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I’m on a safari in Kenya!!! 🐘 🇰🇪 Just had to say it out loud since for some reason these are one of those things you think aren’t going to happen unless you have a ton of money or are on a honeymoon! But here I am! Last minute affordable-ish Solo safari in Masai Mara (northern part of the Serengeti), and this baby elephant and mama are only a fraction of the incredible animals I’ve seen! (Hint: 🐆🦒🦁🦓) . I flew 28 hours, rode 6 hours on a dirt road, and the very first animal I saw was a lion. Could not be happier! 😻 Stay tuned for epic footage once I get better service! . #kenya #safari #masaimara #bucketlist #lionking #elephant #masai #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel
This one time, in Riga (Latvia), I thought I just so happened to stumble upon an epic pink palace...then looked on my map and found that not only is it one of the most famous sites in the city, but originally built as a meeting place for unmarried merchant dudes. Way off. 🤷‍♀️😂📸 . From the last photo/destination (Tallinn), I hopped on a nice bus for about $20, and used the free WiFi to book my last minute hotel on @tripvalet , which I ended up finding for $38 including spa access! It was also right across from the bus station yet right in Old Town, AKA the perfect spot for a one day stop! . Has anyone else ever “accidentally found” a famous spot before? 🙈😂 . #Riga #latvia #rigainsta #theblackheads #thebaltics #baltics #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #tripvalet #brandambassador #europe #eurotrip
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Отмечайте меня на ваших фотографиях с путешествий , я буду их лайкать ⚡️ #giveaway #mexico #puertovallarta #tripvalet #vacation #travel #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel #beach #island #resort #springbreak
I bought a magnet in Tallinn with this cathedral on it before seeing it. Real life wins. 😻 (irony is that I don’t have a refrigerator or apartment) . Also, I’m making this face because my camera is on self-timer and I can’t pose face-on but since I’m solo I didn’t want to turn my back on the camera in a crowded place so had to awkwardly pretend to just be walking and staring off into the distance...it was also freezing and in the middle of the road....don’t try this at home! . This lovely cathedral was only about 8 minutes from that hotel I booked on @tripvalet last minute! Essential distance and timing for not freezing to death! . #tallinn #estonia #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #tripvalet #brandambassador #alexandernevskycathedral #redcoat #visitestonia
Have you ever clicked “Anywhere” as your flight destination and randomly flown to the cheapest place you’ve never been? I tend to plan a lot of my trips that way (I call it “Flight Roulette”), and this time I’m beyond pleased to have landed in the Baltics! 😻✈️🌏 . Without a clue where I was going or staying, I used @tripvalet throughout the journey to book last minute hotels like this one in Tallinn, which I did from the airport or buses. I then used the awesome tips and suggestions I got from locals on my IG to see all the best spots! . See more of my first stop, Tallinn, Estonia on my Highlights! . Disclaimer: if you’ve made it this far, you should know that my little travel game requires you to be completely comfortable making last second decisions, and a lot of faith that you’ll be able to figure anything out. 😜 . #flightroulette #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #tripvalet #brandambassador #tallinn #tallinnoldtown #estonia #visitestonia
In honor of president’s day in the US (I say that like I don’t live there but OH WAIT, I live nowhere!) here is me posing in all the places in the White House that presidents usually pose in. Granted they probably don’t do it for the Gram. 🤷‍♀️😂🇺🇸 . Now, I’m sure you can probably assume how I feel about our current prez (fun fact, I have yet to find a US traveler that likes him) but I would like to know if you actually want to hear my opinion and the negative impact I’ve seen first hand while traveling, or if you think I should just shut up and keep the insta-peace? Let me know! . #america #presidentsday #washingtondc #obamaforlife #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #peaceparty
#Repost @mylifesatravelmovie ・・・ Fun fact: you don’t have to go all the way to the Arctic to feel like you’re in Frozen! There’s tons of places closer than you think to give you that winter wanderlust (or is it “wonderland” 😜) feeling! ❄️ . For example, this igloo bubble can be found right at the @watergatehotel in Washington DC! Bonus points because they also had a rooftop ice skating rink! 😱😻❄️⛸ . You can book the igloo for drinks and dinner, or/and stay the night, which you can def get a discount for using @tripvalet ! . #snowglobe #winter #washingtondc #thewatergate #gategoer #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #beautifuldestinations #dctravelshow #visitdc #tripvalet #brandambassador
Fun fact: you don’t have to go all the way to the Arctic to feel like you’re in Frozen! There’s tons of places closer than you think to give you that winter wanderlust (or is it “wonderland” 😜) feeling! ❄️ . For example, this igloo bubble can be found right at the @watergatehotel in Washington DC! Bonus points because they also had a rooftop ice skating rink! 😱😻❄️⛸ . You can book the igloo for drinks and dinner, or/and stay the night, which you can def get a discount for using @tripvalet ! . #snowglobe #winter #washingtondc #thewatergate #gategoer #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #beautifuldestinations #dctravelshow #visitdc #tripvalet #brandambassador
Press play and turn your sound on for the most zen-trippy 60 second re-cap of my recent trip to the Arctic! 🎥🎼❄️ . I filmed most of this including the drone footage, which wasn’t easy since your hands immediately freeze! Northern Lights footage as well as all of my activities are courtesy of @chasinglights , who also gave me a sweet discount for #mylifesatraveltribe ! 🙏💖 . We literally did every possible adventure there was, including: - 2 (successful) Northern Lights chases - Reindeer feeding and sledding - Snowmobiling across 3 country borders! . Let me know if you catch me trying to fly the drone, and the reindeer who slobbered all over my camera! 😜 . 🎥Filmed with: DJI Mavic Pro | GoPro Hero 6 | Fancy DSLR . #video #northernlights #reindeer #norway #tromsø #tromso #tromsolove #chasinglights #finland #lapland #dronestagram #drone #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger
Check out my HEATED JACKET!!! 😻♨️🧥That’s right! Guess who wasn’t cold snowmobiling in the Arctic? This Cuban-America, FL/Cali girl. Because those two little red buttons I’m pointing to indicate that my badass @8kflexwarm jacket is heated up! You can also control the temperature and heat location with an app! Yes, I am a huge #technerd . But a warm one! . Get the full details on this unicorn of a jacket, plus my entire layering and packing list for cold destinations on my blog! Link in bio or just go to mylifesamovie.com! 💖 . #winning #ootd (haha) #8kflexwarm #mylifesatravelmovie #sponsored #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #lapland #finland
📽Behind the Scenes: What I’m really like in real life...a short but sweet peek at how my brain typically works: . First idea: get photos from the top of the Opera House because the views are great. Second idea: notices the ramp down covered in ice can double as skiing with shoes on...attempts it. Third idea: there’s a bird just staring at me like I’m an idiot...completely unbothered by my childish actions...immediately stop and try to talk to it. Maybe ask it for it’s Instagram to tag in the video (turn your sound on!) . . This is all completely typical. When I see a potential epic view, something that looks dangerous yet fun, or an animal to try and play with, I immediately go after it, the same way I book flights to new destinations at random or try to make a new business idea happen. . Sometimes I wonder why I can’t just lay on a beach, pose like I’m eating breakfast, or smile for a camera, but then I’m like OH WAIT, because THIS is my idea of fun... 😜🦄😂 . 🤳🏻snapped by @verbalgoldblog (“Hey Ady can you make a Story of me sliding down the ramp?” “Yup!”) . #nevergrowup #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #behindthescenes #travelblogger #mylifesatraveltribe #norway #oslo #visitnorway
📸Behind the Scenes: What it’s really like trying to stage a photo with a reindeer (see the finished product on @mylifesatravelmovie )....emphasis on the face I’m making when I looked up and realized its antler was about to poke my eye out! 😳🙈😂 . This is one of the photos from a time lapse series and completely candid...so obv I couldn’t not post what was really happening behind the seemingly perfectly staged reindeer selfie! 🤷‍♀️😜💖 . #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #behindthescenes #travelblogger #animalwhisperer #tromsø #Norway #visitnorway #visittromsø #animalplanet
Life goals of taking a selfie with a Reindeer are officially complete. 😻🦄✔️ It wasn’t easy...but luckily this guy was as curious to touch my camera (on a mono/tripod) as I was to touch him...notice my mischievous face plotting where to pet him while distracting him with food. 😼 . Btw when I say “it’s not easy” taking a selfie with a reindeer, check out the behind the scenes photo on my secret account @alyssaramostravels for the candid pic of one of them almost stabbing my eye out! . Anyway.... Reindeer herding is still the main form of income for the local Saami culture in Northern Norway, and thanks to tourism and people like me who post selfies with reindeer (#humblebrag ), they’re able to sustain their culture AND offer better employment benefits to the reindeer...like not being turned into soup. 😬 . Have you ever seen a reindeer, or more importantly, did you know they’re really real?? I was highly amused by when a couple girls on #mylifesatravelTRIBE trip said they didn’t!! . #tromsø #norway #thearctic #frozen #reindeer #aceventura #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #adventures #animalplanet #natgeotravel
Northern Lights chasing goals is when you “see them dance”, and since it’s hard to record it, I decided to animate my photo so you can kind of see what it’s like! Legit magical. 😻💫💚 . I’ll have a video soon (thanks to @chasinglights and @bertinthenorth ) and also the updated photography guide, and more info on how to do this trip as soon as I get on my next flight. 😜 . Meanwhile, if ya have any questions about the Northern Lights, surviving the Arctic, my group trips etc. let me know! . #northernlights #norway #tromsø #tromso #visitnorway #mylifesatravelmovie #chasinglights #bucketlist #30before30 #alyssaramostravels #natheotravel #travelchannel #mylifesatraveltribe
Sending lots of love and happy vibes to you all from the Arctic, where I couldn’t be more happy to be swapping Valentines with GALentines Day alongside some seriously badass ladies on #MyLifesaTravelTRIBE Northern Lights Edition! 💚❄️🙋‍♀️ . Not only have we chased the Northern Lights successfully (thanks to the pros at @chasinglights ) but today instead of hoping for flowers or a cute dinner, we took it upon ourselves to opt for a badass snowmobile safari across three countries - Finland, Sweden, and Norway (swipe left)! Makes sense since after all, my true love is adventure travel! 😜⛷🏍🇫🇮🇸🇪🇳🇴 . See the fun on my Stories, including, yes, a flipped snowmobile. 🙈 . #squadgoals #mylifesatraveltribe #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #northernlights #tromso #tromsø #ChasingLights #natgeotravel
Want ya’ll to see ALL OF THE LIGHTS!!! 🙌💫💚🙀 I didn’t want to jinx myself and especially #mylifesatravelTRIBE by saying I have REALLY good weather luck, BUT I am just going to throw it out there that this is the second time I’ve attempted chasing the Northern Lights with @chasinglights , and gotten a really strong, dancing light show on the first try!!!! . At first we only had a grey streak, and then I shit you not, as I was standing on a rock, the guide/photographer @bertinthenorth said not to move, because behind me, BAM 💥 the Northern Lights started exploding from behind a mountain! Then they just kept appearing out of nowhere over this frozen lake, and straight over our heads! So I hope you’re ready for a ton of Northern Lights photos!! . More info about your best chances of seeing the Northern Lights and photographing them are on my blog (mylifesamovie.com), updated version coming soon, as well as an episode on my new podcast which I haven’t announced yet hehe. OH and of course, an epic video!!! . Massive thanks to Thomas, founder/owner of ChasingLights.com for the first time (solo two years ago) and this time, accommodating me and my tribe - his team of enthusiastic, dedicated, light chasing guides has been the best I’ve ever experienced, not to mention a lot of fun! . Last note - put good energy out into the universe, and appreciate what it gives back! 😻💚 . #chasinglights #northernlights #mylifesatraveltribe #grouptrip #galentinesday #norway #tromso #tromsø #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #photooftheday #instagram #natgeotravel #travelchannel
From the Antarctic (back) to the Arctic! It’s my second time chasing the Northern Lights in Tromsø, and this time I’m so excited to have a solid #mylifesatravelTRIBE with me (swipe left!!!) 😻❄️🇳🇴💫👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️🎉 . Also so excited that we just saw an EPIC dancing Northern Lights show on our very first chase!!!! Wait till you hear and see the story of our luck! 🤩💚 Sneak peak of our unedited pics, including my own that I didn’t even know I could take (just had my camera on time lapse 🤷‍♀️) on my Stories! . #Norway #Tromsø #arctic #arcticfox #mylifesatravelTRIBE #northernlights #chasinglights #Frozen #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #traveltribe #natgeotravel #travelchannel
What’s cuter, this little Copenhagen canal town, or the fact that I jumped off that oncoming boat at the stop behind it and ran to this bridge to take a photo of it? 🤓😜💃🚤📸 . My short but sweet little travel roulette trip with @tripvalet in Copenhagen is coming to an end, but I’m seriously thinking of coming back for longer! 🇩🇰😻😻😻 . Next stop is Norway for #mylifesatravelTRIBE Northern Lights edition!!!! Absolutely cannot wait!! ❄️💫👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️🌏✈️ . #copenhagen #denmark #visitdenmark #nyhavn #solotravel #travelroulette #tripvalet #brandambassador #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #selfietography #selfie
Can you tell I have a thing for reflections? Or maybe I’m just...reflecting? 🤔😂 But seriously, this was the other shot I really wanted to get in Copenhagen, which is why I purposely booked my @tripvalet hotel a few blocks from the famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park! 🎠🎢🇩🇰🙋‍♀️ . Believe it or not this was one of my most difficult photos to get, because the background and colors were too far for my GoPro to pick up, so I needed to use my new iPhone X, which insisted on doing portrait mode and focusing more on me than the background (opposite goal)! It was also -2 degrees, which, you can tell by my IG story of the ducks ice skating, so trying to take the photo without a glove was painful AF! . I wish I could have asked someone to take it for me, but no one was around, and tbh I was almost jealous of those girls with pro photographer bfs...almost. Except then I wouldn’t be self-made. 😜 . #tivoli #tivoligardens #copenhagen #denmark #visitdenmark #solotravel #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #tripvalet #brandambassador #shotonaniphone #iphonex #selfietography #beautifuldestinations
Hellooooo Copenhagen! So glad I decided to play flight roulette and plan a sneaky awesome random adventure using @tripvalet ! The sun and blue skies even came with me from Cali (but don’t be fooled, it’s 0 degrees, check my Stories). 💃❄️🇩🇰 . This was the exact shot I envisioned getting, and tried multiple angles/areas...but in the end, it was me just trying to find the only spot of sun for warmth (look closely), then I turned and BAM! Perfect reflection shot of Nyhavn! Tutorial and possibly podcast (thoughts?) coming soon or just look on my behind the scenes account: @alyssaramostravels 📸🙌🙋‍♀️ . #copenhagen #denmark #Scandinavia #nyhavn #solotravel #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #travel #flightroulette #tripvalet #brandambassador #Frozen
Aw look, LA painted me a warm bon voyage painting in the sky to take with me to ❄️Scandinavia! Already saw the same sunset here in Copenhagen, but fingers crossed for the opposite colors (Northern Lights) next week! 🤞😻💫 . PS check out my Stories to see how I played travel roulette (picking a destination based on cheapest flights), and booked my hotel in Copenhagen...as I was on the plane. 😂 . . 👗👖by: @trendyrompers . 📱Shot on the new iPhone X! . #ilovela #visitla #visitcalifornia #dtla #sunset #travelootd #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel #shotoniphone #shotoniphonex #beautifuldestinations
Repost I 💖 LA, but it’s time to go again! Today my commute goes from LA to Iceland to Denmark before I head to Norway this weekend for the first #MyLifesATravelTRIBE of the year! 📸🌏❄️✨ . Want to know where this photo wall is along with the other cool ones in Venice? I saved them to my highlights! Also, let me know your thoughts on creating a Highlights for my outfits and travel/photography gear? 👗📸🙋‍♀️ . 👚by lspaceswim . 📱shot on my new iPhone X! . #ilovela #venicebeach #thelovewall #abbottkinney #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #iphonex #ootd #travelootd #fashion #california #visitcalifornia
I 💖 LA, but it’s time to go again! Today my commute goes from LA to Iceland to Denmark before I head to Norway this weekend for the first #MyLifesATravelTRIBE of the year! 📸🌏❄️✨ . Want to know where this photo wall is along with the other cool ones in Venice? I saved them to my highlights! Also, let me know your thoughts on creating a Highlights for my outfits and travel/photography gear? 👗📸🙋‍♀️ . 👚by @lspaceswim . 📱shot on my new iPhone X! . PS don’t let the cute outfit fool you. There’s a badass drone, laptop, and about 3 cameras in that big purse. 😜😎🙌 . #ilovela #venicebeach #lovewall #abbottkinney #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #iphonex #ootd #travelootd #fashion #california #visitcalifornia
Fun fact about me: despite the pretty pics I may post on @mylifesatravelmovie (with an edgy twist like wearing a dress in Antarctica), I actually consider myself a fearless badass with a tendency to push my limits and automatically assume I can do anything. I never complain about getting hurt, sick, or scared...and if I do, I laugh it off and turn it into a story to learn from. I’m a hard nut to crack which comes from years of being treated like I should just sit there and look “pretty”, but it’s led to my most valuable asset - being in complete control of how awesome my life is. Once you stop waiting for someone to help make your life what you want it to be, is when you become fearless and start living. . Start living more. . #behindthescenes #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #femmefatale #snowboarding #vermont #beast365 #mtkillington #girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #goprogirl
It’s amazing how many beautiful nature destinations there are in the U.S. that go underlooked! I probably wouldn’t have thought to go to Vermont, but snuck away for a snowboarding weekend and found THIS! 🏂🗻❄️ . One of my favorite things to do when I’m “home” in LA is take weekend trips to places like this where I can rent a cool cabin, and it’s fun using sites like @tripvalet to find destinations with great deals on weekend getaways! I think I’ll call that deal finder roulette? . Where’s your favorite U.S. weekend getaway destination? . #vermont #mtkillington #beast365 #snowboarding #usa #nature #brandambassador #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #sunset #goldenhour #snowboarding
The most American post on the day of the most American sport! 😂 Still can’t believe I was able to go inside The White House, and luckily I was able to swoop that deal at the Fairmont on @tripvalet to be able to stay longer in Washington DC! 🇺🇸🙋‍♀️🙌 . Swipe left to see me pretending to be president in the White House where the real presidents usually stand to make speeches on TV! . Also, if you want to see the way us LA people do sports, tune into my Stories later! Let’s just say we like any excuses to throw a party....😂 . #thewhitehouse #washingtondc #superbowllii #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #brandambassador #solotravel #america #usa
You know you’re a professional selfie-tographer when you nail a mid-air jump shot in an empty monument in the country’s capitol. 😜💃🙋‍♀️📸 . Every time I passed by this small over-looked Memorial it was empty, yet it’s so beautiful and holds a lot of meaning (it’s the freaking Washington DC Memorial!)...AKA the perfect place for me to put my camera on photo time lapse and jump up and down till I got the perfect shot 😂 . Want to see the behind the scenes of my photos and how I set up my own shots? It’s all on @alyssaramostravels as well as a ton of very thorough tutorials on my blog (mylifesamovie.com)! . #jumpshot #nailedit #selfietography #washingtondc #solotravel #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #traveltips #photography #dctravelshow
They say travel is life changing, and as a sarcastic realist who needs solid proof for everything, I always wondered when I would SEE it for myself. This photo explains it for me. Travel not only taught me to be my own photographer (yes, I take all my own photos! See the BTS how I do it on @alyssaramostravels ), but to see different perspectives, angles, and beauty in literally everything. To appreciate colors and movements, and to be creative and tricky when it comes to not getting other people in the shot. It taught me to see magnificence in everything - ordinary or extraordinary - and to show it to the world the way my new eyes see it in real life. I hope that each and every one of you get the chance to feel the way travel will change you! 💖🌎 . Recently I got the chance to explore a little more of my own country 🇺🇸 after 2 years of full time international travel, and the way I see it now makes me fall in love with it like never before! . Here’s a creative perspective of the always-crowded Lincoln Memorial, and if you look closely to the left, you can see the Washington Monument! . I was in Washington DC to speak at the Travel and Adventure Show - a great accomplishment for me - and then got to stay at a gloriously fancy hotel thanks to a $1000 discount I found on @TripValet ! It’s not just for international destinations, there’s TONS of domestic discounts as well! . #grateful #washingtonDC #lincolnmemorial #usa #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #solotravel #tripvalet #brandambassador #flowydress #dctravelshow #girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls
🎥Behind the Scenes: My “normal life” in LA! Before I started traveling 3 years ago, my days looked much like this...hanging by the beach, eating pizza and wine, and working my ass off anywhere I could from my laptop to try and make ends meat! I’m not a Cali native but it’s where I claim as my home because I love how many dreamers are here! I’ve formed a family here of friends like @staceyr4444 who always supported my crazy dreams and ideas, always offered a couch to sleep on, and acted like a day hadn’t passed no matter how long I’ve been gone. Although my heart and home is all over the World, I’ll forever be a California girl. 💖🌴☀️🍕👯‍♀️ . PS don’t forget to enter my giveaway on @mylifesatravelmovie !! Include #alyssaramostravels so I know you saw it here! . #californiadreaming #californiagirl #LA #venicebeach #behindthescenes #reallife #mylifesatravelmovie
🌎TRAVEL GIVEAWAY! Win an All-Inclusive-Resort Vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 🌺🌴with $500 Airfare Voucher✈️! I wasn’t kidding when I said @TripValet is giving one of these away each month, and you know I’m all about getting you guys some free travel! . Package includes: - 5 day/4 nights at the @grandfiestaamericanamex for two (or solo!)😎 - All-inclusive meals AND drinks at the resort🍹 - $500 airfare voucher✈️!!! . ENTER NOW!! - Comment the first thing you’d do at an All-Inclusive in Mexico - Tag some friends you’d love to hang there with - Be sure to be following @tripvalet and meeeee! . TripValet members get a double entry so be sure to mention that in your comments! If you’re not a member yet sign up with my link! TripValetWithAlyssa.com! . Winner announced March 1st along with the next destination giveaway! This giveaway is sponsored by TripValet, the membership-only discount travel club with the best deals online! Purchase of membership not required to enter or win. Contest is open to anyone 18 and up, Worldwide, with a valid passport/visa for travel to Mexico! . #giveaway #mexico #puertovallarta #tripvalet #vacation #travel #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel #beach #island #resort #springbreak
🎥Behind the Scenes: What really is going on after I take the pretty photos! 😱Taking photos is the fun part of the job, but only about 1/8 of it! I had to pry myself from the beach after I took the recent shot on @mylifesatravelmovie and force myself back inside to keep working, and finish a massive packing/storage unit pick up before I leave in a few days! Can you imagine having to chose one suitcase of stuff to live out of and leaving the rest of your possessions behind? I think I might make a documentary out of it! Cuz it's CRAZY!!!!! . #behindthescenes #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel #digitalnomad #visitcalifornia #venicebeach #ilovela
30 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌!!!: Moving to Los Angeles and chasing my dreams!! Most of you know that my hustle is real, and chasing dreams is exhausting! That’s why I ALWAYS have these @wolosnacks with me to keep me going (and you guys of course!) 💪🏼🌎🙋‍♀️ . For those of you who don’t know my story - I came to LA for a weekend 7 years ago and never went home. I discovered my true passion for entrepreneurship and learned to work multiple jobs from a laptop. With little money, I then traveled for the first time solo 3 years ago and fell in love with that too. I had the crazy idea to combine the two and worked endlessly to make it happen. And voila. Here I am. 75 countries and 7 continents later, and still loving this beautiful place I claim as my home. #30before30 #bucketlist #LA #iloveLA #wolosnacks #wanderbar #sponsored #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger
29 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: Iguazu Falls and the Amazon Jungle in Brazil!🦋 Hands down one of the riskiest, intense, mind blowing solo adventures I’ve ever done! I wasn’t sure if I’d even get a visa at the border for Brazil, got my debit card shut off, and well...yeah, traveled solo to the Amazon Jungle!!! Swipe left to see me hanging out (literally) at the top of a tree in the Amazon! 🙋‍♀️🌳🌎 . Iguazu Falls has so far been my favorite waterfall in the World, but this year my goal is to find the Top 10, so if you have any suggestions, comment below! . Want to know how I make my photos animated? Check out the Photo Tips on my Highlights! . #30before30 #bucketlist #iguazufalls #amazonjungle #amazonriver #brazil #argentina #solotravel #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #natgeotravel #beautifuldestinations
28 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: BUDAPEST, and yes, partially because I got my drone taken away at the airport there and had to fly back a few weeks later to rescue it. Other than that epic fail, Budapest was really beautiful and fun! . It was actually pretty cold when I took this photo, but this famous public bath was just lukewarm enough and not crowded enough for me to get in. Needless to say though, I did not stay very long. 😂🤭 . #30before30 #bucketlist #budapest #hungary #szechenyibaths #solotravel #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #beautifuldestinations
Hope you've enjoyed seeing my favorite spots in Zanzibar this week! Keep tuning in to see my next favorite travel spots! I'll be on this cute little pool island if anyone needs me...find it on TripValet if you want to come play here too! -🏝@mylifesatravelmovie #zanzibar #tanzania #tripvalet #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #vacation #paradise #solotravel
27 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: HALONG BAY, Vietnam! (Sorry guys, gotta speed this up since I leave for new adventures next week!) Anyway! I took the 3 day 2 night boat tour, which I did on a self-made long layover! Somehow I got freakishly good weather (for those who know me and my weather luck: shocker, I know), and got to complete my bucket list of seeing all 7 Wonders of Nature! . Although my visit was short and hectic AF (anyone remember me forgetting to get a visa?), I absolutely LOVED Vietnam, especially since I met so many other travelers there! Highly recommend it and can’t wait to go back! 🇻🇳 . #30before30 #bucketlist #vietnam #halongbay #worldwonders #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel
Imagine an island teeming with jungle fauna and tea plantations! That's what you'll find on Zanzibar! Be sure to book a stay with @MeliaZanzibar using the discounts on TripValet! 🌺- @mylifesatravelmovie #zanzibar #tanzania #tripvalet #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #vacation #paradise #solotravel
25 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: Roadtripping NAMIBIA! Before I did this epic 5-country roadtrip, I had no idea how safe, easy to travel, affordable, and BEAUTIFUL Africa was! Especially Namibia with its orange sand dunes and amazing National Parks! 😻🏜🦁 . I camped most of the time on my 3 week roadtrip, but definitely had to try out some of the nice lodges! If you’re not into camping (or need a break) you can find some really good deals on safari lodges and hotels on @tripvalet ! I’ll be showing a few examples on my Stories later! . #30before30 #bucketlist #namibia #sossousvlei #deadvlei #sanddunes #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #brandambassador #selfietography #natgeotravel #beautifuldestinations
Zanzibar isn't just for relaxing! There's tons of adventures to be had as well! You can learn to kite surf, go paddleboarding, or go for a sail! Book your adventures through the hotels you'll find for a discount on TripValet! 🏄🏼‍♀️- @mylifesatravelmovie #zanzibar #tanzania #tripvalet #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #vacation #paradise #solotravel
📷: @mylifesatravelmovie - 3 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30 🙌: Taking the train all around Sri Lanka! On this random journey I somehow ended up waking up to elephants outside of my hotel, chasing 3 waterfalls, climbing a mountain, and knocking someone's iPhone off this moving train (on accident)...then going back and FINDING it!!!! 😜📱🚞🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ . Sri Lanka is an enchanted adventurer's paradise that you really have to go see(I've also had people tell me they went just to replicate this photo lol)! Or for now see more of it on my Stories! . #30before30 #bucketlist #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #srilanka #srilankatrain #kandy #ella #goprogirl #goprotravel #instagood #tlpicks #beautifuldestinations #_girlgone
📷: @mylifesatravelmovie - 2 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: The adventure that sparked my love for breaking out of comfort zones (bc I didn't have a choice) - Arizona/Utah roadtrip and camping solo on Antelope Island! . There's a great story I've been meaning to write about this trip, but in a nutshell I did it when I was first trying to become a travel blogger, and it was partially because I was so broke that I needed to go camping just so I could rent my apartment out to pay rent! I drove solo and camped solo for the first time which was slightly terrifying, but the article and video are now my highest viewed ones! Check them out on my stories along with more pics!! 🤷🏼‍♀️⛺️🚗 . #30before30 #adventures #solotravel #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #arizona #horseshoebend #antelopecanyon #antelopeisland #grandcanyon #havasufalls #tlpicks #goprogirl #_girlgone
24 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: Chasing Waterfalls in ICELAND!!! Did you know Iceland was one of my very first solo trips and also the first time I saw a waterfall?? I drove by myself for hours in every direction, finding every possible waterfall, developing a severe addiction to adventures, despite the many tourists who whispered about me for being alone (this was before solo female travel became popular, and actually what sparked me to write my viral Huff Post article about the stereotypes and stigma of a woman traveling on her own!)...now look how popular it (and Iceland) is! 💃💪🏼🌎 . Iceland is so popular now that I bet most have you have been! If so, what was your favorite waterfall?? . #30before30 #bucketlist #iceland #skogafoss #chasingwaterfalls #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel #trailblazer #flowydress
As I mentioned in my first post, Zanzibar is also a culturally rich island with some very important historic events that created such a diverse population. You'll see a mixture of clothing styles from India, the Middle East, and Africa. Does anyone know why? 🌴@mylifesatravelmovie #zanzibar #tanzania #tripvalet #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #vacation #paradise #solotravel
#vacationgoals . Flower crown and anklet, majestic pool floatie, and a new friend to help hold your over-under-water camera.😉- @mylifesatravelmovie #zanzibar #tanzania #tripvalet #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #vacation #paradise #solotravel
22 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30 🙌: Croatia and Bosnia Waterfall Chasing! This was another one of my favorite roadtrips, and a place I know a lot of you are eager to go to! (Don’t worry, Group Trip announcement is happening soon!) . #30before30 #bucketlist #croatia #plitvicelakes #roadtrip #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #solotravel #travelblogger #chasingwaterfalls #waterfalls #natgeotravel #instagood #goprogirl
Hey guys! It's me, Alyssa from @mylifesatravelmovie again, this time here to show you my glorious solo vacation in ZANZIBAR! This exotic and culturally rich island off eastern Africa is mind-blowingly beautiful, fun, and adventurous! Plus you can get really great discounts on awesome resorts like this one on TripValet! Sign up to join the club, and get your solo-cation on! #zanzibar #tanzania #tripvalet #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #vacation #paradise #solotravel
21 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: Riviera Maya/Tulum Roadtrip, especially to see this glorious Ik Kil Cenote and one of the New 7 World Wonders, Chichen Itza! This photo is extra epic because there’s not a single person in the usually-packed cenote! I’ve seen a lot of photos of it but not empty like this! It’s bc I drove myself there and to Chichen Itza at around 6am to be the first one there! 💁‍♀️😎📸 . Speaking of MEXICO, did I mention that @tripvalet is giving away a trip there each month?? There’s still 6 days left to win this month’s trip to Puerto Vallarta (including $500 flight voucher), and then there will be another on Feb 1st! Yay for free travel! Good luck!!. . #30before30 #bucketlist #ikkilcenote #chichenitza #tulum #rivieramaya #mexico #visitmexico #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel #roadtrip #tripvalet #brandambassador #gopromx
I often say "Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do" and I'm so glad to have worked hard to make THIS dream come true at the @tulia_zanzibar in Zanzibar! It also helps that there's really great resort discounts on TripValet 😉-@mylifesatravelmovie #zanzibar #tanzania #tripvalet #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #vacation #paradise #solotravel
📽Behind the Scenes: Getting photos at one of the most popular landmarks in Washington DC with no people in it! .....super easy....just walk around to the side or the back. 😂🙌🤳🏻 Used my mom as an example for this one. She’s all about the ‘gram. . #behindthescenes #washingtondc #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel #photography #selfie #phototips #selfietography
20 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: SVALBARD, AKA the Arctic archipelago in between Norway and the North Pole that’s super rare to go to! (That means I’ve been to both the Arctic AND Antarctic!) ❄️ . The world’s greatest explorers posted up here before making their expeditions to the North Pole, so it was a privilege for me to be there even though I seriously thought I got frostbite while taking this photo, and almost lost my phone. 😱🤳🏻❄️ . Other fun facts about Svalbard: there are more Polar Bears than people, but no official “locals” since you’re not allowed to give birth (or die) there. An American bought the main city from a miner which is where its name “Longyear-byen “ comes from, and it’s considered the Northernmost town in the world unless you want to argue that Russian research stations count as a town 😜 Also where the World Seed Vault is...more on my Stories later! . As you can imagine, Svalbard is pretty pricey being a frozen island and all...but @TripValet STILL manages to get some savings for you there! I’ll show it in my Stories! 😍❄️ . #30before30 #bucketlist #svalbard #longyearbyen #spitsbergen #arctic #solotravel #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #tripvalet #brandambassador #Frozen
19 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: The Great Wall of China! ...but making the effort to go to the areas without crowds! This section is called Mutianyu, and it’s pretty easy to get to from the airport, which means you’ll have plenty of time to see it using the free 72 hour visa you can get in Beijing! I went super early per usual and got extremely lucky with weather (seriously tho how does this always happen?!), so ended up getting tons of photos with a vacant area of the Great Wall! 😍🇨🇳🏞 . Unlike Japan though, Beijing was not one of my favorite places to travel solo...in fact I felt like people didn’t like me and like I was constantly being scolded. I can definitely understand though, as I do with many countries when I consider how fortunate I am to be a U.S. citizen. I used to take it for granted but traveling has taught me to really appreciate my passport, and what other countries have to go through just to travel! In honor of my citizenship, I’m exploring the U.S. Capitol, Washington DC, and am currently showing the inside of The White House on my IG Stories! Please excuse my dry humor. 🤷‍♀️🇺🇸💖 . #30before30 #bucketlist #greatwallofchina #beijing #china #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #travelgoals #solotravel #natgeotravel #travelchannel
I am so excited that I got to interview the travel blogger and Instagrammer extraordinaire, Alyssa Ramos. @mylifesatravelmovie I asked her some hard hitting questions on how she was able to travel the world for a living and got some shocking tips on how she does it (hint: no rich boyfriend or trust fund ... she worked hard for it ... she shows you hiw) from the interview and her speaking presentation at the Travel & Adventure Show Expo. If you want to watch a free video of my interview and the highlights of her speech, check the link in my bio. I hope this helps you🙏🛫🏝🤯🤩
18 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: Solo Traveling all over JAPAN! Japan is actually one of my top recommendations for solo travel, especially for women...they even have women-only overnight buses! I took one to Kyoto which got me there at 6am, and since I had time to kill, I walked to the closest shrine, which I later found out was the most popular one (Fushimi Inari), and since I was there accidentally so early, I had the entire place to myself! 🙋‍♀️ 🚎🚅⛩⛩⛩ . The only slight downside about Japan is that it can be a bit pricey for hotels...but! If you look on @tripvalet , you’ll find some huge discounts and deals! 🙌 . #30before30 #bucketlist #japan #kyoto #solotravel #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #tripvalet #brandambassador #fushimiinari #selfietography #natgeotravel #goprojp
17 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: Roadtripping Solo Around Easter Island!🗿🚙🙋‍♀️ . If you know anything about roadtrips and remote islands, it's that a healthy, yum protein bar is essential! My new favorite is @WoloSnacks , because not only are they clean, healthy, and great tasting, but check out that wanderlusty packaging! I love them so much that I'm also their proud new brand ambassador, so be sure to show them (and meeee) some love! . . #30before30 #easterisland #isladepascua #wolosnacks #wanderbars #wandersnacks #WOLO #brandambassador " #solotravel #roadtrip #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels
16 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: Solo Vacation in ZANZIBAR!!! One of the most culturally unique islands I’ve ever seen, not to mention a tropical paradise that’s teeming with life! And let’s not forget...resorts with jungle waterslides. 🙌 Swipe to see me racing down the slide with a duck floatie, and swimming with dolphins in the ocean! 🐥🐬🌴☀️🙋‍♀️ . For the biggest discounts on these exotic boutique resorts in Zanzibar, use @tripvalet , which beats other deal finder sites 80-90% of the time! 🙌 . #30before30 #zanzibar #tanzania #africa #bucketlist #weekendwanderlust #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel #tripvalet #brandambassador #selfie #selfietography
15 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: Bolivia Salt Flats & Biking Down Death Road! 🚴‍♀️ 😱🙋‍♀️ . This was one of my first solo travel adventures that I did AFTER hiking the Inca Trail for four days...I took my first overnight bus to Bolivia where I luckily made friends who helped me get everything I needed to cross the border. I then proceeded to mountain bike for the first time...down the deadliest road in the World (OUCH), then I was off to the Uyuni Salt Flats for some serious perspective! See more photos and tips for getting here on my Stories! . OH. And I found out a few weeks later when I got back to LA that there’s a mini Salt Flats a few hours away near Death Valley! . #30before30 #Bolivia #uyunisaltflats #boliviasaltflats #selfie #solotravel #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #bucketlist #southamerica
#Repost @mylifesatravelmovie ・・・ 12 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: Figuring out how to do the MALDIVES on a budget and island hopping! (Yes, it's possible!)🏝🙋🏼😻 . Speaking of which, I am SO EXCITED to announce that I've been selected to be the new brand ambassador of @tripvalet !!! It's an awesome members-only travel club that gets you bigger discounts than 80-90% of regular deal finder sites, including deals on hotels and resorts in the Maldives! You don't even have to take my word for it because I'm going to prove it on my Stories in real time! . I'll also be getting you MONTHLY trip giveaways, and taking over TripValet's account to show you my favorite travel getaways with the best discounts, so if all of that sounds awesome to you, please please support me and your future travel plans by giving them a follow and showing some love!! 💖💖💖 . You can also sign up for TripValet using the link in my bio! . Side note: No pieces of dead coral were harmed in the taking of this photo. They were collected from the sand bar and left on the sand bar in the Maldives. 😜 . #30before30 #Maldives #rasdhoo #island #tripvalet #mylifesatravelmovie #brandambassador #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #travel #paradise #beach
📸Behind the Scenes in India: this pretty much sums up how I am in real life. Always trying to make friends with animals (I was SO happy the camel let me lean on him), always trying to blend in and wear the local clothing (even though a young woman wouldn't be wearing a sarees he'd be wearing regular clothes!), and always trying to get creative with camera angles! How do you think I did? 😂🙋🏼🐪😻 . #behindthescenes #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #pushkar #india #goprogirl #animalplanet #natgeotravel #travelchannel #girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls
14 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: the Taj Mahal in India...at opening time! 🙋🏼💃🏼🕌 . Thats how I got this awesome photo (shot on an iPhone) with no people in it at one of the most popular landmarks in the World! It was quite the adventure taking the local train to Agra, then figuring out how to find the closest hotel to the Taj Mahal plus negotiating with a tuktuk the night before to get picked up at sunrise, but it definitely worked! It was also fun finding a local market where they sell sarees, and learning how to wrap them, which I failed at in this photo but will show the proper way (and more beautiful sarees) later in my Stories! . I traveled in India for a whole month, and while it definitely has a lot of budget accommodations, it also has some epic PALACE hotels you can stay at! If you haven't already, be sure to join @TripValet to get discounts on them! . #30before30 #bucketlist #7worldwonders #tajmahal #agra #delhi #delhigram #travelgoals #brandambassador #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #besttravelpics #instagood #tlpicks #goproindia #goprogirl #indiatoday #beautifuldestinations #natgeotravel #wearetravelgirls #girlslovetravel
13 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: Exploring NEW ZEALAND! I'd compare it to a mixture of a mini Patagonia and a warmer Iceland...but easier to get around since it's smaller. I also loved that you can just drive up to random waterfalls on the side of the road like this one! PS I roadtripped solo around the entire South Island and half the North Island! See more of my adventures on Stories later! 😻⛰💖 . As you've probably heard, New Zealand can be EXPENSIVE, so if you want to do it without breaking the bank, be sure to look for those hotel and car rental discounts using @tripvalet ! 🤑 . #30before30 #bucketlist #newzealand #southislandnz #roadtrip #waterfall #chasingwaterfalls #tripvalet #brandambassador #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #goprogirl #natgeotravel
12 of 30 Most Epic Adventures Before 30🙌: Figuring out how to do the MALDIVES on a budget and island hopping! (Yes, it's possible!)🏝🙋🏼😻 . Speaking of which, I am SO EXCITED to announce that I've been selected to be the new brand ambassador of @tripvalet !!! It's an awesome members-only travel club that gets you bigger discounts than 80-90% of regular deal finder sites, including deals on hotels and resorts in the Maldives! You don't even have to take my word for it because I'm going to prove it on my Stories in real time! . I'll also be getting you MONTHLY trip giveaways, and taking over TripValet's account to show you my favorite travel getaways with the best discounts, so if all of that sounds awesome to you, please please support me and your future travel plans by giving them a follow and showing some love!! 💖💖💖 . You can also sign up for TripValet using the link in my bio! . Side note: No pieces of dead coral were harmed in the taking of this photo. They were collected from the sand bar and left on the sand bar in the Maldives. 😜 . #30before30 #Maldives #rasdhoo #island #tripvalet #mylifesatravelmovie #brandambassador #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #travel #paradise #beach
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