily be excavated, and people built homes and churches from it. What you are looking at is one of the dwelling complexes built 200 years ago!”
After getting suggestions from her fans, the “Sana Dalawa Ang Puso” star shared this photo from Japan from a trip the previous year.
“We just finished our ikebana class and even got to wear a kimono in Kyoto,” she wrote in her caption. “It’s nice to immerse yourself in the culture of the country you’re visiting and learn something new.”
Along with this photo of Jodi at an archery range in Abu Dhabi was her own meaning to the word “focus” - “Follow One Course Until Successful.”
Staying true to her God-fearing self, Jodi reminds us all to “walk in prayer” with this photo from Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
This lovely photo of Jodi and the beautiful flowers of Ifrane, Morocco came with a powerful reminder: “Nothing blooms all year round. Be patient with yourself.“
Another photo from Turkey, Jodi shared that she was in awe of their handmade rugs: “Marveling at the craftsmanship of these handmade rugs, one of Turkey’s most preserved art forms.”
Jodi quoted the Bible verse Psalm 121:1 to capture the emotions brought on by this photo from Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: “I lift up my eyes to the mountains — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Feeling playful, Jodi shared this photo of a beautiful beach in Seychelles with the caption, “Seychelles seashells on the seashore. 😂🌊🐚”
Jodi shared this piece of wisdom with this photo of a runway: “Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don’t, realize that it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself, and for those who will follow after you. — Amelia Earhart ✈️”
She’s sure got a lot of wise words and insight we can think about, huh?
Here’s to more adventures!