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If you could travel to one city for breakfast, one for lunch, another for dinner, and another for dessert, where would you go and what would you eat? This is probably my favorite question asked thus far since I love to eat! For breakfast, I would travel to Brazil.  Brazilians know the importance of a good breakfast, which usually includes: omelets, fresh fruit and juice, cheeses, cakes, breads, strong coffee, and more.   For lunch, I would travel to Italy for endless bowls of homemade pasta and as much wine as I could drink.   For dinner, I would travel to Spain for a late night fi lled with tapas and cava.  Finally, for dessert, I would travel to Argentina for a huge scoop of dulce de leche ice cream. Which country is your favorite to shop in? What an impossible question to answer!  I will narrow it down to five places: I love the incredible sales you can fi nd in the United States of America, the exotic jewelry you can fi nd in India, the sensational leather you can fi nd in Argentina, the sexy swimwear you can fi nd in Brazil, and the glamorous designer clothes you can fi nd in Italy. What’s the craziest transportation you’ve ever ridden? I have ridden almost all modes of transportation — from a hot air balloon in Australia to a tuk-tuk in India — but the ride that I think was the “craziest” was when I hopped on the back of a motorcycle in a favela in Brazil.   What destination(s) would you suggest for first time solo travelers? I think if English is your primary language, visiting a country where the overwhelming majority of locals speak English is a great way to dip your toes into solo travel for the fi rst time.  Australia and Hawaii were among the places I traveled to by myself for the fi rst time.   Since afterwards I felt comfortable on my own, I started exploring countries like Hong Kong, Mexico, and Brazil, which took me out of my comfort zone, but with my past trips I felt that I had the confidence and experience needed to successfully complete my journeys. How do you get ready for a trip? I am a planner.   Before I have even left for my trip — be it a weekend getaway or a month long journey — I have extensively researched the destination online via travel websites and blogs.  I also try to get in contact with locals via my social media channels for insider information.  I then create my own detailed day-by-day itinerary, which I used to have bound like a guidebook when I was younger and now I just bring it with me on my

laptop. Having said that, I am completely open to change, so if an incredible opportunity presents itself, I am happy to throw all of my previous plans out the window and go with the flow!   Blogs are such a wonderful way of sharing information, learning and making friendships within a supportive online community. Since starting a blog, how has your life changed? Besides the fact that it has become a second full-time job for me and that it has provided me with the  opportunity to see  the world, all of my closest friends are bloggers now. Bloggers truly are some of the nicest, creative, and interesting people you will ever meet. Why do you believe it is so important for people to experience travel? It fundamentally transforms us into better people.   It educates us, slows us down, connects us, awakens curiosity within us, heals us, and teaches us patience, tolerance, and most importantly to love our neighbors.  mybeautifuladventures.com 152

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FOUR Volume N°4: The Can I Live? Issue  

The fourth and final volume is an exhilarating account of unapologetic, unleashed lifestyles and creations of those willfully led astray by...

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