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Roman Ruins in the foreground, a 19th Century Church, right next to a brand new Mosque. What an example to the world! This is Beirut. It’s an awesome mix of layers or history, vibrant people and zest for life. • • • #traveltuesdays   #itravelbecause   #travelhappy   #beirutlebanon   #beirutlife   #beirut   #lebanon   #lebanon_ig   #lebanontimes   #lebanonweekly   #lebanonspotlights   #mosquesofworld   #mosques   #christianchurch   #maronite   #architecturelovers   #romanruins   #romanempire   #historygeek   #historylovers   #thetravelambassador   #angelstravellounge   #sustainabletravel   #offthebeatenpath   #offthebeatentrack   #hiddengems   #solotravels   #wheretogonext   #unescoworldheritage  

This is not Miami or Cote D’Azur. This is Beirut. Yup, it’s the fancy jetsett side of Beirut with yachts, luxury shopping and super pricey condos. Are you ready to have your mind blown and negative perceptions about Lebanon challenged?

What’s not to love about the city by the bay? I like to go to San Francisco every chance I get. What are your favorite things to do in SF? •• 📷 Edgar Chapparo Follow my journey @girlfindspassport 🦀 •• #girlfindspassport   #sfo   #goldengatebridge   #bridges   #sf   #sanfrancisco   #lovethecity   #citylife   #sanfranciscobay   #traveltosf   #travelblogger   #travelover   #thetravelambassador   #sfolove   #citytravel   #travelcity   #sftravelblogger   #sftravels   #postcardsfromtheworld   #travelcaptures   #bridgesoftheworld   #bridges_of_our_world   #sfotour   #citygirl   #travelblog   #traveladdict   #inthecity   #lovecity   #sfoairport   #travelfund  

Dollar Store Challenge!! •• I will admit that I’m not much of a Dollar Store shopper, but I often pay way too much for travel size products. So, I challenged my travel friends to find 5 items they would use on our upcoming trip to Italy. Here’s what my purchases look like. •• 1). Zippered Bag-This can be used for makeup or tech accessories. 2). Daytime and Nitetime Cold Medicine-This will go in my medicine kit, as you never know when you need cold medicine. 3). Sticker Note Flags-I will use this for flagging my guidebooks. 4).Beauty Blender-I love wearing makeup and I will apply foundation with this handy tool. 5). Shower Caps-I put these over my shoes to protect my clothes from any dirt when placed in my luggage. •• I loved challenging myself to find useful items at the Dollar Store for my travels. What Dollar Store items have you found? •• @girlfindspassport #travelaccessories   #traveltipsandtricks   #traveltips   #traveltips101   #travelblogger   #thetravelambassador   #cruisetips   #cruisetipsru   #traveltipsters   #traveltipster   #dollarstorefinds   #travelfinds   #packingtips   #packingtipsandtricks   #packinglist   #luggagetips   #traveltips2019   #packingtipsforwomen   #dametravels   #travelplanner   #tiptravel   #travelhacks   #budgettraveller   #budgetchallenge   #budgetplanner   #budgetingtips  

Food in Laos will blow your mind. There is also something for everyone. You can have some of the best French cuisine outside of France. Or traditional Laos recipes that come directly from the chefs of the Royal Family (thank you Le Calao Restaurant). The flavors are fresh, complex and insanely good. The complexity of some of the curries is astounding. Streetfood is cheap, delicious and available at all hours. There is no excuse not to eat well in Laos. If you are daring you can try giant egg larvae that are cooked in a fish paste (kind of like a Quenelle) wrapped in a banana leaf. It’s like a fish tamale with ant eggs! And yes, they pop in your mouth!

There comes a time in travel when we all ask ourselves, “Is it worth it?” On paper, the Pak ou Cave’s seems underwhelming. Almost 5,000 images of the Buddha in a cave that’s a tuk tuk or boat ride north of Luang Prabang. Once there, I was blown away by the size of the caves, the views of the Mekong and the serenity of this lesser known site. It was a good moment to check in with myself as a moment of self reflection. As with most things in Laos, I didn’t know what to expect. The deeper lesson was to be open to new experiences. • • • #laostrip   #laostravel   #visitlaos   #southeastasiatravel   #offthebeatenpath   #adventuretravel   #outsideadventures   #outdoorlovers   #buddhastatue   #buddhaimage   #buddhismtemple   #mekongriver   #mekongmoments   #cavesofinstagram   #frommers   #secretadventures   #localsonly   #solotravels   #angelstravels   #thetravelambassador   #travelhappy   #itravelbecause   #travetips   #travellaos   #vacationideas  

Discovering new locations is pretty cool. Travel often reminds me of how big our planet truly is and and how many awesome wonders there are to explore. What has floored you recently in your travels? I’ll post another pic later but this is inside the Pak Ou caves that overlook the Mekong River. These caves are epic for so many reasons but I’ll go into detail when I post more pics about them. • • • #laostrip   #caves   #buddhacaves   #luangprabanglaos   #luangprabang   #mekongriver   #mekong   #travelphotooftheday   #mosttraveledpeople   #traveltips   #traveltipsandtricks   #outdoorsman   #adventuretravel   #lazycats   #photobombcat   #magichour   #cavesofinstagram   #thetravelambassador   #angelstravels   #specialmoments   #darlingescape   #southeastasiatravel   #travelstoked  

Luang Prabang has loads of temples to explore. No wonder it’s the cultural heart of Laos. I personally can’t get enough of this architecture. I love the detail and the storytelling features of the Buddha’s life that you can see through the temple and complex. Here’s a quick guide to visiting a temple: -Wear sandals as you will have to take off your shoes to enter. I like to flip mine upside down so they don’t get so hot in the sun. - Dress modestly with the appropriate clothing -You are welcome to pray, meditate, make offerings, etc -Don’t be loud. You will disrupt the prayerful and meditative vibe. -Don’t touch the monks -Go with the flow #laostemple   #buddhist   #buddhisttemple   #luangprabang   #luangprabangtemple   #visitlaos   #solotraveller   #southeastasiatrip   #goldenhourlight   #laostravel   #laostyle   #buddhistlife   #worldarchitecture   #architecturepicture   #religiousarchitecture   #travelasia   #thetravelambassador   #angelstravels   #worldtravelpic   #architecture_best   #getoutdoorsmore   #travelfurther   #adventurepic   #overtourism   #sustainabletravel  

Check out this fun segment on Latination TV. I hope this inspires others to travel and see the world. Estoy muy agradecido por las oportunidades y el espíritu de viaje que me han brindado mis padres. Nuestra gente somos viajeros y han viajado por todas partes. Espero seguir animando a otros a viajar lo más que puedan. #LatinationTV   #TravelShow   #TravelHost   #TravelTV   #travelexpert   #tvhost   #latinxtravel   #latino   #latinx   #latintravel   #viajero   #migente   #traveltips   #travelstoke   #thetravelambassador   #angelstravels   #reynspooner   #solotraveltips   #budgettravel   #sustainabletravel   #overtourism   #hondurastravel   #colombiatravel   #worldtraveller   #travelvideo   #getoutside   #outdooradventure   #adventuretravel  

2nd favorite morning activity in Luang Prabang is visiting the morning market. Morning markets in SouthEast Asia are insane but this one is quite approachable and not overwhelming or full of tour groups. It’s just a bunch of locals buying and selling all sorts of exotic fruits, animals and foods. The bevy of colors and smells is out of this world. Be sure to taste and smell everything in sight. The locals are so friendly and as long you try you best at “please” and “thank you”, you will be greeted with one of their huge smiles. Remember, smiling goes a long way in this part of the world. ➡️What makes you smiles when you travel? • • • #luangprabang   #laofood   #laostravel   #morningmarket   #marketsoftheworld   #offthebeatenpath   #overtourism   #sustainabletravel   #localeconomy   #localsonly   #traveldeeper   #travelhacks   #travellikealocal   #secretdestinations   #southeastasiatrip   #asiatravel   #asianfoodlover   #freshingredients   #organicfoods   #localmarket   #budgetplanner   #travelonabudget   #thetravelambassador   #angelstravels   #freshfoods   #mybudgettravel  

In Laos, my very first morning was all about giving alms to the monks. I’m not a morning person and this takes place at the crack of dawn as the monks make their way to temple. It’s a great way to get the day started right (and beat the jet lag) with a small act of kindness. As I flicked a pinch of rice into each bowl, the monks silently processed in the orange clad robes. All I could think about was how grateful I was to be back in Laos and for the opportunity to learn that small acts of kindness matter. • • • #laostravel   #luangprabang   #buddhisttemple   #buddhistmonks   #almsgiving   #morningroutine   #morningtime   #laostrip   #templearchitecture   #laostourism   #meditationtime   #jetlag   #angelstravels   #thetravelambassador   #frommers   #darlingescape   #prettylittlethings   #cultureshock   #culturevulture   #vibrantcolor   #offthebeatentrack   #sustainabletravel   #localsonly   #travelstoke   #traveltip   #travelhack   #traveltipsandtricks  

Thanks so much for following along on this re-discovery of Bosnia & Herzegovina. All of the juicy details and BTS are in my story highlights. Stay tuned for more content coming up on this very underrated part of Europe on my blog and IGTV. This trip was better than the last time I was here and that’s all I can ask for! The people of this country are so gracious and welcoming. It really is phenomenal to see cultures collide in one place. Sarajevo is like the Jerusalem of Europe. And don’t even get me started on the epic landscape and countryside! I have discovered that I was wrong: everything is different, everything is better, there are no boundaries. Boundaries do not exist. I am a different person I have changed I am a traveler. What about you? • • • #iamatraveller   #travelwell   #traveloften   #travellikeyoumeanit   #thetravelambassador   #bosniaandherzegovina   #angelstravels   #hiking_daily   #stepoutside   #getoutdoorsmore   #outdoorsman   #outdoorlovers   #hikingeurope   #travelexpert   #travelinspo   #prettylittlethings   #darlingescape   #sustainabletravel   #overtourism   #travelmoreworryless   #mosttraveledpeople   #latinotraveler   #traveldudes   #balkantrip   #traveladventures   #outdooradventure  

Check out the latest episode of the @travelwithmeaning podcast. I’m honored to have been a guest and such a great travel conversation. We also dig a little deeper so if you want to know a bit more about me and some of my pre Instagram travels, check it out. Link: https://apple.co/2LgiwUZ • • #podcastlove   #travelwithmeaning   #podcastlife   #travelbloggervibes   #travelinspo   #traveltalk   #travellikealocal   #travellikeyoumeanit   #podcastshow   #thetravelambassador   #marais   #parisfrance   #umbriatourism   #visitumbria   #gubbio   #visithonduras   #honduras🇭🇳   #travelhacks   #traveltips   #travelexpert  

The Olympic Bobsleigh in Sarajevo is still around and somehow managed to survive the Balkan War of the 90’s. It’s now a pretty cool graffiti gallery and worth a stop on the way up to Mt Trebevic. Hardcore extreme sports dude still go down the track on the longboards and skateboards. Would you dare? • • • #sarajevo   #sarajevogram   #olympicsport   #bobsleigh   #grafittiart   #grafittiwall   #streetartporn   #hiphoplifestyle   #balkanwar   #balkantravel   #offthebeatentrack   #extremesport   #skateordietrying   #skateboardtravel   #travelpassport   #notboring   #colorfulart   #atlasobscura   #frommers   #historygeek   #olympichistory   #bosniaandherzegovina   #bosniatravel   #thetravelambassador   #daytripper  

In Herzegovina, I was blown away by the raw and unspoiled beauty of natural wonders like the Kravice Waterfalls. Locals and European tourists only. I was happy that they had big boy kayaks that require a bit more coordination and balance to operate. I’m worried about letting this secret out but that’s what my job is all about right? Seriously though, the lakes in Croatia are getting pretty crowded and trashed. Visit Bosnia to give them a break. • • • #bosniaandherzegovina   #herzegovina   #kravicewaterfalls   #chasingwaterfalls   #waterfallsofinstagram   #outsider   #outsideadventures   #outdoorsman   #lovetheoutdoors   #findyourunknown   #kayakingadventures   #europeanstyle   #adventuresineurope   #thetravelambassador   #frommers   #townandcountry   #tandctravel   #adventurers   #mosttraveledpeople   #travelhappy   #traveldudes   #sustainabletravel   #overtourism   #travelguides   #travelgoals2019  

Sarajevo has been on the world stage many times. Sometimes for good and sometimes for complete tragedy. Either way, it’s a treasure trove of historically rich streets. It’s by far one of the most underrated European capitals. The old Ottoman Quarter is the heart of the old town and will instantly transport you to Turkey and another place and time. Cobbled roads lined with craftsmen, cafes and mosques. I love getting lost in this quarter of the city. • • • #bosniaandherzegovina   #sarajevobosnia   #ottomanempire   #ottomanstyle   #sarajevogram   #placestotravel   #thetravelambassador   #oldtownsquare   #balkantrip   #balkantravel   #bestcitiesofeurope   #underrated   #offthebeatenpath   #overtourism   #sustainabletravel   #newdestinations   #frommers   #historygeek   #travelhappy   #traveldudes   #mosttraveledpeople   #bedifferent   #solotravelingisfun   #citycenter   #romanticplaces   #travelzoo  

I am so happy to have returned to Bosnia & Herzegovina 🇧🇦 This small corner of the wold has reminded me of the joys of experiencing raw and authentic places in a continent that is full of mass tourism. Don’t get me wrong you know I love Italy & Paris and can’t stay away from those places. Bosnia is off the beaten path, complicated but profoundly rewarding! I can’t wait to share what I learned and experienced here this past week. The world is a big place and there is ALOT of it to see. • • • #bosniaandherzegovina   #bosnian   #mostar   #mostarbridge   #unescoworldheritage   #offthebeatenpath   #adventuretraveller   #goprophoto   #hiddengems   #secretdestinations   #thetravelambassador   #frommers   #balkans   #balkantrip   #adventureblogger   #selfcaresundays   #cheezysmile   #happytraveller   #travelhappy   #itravelbrics   #europeanarchitecture   #bridgesofinstagram   #newtravel   #getoutdoorsmore   #mosttraveledpeople   #placestotravel  

This is not a fancy hotel pool! It’s the Enchanted River in Mindanao. The distinct jewel colors come from the mingling of fresh water with ocean water. There is a cave system so deep underneath that the bottom has never been found! Swimming is allowed in certain sections only to keep it sustainable (also no single use plastics sold or allowed on site). This is a pretty spectacular secret spot that pics don’t do justice. • • • #mindanao   #itsmorefuninphilippines   #enchantedriver   #enchantedriverofhinatuan   #placestotravel   #thetravelambassador   #passionista   #visitphilippines   #secretisland   #offthebeatenpath   #hinatuan   #filipinos   #localsonly   #riversoftheworld   #bluerthanblue   #adventurers   #traveldudes   #frommers   #mosttraveledpeople   #travelgoals2019   #travelwithmeaning   #asiatravels   #travelhappy   #itravelbecause   #itravelbrics   #prettylittletrips   #outsideadventures   #outsider  

The Dahilayan Adventure Park in the hills high above Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao, Philippines is an absolute blast to visit. Pure simple fun. #itsmorefuninthephilippines   #visitiphilippines   #adventurepark   #outdooradventures   #mindanao   #offthebeatenpath   #thetravelambassador   #ziplining   #visitphilippines   #filipino  

I seek out good and proper coffee wherever I go. In Siargao, I met the lovely team from @madsiargao Their passion for coffee, and reviving the coffee culture and industry, in the Philippines is truly inspiring. I love their simple philosophy and willingness to do their part in helping the Philippines stay on a sustainable and socially responsible course. I love meeting people who share the same passions as I do. What are your passions? Comment below. • • • #itsmorefuninphilippines   #siargao   #coffeeloversclub   #filipina   #filipinofoodmovement   #coffeebar   #secretcoffee   #secretisland   #bestisland   #philippinemade   #sustainabletravel   #overtourism   #responsibletourism   #travelkindly   #travelwithmeaning   #nomilknosugar   #beachcafe   #surfergirls   #cloud9siargao   #offthebeatenpath   #passionista   #espressobar   #baristababes   #filipinofood   #thetravelambassador   #placestotravel   #surflifestyle  

The best way to explore Siargao is to rent a motorbike and hit the road. No plan, no agenda, just the tropical breeze on your on your face and the open road. The main roads on the island are nicely paved. They wind thru endless coconut groves and rice fields dotted with water buffalo. Have you ever heard of Siargao? • • • #philippines🇵🇭   #filipinos   #ig_philippines   #itsmorefuninphilippines   #siargaoisland   #siargao   #motorbikes   #scooterlife   #roadtrippers   #islandsofadventure   #island360   #offthebeatenpath   #secretdestination   #travelgoals2019   #thetravelambassador   #yallers   #hiddengem   #solotravels   #cntraveler   #motorcycleride   #tropicalisland   #travelbook   #travelhappy   #itravelbecause   #traveldudes   #travelphilippines   #visitphilippines  

While Siargao remains a relative secret in the travel world, surfers have been making a pilgrimage here for years. The famous Cloud 9 surf break is the surfing capital of the Philippines. Lucky for me, my hotel was right on the beach. A big shout out to @kaikaisurfs and @s.e.a.movement for making every effort to keep Siargao clean for all to enjoy. • • • #jointhemovement   #itsmorefuninphilippines   #siargaoisland   #cloud9siargao   #mosttraveledpeople   #offthebeatenpath   #frommers   #travelbook   #thetravelambassador   #hotspotstv   #beachbabes   #surfergirl   #beachfront   #philippines🇵🇭   #filipinos   #beachvibes   #sunsetlover   #sunsetvibes   #magichour   #islandsofadventure   #travelhappy   #itravelbecause   #travelexpert   #ethicaltravel   #sustainabletravel   #travelkindly   #ig_philippines   #surfspot   #filipina  

The island nation of The Philippines is nothing less than magical. There are over 7,000 islands to choose from. Instead of going to the ever popular Boracay and Palawan, I decided to base myself in Siargao. I’ll be doing a little island hopping, getting off the beaten path, and enjoying the authentic laid back island lifestyle of this remarkably progressive place. There are so many options in the Philippines so it’s easy to choose your own adventure. • • • #itsmorefuninphilippines   #philippines🇵🇭   #ig_philippines   #siargaoisland   #guyamisland   #islandhopping   #visitphilippines   #filipinos   #morefunforever   #sustainabletravel   #overtourism   #ethicaltravel   #frommers   #islandsofadventure   #travelbook   #travelexpert   #thetravelambassador   #hotspotstv   #offthebeatenpath   #clearwaterbeach   #whitesandbeach   #philippinestravel   #traveldudes   #travelkindly   #natgeotravel   #itravelbecause   #itravelbrics   #travelhappy   #mosttraveledpeople  

Thanks for following my recent adventures! Next up...South East Asia & my native California. ****************************************************** For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a passionate world traveler. My goal is to travel as much as I can and as far as I can. Lucky for me I get to make a living at it. I’ve recently started to focus on off the beaten path destinations. I love touristy stuff too so I’m not trying to hate. Let’s be real, I can’t stay away from Italy and Paris for very long. But I’m trying my best to expand my horizons and stay true to my own path, journey and development. Hopefully you will start to think about certain destinations a bit differently and thanks again for following me and sharing in my life’s work. Travel for me is my Ph.D in life. I advocate smart and independent travel. Travel hacks and travel tips are my thing, because I want everyone to travel well and happy. Travel is not perfect, things happen, but it’s how we handle them that makes a difference. Also, some bad situations can be avoided with a bit of prep. I consider it my social responsibility to help people travel better. I’ve been blessed with lots of opportunities so I want others to benefit from travel as well. I’ve been inspired to change my travel habits and try to travel as responsibly and socially responsible as I can. It’s not easy sometimes, but I’m trying. In my efforts to dig deeper and travel with meaning, my mantra that it’s “people that make travel special” has been reinforced over and over again. I’ve been blessed to meet some amazing people and I can’t wait to meet more! What makes travel special or meaningful to you? *********** #travelselfie   #travelphilosophy   #publicspeaker   #travelexpert   #gratefulheart   #happytraveller   #itravelbecause   #historygeek   #travelstory   #mytravelstory   #hispanictravelbloggers   #traveldudes   #bilingual   #pasadenafoodie   #avgeekoftheweek   #livingmybestlife   #frommers   #lonelyplanettraveller   #natgeotraveller   #blessedlife   #californiaboy   #worldtravels   #travelbook   #happyhappyhappy   #travelwithmeaning   #findyourunknown   #buzzfeedtravel   #thetravelambassador   #rant  

In Palenque, it’s the women who are the driving force of passing traditions along to future generations. All traditions are carefully passed and they’ve been doing this for centuries. That’s why this place remains a little slice of Africa in Colombia. • • • #visitcolombia   #colombiahd   #unescoworldheritage   #palenque   #palenqueras   #africanamericans   #historygeek   #blackhistory365   #blackhistory   #colombian   #daytripper   #roadtrippers   #frommers   #southamericatrip   #hiddengem   #secretdestination   #wanderlove   #travelbook   #natgeotraveller   #hotspotstv   #thetravelambassador   #offthebeatenpath   #dametravel   #africantradition   #colombianas  

Just one hour away from Cartagena, is a little slice of Africa in Colombia. It’s certainly not on the well worn tourist trail as it usually takes a motorcycle ride by a local from the nearest bus stop to reach the small village of 3,500 inhabitants. San Basilio de Palenque is the first free city in the Americas. By the time the American Civil War was raging, African-Americans in Palenque had already been free for almost 200 years. In Palenque, they speak a special creole language that is the only creole derived from Spanish. Visiting Palenque was inspiring and fascinating and honestly felt like I was no longer in Colombia. • • • #visitcolombia   #colombiahd   #unescoworldheritage   #palenque   #palenqueras   #africanamericans   #historygeek   #blackhistory365   #blackhistory   #grafittiart   #wallmurals   #colombian   #daytripper   #roadtrippers   #frommers   #southamericatrip   #hiddengem   #secretdestination   #wanderlove   #travelbook   #natgeotraveller   #hotspotstv   #thetravelambassador   #offthebeatenpath   #findyourunknown  

I was captivated by this poignant sculpture by Colombia’s most famous artist, Fernando Botero. He insisted the statue remain in this plaza after a terrorist bomb went off in the middle of a concert killing 30 and injuring 200. There’s a brand new bird statue right next to this one. As you can see by the couple next to the statue, this plaza is now filled with love and romance. The violence of years past seems to be in the rear view mirror for Medellin. • • • #itravelbecause   #bloguero   #viajesyturismo   #viajero   #medellincolombia   #botero   #fernandobotero   #hispanicartist   #latinamerican   #latinamericanart   #traveldrops   #forbestravelguide   #frommers   #visitcolombia   #eternaprimavera   #southamericatravel   #lovetrumpshate   #medellincity   #sculptural   #travelbloggerlife   #hotspotstv   #thetravelambassador   #wheretogonext  

Is Honduras safe? That’s the top question I’ve been asked about this amazing country. The bad reputation comes from one city, San Pedro Sula, which at one time had the top homicide rate in world. I found the statistics to be misleading, and after several years of reform, SAP is much safer for tourist and travelers alike. San Pedro Sula is not any more dangerous than any other big city. To be honest, just like most cities, it has the rough neighborhoods you probably don’t have any business visiting, and the tourist friendly center. Using common sense and avoiding dodgy places is what has kept me safe for years as an independent traveler. It’s a shame that this extraordinary country doesn’t get the tourism it deserves! True Central American culture, Mayan Ruins, white sand beaches, awesome islands, Caribbean culture, eco tourism and adventure travel is all there (at a bargain price) in Honduras. • • • #hondurastravel   #visithonduras   #honduras🇭🇳   #vivahonduras   #descubre_honduras   #hondurastips   #sanpedrosula   #sanpedrosulahonduras   #hotspots   #thetravelambassador   #traveldrops   #secretdestination   #itravelbrics   #frommers   #travelhappy   #itravelbecause   #solotraveling   #centralamericatravel   #sustainabletravel   #overtourism   #travel2019   #mosttraveledpeople   #traveljournalist   #travelhacks   #marketsoftheworld   #moonshine   #hooch   #localsonly   #catrachos  

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world 🌟 Back to where I belong 🇶🇦 . . . . . . . @travelinladies @girlswhotravel @travelbloggeres @woman.travel @travelchannel @theclubtravel @thebestnatureclub @femaletravelbloggers @blogger @travelbloggeres @traveljunkiesinc @travel__nomads @the_wandering_tourist @travacs @shimlavaasi.in #doha   #alwakrah   #seelinedesert   #desertsafari   #travelfarenough   #meetyourself   #desertsafaridoha   #sections   #seasidelovers   #ridecamel   #safari   #atravellerstory   #travelworld   #visitdoha   #thewanderingtourist   #visitqatar🇶🇦   #thetravelambassador   #natureexplorer   #naturebeauty😍   #aroundtheglobewego   #goingplacestravel   #sheisgoingplaces   #dreamersdiary   #lifeofanomad   #theworldismyrunway   #girslwhoexplore   #womentravellers   #communitygt   #instagramtravels   #LipstickandLuggage🦋  

When I said I was going to Honduras, everyone asked me if I was going to Roatan/Utila/Guanaja. While those islands are great, my family loves to vacay there, I wanted something different and a bit more of a local vibe. So I opted for the tiny Cayos (Cays) in the protected waters off the La Ceiba coast. No big developments, no fancy resorts, no waste, no big groups. Exactly my speed for this trip and the type of discovery I love to find and share. I honestly felt like I had these 15 magical islands all to myself. Making friends with the locals, epic snorkeling, hiking, and trying the local food & booze (Gifitti), were just a few of the highlights from this day of living out my island dreams. For more on Cayos Cochinos, check out my video on IGTV or link in profile. • • • #secretisland   #hotspots   #thetravelambassador   #caribbeanislands   #bayislands   #cayoscochinos   #traveldrops   #honduras🇭🇳   #hondurasisgreat   #garifuna   #visithonduras   #secretdestination   #itravelbrics   #findyourunknown   #frommers   #travelhappy   #itravelbecause   #solotraveling   #centralamericatravel   #travelkindly   #lokaltravel   #caribbeansea   #sustainabletravel   #overtourism   #travel2019   #djimavicair   #dronegram  

I went island hopping on the 15 secret islands of the protected waters of the Honduras coast #honduras   #thetravelambassador   #hotspots   #centralamericatravel   #travelbloggerlife  

I’m dedicating this Throwback Thursday to my friend Angel Castellanos, @Angels_Travels. Though we both live in LA, our last time hanging out was in Rome back in September. One stop, was @HosteriaLaVacca for an amazing local meal. Now we’re reuniting as he appears next weekend at the LA @TravAdventure Show at @ConventionCenterLA giving invaluable travel tips & stories, so come on down! 🇮🇹🌎✈️🧳 . . . . . #ListenJourneySavor   #JulianDouglas   #HosteriaLaVacca   #Rome   #AngelCastellanos   #TheTravelAmbassador   #AngelsTravelLounge   #ThrowbackThursday   #LATravelShow   #LAConventionCenter   #TravelAdventureShow   #EyesOfRome   #LivItaly   #ExploreItalyTours   #Italy   #Roma   #Italia   #VisitRome   #VisitItaly   #WhyILoveRome   #TravelBlogger   #TravelBlog   #LiveTravel   #SeeTheWorld   #FoodBlog   #FoodBlogger   #ILiveRome   #ILiveItaly   #TripmasterTravel  

Sometimes the pay off to running around Mayan ruins is staying in a sweet little town like this. Right next to the Copán Ruins, Ruinas Copan is the perfect pit stop before heading to the coast. • • • #ig_honduras   #unescoworldheritage   #conocehonduras   #hondurasisgreat   #honduraspost   #visithonduras   #honduras🇭🇳   #bestcityviews   #comunidadhonduras   #vivahonduras   #descubre_honduras   #hondurastravel   #hondureña   #honduran   #honduras_5estrellas   #hondurasbella   #hondurasprogresso   #hondurastips   #honduras_greatshots   #colonialstyle   #cobblestonestreets   #spanishcolonial   #hotspots   #thetravelambassador   #morningviews   #centralamericatrip  

Macaws are everywhere in Copan. These colorful birds are playful and very loud. While they are hard to miss in the ruins, you can learn more about the conservation efforts about these protected birds at the nearby Macaw Mountain. The foundation that protects these birds works very hard to keep this species thriving in different parts of the country. • • • #travelkindly   #traveladdicted   #macaw   #macawsofinstagram   #sustainabletravel   #protected   #unescoworldheritage   #conocehonduras   #hondurasisgreat   #honduraspost   #visithonduras   #honduras🇭🇳   #comunidadhonduras   #vivahonduras   #descubre_honduras   #hondurastravel   #hondureños   #honduran   #honduras_5estrellas   #hondurasbella   #hondurasprogresso   #hondurastips   #honduras_greatshots   #birdingphotography   #birdsofinsta   #ig_birdwatchers   #ig_honduras   #thetravelambassador  

The Copán Ruins is the most import cultural sight in Honduras. This hieroglyphic staircase is the most complete and extensive Mayan literature in the world. • • • While the area was occupied for 2000 years it reached its heyday in the 5h Century AD. This was the southern edge of the Mayan Civilization and Copán was a thriving metropolis. Literature and the arts thrived in this diverse civilization. As an American and a lover of European history, this blew my mind. Let me know your thoughts below. • • • #copan   #copanruinas   #conocehonduras   #hondurasisgreat   #honduraspost   #visithonduras   #honduras🇭🇳   #comunidadhonduras   #vivahonduras   #descubre_honduras   #hondurastravel   #hondureños   #honduran   #honduras_5estrellas   #hondurasbella   #hondurastips   #honduras_greatshots   #archeology   #mayan   #mayanhistory   #archeologist   #traveladdicted   #itravel   #thetravelambassador   #hotspots   #travelhappy  

Juan Angel Welchez led me on a tour of his family’s coffee growing estate. The Welchez brand is still a small coffee producer but is a leader in sustainability and offering a socially conscious product. They are rainforest certified and make every effort to take care of the land and their people. Juan is a 3rd generation coffee grower and is truly passionate about his life work. The coffee is some of the best I’ve ever had! • • • #coffeeloversunite   #travelkindly   #sustainabletravel   #organicfarm   #coffeeplantation   #conocehonduras   #hondurasisgreat   #honduraspost   #visithonduras   #honduras🇭🇳   #comunidadhonduras   #vivahonduras   #descubre_honduras   #hondurastravel   #hondureña   #hondureñas   #hondureños   #honduran   #honduras_5estrellas   #hondurasbella   #hondurasprogresso   #hondurastips   #honduras_greatshots   #travelbloggerlife   #travelshow   #thetravelambassador   #hotspots   #outdooradventure  

San Pedro Sula has undergone quite the transformation in the last several years. It once had one of the highest murder rates in the world, but now due to government reform and increased police strategies, sprawling San Pedro Sula has seen a significant decrease in violence, gangs and drug trade. It’s now No 26, much lower in homicide rates compared to cities like St Louis and Baltimore. TBH, the statistics were quite misleading to begin with. • • • I’m using San Pedro Sula as a jumping off point to explore ancient Mayan ruins and explore the Caribbean coast of Honduras 🇭🇳 Overtourism and sustainable travel are important to me so that’s why I’m here exploring this country. It’s safe, the people are awesome, a variety of experiences to be had and the price value proposition can’t be beat ! • • • #hondurasisgreat   #honduras🇭🇳   #sanpedrosula   #lookoutmountain   #centralamerica   #travelbloggervibes   #hotspots   #bestcityviews   #comunidadhonduras   #vivahonduras   #descubre_honduras   #thetravelambassador   #hondurastravel   #hondureños   #honduran   #honduras_5estrellas   #hondurasbella   #honduras_greatshots   #honduraspositiva   #travelhacks   #comunidadhonduras   #descubre_honduras  

It’s been a crazy couple of days in NYC. I was honored to be a speaker this year at The NY Times Travel Show and be amongst so many fantastic speakers, journalists and panelist. A lot was accomplished this week. Most importantly I got to reconnect and spend a quality time with so many great friends and colleagues in the travel world. So many of my friends are doing amazing things, traveling the world and putting out great content and info. You all inspire me greatly and I love just hanging with you all. • • • @eminchilli @sminchilli @travelitalianstyle @adventurouskate @travelbarefeet @samanthabrowntravels @frommers @jetsetwithjeannette @thegiller @travelingmitch @travelingjules @theromanguy @dreamofitaly @honeytrek @spudhilton @roamaroo @askaconcierge @leeabbamonte @darleynewman • • • #nytimestravel   #nytimestravelshow   #imm2019   #travelguru   #jetsetlife   #tipsandtricks   #travelbuddies   #travelfriends   #travelwithmeaning   #bicoastal   #publicspeaker   #professionalspeaker   #travelhacks   #traveltechnology   #thetravelambassador   #networkingevent   #hustlers   #entrepreneurgoals   #travelinspo   #travelbloggerlife   #traveljournalist  

When it “pays and saves” to know a great travel agent. 🔥💲😘 ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ #justtravel   #giveatravelagentatry   #thetravelambassador   #travelagentlifestyle   #ilovemyclients   #yourwelcome   #vacationsunder$1000   #jointheclub  

Repost @juliandouglas • • • Since today is World Pasta Day, I thought I would do my Throwback Thursday to our 1st meal in Rome about 4 weeks ago at a charming locals spot our good friend @Angels_Travels took us to... @lavaccambriaca . At this Ristorante I enjoyed my favorite pasta, a Roman tradition... Cacio E Pepe!Fantastico! 🇮🇹🍝🍷🧀🍽❤️ #lavaccambriaca   #hosterialavaccambriaca   #romacentro   #TheTravelAmbassador   #WorldPastaDay   #cacioepepe   #Roma   #LivItaly   #ExploreItalyTours   #Italy   #Italia   #VisitRome   #VisitItaly   #WhyILoveRome   #TravelBlogger   #TravelBlog   #LiveTravel   #SeeTheWorld   #FoodBlog   #rionemonti   #italyfoodporn   #osteriaromana  

Since today is World Pasta Day, I thought I would do my Throwback Thursday to our 1st meal in Rome about 4 weeks ago at a charming locals spot our good friend @Angels_Travels took us to... @HosteriaLaVacca. At this Ristorante I enjoyed my favorite pasta, a Roman tradition... Cacio E Pepe! Not only was this simple dish packed with flavor, so was the rest of our meal, including my Tagliere di Salumi E Formaggi (assorted meats & cheese board), plus the Caprese and Bruschetta Al Pomodoro. Fantastico! 🇮🇹🍝🍷🧀🍽❤️ . . . . . #ListenJourneySavor   #JulianDouglas   #HosteriaLaVacca   #Rome   #AngelCastellanos   #TheTravelAmbassador   #WorldPastaDay   #CacioEPepe   #TagliereDiSalumiEFormaggi   #Caprese   #Bruschetta   #Roma   #EyesOfRome   #LivItaly   #ExploreItalyTours   #Italy   #Italia   #VisitRome   #VisitItaly   #WhyILoveRome   #TravelBlogger   #TravelBlog   #LiveTravel   #SeeTheWorld   #FoodBlog   #FoodBlogger   #ILiveRome   #TripmasterTravel   #ThrowbackThursday  

It’s time to slow down and enjoy the Nile the way people have enjoyed it for thousands of years: By Boat. There are several different cruise itineraries that offer all inclusive packages with sightseeing and guides. It makes it pretty easy to enjoy the River and relax. The best part of the Nile for cruising on these ships is between Luxor-Aswan. From Aswan I recommend a felucca • • • @misrtravelegypt @experienceegypt #travelegypt   #forbestravelguide   #cairoegypt   #thisisegypt   #explorewithme   #adventurepic   #traveladventure   #outsideadventures   #outdoorlifestyle   #adventurers   #lifeisanadventure   #traveldestinations   #globalwanderer   #traveldrops   #travelhappy   #cnntravel   #egyptismore   #unescoworldheritage   #africatravel   #igafrica   #ig_egypt   #nileriver   #rivercruising   #sunsetcruise   #thetravelambassador   #livetheunexpected   #travelnow  

Is Egypt safe? I have been asked this countless times and get loads of messages and DM’s about this subject. I learned very quickly the answer is yes and I’m very happy to have come here. Especially as an American, people in Egypt go out of their way to make me feel welcome. The Egyptian people are warm and incredibly hospitable. Sure it’s annoying that everyone wants to sell you something or take you to a bazaar for shopping, but they are just trying to make a living. Egypt is the perfect example of how a few bad moments in recent history can tarnish the reputation of a lovely country The only time I ever felt in danger was when I decided to be reckless and take a moto über like you see pictured here. • • • #travelegypt   #findyourunknown   #forbestravelguide   #cairoegypt   #thisisegypt   #explorewithme   #traveladventure   #outdoorlifestyle   #adventurers   #lifeisanadventure   #traveldestinations   #globalwanderer   #traveldrops   #travelhappy   #cnntravel   #egyptismore   #africatravel   #igafrica   #ig_egypt   #thetravelambassador   #urbanadventures   #motorcycleride   #travelsafe   #egyptianstreets   #egyptissafe   #ubertaxi   #uberlife   #travelnow  

Tahrir Square has captivated my imagination ever since the dramatic events of the 2011 Revolution. This busy heart of downtown Cairo almost never looks this calm but I happened to be in the right place at the right time. Visitors will also no doubt want to stop at the Egyptian Museum that is located in the Square (not pictured) • • • #travelegypt   #forbestravelguide   #cairoegypt   #thisisegypt   #pyramids   #explorewithme   #adventurepic   #traveladventure   #adventurers   #lifeisanadventure   #traveldestinations   #globalwanderer   #traveldrops   #travelhappy   #cnntravel   #egyptismore   #unescoworldheritage   #africatravel   #igafrica   #ig_egypt   #urbanismo   #citysquare   #urbanexplorers   #revolutionsquare   #tahrirsquare   #thetravelambassador   #arabworld  

My next Thanks goes to @Angels_Travels! Too cool having a travel industry friend coincidentally arrive in Rome the day we do, then take time out of his busy schedule to show us his favorite Ristorante's! @HosteriaLaVacca, @AllaRampa & @RistoranteLeManiInPasta... true Roman classics starting off our trip the right way. Great company & great food!🇮🇹🍝🍷🧀🍽 . . . . . #ListenJourneySavor   #JulianDouglas   #Rome   #AngelCastellanos   #TheTravelAmbassador   #Roma   #HosteriaLaVacca   #AllaRampa   #LeManiInPasta   #EyesOfRome   #LivItaly   #RomaForever   #Italy   #Italia   #EternalCity   #VisitRome   #VisitItaly   #WhatItalyIs   #ExploreItaly   #WhyILoveRome   #TravelBlogger   #TravelBlog   #LiveTravel   #ILikeItaly   #SeeTheWorld   #FoodBlog   #FoodBlogger   #ILiveRome   #TripmasterTravel  

I was honored to spend time with a Coptic Archbishop at the Hanging Church in Cairo. Did you know that there is whole complex of Christian sites in Cairo? I always say people make travel special and the Archbishop took incredible care to discuss his life as a Christian, show me around the most important Coptic Church in Cairo and chat about the recent visit of Pope Francis. • • • #travelegypt   #findyourunknown   #forbestravelguide   #cairoegypt   #thisisegypt   #explorewithme   #traveladventure   #adventurers   #lifeisanadventure   #traveldestinations   #globalwanderer   #traveldrops   #travelhappy   #cnntravel   #egyptismore   #unescoworldheritage   #africatravel   #igafrica   #ig_egypt   #coptic   #copticcairo   #peopleofegypt   #thetravelambassador   #peopletopeople   #travelwithmeaning   #peopleareawesome   #religiouslife   #bishop   #frommers   #staycurious  

This is one of the most insane restaurant experiences I’ve ever had. The venerable @sobhy_kaber is absolutely packed with a mob of people all wanting to get in. It’s a good thing they were expecting the American to arrive otherwise it would have been impossible. Once inside, I pointed to what looked good and had a phenomenal meal. The evening was capped off with a quick convo and photo op with the owner. • • • #travelbloggervibes   #foodstory   #foodforsoul   #cairoegypt   #citylifestyle   #thetravelambassador   #dinnertonight   #arabicfood   #thisisegypt   #egyptismore   #cnntravel   #forbestravelguide   #travelsmart   #adventurers   #lifeisanadventure   #traveldestinations   #globalwanderer   #traveldrops   #explorewithme   #jetsettering   #traveldrops   #travelegypt  

Repost @angels_travels with @get_repost ・・・ Sometimes nature just gives me the giggles. I was not certain what I would find in the Tirol, but I am certain now about one thing, I am free. I have cried when leaving places that most people don’t know exist. At times here, I felt like the only inhabitant in the world. Have you ever discovered a corner of the world that just makes you so incredibly happy? • • The Tirol is easily accessible from Northern Italy or Southern Germany. You don’t need a car but it does give you freedom to explore. It’s also super easy to get in/out of Innsbruck. • • • #alpsmountains   #visitsouthtyrol   #mountainman   #adventurers   #gopro_moment   #travelwithmeaning   #visitaustria   #lovetirol   #loveroflife   #adventureseeker   #forbestravelguide   #frommers   #europe_vacations   #findyourunknown   #cnntravel   #walkingeurope   #hikingadventure   #hiddengem   #secreteurope   #travelsandchill   #travelislife   #travelbloggerlife   #outdoorsman   #outdoorlifestyle   #thetravelambassador