Hola 👋🏼 I’m Flavia, your solo Latina traveling amiga. Follow along for new adventures!
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This side of the world has always been home and for the longest time the only places I really knew anything about because I hadn’t been anywhere else. I spent the majority of my childhood between the United States and Peru. With family all over, my parents always wanted us to spend time with them hence our many road trips when I was younger. So far I’ve visited over 12 countries on this side of the world and 32 US States.
My first trip to Europe was at fifteen when I decided to trade in a typical Latina celebration, la Quinceñeara, for a three week trip gallivanting throughout el viejo continente (the Old World). Since then I’ve visited over 10 European countries and even made one of them my current home. It has been a journey to get to point so I hope you’ll follow along!
Cheap airlines between many European cities and Morocco led me to visit during my study abroad semester in Paris, France. I brought in the New Year that year with my cousin in the city of Dakar, Senegal. Years later I found a picture of my grandmother in front of the Pyramids of Giza and decided to go to Egypt and recreate the photo. I’ve only been fortunate enough to visit 3 countries in Africa so far, but I know I’ll be going to more soon.
“ Going into the unknown can be scary, but it’s scarier not even attempting to try. ”
I remember being nervous and thinking, “what am I doing here?” when I got off the bus in Medellin, Colombia during a 7 week solo trip through Colombia and Panama. I had just arrived feeling tired from the flight and could not figure out how to get to my hostel for the life of me. It was not the best start especially when you factor in that I used to get social anxiety and would worry too much about looking out of place or that I didn’t belong somewhere.
After a nap and shower, everything changed and I had an amazing time during the rest of my trip. But what if I really couldn’t deal and decided to leave? Thankfully, I’ll never know what path my life would have taken if I had left. After visiting more than 30 countries, all I can say is go for it. Whether that be a new career, relationship or adventure, it’s better to know the outcome, however scary, instead of forever wondering, “what if?”
Get to know me
I’m Flavia, a first-gen Peruvian American who travels as often as I can, even if that means going solo. My curiosity about other cultures, places, and food has led me to visit 30+ countries so far. It’s even taken me as far as moving to Spain, which I’m looking to have it be my home base for the unforeseeable future. I want to give women, particularly women of color, the tips and tools to travel solo in a way that is smart, safe, and secure and without breaking the bank. Since moving and studying abroad, I also share tips on what to expect and all the different things to be aware of