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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 …

How To Become A World Traveler 

Many people have asked me what made me decide to travel the world? It’s a hard question.. I’ve traveled my entire life but couple of years ago I felt the need to see what’s out there and started to book flights more frequently. I took advantage of every college break or opportunity I had to travel. I started visiting friends in other colleges around the US and Europe. When college ended, I decided to take some time off. I didn’t want to work right away and felt like I needed to take some time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I started to plan my travels for that year. I visited a lot of amazing places, such as Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Colombia and much more. But it wasn’t until after my trip to Mexico that I decided to actually travel the world. And for that I have to thank my friend Juan Camilo for inspiring me to wander the world, learn about other cultures and find everything fascinating! To …