This world is meant to be seen and explored. Sitting around was not an option for me.
The way I feel about traveling is unexplainable. I have been traveling since I was a little girl, but never for myself. I was either with my family or traveling for work. By the time I was 26 years old, I was in a particular place in my life - confused, uninspired, and wanting more. It was then that I decided that I wanted to go out into the world and get out of my bubble of a reality. I wanted to see things I haven't seen before, feel things I haven't felt before, and get lost exploring this perfectly made planet. I was scared shitless to do it, but I knew I had to. My first stop was Maderas Village in Nicaragua. I had found them on social media and reached out to see if I could take some photos for them in exchange for a cheaper rate. They agreed immediately and next thing I knew I was booking my flight to South America. That trip literally changed my life. I was planted in a foreign country at a hotel in the middle of the jungle surrounded by people I didn't know. I was forced out of my comfort zone. We as humans tend to be in our heads, self conscious, and afraid to step out of our normal lives. I didn't want to be that way anymore. I made sure to introduce myself to everyone I met there and make new friends. I immediately found that the majority of the people there were solo travelers as well and in the same place in their life as me. Two weeks there and I didn't want to leave. The love I felt there from all the people I met was incredible. Time of my life. Once I came home I was officially addicted. This world is meant to be seen and explored. Sitting around was not an option for me. I feel more myself on the road than anywhere else. Since then I had traveled back to Nicaragua three more times, went on solo road trips, explored Portugal, Morocco, Italy, France, Mexico, and more. All I want is to inspire people to explore this world because I know how much it has done for me. Get out there guys! You will never regret it.