Alyssa Ramos 🌏 Solo Travel

Bucketlist Slayer | Selfietographer 🙋🏼FullTime Traveler from 🇺🇸/🇨🇺 🌎7Continents 7WorldWonders 7WondersofNature 86 Countries 🙌 📍#cambodia

Reflecting. 🧚🏽‍♀️✨ But in all realness, contemplating how to make solid changes on this Earth. 🤔 . I’ve loved Cambodia, and I can easily make it look “pretty” in photos, but I won’t deny or hide that coming to the southern coast area has really alerted my senses about a lot of things. . Warning, this is about to get real so feel free to scroll past! ⚠️ First of all, I’ve seen my fair share of child-hustlers (kids under 10 who are forced to work for their parents or other adults by selling things to tourists), but seeing the adult who is their “boss” and whispers to them to approach certain tourists, then bring them back money is unreal. Luckily though (sarcasm), these kids only have to sell bracelets and not least that’s what I see. But I’m not naive to the much darker things that happen here and all over the world. So question number one is how do I become Angelina Jolie and save all the kids? . The next thing that *literally rubbed me the wrong way, was that I got aggressively attempt-groped for the first time ever - by a drunk older american expat (I was fully clothed and sober). I screamed, spun, and “wtf!”-ed, and the guy ran off, but what really got me was that the two large men that I fell into because of it (one of which was my tour guide), did absolutely nothing! They didn’t even stand up out of their chairs! So my second question is: How many people are too caught off guard to react and protect themselves from these situations? . The third thing also comes from people: the insane amount of trash and waste on all of these beaches. So question number three: How to we find a solution to dumping waste (like literal poo) and other trash in countries that can’t have landfills and recycling? . A lot to contemplate, a lot I’ll probably get shit for saying, but I’d rather be honest and aware than put people or the earth in jeopardy. . OH, and last but not least. China is 100% taking over the World. Huge post coming soon of the photos I’ve been collecting on all my travels of these construction sites. . But in the mean time, any ideas on how to save the world from utter destruction? . #metoo #worldpeace #makechanges #whatwouldyoudo
Serious question: have you ever thought about where peppercorns come from?? I honestly had never thought about it, but had a great time finding out today in Kampot, Cambodia! 🙀🌿🤯 . Turns out they grow on vines like little mini grapes, and you can eat them raw which is actually really good! Not as spicy as expected either! . This pepper farm was just one of the many impromptu stops we took on my Cambodia @busabout.official tour today, the rest included yet another watery cave, an infinity pool, and an English class session with some local kids! . All will be on my Stories as soon as I walk off the huge bowl of Amok I just ate, and you can also swipe left to see a close up of the peppercorns! . #cambodia #kampot #kampotpepper #kampotpepperplantation #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #travelpresets #sonyalpha #sonyar7iii #sonyalphasclub #natgeotravel
Can you believe this is Cambodia?! I guess I’m guilty of listening to stereotypes about Phnom Penh, and also assuming everything would look like Angkor Wat, but I’m SO GLAD I took it upon myself to explore on an open mindset! (I should clarify that people mostly said it was “dirty, unsafe, and poor” and my goal was to shed a better light)🙋‍♀️🌏😻 . I’m only on day three in my 86th country, but so far I’m so intrigued by the western touches, like rooftop infinity pools and wine gardens that I’ve seen. Yes, there is a lot of poverty, and I’m not trying to mask or deny it, but please consider how tourism in areas like this can help the locals. Speaking of which, everyone is so nice and seemingly happy despite a dark recent past which I hope you’ll take a moment to learn about on my Stories later — in short, Cambodia is one of the few countries who committed genocide on its own people. . But, back to trying to shed a positive light...What I love about SE Asia in general is how affordable places like this are to stay at! This is the @sunandmoonurbanhotel that I found on @tripvalet for only $66! Or you can do what I did and stay at a $16 two blocks away and then buy a drink here in exchange for the pool. You can find both of these hotels on the website and if you sign up you still can get entered to get a free spot on my Mexico trip in November for Dia de Los Muertos! For a free trial or to sign up please use: 💖 . 📷assist by @kayceemonee 💻 edited by: MY NEW PRESETS OMG JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON!!! Haha #phnompenh #cambodia #infinitypool #rooftop #sonyalpha #sonyar7iii #sonyalphasclub #adobelightroom #travelpresets #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #instagood #vacations #beautifuldestinations #dametraveler #sheisnotlost #wearetravelgirls #girlslovetravel #tripvalet #brandambassador
When people ask me if I get lonely traveling solo and I’m all like, “Huh?! Nah, look at all these elephants, puppies, and kittens I can hug!!!!” 😻😻😻 . Ok but seriously, I’ll stop posting my obsession with these rescue elephants (until the fundraiser is ready). Next stop is CAMBODIA on another @busabout.official tour, so stay tuned with my obnoxiously too real Stories to see it! 😻💖🤪 . Also, since it’s #TravelTuesday , name a place that’s at the top of your bucketlist!!!! Mine is: Everest Basecamp 😀 . #ellietography #savetheelephants #elephants #chiangmai #thailand #hugme #loveme #😻😂 #mylifesatravelmovie #travelblogger #animalwhisperer #elephantwhisperer #busabout #sonyalphasclub #animalplanet #natgeotravel #onelove #rescueelephants
#MondayMotivation :: Be grateful for everything you have, even the tiniest things like a place to rest your head. (Or a phone to even read this on)🙏🧝🏼‍♀️🗿💖 . My emojis were irrelevant but my message is not...I’ve been talking a lot lately about being grateful, not just for what I’ve been able to do and build, but for being alive in general considering some risky things I’ve done. I keep seeing more and more accidents where people don’t make it out as lucky as I did and it prompts me to keep saying: be careful, be happy, and please talk about things that cause you pain! . As always, I am all ears! (Or more realistically, eyes) Remain vigilant, and strive for happiness! 💖 . #strength #happygirl #motivationalquotes #buddha #laos #motivation #worldpeace #onelove #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel #selfietography #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #sonyar7iii
If only I could just stroll with rescue elephants through jungles every Sunday....or like, every day. 🐘💃🏼😻 . Tell me: what’s your ideal Sunday in your wildest most epic dreams? I wanna hear some insane creativity and bucketlist goals here!!!! . ▪️▪️▪️ If you’re feeling extra wanderlusty this weekend, don’t forget to check out the free 7 day @tripvalet trial, and if you like it, and get the membership, you can also still get the 7 night hotel voucher in thousands of worldwide destinations for $417! 😻 . You’ll also be entered for a free spot on my Dia de Los Muertos Mexico adventure, just be sure to use, otherwise I can’t track it slash won’t get credit 😜 #toohonest . #janeofthejungle #mowgli #junglebook #chiangmai #sundayfunday #thailand #tripvalet #brandambassador #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel #elephantwhisperer #elephants #savetheelephants #noride #tlpicks #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #natgeotravel
Some Weekend Wanderlust : Ultimate pool party goals! Only thing missing is an elephant. 😻💙🤤 . I used to dream of one day having a house with a I dream of finding natural pools like these all over the world, and let’s be house pool will ever compare! . This was one of my favorite stops on my @busabout.official tour of Laos, enhanced by the awesome company of my group and guide, plus some new friends I met there who recognized me from here! (#humblebrag ) . As pretty as this pic is, I still have to give a disclaimer that where I am sitting is only about 3ft high from the pool below, and that you are allowed to swim here/climb up and down the pools, BUT! They are still wet limestone and a bit slippery, so please be careful if/when you go! 💙 . Also, if you’re wondering how I took this pic, my tripod is on the bridge, my phone/remote is in my left hand, and I edited it with an app which I have a tutorial for under Tips and Tricks on my blog! 😜 . Who’s feeling these jungle vibes??? . #kuangsifall #kuangsiwaterfall #busabout #busaboutasia #laos #visitlaos #luangprabang #chasingwaterfalls #pollypocket #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #plotagraph #sonyalpha #sonyar7iii #sonyalphasclub #selfietography #instagood #earthpics #natgeotravel
Friday vibes 😚💙 I’ve only seen blue cascading pools like these in a handful of places on Earth (that I’ve been to so far), and these, Kuang Si Falls in Laos, are definitely one of my favorites! . This was actually one of the top places I was looking forward to stopping at on my @busabout.official tour, and I even carried the swimsuit with me in my purse just waiting to wear it here 😂👙🙋‍♀️ . Have you ever seen cascading pools like this?? . Also, thanks for all of your questions on my Stories! I think I’ve gotten to 50 out of 700 but I love answering them so keep ‘em coming!! . #kuangsiwaterfall #kuangsifall #laos #busabout #busaboutasia #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #beautifuldestinations #earthporn #chasingwaterfalls #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #sonyar7iii
That awesome moment when your @wolosnacks protein bar matches your environment! ⛰💦🍫😻 And yes, I purposely showed my new tattoo in the pic since the second one down is a waterfall! . Aside from being cute for matching your photos, these guys are very healthy and easy to order online now! . And speaking of my new you think I should extend it up the back of my arm? I have a lot of other bucketlist icons I’ve done that I can add...which do you think should get a spot?? #bucketlisttattoo #mylifesatravelmovie #wolosnacks #brandambassador #chasingwaterfalls #laos #sonyalphasclub #sonyalpha #wanderbar #kuangsiwaterfall
Pretty sure that in a past life, I lived in a jungle. Or an island. Or maybe that’s just me currently wishing I lived in a jungle that was on an island? Where do you think you once lived??🤔🌎🐒🌿🏝😻 . Anyway, this beautiful Khun Korn waterfall is in the jungle of Chiang Rai, and requires a moderate yet majestic 1 mile hike to get to. Full disclosure, I am sitting on a rock and the ground is right below my toe, and my very experienced @busabout.official guide is the one taking the picture! . ▪️▪️▪️▪️ PS! Don’t forget to take advantage of the July specials for new @tripvalet VIP members, because one of them will get you a 7 night stay in places like Thailand for only $417!! . You can read more details on my blog about TripValet, and/or try it for free for 7 days using! 🌎💖 . #khunkornwaterfall #northernthailand #chiangrai #chiangmai #chasingwaterfalls #waterfall #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel #tripvalet #brandambassador #shotonaniphone #junglebook
This is going to be a long post, fair warning! :: I’m not religious, but I do pray, especially these days, to any religion I encounter, but mostly to the universe, and for other people and of course the World. 🙏🌎💖 . Instead of immediately judging beliefs I wasn’t brought up with, I learn, try, and show respect to them, to get an understanding of how other cultures live, and have lived for thousands of years. One of the greatest prides and honors I can say I have, is how traveling has formed a trait in me to be able to walk in other people’s shoes, and feel what it’s like to believe what they do. . Believing is something I’ve also learned how to do a lot more of. Again especially now, when a few current events have hit a bit too close to home. I didn’t publicize this, but while in Mexico last month I thought I was going to drown while diving in a cenote, and then arriving in Northern Thailand and hearing there were kids trapped in a cave nearby was bone-chilling (thank you universe that they all finally were rescued over the past few days). That also made me recollect about the time I flipped a car, and also was thrown off a motorcycle... . The news of fellow social media influencers passing away in a tragic accident involving a waterfall hit hard as well, and my heart goes out so much to them and those who love them. This hit me especially hard even though I didn’t know them, because it’s very obvious that I do similar seemingly life-risking things, in particular, with waterfalls and heights. As much as I preach to be careful and not to try to replicate photos you see, this was one of the main things I prayed for as well; your safety. . To each and every one of you, please think about this for a moment, and remember it any time you’re about to go on an adventure or take a risky photo. Be careful, and always remain vigilant. 💖 . Finally, thank you to everyone who has sent me well-wishes and warnings related to the two topics above. Please know that everything I do and post is with the most careful and best intentions.
#MondayMotivation :: Take control of making your dreams come true. You’re the only one who can and cannot make them happen! 🤔💪🏽🧞‍♀️ . This gorgeous, incredibly intricate White Temple was the first stop on my @busabout.official Northern Thailand and Laos tour, and it immediately blew my mind!! The artist who created it completely restored an abandoned temple to this masterpiece, and he had many more mind-blowing artworks on he was THERE!! 🤯😻Talk about making your dreams a reality! Just like I do with seeing the world and experiencing different cultures! . I know a lot of people wonder how I got started with traveling and making money to do so (the short answer is a ton of freelance work from my laptop), so if you want some more detailed answers, check out my latest blog post, or swipe up on my Stories! 🤓💻💖 . #chiangrai #chiangraithailand #whitetemple #dreamsdontworkunlessyoudo #mondaymood #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger #solotravel #selfietography #sonyalphasclub #sonya7iii
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