Exploring Angkor Wat

Cambodia was such an experience in it itself that I can’t even begin to properly express the emotions and feelings I felt while I explored in that country.

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Sneak Peek of South East Asia

Hi friends!

Currently, I’m in Cambodia and I can’t even begin to tell you the experience I’ve had so far. I’ve only been here a total of 3 full days and it’s already so overwhelming trying to take everything in. It’s so different here. It’s amazing. If you’ve never traveled to a less developed country I highly suggest you do because it’s such a different travel experience all together. In a good way. I’m definitely out of my comfort zone and dying in this crazy muggy weather, but I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. Anyway, I just wanted to share some of my photos from this crazy adventure I’m on.

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How To Travel More

Hi friends!

It’s been a while since my last post, but that’s because I like to post when I actually have something I want to write about instead of feeling forced to post something. So today’s post is going to be about my tips of how to travel more. I really became obsessed with traveling this year. Prior to 2015, my trips consisted of Hawaii, Seattle, different road trips in California, a few occasions to Tijuana (used to be a pretty common thing for us Californians BACK IN THE DAY), and of course my road trip across the US after I graduated from nursing school. If you’re like me and stalk Instagrammers who travel all the time or LOOK like they travel all the time then you’re not alone. I too, can get stuck on Instagram for HOURS on end just daydreaming about all the places I want to go. It’s pretty nerve racking sometimes. Especially when they’re travel videos on YouTube. Anyway, I finally made it a point to travel abroad to South America in April and have gone on other small trips around the U.S. since then and am going on another big trip this coming November to South East Asia! I am super excited and wanted to share with you all how you can travel too! Read More

Solo Trip

So I’ve been officially back in the states since Sunday morning. Oh how I miss Peru. I loved everything about that country. Nothing beats the feeling of being out of the country in a foreign land where everything is so different kind of like when you were a kid filled with so much curiosity and excitement. Two weeks was definitely too short, but I am thankful that I was finally able to go explore and mark something off my bucket list. I never once felt scared on my trip except for on bus rides because people drive like crazies out there. I wanted to share with you some my best moments from my solo trip and hope that it will inspire you to take that leap of faith to finally go somewhere you’ve always wanted to go.

1. I would have to say that my most favorite part of my trip (besides the scenery) was meeting all sorts of people from all over the world. The local people of Peru were so amazing and kind. It was such an awesome experience to talk to different travelers and hear their stories and experiences from their travels. Some of these travelers that I met weren’t even fluent in English, but it was amazing to be able to still communicate and have a good time together. I remember one night a group of us were just sitting outside the hostel teaching each other inappropriate words in each other’s languages. It’s amazing how humans can be connected even without a common language.

2. The scenery in Peru was so beautiful. So different from the United States. My favorite parts were Cusco and the Andean mountains. Cusco is the kind of city that I immediately felt comfortable in. There were definitely a lot of tourists, but still a must-see if you’re planning to visit Peru. The buildings, the doors, the cobblestone streets, and everything in that city were so old and unchanged.

3. Biking down the Andes mountains and hiking in the Andes mountains was probably my favorite part of the 4 day Inca Jungle Trek I went on (besides Macchu Picchu of course). The mountains and how green everything was so beautiful and serene. While we were hiking on one of the days of our trek I decided to listen to some music and I remember feeling like everything in my life was finally in order. I was finally traveling and making things happen for myself and living life. It was just me with the magical nature of the Andes mountains and my music. Everything was perfect.

Although I go back to work and start real life again tomorrow, I am excited to make more money and save for my next trip. I’m trying to figure a way to organize my upcoming posts about the trip, but be on the lookout because they will be up shortly. One will be on the Inca Jungle Trek itself and also an updated packing list on what worked and what didn’t work.

Be back soon! Have an amazing week!

<3, jewlz

Snapshot of Peru

Here’s a glimpse of my trip so far. Limited on wifi access and probably won’t have any for the next few days, but wanted to share some of the amazingness Peru has to offer. I seriously don’t want to leave this country. It’s beautiful in every single way.

Follow me on my Instagram @hungryjewlz for more pictures!