You asked… and I have answered!
Let’s get started:
- How can you learn about a culture and meet locals without speaking their language?
Before leaving, I like to read up on the political, financial, and social climate of the country. This is easily done through a simple Google search. I also like reading other travel blogs on their personal experiences while traveling to that particular country. This gives me an idea of what to expect with human interaction.
As far as meeting locals, learning a few basic phrases is ALWAYS beneficial and a smile is universal!
- Have you ever slept with any guys you met overseas?
A classy woman never tells! 🙂
- Which country is your favorite?
This is always such a hard question to answer! So many countries have resonated with me for many different reasons. I LOVE South Africa because it is possibly one of the most beautiful countries I have ever seen. As a foodie, Thailand will forever hold a special place in my heart. And as a self-proclaimed mermaid, the Philippines has the best and most beautiful beaches! But Myanmar (Burma) was the most authentic place that I have ever traveled which was a phenomenal experience!
- What do you do when travel starts to feel repetitive? How do you keep each destination fun and exciting?
Honestly, when you are passionate about something it will never really feel “repetitive”. I am always filled with excitement and butterflies when I am going somewhere new! Looking forward to meeting new friends, local customs, and food keeps the excitement there.
- Do you ever plan to settle down and get married?
Funny enough, I get this question quite often; as if traveling is hindering me from dating and being in healthy relationships. If you mean, will I stop traveling – no.
Will I “slow down” to settle down and get married – no. I could not be in a relationship with someone who does not understand and/or support my passion – so “settling” is not the way I like to look at it. Finding a partner that shares you same interests and passions is important. Thankfully, I am with someone who loves, supports, and nurtures this aspect of my life!
- What’s the most overrated city?
Hmmm. I will probably offend some folks but – LONDON! Perhaps it was the time of year (January) but it was so cold, grey, and rainy the entire time we were there. All around, I was just very underwhelmed by my time there.
- What are your personal experiences with vaccinations (ie: malaria pills)?
Unless its absolutely necessary (required to enter the country), I stay away from vaccinations. I am really into holistic methods and remedies. I have gone to Africa and SE Asia several times and never carried malaria pills. As long I was staying safe by using natural bug repellent, washing my hands often, keeping my hands away from my face, and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated, I never have any issues. Now that I think of it, I cannot a recall a time when I was really sick on a trip!
- How do you avoid handing your passport over to a hotel or car/scooter rental?
Take plenty of copies of your passport! They usually take your passport to make copies of it. By having a copy on hand, you can usually by pass this.
- What sense (sight, smell, taste, etc.) do you value most while traveling?
Hell, all of them!
- What do you do to stay healthy when you travel?
See the answer to #7.
- How do you make an income while you are traveling?
I am what you call a ‘Digital Nomad’. Long story short, I have online businesses that produce active and passive income for me. As long as I have a technical device (lappy, tablet, cell) and strong wifi, I can work from where I wanna!
I just love hearing from you all!
What other questions do you have?
Until then. . . Journey On
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