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My name is Angelica, and I’m obsessed with travel and food!
But I’m not a full time traveler.
Perhaps like you, I’m a 20-something with a full time 9-5 office job, limited vacation time, tons of student debt, family that keeps me at home, etc. Traveling is pretty hard for us.
But travel is still my passion! Between work and school, I’ve trekked through the Amazon, bushwhacked in Alaska, hiked in the Andes, snorkeled in the South Pacific, and canyoned, ziplined, and climbed around the world!
Eating at the best places, meeting all kinds of people, and wandering around new sights are really my favorite parts about traveling though. I usually travel to the same countries and cities over and over again if I love them to get to know them better, instead of going for a couple days once and never returning.
I’ve also made soo many travel mistakes in my life! Like getting my passport stolen in Paris, having literally no money in the UK (begging for food at churches is not fun), accidentally staying in a sex trafficking hotel in Seoul (and Frankfurt. And Anchorage), being stranded in the middle of nowhere Thailand and France... Hey, people who make mistakes know how to not make them again.
That’s why I created this blog. Things to do & Eat exists to share general travel advice and help you find the best, most unique, or can’t-miss things to do and eat on your trips, so you can make the absolute most of your time! Travel experiences are so relative, so my posts work best if you travel similarly to me. Like if:
- You love finding amazing experiences in a new place- whether it’s off the beaten path, touristy, or totally random
- You think food is the best way to understand a culture and love a good meal (or like, 10, in a day)
- You love the outdoors, nature, and being active
- You have a lot of open weekends to go on 2-3 day trips, and only a few weeks that you can take off
- You don’t have a ton of money to spend on fancy accommodations, expensive restaurants, or pricey activities
Even though I’ve traveled to so many different places, I only share information about a place if I’ve spent a lot of time there, planned out the trip super extensively, or got all my information from a friend who’s from there (and who I’ll thank extensively in the post).
I hope you find my travel guides useful, my travel rants insightful, and my pointless travel stories… well, hopefully you don’t find those. This blog used to be my travel diary. It wasn’t very good.
Thanks for visiting, and say hi in the comment sections!