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How to Make the Most Out of Playa del Carmen

So I’ve been living in Playa del Carmen for a while now and have had the chance to witness different ways of enjoying this growing city. It obviously depends on the length of time you have to play with. I chose a different route than others, but very happy to talk about the various options out there. […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Playa del Carmen|2 Comments

Bali for Solo Female Travelers

I’m writing this post for me. Well, and for you, too. While I’ve seen a fair amount of Asia, Bali is still a mystery to me. One I hope to conquer early next year. Indonesia reminds me of the Philippines. Like the Philippines, Indonesia is composed of thousands of islands. 14,000 to be exact. For safe and fun travel, I think Indonesia ranks up there as fairly easy to navigate for solo female travelers. It feels like you can walk around without having to clutch your bag every two seconds, and relax into each travel day. But at the same time, you’re treated to the crazy, refreshing drum beat of Indonesian culture. A solo gal can handle this! In anticipation of visiting Bali, here’s my bucket list for when I venture there sooner, rather than later: […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Travel Tips|0 Comments

Why Park City, Utah is My Next US Destination

I admit, it’s been a while since I visited the US. There are a few cities I’m keen to see in the next few years, such as Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Boston. But what some of you may not know is I LOVE film, and have thought seriously of attending the Sundance Festival in Park City, Utah, but the festival got bigger and bigger every year, which was a little intimidating. What with stars swirling all around and bigger films that got buzz, I kind of put off bothering with Sundance. But now I feel renewed energy to check out the festival, especially after reading about how diverse and interesting Park City, Utah is! Here are four ways I plan to make the most out of the Sundance Film Festival, despite not being an A-List celebrity: […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Travel Tips|3 Comments

Finding Solo Adventure in Peru

My advice to female solo travelers is to not be afraid of adventure. Yet, so many are. I’ve definitely had my share of adventures, like running with the bulls in Spain, hiking the Batad Rice Terraces in the Philippines, and skydiving in Prague. I’ve been asked about adventure for the ladies in Central/South America, and for me, the first place on my list (besides Brazil) is Peru. This country still has elements of off-beat and surprise, probably more than other over traveled countries like Costa Rica. (Though, don’t confuse my claim, Costa Rica is still beautiful.) To haul yourself to Peru, a lot of people do the chicken buses between Ecuador and Bolivia, but it’s a bit quicker to start your adventure trip by flying with LAN. There’s way more to Peru than Macchu Picchu, too. Like these four adventures! […]

By |December 10th, 2015|Travel Tips|4 Comments

How to Travel Solo in Lima

I’ve been floating around Central America/South America for pretty much a year now, can you believe it?? As a solo female, I notice friends and other female travelers categorizing countries on this continent into red zones — that means certain countries to avoid because of safety or harassment. I admit after having my wallet stolen in Nicaragua, and being aggressively hit on, to the point a man on a motorcycle started following me, didn’t increase my love for Nicaragua much, but there were many other things I enjoyed there. When I personally survey other countries that interest me in this region, visiting Peru is high on my list. Besides Machu Picchu, I’d love to check out Lima. Here’s a few ways to enjoy Lima and not stress about safety or strange men following you on motorbikes: […]

By |October 8th, 2015|Travel Tips|3 Comments

The 10 Hottest Women Over 40

Come on, you knew this was coming. I’ve taken up the challenge to do my own list of women who blow away the definition of hot. The point I was making with my rant about being a woman over 40 is to heartily fight the prescribed constructs heaped upon us. What is 40 exactly? What does it look like, act like, sound like? I’d say with this list of hot ladies, it’s so diverse, there is no one definition. To me, hotness isn’t about doing jello shots anymore and it’s instant lust for the other person. Hotness deepens with maturity, but it never ages. […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Travel Tips|69 Comments