About Me

Hi, I’m Olga. First, welcome to my travel tribe and thanks for being here!

Hey, I'm Olga

Born and raised in Barcelona, my favorite city in the world. There are few things I love more than my morning mate, a good hike, swimming in the ocean, practicing my Patronus (I’m a Gryffindor by the way) and be able to know amazing places.

Growing up, travel was always a huge part of my life and I squeezed little trips around Europe all the time with my parents or friends.

Now, I work with non-profits and I firmly believe that we can all build a better world. With the advantages of my jobs, I had an opportunity to live in several countries in Latin America and discover amazing places

What is this blog about?

If I can help at least one person to plan better for a trip, discover a beautiful town or inspire someone to volunteer or travel, I would be happy.

Because if you want to travel you can, if you want to volunteer you can and if you want to travel and help others, YES YOU CAN. 

My goal here is to make traveling as easy and accessible for you as possible. Let me tell you tricks that I have learned (not always in the best way) and wish I had known before traveling. In addition to tips to save and travel guides especially in Latin America

Want a taste? Here are six of my most popular posts to date:

  1. Best volcano hikes in Nicaragua
  2. 10 things to know before taking a bus in Central America
  3. Best webs to find volunteer opportunities 
  4. Affordable things to do in Cajamarca, Peru?
  5. Guide to hiking Acatenango volcano in Guatemala
  6. Types of volunteering you can do in Central America

Why I started a blog?

In 2011, after finishing my journalism degree, I spent two years volunteering in Peru with the organization NPH. My first time crossing continents and living in a foreign country.

Then three months traveling through South America. When I came back home, I realized that I did not remember half of the things from the places I visited. I’m really thankful that I took thousands of pictures because my brain is really stupid and forgetful. But I also realize I love traveling and make an impact.

After that, I get involved with a non-profit in Nicaragua and went to live there for collecting awesome memories again. I realized that I had to be better than my brain and put all these memories somewhere to help people like me and share all the tricks I discover along the way to travel solo, affordable and make it possible.

Since then, I have worked with several non-profit, travel and live in Latin America, and conquer some fears. It has been 10 years since my first trip to Peru and I learn a lot along the way, 10 years ago, I was afraid of sitting by myself to have lunch.

Before you go, don’t forget to connect with me on social media for travel tips and more inspiration you won’t find on the blog!

¿DO YOU WANT TO SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE?

Here there are some non-profits that you can trust and they are changing the world:

¿WHAT IS SUMAK KAWSAY?

In ancient Quechua, Sumak Kawsay means “good living”, but is much deeper than this. For indigenous cultures is a way of living in harmony within communities, ourselves, and most importantly, nature. It is the way to preserve their unique culture and identity but also respect the other ones.

SOME INSIGHTS

Mission & Vision

Affordable travel

Make traveling as easy and accessible for you as possible.

Most of the places I stay and the activities I do have always a budget plan because I have to be mindful about my money.

Latin America & solo travel

Inspire you to know Latin America, even as a female solo traveler. 

Hopefully, I can show you some places that weren’t on your radar and also shake some of the fear of traveling alone. 

Adventure is the way to go

Hiking the world and outdoor adventures is one of my favorite things to do.

Let me share some hiking guides, water sport recommendations and hopefully some new adventures on a budget. 

Responsible volunteer

There are a lot of ways you can volunteer, but all the information out there can be overwhelming. 

Let me share some volunteer tips if you want to combine it with your travels or if you want to focus on a long-term volunteer abroad.