• Marc Nelson

    Since 1997, Marc found himself most at home in the Philippines as a television host and ambassador to various organizations.

    From a young age to graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Marc has always been traveling and learning about various cultures. He has lived in seven countries, and travelled to more than fifty countries. Whether it was bungee jumping in Australia, skydiving in Guam, swimming with Great White sharks in South Africa or flying a fighter jet over an active volcano, Marc was always eager and ready to throw himself into it and share his experience through Asia’s longest running TV sports show, “Sports Unlimited.”

    Sports Unlimited has been aired in the the Philippines, as well as on cable networks throughout Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North America. It has won the CMMA Award for “Best Sports Show” for 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009, putting it into the Hall of Fame. In the recent “Gawad Tanglaw Awards”, Sports Unlimited was also named “Best Sports Show” for the fourth year in a row (2013) and Marc garnered the title of “Best Sports Anchor” for 2012. This has made Marc hugely popular not just in the Philippines, but also overseas. 

    Forever pushing the envelope, Marc joined AXN’s Amazing Race Asia 2 with his good friend Rovilson Fernandez. Both proudly represented the Philippines by winning a record breaking 8 out of 12 legs. While they did not win the main prize, the show has added greatly to Marc’s popularity in the region.

    Following the success of The Amazing Race Asia, Marc and Rovilson hosted “The Duke”, aired to millions of people throughout the Asian region. Additionally, he has also hosted two seasons of another show aired locally in the Philippines, “Dare Duo” on QTV (nominated for “Best Reality Show” and “Best Reality Show Host” in the 2009 Star Awards). In 2015, Marc and Rovilson were chosen as hosts of the biggest talent show in the world, “Asia’s Got Talent", which aired to over 200 million households and went on to break ratings records throughout Asia.

    Marc currently supports 15 children through World Vision. He also encourages the companies he endorses to sponsor one child for each year he works with them. World Vision has since given Marc the official position of "Ambassador for Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency". He was chosen by Hands On Manila (the first international affiliate of the Hands On Network and Bill and Melinda Gates foundation) to be their image model to help raise interest and awareness of volunteer projects throughout the country. He has also been chosen as a regional celebrity ambassador for OXFAM, the world’s longest running NGO and was sent to Bangkok to help with the campaign on Climate change at the UN Climate Change Talks. A few years ago, Marc also joined the ranks of Leonardo Di Caprio and Jackie Chan as a celebrity ambassador of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).



    Love Down Memory Lane

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 11/02/2018 • 0 comments

      Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while I have more reason to celebrate February 14th than most (it also happens to be my birthday), I’m not going to write about the most romantic place...

    Make Positive Changes for 2018

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 14/12/2017 • 0 comments

                  Well, another year rolls closer to the end and we inevitably think to ourselves “Wait, where the heck did 2017 go?!?’. As more years pass, they seem to go faster and faster. Maybe it’s t...

    Holiday Travel Planning

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 13/11/2017 • 0 comments

      It’s getting to that time of the year again, the holiday season! With decorations up in the malls since September and Christmas carols in full swing (not to mention, the accompanying tune of car hor...

    Finding the Perfect Travel Partner

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 01/09/2017 • 0 comments

      There are different ways to travel, either solo, with a friend, or with a group. Each has its own set of pro's and cons, and I personally enjoy all three for different reasons. This time around, I'm...

    My Travel Essentials

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 19/07/2017 • 0 comments

      When getting ready for a trip of any kind, many people are hit with the dilemma of “Oh god, what should I pack?!?”.  It’s a pretty universal worry, as there’s an innate fear that we’re going to forg...

    Why I Travel

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 12/05/2017 • 0 comments

      I tend to travel quite a bit. 2016 saw me jump on and off over 70 flights, so yeah, I guess I'm a little addicted.But why do I travel? The short answer is, because it's the best education in the wor...

    Marc's Secret Sydney Food Spots

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 08/03/2017 • 0 comments

      Food, glorious food!     Australia has fantastic produce, and that, coupled with a truly multicultural society has made Aussie cuisine one of the best in the world because you can find food to fit...

    Sydney's Hidden Gems

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 01/02/2017 • 0 comments

     Ahh Sydney... Australia's most cosmopolitan and visited tourist destination. When most tourists come to Sydney, they'll take in the popular sights like the Harbour Bridge, Opera house, Darling Harbou...

    Top 5 Things To Do in Bogota

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 30/11/2016 • 0 comments

     ​I recently visited Bogota, Colombia on my way back from Cuba. Partly because I’d been hearing good things about Colombia, and partly because my girlfriend and I needed a convenient stopover on our w...

    Kicking It In Cuba: Architecture & the Beach

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 12/10/2016 • 0 comments

     Architecture Much like the art scene, the architecture in Havana might not be what you expect. Back in its heyday, Havana was a bustling metropolis where a lot of people from around the world (and pa...

    Kicking It In Cuba: Art in Havana

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 05/10/2016 • 0 comments

      Picture a communist country that’s been closed off to the rest of the world for half a century and what images spring to mind? You may envision a drab landscape with grey buildings and cement statue...

    Kicking It In Cuba: Music, Dance, Rum & Mojitos!

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 14/09/2016 • 0 comments

    Continued from last week's article...   Music and Dance Every café or restaurant you enter in Havana in Cuba has music, and I don’t mean some canned pop on the radio or the waiter's spotify playlist. ...

    Kicking It In Cuba: Vintage Cars

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 09/09/2016 • 0 comments

     Ask avid travelers what their “bucket list' cities are, and I guarantee you that Havana in Cuba is on most of them; for those who didn’t list it, it’s because they forgot and are now hurriedly trying...

    Tanzania Trippin': Part II

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 31/08/2016 • 0 comments

    Continued from last week... After another couple of restful nights in more impressive lodges (this was the budget version??), we headed off for days 3 and 4 of our safari in the Serengeti, and Ngorgor...

    Tanzania Trippin': Part I

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 23/06/2016 • 0 comments

    The images that swirl to mind when one hears the word "Tanzania"... Lions, Elephants, vast savannahs….and maybe even a Tarzan tree house with wild animals walking beneath. At least that's what went th...

    My Story: Marc-ing my Territory

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 01/06/2016 • 0 comments

        So, apparently I’m Cluster’s resident travel writer, or as I like to put it, travel bum with not much else to contribute. How did I land such an illustrious position you may ask? Probably because ...