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“I’m in love with this planet, I’m in love with life, and my gift is expression. I share my time, my experiences, and my travels openly and lovingly with all of you.”

Elaine Mercedes Mendoza

About Elaine

My name is Elaine Mercedes Mendoza and I’ve been traveling the world since I was six years old-as a first generation American.   I am Venezuelan born but raised in the Washington D.C. metro area.  From that moment I first stepped into the USA, I developed life long skills in compassion, curiosity, a thirst for the unknown and understanding different cultures.

This website will hopefully inspire you to live YOUR best life-whatever that means for you.  I am living proof that I did not win the lottery but I am still traveling the world and writing about it.  Hopefully, I will convince you that you do not have to just be a reader.  Go out there! See the world!  I’m not saying quit your job and become a travel writer.  I’m just saying, you can travel no matter what your circumstances are. Read more…

Latest Blogs

Honoring You

Sometimes we feel that if we do not talk about something that it does not exist.  Perhaps it will go away.  Perhaps it is not happening and if we do not discuss it—we are not accepting it.  Words fail us when it comes to expressing what cannot be expressed.... read more

12 Yummy Barcelona Experiences

Writing a blog post about Barcelona is no easy task.  With the variation of cuisine, the creativity of the chefs, and the never-ending options, I had to narrow it down according to what I saw the most around me and what I would consider a must try experience.  As you... read more

A Beautiful Day in Paris

There is not anything that I can write about Paris that has not already been written about.  It is my favorite city in the world for very personal reasons.  First of all, it was the first time away from home as a solo traveler.  I was 20 years old when I did a... read more

So You Want to Be a Nomad?

I have been asked a lot of questions this past year on how I went from being an “ordinary” person to living a nomadic life.  It is a great question and people are genuinely interested.  It did not happen over night.  As a matter of fact—I was always nomadic but... read more

Five Best Facts of Single Life

  I’m a silly person and if you know me—you know I can find humor in just about everything. I do not make much of an effort to date anymore–at least not on purpose. Why would anyone date on purpose?  I am sorry but I find that to be some type of... read more

Single After 40. A Viable Option.

I always laugh when my friends try to introduce me to someone.  More likely than not I will reject the offer.  No one tells you when you are a little girl that you have other options besides the norm.  We are taught that if you are over 30 and single that your... read more


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