Author Archives: Paula Martinelli

Hiking on Vacation: A Complete Fitness Preparation Guide

Hiking Guides

In this fitness preparation guide for hiking during your vacation, you will find advice on how to prepare for this big adventure, separated in 9 easy sections, from exercises, diet, and many other tips and tricks for you to be in the best shape for your hike during your vacation. Detailed 9 steps to help […]

Jalapao Brazil: A hidden ecological paradise in Brazil ( Complete guide + Itinerary)

Jalapao-Brazil-itinerary

Jalapão is a unique destination for ecotourism lovers and ready to reveal stunning experiences. As you travel along the dirt roads, you can’t even imagine the beauties lurking around the region, the dry and unbearably hot savannah gives way to the verdant green paths, mysterious boils, dunes and hills, waterfalls and transparent rivers.

South Africa Safari: 25 Pictures to inspire you

Giraffes at a South-Africa safari

This bucket-list safari in South Africa is a collection of 25 inspiring photos of a variety of safaris I have done during my trip to South Africa. From Kruger National Park to Ado Elephant Park and also visiting private game reserves. I believe that doing a Safari in Africa is something that is included on […]

Vietnam: Sapa Ethical Travel Guide

ETHICAL TRAVEL IN SAPA AND WHY I RECOMMEND BOOKING AN INDEPENDENT HOMESTAY 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 how ethical or responsible it was, and how I could not only have […]

Camping in Botswana – Sleeping under the stars on the remote safari

Botswana camping under the stars in the remote camping

During 10 days I slept under the stars of Botswana, camping without fences in the most remote areas on a safari, and sharing the same space with wild animals like hyenas and African lions. Check out this “tale” of a real life adventure on one of the most isolated safaris in Africa. When was the […]

Everything you need to know about trekking & homestay in Sapa

Homestay with Black H'mong in Sapa

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)

Vietnam Travel

  Vietnam is amazing, from top to bottom, with such a diverse landscape, friendly people, rich culture, and yummy food. Vietnam has over 1,000 miles long to be explored. The good news is that you can visit the best of Vietnam with a condensed well-planned 2 weeks trip itinerary. This Vietnam travel itinerary begins with […]

9 Positive Lessons from social distancing from people around the Planet

The positive things we can see when we slow down

  These 9 positive lessons from social distancing shared by people all over the world of things we can see only when we slow down, will inspire you to find channels of hope, kindness and creativity. The gift to appreciate the positive, even during dark times, continues to spread around the world. We are in […]

FITNESS FOR TRAVEL: 12 Steps on how to be in shape for your next vacation

FITNESS TO TRAVEL: 12 Steps to be in shape for your next vacation FITNESS TO TRAVEL GUIDE: Have you ever thought about using your next vacation as a motivation for your fitness goal? Check these 12 steps on how to be in shape for your next vacation and get inspired with this fitness journey to […]