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Danielle Diaz-Myers

San Diego Office

I’ve always had a fascination with beautiful places - the ones that just take your breath away. My first taste of seeing these places in the flesh was my 21st birthday trip. I remember sitting on the steps of the Palais de Chaillot, croissant in hand, watching the Eiffel Tower illuminate for the first light show of the night.

From that point on I knew I had to see what the rest of the world had to offer.  

Travel has given me some of my most cherished memories - from learning how to roll cigars in the Cuban countryside and scuba diving off the coast of Varadero to swimming in the incredibly blue waters of Krka National Park during a solo adventure across Europe, tasting escargot in Paris, dog sledding through the snowy countryside in Quebec, and witnessing the most beautiful sunrise over the pagodas in Myanmar. I feel every person owes it to themselves to get out of their comfort zone and experience the world for how beautiful it is.

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Travel nuggets

  • Maps.me is a lifesaver! Download the map of your destination so you don’t have to worry about carrying around a paper map or using data.

  • Make it a point to book an adventure at each destination you go to – my goal is to always walk away having done something new and exciting that pushed me out of my comfort zone.

  • Try the local food! Ask a local what they recommend and get off the beaten path. Grab a bite from the vendor selling street food. Eat where the locals eat.

  • Be an early riser – there’s never been a time where I regretted getting up early to see the sunrise.

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