Why do you travel and look for adventures?
What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?
What’s your go-to travel hack?
The advancement of technology has made traveling a lot easier, especially when visiting countries where you aren’t fluent or familiar with the language. My go to travel hack when I need to translate text is using my iPhone. Apple with their recent updates has built in a few different ways to easily translate text into whatever language you want to read it in. If you are searching for something on the internet and it is in an unfamiliar language, you can highlight the text and there will be an option to translate it into the language you prefer. It also works when you point your iPhone camera at text too. You focus your camera on the text, and a square button with lines inside will appear on the right side of the screen. Once you hit the button and highlight the text it will give you the option to translate! It makes it a lot easier than having to use a 3rd party app for translating.
Another travel hack that I use with my iPhone is utilizing the ESIM function. I am from the United States so it might differ from country to country but my cellular carrier (T-Mobile) allows me to set up an electronic sim with my iPhone leaving the physical sim slot free. When I travel to other countries and want to use a sim from their country to get better cellular service, I am able to use the free sim slot. What is awesome about this is that you are able to toggle back and forth between the two sims and decide which one uses data, which one receives/send text and calls. It has made my life so much easier and I do not have to worry about manually switching sims.
**ESIM feature I believe is available for iPhone X and newer.
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
What destination are you eager to go back to?
I am eager to get back to Europe! Europe was the first continent I visited and that is where my passion for travel really begun. I love how easy and inexpensive it is to get from country to country in Europe. I have been to may countries in Europe, but I would say I am eager to go back to Spain, Italy and Germany.
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
Being a female traveler comes with a lot of risk unfortunately, especially when traveling solo. To stay and feel safe when traveling I allow close friends and family access to my location so they can easily see where I am at any moment. I also give my parents the address to the hotel/AirBnB/Apartment I am staying at. I recently purchased an alarm door stopper that I put under my door every night just for extra security and comfort.
It is also very important to be mindful of your surroundings. I am extra observant when I am traveling and try not to walk around at night either.
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
What’s your favourite word in another language?
I am currently trying to learn Spanish. I go to a lot of Spanish speaking countries to be around the language to improve my skills. I’d say I have a favorite phrase. It is when you toast before drinking. ” Arriba abajo al centro Pa dentro “