I heard a million different tips before traveling to Morocco — dress modestly, don’t walk alone, don’t make eye contact with vendors, and don’t trust anyone.
Naturally we were a little suspicious when we were walking through the souks and a shop owner invited us in to take pictures. We kept waiting for the sales pitch while we snapped our pictures, while he invited us in for some mint tea, and while he told us about his dreams of moving to America... but it never came.
That’s the beautiful thing about travel and life — you get to be wrong about people all the time. Every day you get opportunities to break down barriers, prejudices, and assumptions.
What’s your favorite lesson you’ve learned from traveling?
I’ve been continuously challenging myself to try new things 🧗🏻♀️
Rock climbing was one thing I’d never done before and it was definitely more challenging than I was anticipating. I doubted myself along the way but when I finally made it to the top it felt like such an accomplishment. Railay has some amazing rock faces, it’s a super popular spot for both beginners and experienced climbers.
Before I left to go travelling I told myself that I would step outside my comfort zone and be open to trying new things. You never know how much enjoyment you can get out of something until you try it😊
Being sick & in bed for the past 3 days really scared the shit outta me. Because I'm hardly a person who falls this ill, I'm constantly very active everyday & I tend to forget how it's like to not be able to move. & it reminded me to be so thankful that I'm here, and being able to take this "long break". All the more I feel that our time is limited, I'm not going to be 'the person who's too busy when you're young and too tired when you're old'.
One of the positives of having to work the next few weekends is having a couple of midweek days off to get stupidly cheap flights to Prague (£16 return, what?!). Always wanted to explore this city and it really did not disappoint!
Who needs an Advent Calendar? Here's an early Christmas gift for you this #motivationalmonday : the first episode of the Woman Gone Wandering Podcast is out now!
Click the link in my Insta bio to stream and listen on the website!
Later this week it will also be available on all of your favourite podcast platforms, like Apple Podcasts and Spotify, so you can download and listen on the go - yay!
Lots of love
P. S. According to my number 1 fan (my mum) I ease into it and also unknowingly change my accent a bit, after around 10 minutes. So maybe it's worth tuning in just to mock me and my ever changing international English accent?
And another, classic Dani vs. Instagram Dani. 🤗
On a serious (ish) note, it's easy to feel bad about yourself for not being enough like some Instagram model (who probably isn't having nearly as much fun as she seems to be). It's also super easy as a blogger to beat yourself up because you're not like Miss X with her 1 million followers. 👩💻
But honestly, whenever I feel bad about not posting as consistently as I should or not paying as much attention to social media as I should, I remind myself that I don't actually WANT that life. I don't WANT to go on a free trip to the Maldives & spend the whole time inside editing videos & stressing about how many Instagram followers I have.🌴 .
I'd rather check into a hostel, meet some backpackers, hang out with local people & drink a few beers, & if people still want to read my content then that's a bonus. I didn't start blogging for money or fame. I started because travel & writing are my two biggest passions so why on earth would I not combine the two?! 💃
The day that my blogging interferes with my travel is the day I stop having fun, & if I'm not having fun then what's the point? 🤷♀️
Rant over, here's me in Budva. It's cool but not as cool as Kotor bc Kotor is the greatest 🌞
Allow yourself to get carried away by the people and things that make your cheekbones hurt ❤️
INSPIRATION: Monday mornings can either be motivating or depressing, but you have the choice to make it one way or another 😊 I find that focusing on the people and things I love in my life help me to remember how awesome a new week of adventure is 🙌🏻 Shout-out to all of our MVPs who are carrying us through and lifting us up (especially on the days we need it the most ❤️ @seedavedo 😘) .
👇🏻 Do you love Mondays? Or hate them? 👇🏻
Wearing: boots from @bogsfootwear
"Oh, mournful season that delights the eyes,
Your farewell beauty captivates my spirit.
I love the pomp of Nature’s fading dyes,
The forests, garmented in gold and purple,
The rush of noisy wind, and the pale skies
Half-hidden by the clouds in darkling billows,
And the rare sun-ray and the early frost,
And threats of grizzled Winter, heard and lost."
“Autumn,” by Alexander Pushkin, 1833,
translated by Avrahm Yarmolinsky
My shirt might say “Jamaica”, but this view screams “Rio!” Peep Christ the Redeemer statue behind me 👀 Confession: this is my favorite shirt and I bring it with me on every trip to any warm destination. While it definitely marks me as a tourist, I believe it to be a good luck charm as I have gotten a few first class upgrades on my flights while wearing it. Do you have a special item that you can’t travel without?
This mall definitely does not run out of things to see. A striking waterfalls nestled right at the heart of a massive shopping center?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Talk about being EXTRA✨😍