100 followers… Thank you!!! ❤️

When did this happen? 😯
Gosh, thank you so much guys! I actually got 100 followers! 😍😍
The fact that you all like me enough to follow me is the biggest compliment I could ever expect!!!

I'm so happy cause two wonderful things happened to me today!

The first one is that I got my first 100 followers here 😍👯 and the second one is that a website called "The Travel Hub" just published a review about my Tenerife adventures and I'm definitely thrilled 😍❤️

If you're interested, here is the website link: TheTravelHub
Instagram: TheTravelHub

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Again, THANK YOU fellow bloggers!
I'll share my next post very very soon, so Stay Tuned 😜🤗

Lots of love,
Chiara 🦋

AND THE WINNER OF THE GAME IS…

Hello everybody,

I apologize for the delay ( laptop troubles -.-” ), but here I am to declare a winner from Game: what is the weirdest thing you’ve ever done during a trip? 😀

First of all I want to thank each one of you for your participation, it was so funny and exciting to read your stories 😀

As I promised I’m gonna tell you which one is my weirdest thing during a trip:

When I traveled along Tenerife, I stopped by this beach on the west coast named Playa de las Vistas! Lots of people were doing surf and I promise I can tell why!

There were huge waves all the time but, after a long walk through the coast, I was soo melting that I needed to feel refresched!  I can guarantee you, it wasn’t easy but so far, it was okay. After that, my plan was to relax and lay down on the sand for a couple of hours and then keep walking along the coast… WRONG!  I well thought to put my beach towel not too close to the ocean shore and when the  water reached the first line  of beach towels I felt so bad for the owners and reassured at the same time to see my backpack still dry! I took a deep breath then and I started to relax.

As soon as I closed my eyes feeling relaxed and excited for the great experience I was living, a big wave reached me in its fabulous speed! EVERYTHING was completely wet and full of wet sand, even myself that I was finally starting to get clean and dry under the sun! I couldn’t do anything about it except laughing! Next to me there was this group of Australian guys laughing like crazy and me with them, ’cause it was literally the only thing we could do! Thank God my super backpack is waterproof, so everything I had inside was still dry ( I also had documents and money xD ) ! Thanks babe

to save my travel stuff *-* !!! LOL

That was one of my stories, hope I made you smile! :))

Let’s come back to the game now!

Even though I loved all of your stories, one in particular turned into my favourite!!! And the winner of the game is…

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@ALLBRAWNNOBRAINS.BLOG

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I totally loved your funny and weird story about Onsen in Japan! Thank you very much for sharing it with all of us! You didn’t leave your email, so if you could just write it down in the comments below, it would be great! 😀 Looking forward to our interview ( which I’ll publish asap and I’ll share on socials 😀 )

Thanks to all the contenders who have joined the game, I really really appreciate that and above all, I had fun! Thank you!!!

@Fardush @ELEANORROSEM @AQUIBVIEW @FROMDREAMTOPLAN

 

Stay tuned for my next post, wanderers!

Love & Light,

Chiara

 

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Game: what is the weirdest thing you’ve ever done during a trip?

Have you ever said to yourself ” Oh God, I will never forget that thing”, at the end of a trip?

I was talking with a friend yesterday that I don’t see since a while and, speaking about travels and stuff, she asked me ” what’s the weirdest thing you’ve done there?” … I smiled at first, then I answered! Couldn’t stop thinking about this topic during the evening and I started wondering what a nice game this could be to get to know each other better! 😀 😀

In two weeks time ( on Saturday the 24th ) I’ll say what is my weirdest thing done during one of my trips. In this way we can keep in touch reading each other funny ( or not ?! 😛 ) stories.

The weirdest story is gonna win an interview that I’ll share on my website and social n. such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin an Instagram.

When you’ll leave a comment below with your answer, don’t forget to write your email address too… in this way I can easily contact you! 😉

I’m so excited! Cant’ wait to read your stories 😀 😀

Ready to have some fun?

3 – 2 – 1 …

Let’s goooooooo!!!

 

Would you like to join more games and win some great prices? Subscribe here for free in order to don’t miss the next one 😉 D

Chiara

 

Exploring Tenerife’s colours: if a storm hits the north, I go to the south.

Most of the time, I walked with a look of wonder on my face… like when I’ve been in Playa De Las Teresitas: where the sand comes from the Sahara desert! …18836149_10212195836553296_1537159386_o18817724_10212195836833303_317631379_o18789939_10212195839753376_1605974211_o18817395_10212195838993357_837479491_o18789848_10212195835353266_1205699005_o

I had the pleasure to meet a wonderful human being there! Thanks to him, I got more knowledge about Tenerife itself, like best places to visit or typical things to do, plus he told me his story! Don’t know about you, but I love listening to people’stories ( yes, I’m the kind of person that looks at a girl who’s reading in the underground and I imagine what her life could be ). From Argentina he moved to Santa Cruz de Tenerife more than 20 years ago and he never left, except for travelling from time to time!

While he was showing me Santa Cruz area, I realized the weather was changing.


You know, I also chose Tenerife ‘cause I was tired of the cloudy and rainy London weather but, obviously, after two days in the north of the island, a storm decided to show up! 😀
Mauro, this guy, suggested me to go to the south, where it’s sunny 364 days per year since the atmospheric conditions are affected by Africa.
That’s exactly what I did.

Los Cristianos.

I felt the difference in a second. The climate there is completely different from the north, I couldn’t stop singing Waka Waka by Shakira!

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Different weather, different flora, different kind of people! Easy to realize how many young people there were around! From Los Cristianos to Costa Adeje, the population is mainly young while the other side of the island is definitely a more relaxed area!

I met a group of australian friends in Playa de las Vistas! They were travelling on the road as well and Tenerife was the last milestone before coming back home! This is another good reason why I don’t mind to travel alone; whoever you meet is a new friend!18838409_10212195841033408_1257075625_o18698765_10212195840953406_1513627018_o18817618_10212195837873329_736926460_o18869702_10212195840393392_1618740065_o

We were chatting about our adventures, when a huge wave ( this is why surfing is so popular there 😀 ) flooded us! Everything was wet and full of sand, thank God my lovely Travel Pack is waterproof and I didn’t lose anything!

Speaking about moments of luck, while I was walking down the coast I run into a wonderful version of paradise:18817626_10212195839433368_940622584_o

I’m telling you, if you love the ocean, palm trees, hot weather, music and a perfect mojito, this is the place for you! … Sure it is for me! Lol18818081_10212195839073359_327318018_o

Food, weather, animals, colours, activities, nature…
I visited so many beautiful places and met plenty of kind and friendly people, that I’m gonna go back to Tenerife as soon as possible!

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He knows everything! 😀

The worst part of a journey is the end, but I’m used to think positive… where there is an ending, there’s a beginning! Time to plan next trip on the road!

Any suggestions? I’d love to hear as many places as possible from all of you!

Thanks for reading, folks!

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Love,
Chiara

Go for whatever makes you happy!

This is not gonna be exactly a travel guide, rather a guide to inner happiness! It worked for me, why should not that work for you too?

“ I don’t want to go there” , “ I hate my job” , “ I hate my life”, “ I don’t have time enough to go out with my friends, I need to work”, “I’m always tired” … How many times did you mention, at least, one of them?

Before quitting my job, I did it… plenty of times!

It just comes a moment where you’re not happy anymore and the only thing you want is running away for a while, but then, let’s be honest, you’re gonna face it anyway as soon as you’ll be back!

During the last year and half, I spent my days in a relationship that was burying me… I was so focused on another person that I forgot who I was and what I was doing with my life. Well sometimes, even if it doesn’t seem in that moment, to break up can save your life! I kept going with my routine, doing a job I didn’t want since the first moment, living in a place where I didn’t want to stay anymore, til one point when everything was more than enough.

What I’ve always been looking for is Freedom! The pure essence of Freedom and its smell. The only times I feel it are when I’m playing a character and I’m travelling and I even dream of earning a living by it… so, why not?

One day I said Stop. I realized that I wanted to quit everything and I did it. Obviously I was aware of my actions. To quit a job without having another one, not sure about what to do next, was running a big big risk… but I told to myself that sometimes running a risk might be the only way to get the life you really want, while being stuck in something you don’t is just a waste of time that no one is gonna give you back.

So I quit. Luckly, I already had tickets for Tenerife and I took advantage of the trip to better understand how to proceed. I opened the travel blog and my adventure began!

Since that moment everything get better and better… Obviously I needed to save a bit of money to survive… still living in London which is not exactly a cheap city to live in.

Today I’m doing lots of things that allow me to be my own boss, working wherever I want without anyone around who’s pointing the finger to tell me what  I can and cannot do. I figured it out that I was just looking for my freedom, since I lost it somewhere in the past year… but then I found it! I understood it never went away, I was just blind and in the moment in which I decided to fight for my happiness… there it goes: freedom was smiling at me!

I started doing researches and I realized how much there’s to learn to do this kind of business. Following other experienced travel bloggers, watching videos, reading business books ( this one has been sooo useful The Business of Creativity ) and following courses about internet marketing, blogging and influencer techniques are just the beginning but, as long as it makes me feel happy, I’ll keep doing it!
I totally understand it’s very very veeeeery tough to quit something that gives you a certain balance to get the one that seems a black hole, but the truth is that it’s not! Yes you’re jumping from a high floor, but you don’t know you’re not gonna be broken. You’re not gonna be hurt… there’s the safest protection ever ready to support your fall which is your strengh, your self-confidence and your desire to be happy! The only risk you’re running is keep staying where you are, without doing any changes because you’re scared! I was in your same position, I do understand you, but I can honestly tell that don’t move is scariest. Don’t allow fear to stop you! Do you remember the black hole I mentioned before? Once you jump, the only thing you see is light! You start seeing everything with colors and not just black and white! You undestand it’s worth it and even if you need to do some sacrificies at the beginning, it’s gonna be worth it anyway! Better to sacrifice something but for your health and happiness rather than for your boss or for someone else.

If you’re thinking to do the same or you’ve just started,remember that you’re gonna be your own boss which is not that easy! You’ll need to learn how to manage time and I suggest you to write down your goals… it’s gonna be easier when you’re gonna feel a bit lost! I bought this goal diary A5 Ultimate Diary Planner 2017: Perfect for women in business to list every single thing I wanted to do and it helped… still helping actually!
We do focus on the pursuit of happiness and then we do the opposite… what kind of game is this? I decided I didn’t want to play anymore! It was time to end up that game and start living the life I’ve always dreamed of!
We should fight guys! Fight for our own happiness everyday… especially now that the world is upside down and we’re surrounded by the war, sadness and fear! We can’t play their game, we still have the chance to wake up and stand for what we truly believe, for what make us happy and it doesn’t matter what other people could say. It is not our problem, instead living a life of regrets it is!
And there is one last thought I want to share with you: it is never, never too late to be happy!
Stop reading here now and go outside living your dream! Remember: “ No one is so important to take away the smile from your face” !!!

Love
Chiara