About Paula Pins the Planet
Paula Pins the Planet


I created Paula Pins the Planet to share incredible stories and experiences, about exciting places with a mix of people who I have met during my travels around the world, and I hope to inspire you to Pin the Planet too.

Paula Pins the Planet is a travel and healthy lifestyle blog, dedicated to the seekers of an authentic adventure and real-life experience around our Planet, in a responsible and ethical way.

I believe the best type of travel experiences is about culture and not clicks. 

I spend months personally planning each detail of my trips, aiming to have the most authentic cultural immersion experiences, and I want to share practical tips and itineraries that will take you to the best destinations in this Planet.

I am here to offer travel stories, adventure narratives, very detailed travel guides, interviews and stories of people of the world, travel tips and to encourage you to live a balanced life between work, traveling and be healthy.


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World Traveler | Professional Fitness Athlete | Travel Writer | Travel Photographer | Adventurer Seeker

I was born and raised in Brazil and I have been living in the U.S. since 2006. I am on the road every chance I get. I am a marketing professional, an athlete and a World Traveler by heart. Read my story on how I went from a successful corporate career to blogging.

I have been to over 40 countries and count adventures such as hiking the Tongariro Pass in New Zealand; watched the sunrise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia; was a special guest at a local wedding with the Black H'mong hill tribe in Sapa, Vietnam; immersed in the strong religious spirit in Tibet; went on photo safaris in Africa; and hiked the Himalayas in Nepal all the way to the Annapurna Base Camp.

I am here to share my love for authentic traveling with lots of adventure and ethical stories while exploring new places on our planet, connecting with people, learning from different cultures and photographing different landscapes around the planet.

I would like to inspire you through my adventures, photography, and fitness lifestyle. 


Paula Pins the Planet

"My goal is to continue to Pin the Planet at any chance I get and to LEAVE MY MARK ON THE WORLD - Travel & be healthy"


About Paula


BLOG: You can find all my articles.

DESTINATION: You will find all the detailed travel itineraries and trips tips from the places I have traveled and that I have carefully crafted with details and beautiful photography to show the best of each destination I have been, all developed by me for independent travelers who also seek for adventure and authentic traveling style.

HEALTHY & FITNESS: Here you can find guides to inspire you to go on an adventure trip, Fitness guide, Health inspiration and motivation for you to be in the best shape of your life.

PHOTOGRAPHY: You will find photo journals from the epic places I have visited and incredible people around the world.

ETHICAL TRAVEL GUIDE: Find amazing destinations and how we can all be better travelers respecting the environment, people and their culture.







Each trip is an adventure!

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.

The pursuit of happiness and seeking the unfamiliar and experiencing this crazy beautiful world, until we land somewhere where staying put is the greatest adventure of all!




Photograph our amazing world!

I developed my interest for photography when I was very young and I am a lucky girl to be able to travel to around the world and capture the magical moments with my camera.

I want to encourage you to travel by sharing some of my traveling photography.


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.

Help preserve our Planet for future generations.

I am passionate about storytelling!

I have my B.A. in Communications and MBA in Marketing, and I am a travel writer by choice. My happy place is when I am exploring a new place and documenting my adventure and sharing with others. I left my home country for the first time at 23 years old and I never looked back. And since then I am in a mission to travel to many destinations

I found out that I am a natural storyteller and I am here to share my experiences and to inspire you to go on that big adventure of a lifetime.

I am obsessed with Fitness!

I am a professional Figure athlete, and I love to push my physical limits and challenge myself to be better than the day before. Being an athlete helps me improve as a human being as it requires so much mental discipline.

My philosophy is that we have 1 body and 1 planet, we need to take care of both!

I am a fur babies mom!

I met my (American) husband, Mike, in Brazil in 2005. After a year together in Brazil, I quit my job, left my family and started a new journey moving to the U.S. Please meet Pingo (Westie) and Cooper (Chinese Crested).

Mike and I share the same passion for fostering and adopting dogs & exploring the Planet together.


I would love to hear from you. If you have any questions about the destinations, the blogs or suggestions for improvements, leave any comments on my blog posts. I will always get in touch with you.

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