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Taking A Moment To Think About Life

Earlier today my friend Juan Camilo and I had the chance to reflect on the reason behind our crazy and adventurous lifestyles. Our lifestyles are very similar, there’s no denying it. We both travel the world, seek adventure and learning is our passion and ultimate goal. But why are we this way? Why not just settle in one place, raise a family and be just like other people in today’s society? Here’s why. Looking back, I can say with complete confidence that the moment one of our closest friend past away changed my life forever. Without notice, she was gone in one blink. As traumatic and sad this tragic event affected our lives, I’ve come to realize that this is what changed my perspective towards living everyday like it’s the last one. One day my friend was alive, and the next one she was gone. This eye-opening experience taught me (the hard way) that no one has their life guaranteed. Yes, we all want to grow old and live a long life. Maybe that’s what …

A Year In Review 2016: “The year of Europe”

FACTS: I traveled 10 countries, seven countries were visited for the first time. I took a total of 51 planes in 2016, that counts for 59,964 air miles. (Including layovers) Click here to view larger map. The year has officially come to an end and I did not only met all my travel goals, but exceeded them all. In last year’s end of review post, A Year in Review: 2015, the year I crossed 7 countries off my bucket list , I said I wanted to visit more cities in  countries I’ve previously visited before rather than focusing on increasing the number of countries. Again, that was just an idea. Instead, I crossed seven countries off my bucket list this year. Here’s a quick recap: I visited seven countries I’ve never been to, I broke my foot, I experienced what is to travel solo, got my Digital Marketing master’s degree, I mastered the art of booking flights and hotel rooms for very cheap, gained ten pounds, I lost ten pounds, got a promotion at work (Yay!), …

Santorini in 30 Epic Pictures

What can I say about Santorini? When a place is this beautiful, just take a deep breath and take a moment to realize that you are about to discover one of the most beautiful places in the world. As soon as I got off the ferry, I looked up towards the sky and couldn’t believe how tall the rocks were. Did you know Santorini was built on top of the island’s volcanic rock? Fira and Oia are Santorini’s main towns you must visit. Both towns are just breathtaking! My hotel was located in the heart of Fira, but I wish I stayed in Oia at least one night to experience what it’s like to live in one of Santorini’s traditional houses. Each town has it’s own architectural gem! A similar taste but different at the same time. The construction of the houses comes from the same idea, but built differently. The golden hour is something you don’t want to miss. If you can, admire the sunset every day. The view is just breathtaking! I’ve never …

The Countdown Begins… Greece, here I come! 

In only 10 days I’ll be traveling to Greece! Another marvelous country that I’ve been dying to visit for the past two years. It is very exciting to finally make it happen. Originally, I was going to go by myself on a solo traveler adventure but at the very last minute my Mom decided to accompany me on this trip! Words are not enough to express how excited I am. The hotel accommodations and transportation are all set! Now here comes the tedious (yet exciting) section of planning a trip: What to eat, see & do? For the next ten days, I’ll dedicate all my free time to research! This requires a lot of patience but a good research always pays off! Here are some tips on how to start your own research:  Verify your sources! The better the source, the better the advice. I cannot tell you how many articles I’ve read around the web that are not quite right and give tourist the wrong advice. Sources like Lonely Planet or Conde Nast Traveler …

It Feels Good To Travel Again!

A couple of months ago, all my travel plans were put on pause when I found out my foot was broken. I was very upset I couldn’t continue with my itinerary, but If I wanted to keep traveling the world I needed to rest and recover from my injury. When it happened, I said to myself that nothing was going to stop me from continuing my journey. God, I was wrong.  Two weeks after my accident, I traveled to Barcelona with a cast. I thought it was going to be the same! After all, I only had an orthopedic boot that I could easily remove whenever I wanted. Even though I did all the activities I wanted to do in that trip, I cannot explain how tired and uncomfortable I was at the end of the day. During the day, I just wanted the day to be over so I can head over to the hotel and rest my foot. But hey, lesson learned. After this experience, It was clear to me that I needed …