This week on The Traveler Series, meet Crystal and Francisco of the travel blog, Bay Essence. After a meeting in Valparaíso in 2009 and spending a semester together followed by two and a half years in a long distance relationship, Francisco and Crystal are now building a life together in Santiago de Chile.
Ever since I began considering traveling solo to Buenos Aires in late August, my mind has been flooded with questions: Where will I stay? Will I be safe? How will I get from the airport to my accommodations? Will I make any friends? What if I’m robbed? Who will be my in case of emergency contact? The list goes on.
This week on The Traveler Series, meet Drew of The Hungry Partier. After graduating from university just one year ago, Drew has visited 43 countries in the last 2 years!
Of the hundreds of thousands of Instagram users who upload photos of everything from a delicious looking meal to an idyllic sunset, the following 10 Instagram users both inspire my own photography, have managed to generate a following and share gorgeous snapshots that fuel my wanderlust and remind to appreciate the simple things in life.
This week on The Traveler Series, meet Rachel Sales of Pink Pangea, a travel community for women to swap stories and connect. Rachel is the co-founder and editor of Pink Pangea and, along with co-founder Jaclyn Mishal, started the Pink Pangea community after growing frustrated with the lack of information for female travelers.
This year the FIFA World Cup tournament defied the odds as teams like the United States, Costa Rica and Colombia pushed out strong players such as Spain, Italy and Uruguay. While I was happy to see the United States rise from underdog and watch USA fans fall in love with futbol like never before, my heart was wrapped up in Colombia and the rising success of Los Cafeteros.
Hostels have a bad reputation and can often conjure up images of dangerous, dirty and downright uncomfortable accommodations. The stigma surrounding hostels can send travelers running into the arms of all-inclusive resorts, ultimately separating them from the culture of the destination they are visiting and costing them a fortune.
The sunlight streaks the water and the taste of sea salt brushes across my lips as my body struggles to balance on the large, light blue surfboard below me. Out here on the ocean, this board has to become an extension of myself or I’ll look like a circus clown tumbling across the waves.
This week on The Traveler Series, meet Doni Belau of Girls Guide to Paris. For over three decades, Doni has fallen in love with Paris–that city of endless style and beauty–where she believes women can be whoever they want to be.
Every now and then I come across a business that truly inspires me by how they give back to the community. Whether through charitable donations or sending a percentage of proceeds to non-profit organizations, there are an array of companies now that are founded on philanthropic principles. One such business is The Little Market.
After college I lived in France’s Normandy region in a charming apartment with a bright blue door. This is a collection of photos from Rouen, Etretat and Mont Saint-Michel.
From historic chateaus dotting the Loire Valley to savory bites in market places, this is a photo tour of France’s Loire Valley.
From day one, I have been in awe of the encouraging comments and support I’ve received from people around the world in the travel community. A blog without readers ceases to exist so I am thankful to all who visit and take the time to read my writing.