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Trying to choose your next destination? Looking for inspiration for your next vacation? Want to know more how to have an authentic experience while you are visiting a new country? Wondering if that dream activity is ethical and how can you be a responsible travel and leave your positive mark on our planet? Or maybe you are looking for some motivation between being super busy, traveling and being healthy.

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"What matters is not the places you have been, but what you left behind and what you will always carry with you"

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Most Recent Posts

South Africa Safari: 25 Pictures to inspire you

By Paula Martinelli | May 26, 2020
South Africa photos to inspire

SOUTH AFRICA SAFARI – 25 PHOTOS TO INSPIRE YOU This bucket-list safari in South Africa is a collection of 25 inspiring photos of a variety of safaris I have done …

21 Interesting Facts about Rio de Janeiro (insider’s guide)

By Paula Martinelli | May 19, 2020

21 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT RIO DE JANEIRO THAT YOU WOULD LOVE TO KNOW A local’s guide of 21 interesting and fun facts about Rio de Janeiro that you would love …

Brazil Travel Guide- What to know before your trip (insider’s tips)

By Paula Martinelli | May 13, 2020
Brazil travel guide trip

Brazil is a diverse and beautiful country waiting for you to explore. Go beyond Rio’s beaches, and Sao Paulo’s metropolitan allure and see everything Brazil has to offer…

SAPA, Vietnam: Ethical Travel Guide

By Paula Martinelli | Apr 28, 2020
Sapa Ethical travel guide

Trekking and homestay in Sapa with a local H’mong hill tribe was the top of my bucket list when I decided to visit Vietnam. But my very first question was …

Everything you need to know about trekking & homestay in Sapa

By Paula Martinelli | Apr 22, 2020

Sapa is located beyond the clouds in a mountain town in Lao Cai Province which also includes Vietnam’s highest peak, Fan Si Pan.

It is in a remote place in Vietnam located about 350 km northwest of Hanoi, close to the Chinese border. We were so close to China that while my phone didn’t have service in much of Vietnam, in Sapa I could get on service from China.

Vietnam – The Best 2 Weeks Itinerary (complete day-by-day guide)

By Paula Martinelli | Apr 15, 2020
Vietnam 2 week trip itinerary

If you are considering to visit Vietnam and is not sure how much time you need to explore this amazing and very diverse country, check out this itinerary and find …

9 Positive Lessons from social distancing from people around the Planet

By Paula Martinelli | Apr 7, 2020
Positive things we can see when we slow down

9 POSITIVE LESSONS LEARNED FROM SOCIAL DISTANCING These 9 positive lessons from social distancing shared by people all over the world of things we can see only when we slow …

Workout on-the-go – Total Body Resistance Band

By Paula Martinelli | Mar 28, 2020

No access to the gym, no problem! The answer is workout on-the-go. You can workout out your total body anywhere, and very effectively. Get your workout done from your home, …

12 Tips on how to be in shape for your next vacation

By Paula Martinelli | Mar 26, 2020

Have you ever though about using your next vacation as a motivation for your fitness goal? If you are attempting to achieve a personal fitness goal, your next adventure should …

A day trip to the Marble Mountains in Danang, Vietnam

By Paula Martinelli | Mar 24, 2020
a day trip to Marble Mountains in Danang

  The Marble Mountains are located at the coastal town of Danang in Vietnam, and is an incredible place to explore and an easy and short day trip from Hoi …

People of Tibet – Faces of a strong spirit (Photojournalism)

By Paula Martinelli | Mar 24, 2020

Have you ever wondered what a proud and strong spirit looks like in the face of adversity? Travel to Tibet through my pictures and stories of these religious, devoted, compassionate, …

Travel & Fitness – 5 Takeaways on how to find life balance

By Paula Martinelli | Mar 20, 2020

The holy grail for many people today is to find life balance. Imagine to find life balance between work, world travel and having a fit lifestyle? Sounds too good to …