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I am Paula – I love to travel & to follow a Healthy Lifestyle!

This blog is to inspire you to find a life balance between exploring the Planet and Living a Healthy Lifestyle!

I am a world traveler, professional Figure athlete, and adventurer seeker, and this blog is to inspire others to go on adventurous travel and to live an active & healthy lifestyle. 

I travel to destinations around the Planet in search of real-life experiences, seeking incredible adventurers, hidden gems, and off-the-beaten-path experiences.

I also focus on Responsible Travel and on giving back to the local communities and I am in constant search of how I can be a better traveler. I love to connect with the local people, and I am also a big animal lover. 

At Paula Pins the Planet, I provide detailed travel guides, tailored-made travel itineraries, and I share local insights to help the world travelers like you to experience more adventurous destinations; helping to understand the local communities’ culture and to experience each destination’s unique travel perspective.

I hope to inspire you to help to build a better world, and to live a healthy lifestyle. 

navigating the blog

PHOTOGRAPHY | Photoblogs illustrated each country I have visited with photography and stories behind it

DESTINATION | Detailed travel itineraries with guides that are carefully crafted for adventure and real-life travel

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE |  I am here to inspire you to travel to a new adventure, and also, to empower you to follow a Healthy Lifestyle

TRAVEL PLANNING | The travel resource you need to plan a trip with 10 easy steps and to book your next adventure.

About Paula

I was born and raised in Brazil and I have been living in the U.S. since 2006, based on the beautiful and sunny Florida.

I am a world traveler and an athlete who has decided to share my passion for traveling and help others to “Pin the Planet” while I also love to inspire my readers to have a healthy lifestyle.

With a B.A. in Communications and MBA in Marketing, my background includes extensive experience finding a balance between my career, travel, and a healthy lifestyle.

For over 20 years, I have worked on some of the largest corporate businesses in the world as a Marketing Manager, I have lived on 3 continents, traveled for business and leisure to over 40 countries, and have more than 25 years’ experience with fitness and health.

With a B.A. in Communications, MBA in Marketing, and for the past 

In January 2020 I made a big decision in my life: I quit my career to pursue my passion to start my own business.

Travel & Be Healthy is my philosophy for a happy life and I have decided to share my journey by inspiring and empowering others to find life balance and follow a healthy lifestyle.  

Botswna safari at Okavango Delta

Paula Travel Style

My travel style is off-the-beaten-path destinations & Active Adventurous Travel, with lots of outdoor activities, and always focusing on ethical and responsible tourism.

I don’t stay at 5 stars hotels, or pay US$100 dollars for a meal just because I should enjoy the local food, instead, I prefer to search for a local restaurant and have a meal with the locals. I can sleep in a castle or in a tent. I can skip a shower if I can traveling to a remote location. I can cook my own meal on an open fire in the middle of the wild in Africa. 

ROAD TRIPS | I do a lot of self-drive destinations and I am always searching for intriguing stories to share about places I visit and people I meet, and my target is to help travelers like you, to have the most authentic and adventurous experiences while uncovering different cultures and support the local communities.

ADVENTURE TRAVEL | There is always something new to discover; a new place, different flavors, smells, and colors. A new hiking trail, a high mountain to conquer, that remote village you only saw in books. Not speaking the local language, not having a hotel booked for the night, or not being able to read the menu? Not a problem, traveling is an adventure.

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL | I believe in caring about our planet and our environment and not practicing any sort of animal abuse, respecting people and their culture, and learning from them. When I plan a new trip, I research opportunities to connect with locals and to give back to the local communities, by making choices to stay at a homestay, eat at local restaurants, learn about other cultures while encouraging people to have the same experience.

My goal is to leave my positive mark and make new friends in all places I visit and every people I meet. If that sounds like you, then join the Paula Pins the Planet family.

Get inspired to travel to Namibia

Behind the scenes

What do I do in addition to travel and produce travel content? If I am not traveling, you will most likely find me at the gym or creating content to inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle.

Find out more about where I have been, where I am going next, and how I have found a life balance between travel & be healthy.

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