One of the benefits of full-time travel is that you can slow down (despacio en Español) and really get to know a place. I had the luxury of doing this in Peru last month. I spent almost seven weeks in this beautiful country and was able to see quite a few places I can now … Continue reading Funny things I noticed about Peru (after staying for 7 weeks)
I have been unable to travel the world as I would like to yet, but I can still say, without a doubt, traveling has been my saving grace. Growing up, most of the traveling I did was with my mom to whatever base she was living on- my mom was in the military but I wasn’t with her all the time. I think that’s where my love for travel and exploring comes from. Being able … Continue reading “You don’t have to go abroad to experience travel” by Toni Elston
If you would have told me a few years ago I’d end up in Peru with a small backpack trekking up and down mountains and through the jungle (unbathed and without makeup on), I would have laughed so hard my nice red wine would have been spit out and my butt would be on the … Continue reading Dear Diary, I trekked Peru’s Salkantay Trail to one of the World Wonders…and I liked it.
Reading is essential, not just on the road but in everyday life, and these books have really helped shape me and my travels along this crazy journey the past two years. If you're looking for a little inspiration, pick one of these up and don't forget your journal to take notes- you're going to learn … Continue reading Inspirational books that have shaped my travels (and my life)
Traveling to Asia at the nimble age of 19, alone, was a gamble. But unlike the flashy lights of Vegas's pokie machines, it was a gamble that entirely paid off. Hi, I'm Danielle and six years ago I was in a tough spot. I was halfway through a Psychology degree and in the dumps. Like … Continue reading “How I Found Myself In Asia” by Danielle Read
As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 approaches I've been daydreaming more and more about where this year will take me. Visualizing has become a big part of my everyday life and so I'm taking that to the next level and publicly publishing my dream travel list for 2018. Let's all watch and see … Continue reading Dream Destinations for 2018
I met the most amazing woman at my hostel in Cusco. Canadian and every bit as polite as the stereotype says, you can feel this woman's warmth from across the cold room. I actually saw her arrive and could feel something odd about her- in a good way. She floated by me on her way … Continue reading Pain vs. Diamonds