Hi there! My name is Emma and I am a 24 year old living in the United States. I am an artist, art teacher, and avid traveler with a great love for human connection.
Why do you travel and look for adventures?
My favorite part of traveling is having the opportunity to connect with people vastly different than myself, which makes my travels all the more fulfilling. ♡
What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?
I do my best to look for the most sustainable options that support the well-being of our environment and the communities to which I roam.
What’s your go-to travel hack?
A great low-cost travel hack is to know that during your travels, it’s completely okay to choose not to eat out~ Buying yummy local groceries from supermarkets instead of eating out at restaurants can cut down in travel expenses exponentially and is definitely worth it if the cost of your dream destination hinders you from going!
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
The most helpful travel hack I use is to always always always bring a portable charger or two for you phone, especially if you’ll be using it as a GPS.
What destination are you eager to go back to?
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Barcelona and it exceeded all of my expectations! I would love to go back and experience the culture and natural wonders of that city again as soon as possible.
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
My favorite way to stay safe while traveling is to bring a travel buddy~ friends make wonderful co-navigators and co-photographers while traveling and it can cut down on stress a lot to have another person around. If this isn’t available, investing in a SIM card for your cell phone (if you’re traveling solo internationally and don’t have an international cell phone plan) can also create an immense feeling of safety in knowing you can always get ahold of a loved one if you need outside help.
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
The best way I know to experience a destination as a local is to ask locals what their favorite spots are upon arrival to my destination. This can be as simple asking this question barista at a cafe or to a stranger who you’ve had a pleasant encounter with.
What’s your favourite word in another language?
During my first international travel venture, I learned the Swahili phrase “tupo pamoja”. This lovely phrase translates to, “we are one”, in English and has been beautifully emphasized in all of the travels I’ve experienced since. We are together, we are one, we are all team human. ♡
When and where are you next travelling?
During my next travel venture, I will be backpacking around Europe to the countries: Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy!
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