Michael Aquino

Mike Aquino at Borobudur in Indonesia
••• Mike Aquino at Borobudur in Indonesia.

Mike Aquino

  • Mike Aquino has been on Tripsavvy's Southeast Asia beat since 2007
  • Lives in Manila full time, covering Southeast Asia travel for both offline and online publications
  • Holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines, awarded Street Food Blogger of the Year in the 2013 World Street Food Congress


An advertising copywriter in a previous life, Mike has worked for ad agencies throughout Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Manila - writing advertising and magazine copy for hotels, restaurants and travel publications, and imbibing the local culture at the grass-roots level along the way.

Today, Mike files stories for Tripsavvy.com, a role he's happily filled since 2007. He also writes features for inflight magazines for Cebu Pacific and other online publications like AseanTourism.travel


Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines.

Awards & Publications

Mike was honored as the World Street Food Congress 2013's Street Food Blogger/Writer of the Year. The award recognizes writers who "deliver deep vision and insightful aspects of this food culture that attracts curiosity and is informative for the general public at large."  

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