@mylifesatravelmovie - Alyssa Ramos 🌎 Travel + Life

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Hope you’re not afraid of heights! (As I clutch the railing of this boardwalk over a massive waterfall).
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Random fun facts about this waterfall: the river and trails passing it were diverted in the late 1800’s by Lord Tweedmouth, in order to see the waterfall better. Same dude also invented the Golden Retriever dog breed, leading me to believe we would have been best friends if I was transported back in time like Outlander.
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Completely unrelated: I forgot my drone on this trip, so to get these drone-esque photos, I have someone holding my fully extended selfie stick, and then I’m framing and taking the photo from my phone in my hand!
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A couple people have asked me to post more Instagram vs. Reality stuff like what this set up looks like on the backend, so once again, I have an entire account of just videos of my behind the scenes shenanigans, so if you want to see how it’s done, follow @alyssaramostravels ! 
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Do you like seeing/knowing the behind the scenes secrets and struggles or would you rather just see the final products?
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Hope you’re not afraid of heights! (As I clutch the railing of this boardwalk over a massive waterfall). . Random fun facts about this waterfall: the river and trails passing it were diverted in the late 1800’s by Lord Tweedmouth, in order to see the

#MondayMotivation : One of the biggest keys to success and happiness is to not give a f🦀🦇 about what other people think, and live your best life according to what YOU want to do.
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People will tell you not to go places bc it’s “dangerous” or “expensive” when they haven’t been and it’s really not. They’ll tell you your dreams are bizarre and unlikely to succeed when they really have the full potential. They’ll stare and judge when you wear a flowy dress and flower crown and take photos of yourself, not knowing it’s your full time job and that you thoroughly enjoy wearing such outfits. Ok maybe that last one got a little personal but you get my drift.
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Negative people will always be there for you when you need someone to crush your dreams or make you feel bad about nothing. Don’t let them be. Give zero f🦀🦇s, and feel free to let them know that.
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Traveling solo for 6 years, starting my own business, and taking my own photos in sometimes Extra outfits taught me the art of IDGAF, and it’s something I hope you all will practice too. I guarantee it will make you A LOT happier.
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OH but for the record! I was prepared for the ranch owners to think I was weird for wearing a dress and crown on their horses and wanting to do a photoshoot, but this amazing Scottish couple was ALL. FOR. IT!!!
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The woman helped me while I did an Instagram-change ON the horse (see Stories), and the man ran about checking for the best angles and steering the other horses in the frame! It made me so happy that people (who don’t even have IG) were so into my vision rather than judging what it looks like, and I wish more people would be like them!
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That being said, I am thoroughly promoting Highland Trekking and Pony Trails if you go to the Scottish Highlands, not just for the beautiful horses and scenery, but to meet the awesome owners and hear all their stories (they literally made me feel like I was in a movie about Scotland)!
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Hope you all have a great week! Feel free to tell me about a recent IDGAF moment you had below to help channel that energy! ️
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#mondaymotivation : One of the biggest keys to success and happiness is to not give a f🦀🦇 about what other people think, and live your best life according to what YOU want to do. . People will tell you not to go places bc it’s “dangerous” or “expensi

OMG THE LOCH NESS MONSTER IS REAL!!!! 
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After years and years of people searching for Nessie, all it took was a travel blogger to free it from the floatie hostage site known as Amazon for a bribe of $30, and nobly transport it via airlift across the ocean, and back to its home in the Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands!! 🤯‍️
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Baby Nessie’s known today as “ducks” were so excited for the real Loch Ness Monster’s return that they strangely swam over to her and just hung out, thoroughly creeping out Nessie’s savior.
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Things got even creepier when waves started rolling on the Loch without wind or boat wake, leaving us to believe an even bigger Nessie might be coming to say what’s up as well.
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Spectators on the shore of the chilly lake watched in amusement and warm clothes as Nessie floated about happily on the empty loch, enjoying the many photographs that were finally being taken of her and not a fake toy monster.
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After much deliberation, Nessie decided to leave the dark chilly loch, and retire in a warm sunny rooftop pool in the land of West Hollywood. The end.
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Yeah so anyway, THIS happened! My greatest floatie photo to date! I’ll never be able to Like another photo of a unicorn or flamingo floatie ever again!!!
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I envisioned this photo as soon as I heard I was going to Loch Ness, and although slightly awkward having everyone on the shore stare as I was the only person to get in the cold water... with a giant Nessie float...I ended up being so amused by myself that I stayed floating out there until that wave incident where I got seriously scared that something was going to pop it’s head up out of the dark water 
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If anyone goes to Loch Ness in the future, you can 100% borrow my Nessie floatie! The question is would you be daring enough to get on it in the mysterious cold and dark water??
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Also if you go, be sure to check out the @ness_walk ! It’s only 15 minutes from this “beach” called Dores Beach, and right in the main town called Inverness!
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Check out my Stories for the footage of me getting freaked out by waves, and also my behind the scenes account, @alyssaramostravels for a video! .
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OMG THE LOCH NESS MONSTER IS REAL!!!! . After years and years of people searching for Nessie, all it took was a travel blogger to free it from the floatie hostage site known as Amazon for a bribe of $30, and nobly transport it via airlift across the

Welcome to Fairytale land! AKA the Scottish Highlands! 🧚‍️🦄
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One of the top things I wanted to do here was see the horses, and this place beyond exceeded my expectations!
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Not only is it located deep in the local lands where you won’t see a single tourist, but also on miles and miles of whimsical flowery meadows, a quaint curving river, and mountains offering stunning viewpoints! There’s also a massive waterfall nearby!
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The best part is that these ponies get to roam freely after their daily treks! No cramped stables or barns for them! Plus the Scottish family that runs the ranch is absolutely hysterical! They’ve even been featured on a BBC documentary and several indie films! .

So if you happen to be planning a trip to Scotland, definitely add Highland Trekking and Trail Rides to your to-do list! Even if you don’t ride (they have beginner horses) you can still walk around where all the beautiful beasts graze! 
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Can anyone guess exactly how many countries I’ve gone horseback riding in? ‍️
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Oh! And I’ll be adding all of my dresses from this trip to a Highlight today! This yellow one is one of my favorites (and easy to slip on over regular clothes for photos like I did for this pic ) 
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Welcome to Fairytale land! AKA the Scottish Highlands! 🧚‍️🦄 . One of the top things I wanted to do here was see the horses, and this place beyond exceeded my expectations! . Not only is it located deep in the local lands where you won’t see a single

Behold! The Devil’s Pulpit!!! A creepily beautiful gorge in Scotland with water that appears to be blood red! 
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Actually it really is red. I found that out the hard way by wearing a white dress and insisting on trekking through the water to get to the the strange Pulpit looking rock and waterfall. 
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Feel free to watch the behind the scenes of getting these shots on @alyssaramostravels , especially if you missed my monkey crawl across the fallen tree over red water that was on Stories!
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Anyway, if you’re looking for an adventure while in Glasgow, definitely check this place out! Full details on how to find it will be on my blog this weekend!
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Now for a very important question: Would you climb around and walk through a gorge with blood red water called “Devil’s Pulpit”? Or am I absolutely crazy? 
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Also, a show called Outlanders was filmed here but I’ve never seen it so that’s all I have to say about that. .
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Behold! The Devil’s Pulpit!!! A creepily beautiful gorge in Scotland with water that appears to be blood red! . Actually it really is red. I found that out the hard way by wearing a white dress and insisting on trekking through the water to get to t

What my castle would look like if I kept waiting for Prince Charming. 
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Jk, this is what my castle looks like after I decide to go travel the world and not wait for anyone to do it! It’s only then, when you do the things you love, that you’ll be able to find the people you love as well!
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So my #MondayMotivation is: Don’t wait around for people to do things or to find someone to go with. Go yourself and let them find you!
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This gorgeous abandoned castle is near Loch Lomond in Scotland, and I was 75% terrified being inside (hence my face). It’s hundreds of years old and was used as a hospital during WWII! It also took a lot of research to discover it and I’m debating sharing the actual location since I don’t want it to get overrun, trashed, or the locals near it to get disrupted. Sorry!
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Do you think it’s better to keep some things a secret from social media? Has waiting on someone else held you back from doing something but then you went anyway?
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What my castle would look like if I kept waiting for Prince Charming. . Jk, this is what my castle looks like after I decide to go travel the world and not wait for anyone to do it! It’s only then, when you do the things you love, that you’ll be abl

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Welcome to Scotland! And my current castle here at the @mar_hall_hotel!   󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 .
This gorgeous property is straight out of a fairytale, which is probably why there’s a wedding here almost every day!
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Which, by the way, was happening today when I was at afternoon tea, so I got to see allllll the kilts and fancy dresses/feather hats, plus hear the bagpipes! . .......also got momentarily trapped out in the garden where I was taking this photo because the entire wedding party came outside and I felt slightly awkward since I happened to be wearing the same color long dress as the bridesmaids. So instead of walking back through the party and into the only garden entrance, I found a muddy side path that I totally followed to get to the front entrance. 100% felt like I was in a romantic comedy! See it ALL on my Stories! 🤷‍️
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If my first day in Scotland is as much of a travel movie as today was, I cannot WAIT for the next week here!
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Has anyone been in a real life Rom-Com situation? Would love to hear about it!!
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Welcome to Scotland! And my current castle here at the @mar_hall_hotel ! 󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 . This gorgeous property is straight out of a fairytale, which is probably why there’s a wedding here almost every day! . Which, by the way, was happening today when I w

Fancy a tour of London while getting served a 4 course meal with wine pairing? 🇬🇧   
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These are exactly the types of random, epic things I find when I only have a short time somewhere! Why do a regular bus tour then a fancy lunch when you can do both?!
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I’d highly recommend doing a  @bustronomelondon tour the next time you visit London! It takes being touristy to a whole new level of awesomeness!
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You can do a lunch, high tea, or dinner tour, while taking in the most popular sites from a chic glass-roofed double decker bus!
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Would you ride this gourmet restaurant on wheels?
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Fancy a tour of London while getting served a 4 course meal with wine pairing? 🇬🇧 . These are exactly the types of random, epic things I find when I only have a short time somewhere! Why do a regular bus tour then a fancy lunch when you can do bot

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Time to vote for your favorite lake in Banff before I do a change of scenery and head to London and Scotland! 
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Which of these do you like best?
1. Emerald Lake
2. Peyto Lake
3. Lake Louise
4. Moraine Lake
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My favorite is probably Peyto because of the easy and fresh hike to the viewpoint, plus lack of crowds. Oh and because it’s STUNNING. .
Don’t forget that I have an extremely detailed itinerary on how to get to all of these on my blog!
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Oh and if anyone has tips for London or Glasgow, let me know! So far in London I’m doing a 5 course lunch double decker bus tour, high tea, and “Fancy Tea”, so aiming for suggestions on that level of fabulousness! .

PS all the “Alyssa Hiking Outfits” in these pics are made from 89% recycled materials! Check them out at @wolventhreads !
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Time to vote for your favorite lake in Banff before I do a change of scenery and head to London and Scotland! . Which of these do you like best? 1. Emerald Lake 2. Peyto Lake 3. Lake Louise 4. Moraine Lake . My favorite is probably Peyto because of

Vancouver to Banff Roadtrip Itinerary is now up on the blog!   🇨🇦  .

Basically compiled every possible thing you need to know to make planning this trip a breeze. From National Park and campground fees, to which lakes to hit up when! Plus all the dreadful parking tips and shuttle information for Lake Louise and Moraine.
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You can also find all the photography gear and some outfits that’ll pop in pics on there! Annnddd if you catch this you might also catch a juicy secret in my Jucy van only on the blog 
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Check out the tour of my humble abode on wheels today on my Stories! And if you want to do this road trip, I can get you 10% off a @jucyworld campervan using the code INSTA10 on JucyUSA.com!
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They also have rentals in California so I’m thinking of doing Yosemite next! Anyone have tips?
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Tag someone you’d go on this Banff campervan roadtrip with!!
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Vancouver to Banff Roadtrip Itinerary is now up on the blog! 🇨🇦 . Basically compiled every possible thing you need to know to make planning this trip a breeze. From National Park and campground fees, to which lakes to hit up when! Plus all the dr

What Colors to Wear to Make Your Travel Photos POP, is up on my blog! You might be surprised how easy the concept is thanks to the good ole color wheel! ️🧡
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It’ll teach you how to find contrasting colors (AKA the colors that pop) and has different scenario examples as well as destinations. Oh and about 50 photo examples, plus some go-to poppin’ products!
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I definitely can understand if you don’t want to go running around in “Instagram Clothes” (trust me, people were STARING while taking this pic bc it was so cold and windy and I was just posing away in my little Alyssa Hiking Outfit), so it also explains how to do sneaky changes for pics 
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I pulled this blog post together in a day for you guys so please check it out on MyLifesAMovie.com and let me know what you think below! 
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Are there any other for-fun-photography tips you’d like me to share?
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What Colors to Wear to Make Your Travel Photos POP, is up on my blog! You might be surprised how easy the concept is thanks to the good ole color wheel! ️🧡 . It’ll teach you how to find contrasting colors (AKA the colors that pop) and has different s

Saved one of the best lakes for last! This is Moraine Lake, it’s only 20 minutes from Lake Louise but for some reason gets less attention!
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As you can see, the weather isn’t ideal, but that’s also why you don’t see any people at 3pm! 
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Can’t emphasize enough how the unlucky weather made for some lucky ass parking situations...we literally just drove the campervan here after Lake Louise and there were plenty of spots!
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If the forecast is showing good weather though, I’d recommend making your sunrise parking/hiking attempt here over Louise at least one morning, because the shuttle from Lake Louise area doesn’t head to Moraine until about 8am.
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There’s a couple longer hikes you can do fruit here, and also a quick and easy “Rock Pile” you can climb for a stunning view that I’ll show you tomorrow!
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Also, yes. I wore my Tumeric colored “Alyssa hiking outfit” on purpose to contrast with the water. The equally as contrasting boats all in one spot was totally unplanned though. 
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That being said, in case you’re interested, colors that contrast beautifully with the blues of Banff lakes are:
- Yellow
- Orange
- Red
- Hot Pink
- White
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Would anyone be interested in a blog post about what colors are best to wear for photos in certain areas? .

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Saved one of the best lakes for last! This is Moraine Lake, it’s only 20 minutes from Lake Louise but for some reason gets less attention! . As you can see, the weather isn’t ideal, but that’s also why you don’t see any people at 3pm! . Can’t emphas

#MondayMotivation :: “Attitude is the difference between an adventure and an ordeal.” How do you react to less-awesome travel situations?
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Nothing good ever comes from making things into an ordeal! You just have to stay calm and find ways to either laugh about it or see the bright side.
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For example, when we got delayed 2 hours in traffic, we set up a picnic on the side of the road and even watched a movie. When Lake Louise’s parking was non-existent and way too packed, we drove up north to a different lake. When it rained and was freezing on our last available day, we layered up and went to the popular lakes anyway and enjoyed the fewer crowds while many people stayed in and complained about the bad weather.
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With the right attitude, you can turn anything into an adventure! And we all like adventures...don’t we??
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Blog post itinerary is almost done for Banff/Yoho/Jasper/Vancouver! Please be sure to subscribe to my posts (tap the 3 dots at the top of this post!) or my website’s mailing list MyLifesAMovie.com, to get notified when it’s up!
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#mondaymotivation :: “Attitude is the difference between an adventure and an ordeal.” How do you react to less-awesome travel situations? . Nothing good ever comes from making things into an ordeal! You just have to stay calm and find ways to either

Behold! One of the most famous, most photographed lakes in the World! Lake Louise in Banff National Park! ‍️
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As you can see from my outfit (I’m wearing 3 layers) it was cold and rainy, BUT that played heavily to my advantage!!!
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Why on earth would I say freezing cold rain weather is an advantage you ask? Because this photo was taken at 1pm...meaning I did not get there at sunrise like everyone recommended (only bc it was storming and staying in my @jucyworld camper’s rooftop tent seemed like a better idea)!
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I was actually shocked at how easily we found parking — something I can’t emphasize enough how hard it is to find, and very limited in all of the Banff area! It was only a 10 minute walk away from the lakeshore of Louise too!
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Btw, accessing these lakes is way easier than I was anticipating! And they all have fairly easy scenic trails around the shore. Louise and Moraine have longer, scenic hikes up to dope viewpoints and tea houses that I didn’t have time to do but will include in the blog post itinerary!
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Here’s some  tips for parking and seeing Lake Louise and Banff as stress free as possible:
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- Since parking is so limited, the National Park has a shuttle ($5 each way) that takes you from several parking lots around the town, to the lakes, but they stop at around 4pm.
- On a good weather day, you should still aim to get there before sunrise to get a parking spot
- You can also purposely aim to go on a rainy day and there will be 1/4 as many people
- Ask the parking attendants if they know where to park...we asked one and he literally moved some cones and gave us a spot (I’ll show where on Stories)
- Look up the tour bus itineraries and go to the lakes at the opposite times they go to them
- Bring a day pack with food and change of clothes so you don’t have to go back to your car
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Save this post to save these tips!
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Which of the 3 lakes I’ve posted has been your favorite so far? One more to come!
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Behold! One of the most famous, most photographed lakes in the World! Lake Louise in Banff National Park! ‍️ . As you can see from my outfit (I’m wearing 3 layers) it was cold and rainy, BUT that played heavily to my advantage!!! . Why on earth woul

Major perks of using a campervan: Having a mobile dressing room! 
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Especially for when Mother Nature decides to go from flowy dress weather, to poofy jacket weather, and you haven’t packed all the options in your day pack!
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The genius layout of @jucyworld campervans has a hideaway luggage storage under the seat that turns into a bed, so you have all your stuff, but it doesn’t take up space. For wardrobe changes I simply shut the curtains on all the windows, and an added bonus is my campervan came with an inverter (portable thing that plugs into the car and allows you to plug in normal chords ), so I could also use my curling iron in there too! ‍️
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Traveling in a campervan makes me seriously wonder if I could live out of one...at least for a couple weeks...
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What do you think? What’s the longest you could travel or live out of a campervan?
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Major perks of using a campervan: Having a mobile dressing room! . Especially for when Mother Nature decides to go from flowy dress weather, to poofy jacket weather, and you haven’t packed all the options in your day pack! . The genius layout of @ju

Favorite lake viewpoint of the roadtrip goes to Peyto Lake! Not only is this turquoise melted glacier water an absolute stunner, but relatively easy to hike to since the trail starts near the top 
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I made the decision to go up north towards Jasper and the Iceridge Parkway (where Peyto is) after Emerald Lake instead of attempting Lake Louise because when we got to the area, it was as backed up with traffic trying to park as we were the day before on the highway for 2 hours due to a serious car accident.
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Everyone warned to go to Louise and Moraine at sunrise and I instantly saw why with the amount of cars trying to park at 3pm (but spoiler alert, I went at 1pm the next day and easily parked, stay tuned for how). I was also worried because all the campgrounds in Banff were full, so up towards Jasper we went!
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The result was a pleasant surprise with this beauty, who gave the added bonus of having lots of parking available! Emphasis on parking availability...it is limited everywhere!
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We saw the imposing glaciers along the Iceridge, and after two tries, found plenty of campground availability just 40 mins north of Lake Louise! (But self-sustaining, meaning no running water or showers and yes, I did not shower for two nights ) 
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One of my biggest tips I’ve gathered so far is to go see Peyto, drive the Iceridge Highway, and camp in that area...especially if there’s too much congestion at Lake Louise and you’re waiting until sunrise to get in there! Be sure to save this post to remember that v important tip!
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What do you think of this viewpoint? Also, what do you think Oscar is thinking? 
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PS all of my cute two piece “Alyssa hiking outfits” from this trip are by an awesome brand called @wolventhreads who uses 98% recycled products for their material! Most of them can be worn several ways and even turn into bathing suits! I’ll show you how on my Stories! 
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Favorite lake viewpoint of the roadtrip goes to Peyto Lake! Not only is this turquoise melted glacier water an absolute stunner, but relatively easy to hike to since the trail starts near the top . I made the decision to go up north towards Jasper a

Welcome to the Canadian Rockies!! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA, I’ve been enjoying roadtripping through four National Parks with my @jucyworld campervan (and also ran out of data the first day)! 🇨🇦 
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I took alllll of your tips and learned a ton of my own, so can’t wait to share how to do this trip and everything I saw in Glacier, Yoho, Banff, and Jasper National Parks! .
This location is Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, which I’d definitely recommend stopping at on the way to Banff! .
I went around 11am and it wasn’t crazy crowded, and I couldn’t tell anyway because if you just walk the scenic trail around the lake, you’ll find tons of little secluded nooks like this one! You also have a better chance of getting a kayak rental here than the more popular lakes (they’re all first come first served). .
Definitely save this post if you’re planning on doing Banff and want a beautiful, less crowded lake to stop at! 
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What do you think of my first roadtrip stop?
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#jucyworld #canada #canadianrockies #yohonationalpark #emeraldlake #roadtrip #campervan #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #banff #calgary #alberta #vancouver
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Welcome to the Canadian Rockies!! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA, I’ve been enjoying roadtripping through four National Parks with my @jucyworld campervan (and also ran out of data the first day)! 🇨🇦 . I took alllll of your tips and learned a ton of m

Major throwbackage from not just my New Zealand solo campervan roadtrip, but also to when I would never show my face in photos, always wore a hat, and actually wore pants and hiking clothes in photos bc I was too shy to wear bold dresses and outfits by myself, and especially to take “selfies”!
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Oh how the times have changed (says the girl who carried and wore a dress on Kilimanjaro)! Traveling solo will definitely boost your confidence and most importantly, help you learn the subtle art of not giving AF about what other people think.
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Now I’m all liiikke, “Why yes, I will wear my pretty dresses wherever I want, and I don’t care if you laugh, judge, or stare!” And if I wear hiking clothes, you better believe they’re going to look Extra too! Take a peak at my Stories to see the epic line up of two-piece yoga sets I’m bringing to Banff!
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Would also love to know which of these photos from New Zealand is your favorite? Personally I would choose the bungee jumping pic but knew lavender fields are “trending” right now so chose that as the cover (#digitalnomadproblems), so I’m very curious to hear what you think!
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The locations are:
1. Wanaka Lavender Fields 
2. Rob Roy Glacier Hike
3 & 4: Lake Tekapo
5. Wanaka Tree
6. Queenstown Bungee Jump
7. Milford Sound
8. Glacier Helicopter Landing
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#weekendwanderlust #saturdayvibes #newzealand #newzealandroadtrip #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #solotravel #lavenderfields #thatwanakatree #milfordsound #laketekapo #robroyglacier #selfietography #goprogirl #milfordsound #queenstown
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Major throwbackage from not just my New Zealand solo campervan roadtrip, but also to when I would never show my face in photos, always wore a hat, and actually wore pants and hiking clothes in photos bc I was too shy to wear bold dresses and outfits

Gunna go ahead and do some throwbacks from my first solo campervan roadtrip around New Zealand while I get ready for the next adventure in Banff/Yoho/Jasper next week! 
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I have a solid itinerary thanks to you guys’ comments a couple posts ago but now I need help with a roadtrip playlist!!! What are good songs, preferably that I can sing to in the car?? (Save this post if you want to see what everyone says later!)
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This private onsen in NZ was near Queenstown and at the end of a week of driving, hiking, and camping solo in my little rented campervan, it was MUCH needed! ...I even stopped taking pictures and read a book for half the time! .

If you’d like more info on this place and an extremely thorough guide of New Zealand’s South Island including campervan tips, and how to do expensive NZ on a somewhat budget, it’s all on my website, MyLifesaMovie.com (along with over 600 travel tips and itinerary posts )
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Have a great almost-Friday!!
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#tbthursday #travelthrowback #solotravel #solocamping #soloroadtrip #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #selfietography #jucyworld #onsenhotpools #newzealandguide #southislandnewzealand #goprogirl #speechlessplaces
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Gunna go ahead and do some throwbacks from my first solo campervan roadtrip around New Zealand while I get ready for the next adventure in Banff/Yoho/Jasper next week! . I have a solid itinerary thanks to you guys’ comments a couple posts ago but no

Out of the thousands of sunsets I’ve seen in the hundreds of places around the World, Southern California actually has some of the best ones!  
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In fact, I’ve never rushed to get somewhere for sunset before like I do here (lies, I do it in SE Asia where sunsets are also ), and actually climbed this random rock outside of Joshua Tree National Park in such a rush in that flowy dress that I was basically neked 
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And no, I didn’t just do it for the ‘gram...I stayed up there and had a wine picnic while watching the free sky art show until the next act: a star studded desert night sky!
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Then it was off to stay in my first ever “Tiny Home” which I’ll show on my Stories! It definitely made me consider living in one or an airstream one day!
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Where’s your favorite sunsets?
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#sunsetview #sunsets #joshuatree #usaroadtrip #mylifesatravelmovie #visitcalifornia #alyssaramostravels #joshuatreenationalpark #nationalparks #sonya7iii #sunsetphoto #summervibes
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Out of the thousands of sunsets I’ve seen in the hundreds of places around the World, Southern California actually has some of the best ones! . In fact, I’ve never rushed to get somewhere for sunset before like I do here (lies, I do it in SE Asia w

Happy SIX YEAR Blogger-versary to me/MyLifesAMovie.com!!! It’s been a looonnggg, bumpy, risky, yet oh so scenic road but...
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#MondayMotivation :: Don’t let distance or unfamiliarity of a long journey hold you back from going. Appreciate every hurtle, soak in every sight and experience, because when you finally get to your final destination, you’re going to look back and be like ‘DAMN that was awesome!!!’
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Definitely appreciating the insane road that led me to where I am today, and hoping all of you continue to persevere on each of your own paths to your dreams! .

Never forget: Dreams don’t work unless you do! 
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Also, I recently wrote a 5k word mini novel about how I got to where I’m at as part of the intro for my intern-training course that I may be posting later on my Stories and only keeping public for 24 hours in case anyone is interested in hearing about how I went from wanting to drop out of high school to running a six figure career from all over the world 🤷‍️
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#mondaysdontsuck #monday #motivationalquotes #roadtrip #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #usaroadtrip #nationalparks #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger  #dreamsdontworkunlessyoudo #entrepreneur #digitalnomad
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Happy SIX YEAR Blogger-versary to me/MyLifesAMovie.com!!! It’s been a looonnggg, bumpy, risky, yet oh so scenic road but... . #mondaymotivation :: Don’t let distance or unfamiliarity of a long journey hold you back from going. Appreciate every hurtle

We going straight  to  the Wild Wild West  We going straight  tooooo  the Wild Wild Wild Wild West 🤠 .
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Anyone remember that movie?? One of my favorites (mostly bc I’m obsessed with Will Smith), so it was extra awesome to visit Pioneertown near Joshua Tree where the old movie sets of western movies were filmed and are still preserved thanks to the actors in the 40’s-50’s who funded this little western town!
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There’s actual shops in the Olde Times facades, and one of the best restaurants you HAVE to stop at if you go to Joshua Tree as well, called Pappy and Harriet’s!
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I’ve only ever stumbled upon a couple other random little nostalgic towns like this, including a Ghost Town (terrifying) on the way to Death Valley (making it more terrifying), does anyone have any tips for other places like this in the world?
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#pioneertown #wildwildwest #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #visitcalifornia #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #roadtrip #usaroadtrip #summeroutfit #summerroadtrip
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We going straight to the Wild Wild West We going straight tooooo the Wild Wild Wild Wild West 🤠 . . Anyone remember that movie?? One of my favorites (mostly bc I’m obsessed with Will Smith), so it was extra awesome to visit Pioneertown near Jos

I always see these badass wolf dogs on IG, well here is a tiny version who’s equally as ferocious and intimidating even though he looks like a baby polar bear and his owner is wearing a flowy dress!  
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But seriously, one of the main reasons I’m wanting to do a couple US road trips is so I can bring @oscardelaramos! He was the hardest thing I had to give up when I decided to be nomadic for 3 years, and it fills my heart to be able to have and bring him places now! (Friends and my mom dogsit during my longer trips)
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Plus he’s such a good travel buddy, he literally just follows me everywhere, even if I climb rocks (but let’s be serious, I carry him most of the time and have recently started tying him in a scarf on my hip like a kangaroo), loves veggies, and sleeps in until I wake up! 
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This is his second National Park, and next week will be his first international flight to Canada where he’ll go to 3 more National Parks with me in a campervan!
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Pro Tips for Traveling With a Dog (Save this post for reference):
- ALWAYS look up ahead of time if dogs are allowed in parks, hotels, restaurants etc
- Look up restrictions (I.e. you can’t go on hiking trails with dogs at Joshua Tree, just picnic areas like this one)
- Bring a portable water bowl and tons of water
- Keep a leash on when outside (unless you’re holding them for a pic )
- For flights, call before you book to make sure there’s pet spots available
- Bring something safe for them to chew on the plane for when their ears pop and are restless
- Carry biodegradable  bags (Will post them on Stories)
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Anyone else have tips for traveling with a pet? OR tips for BANFF, JASPER, and surrounding National Parks??
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#joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #nationalparks #usnationalparks #cactus #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #roadtripusa #roadtrip #sonya7iii
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I always see these badass wolf dogs on IG, well here is a tiny version who’s equally as ferocious and intimidating even though he looks like a baby polar bear and his owner is wearing a flowy dress! . But seriously, one of the main reasons I’m want

Joshua Tree roadtrip! First stop: Skull Rock! ...well actually 4th stop because the first time it was too crowded. 
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Speaking of which, if I look like I’m snarling in this pic, it’s because when I took the person I’m with’s photo here, there were 0 people, then I go to take my pic and 30 people suddenly show up!  This is the result of good angling!
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Anywayyyy, Joshua Tree is a National Park only about 2-4 hours from LA (depending on traffic), and it’s right next to Palm Springs and Coachella Valley! .

It’s best known for its funny shaped cactus trees, giant boulders that look like things (like this skull), amazing star gazing, and Insta-worthy accommodations. I personally also really like how this whole area is Wild West themed still from back in the day when it really was!
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Have you been to Joshua Tree? What’s your favorite National Park?
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#joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #nationalparks #roadtripusa #visitcalifornia #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #sonya7iii #weekendgetaway #earthoutdoors #girlswhohike
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Joshua Tree roadtrip! First stop: Skull Rock! ...well actually 4th stop because the first time it was too crowded. . Speaking of which, if I look like I’m snarling in this pic, it’s because when I took the person I’m with’s photo here, there were 0

Once upon a time, there was a girl from Florida who went to visit Los Angeles for the weekend, and never went home. Then she decided her fairytale was to travel the world, so she went, and still is, so to be continued....
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While my own story is being continued, I love to read books about other “people’s” lives, whether they’re relatable like ‘Paris for One’ or completely different like ‘Sweetbitter’. 
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I always read during take-off and landing, and also write where I am in the world when I’m reading certain pages, because I leave books all over the world when I’m done with them for other people to read!
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I have some downtime in LA for a week, then off to do some epic road trips, so need some new book recommendations if you have any!!
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If you need some new summer books, or want to leave books during your travels like I do, take advantage of @barnesandnoble ‘s discounts going on right now for just this month! More info on my Stories plus my fun day running around LA!
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#barnesandnoble #books #bookyoursummer #ad #beverlyhills #losangeles #bookclub #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #travelblogger
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Once upon a time, there was a girl from Florida who went to visit Los Angeles for the weekend, and never went home. Then she decided her fairytale was to travel the world, so she went, and still is, so to be continued.... . While my own story is bein

Waving byyyyeee but apparently Earth didn’t want me to leave the Seychelles bc as soon as I got home there were 2 huge earthquakes!!! 
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One woke me up on the 4th of July and sent me into a PTSD flare that resulted in me running outside half naked with my dog  The other last night (biggest we’ve had in 20 years) ironically happened while I was in the middle of making up a yoga pose with a yoga/meditation instructor I call “Nesting Penguin with Oscar (my dog) as the Baby Penguin”. I kept saying “It’s not stopping!” as I stood frozen watching everything in my apartment shake, and he said “You’re not breathing. Breathe!” So I did, which drastically helped reduce the unnerving anxiety.
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For those who don’t know of my epic disaster of a month last year with 3 accidents then a month of non-stop earthquakes in Bali, I had really bad PTSD anxiety for 6 months, so I’m very grateful to see that these two scares can’t make it fully come back. Also grateful for the handful of you guys, friends, and fam who checked in on me to make sure I didn’t have a panic attack.
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Hoping no one had any damage near the epicenter and that everyone’s feeling calm!
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#earthquake #laearthquake #antianxiety #losangeles #seychelles #visitseychelles @visitseychelles #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #weatherchannel
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Waving byyyyeee but apparently Earth didn’t want me to leave the Seychelles bc as soon as I got home there were 2 huge earthquakes!!! . One woke me up on the 4th of July and sent me into a PTSD flare that resulted in me running outside half naked wi

Happy 4th of July to all my fellow US passport holders (even though I feel more like a Global Citizen)! 🇺🇸
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Although there’s a lot of things I don’t agree with in the US, and I always get sick when I come home, I’m still grateful for the strong passport we have that makes traveling easier, and if you don’t have one, you better go get one right now or it’s an insult to not only our country, but all the countries who don’t get the privilege of such a strong passport!
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I’m also grateful for all the epic places we have in the US that go unappreciated, including by me who is trying to change that this year.
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For example, how crazy is it that I’ve been to 100 countries, but only about 10 US States?! 
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So to celebrate our country’s independence, I want to know where you’re from and one place you love in the US that you think I should travel to!!!
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Photos are of the few states I’ve been to... Miami, FL (where I was born), Venice, CA (home base), Arizona, New York, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Washington DC (even though it’s not a state). The only others I’ve been to are Georgia, New Orleans, Nevada, Utah, and Michigan!
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#4thofjuly #independenceday #ustravel #unitedstates #americanstyle #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #miamibeach #venicebeach #heartwall #stairwaytoheaven #horseshoebend #lincolnmemorial
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Happy 4th of July to all my fellow US passport holders (even though I feel more like a Global Citizen)! 🇺🇸 . Although there’s a lot of things I don’t agree with in the US, and I always get sick when I come home, I’m still grateful for the strong pass

Watch the IGTV to see how weird I am in real life when I have a luxury villa, a butler that grants any wish, a 100th country to celebrate, and a drone at @maialuxuryresort 🤪
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In real life I’m a bit of a wild child, and I cringe at the thought of doing the same shots that turn us female creators into a stereotype, so instead of doing a normal cute floating breakfast in an infinity pool, I asked for a wine and champagne one, and instead of celebrating a follower count milestone with earth-damaging balloons, I celebrated my 100th country, with flower petals left over from a wedding the night before, and instead of having a guy get drone footage of me, I take my own.  
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I seriously could not have asked for a better place to celebrate my 100th country...the Maia villa itself is one of the most stunning designs I’ve seen, especially with that wading pool with the two red sunbeds, and little butt-nut decor everywhere! Plus did I mention the butler?? Each villa has its own butler who is so attentive and accommodating! Don’t worry, after making all of my 100th country party demands, my final demand was that he take the rest of the day off and join my party!
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This was the most epic end to one of the most memorable trips...even though I definitely had to get on a plane after villa-partying all day... #worthit  .

What would you do if you stayed here and had a butler who told you he could grant your any wish??
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#MAIALuxuryResort #seychelles #100thcountry #centuryclub #bucketlistcheck #mylifesatravelmovie #mylifesabucketlist #alyssaramostravels #champagne #girlswhodrone #femaleempowerment #luxuryvilla #tlpicks
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Watch the IGTV to see how weird I am in real life when I have a luxury villa, a butler that grants any wish, a 100th country to celebrate, and a drone at @maialuxuryresort 🤪 . In real life I’m a bit of a wild child, and I cringe at the thought of doi

This giant tortoise ran up at me like a puppy I haven’t seen in a week! ...or more realistically, like I had some fresh fruits from the resort to feed him, but I choose to live my animal whisperer dream 
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But seriously, I had no idea giant tortoises could move so fast and be so demanding of where to pet them! There’s actually two in this photo (ones behind the one in front), and both ran over so fast and stuck their heads right in my face that I thought they were going to trample me! Then they move their heads so their necks are where your hand is because that’s where they apparently like to be scratched, and will just stay there and stare at you while you do it! 🤯
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These are Aldabra giant tortoises that are unique to Seychelles and they live freely and naturally on Desroches Island. They’re over  100 years old and weigh more than I do, and random fun fact: they drink through their nose! .

Will definitely put the behind the scenes on my Stories of me being initially scared when they were approaching me and then when they finally ended up knocking over my tripod after I got this shot 🤷‍️
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Also on Stories later will be my summer intern application, a poll for my first bikini line design, and a couple other summery goodies!
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What would you do if a giant tortoise came running at you??
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#gianttortoise #turtleturtle #iliketurtles #desroches #desrochesisland #seychelles #seychellesisland #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #bucketlist #bucketlistslayer #animalwhisperer #tlpicks #goprogirl
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This giant tortoise ran up at me like a puppy I haven’t seen in a week! ...or more realistically, like I had some fresh fruits from the resort to feed him, but I choose to live my animal whisperer dream . But seriously, I had no idea giant tortoises

#MondayMotivation :: Stop saying you can’t do something if you haven’t tried to do it a minimum of twenty times. Once you realize you actually CAN do the things you think you can’t, you’ll be in a whole new world of glorious possibilities! 🤩
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Initially I thought “I can’t travel solo, I’d be scared, it’s too expensive, and people will think it’s weird that I’m alone”. I canceled 2 trips before taking the 3rd one then BOOM! Realized how affordable, safe, and awesome it is and have been at it ever since!
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Moral: You won’t know if you can or can’t do something unless you try to do it. 
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Random photo reference: I had no idea I could do the cool one leg up backbend yoga pose until recently when I was doing a backbend for a photo and a fellow creator yelled “Can you put one leg up for the photo??” I immediately said “No! I can’t” and she was like “I feel like you can, just try!”, so I did, and then BOOM again! Now I have another cool pose to do on beaches  We also didn’t think the cloudy sky was going to give us a sunset, then swipe left to see it proving us wrong!!!
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So fun getting proved wrong sometimes! You should try it! 
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BTW I’m going to be doing some US summer travels and would love to hear if you have any epic locations you think I should add to it!! I’m aiming for things like Antelope Canyon/Havasu Falls! 
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I also opened up a bucketlist Thailand group trip this November for the Chiang Mai lantern festival, so DM me if you’re interested in hearing more! 4 Spots left!
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#motivation #sunsets #seychelles #fsdesroches #desrochesisland #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #dreamitdoit #dreamsdontworkunlessyoudo #backbend #goprogirl
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#mondaymotivation :: Stop saying you can’t do something if you haven’t tried to do it a minimum of twenty times. Once you realize you actually CAN do the things you think you can’t, you’ll be in a whole new world of glorious possibilities! 🤩 . Initia

Sunday’s are always Fundays on secluded islands! 
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Left the main island in Seychelles for a few days to hang out on the tiny, nearly uninhabited island of Desroches which is home only to @fourseasons #FSDesroches, about 100 locals and expats, and even more tortoises! 
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You arrive directly at the Four Season’s private outdoor airport, which is only about 100 yards from the resort, and from there are taken to your very own rustic-chic villa. The villas even come with cute boho hats and bags for you to borrow while you’re there! (see the last pic!) 
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There’s no cars so to get around you ride a bike or call a buggy! I rode my bike to this lighthouse, which is actually a restaurant and bar! How cool is that?!
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Sunday’s are always Fundays on secluded islands! . Left the main island in Seychelles for a few days to hang out on the tiny, nearly uninhabited island of Desroches which is home only to @fourseasons #fsdesroches , about 100 locals and expats, and ev

Love when there’s more things to do at hotels than just lay around! ...Like swinging around and climbing things instead.. 🤷‍️
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Also love when I’m not the only one taking pictures...in fact a woman came up to me and said “Would you mind taking my photo like you did on the swing? I asked my boyfriend but he’s terrible at it and you look like you know what you’re doing” 
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I also saw two other influencers running around getting shots, one of which took a solid 30 minutes that she kept making her friend re-do in the water, which made me extremely glad I take my own photos and do it in less than 5 minutes usually....mostly bc I preview the shot on my phone remote and also bc I don’t want people staring at me like I was staring at them #guilty But to be fair, her edit came out great! .
You can only get to this picture-worthy private beach at the @fsseychelles, where it’s like your own little secluded paradise town on the coast! .
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#fsseychelles #fspartner #fourseasons #seychelles #seychellesisland #maheisland #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #bestbeaches #islandlife #selfietography #sonyar7iii #sonyalphasclub
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Love when there’s more things to do at hotels than just lay around! ...Like swinging around and climbing things instead.. 🤷‍️ . Also love when I’m not the only one taking pictures...in fact a woman came up to me and said “Would you mind taking my pho

Some bucketlist milestones are celebrated better with friends...especially when I want to have a 100th Country Party every day!   🥂
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We added a fourth person to our African Islands trip last minute and luckily could just send her an invite to our group trip plans on @veabor_travel app because as a chronic solo traveler, I’m not so good at remembering to inform others of what the plans are (also super helpful for when my mom bugs me about knowing where I’m staying in “dangerous” or off-grid countries)🤷‍️
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She was able to easily book a flight to meet up with us, and even got on my same flight back to LA using the flight info I put into the app!
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All in perfect timing to partake in the all-inclusive awesomeness at the most epic villa in Seychelles, complete with butler, infinity AND wading pool, and our very own giant boulder with beanbags! .

If I asked you (and you were able to) to meet me next week to go to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles, and only sent you flight and hotel info, would you do it? 🤪
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#veaborapp #veaborpartner #bucketlistslayer #seychelles #mylifesatravelmovie #mylifesabucketlist #alyssaramostravels #traveltips #bestresorts
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Some bucketlist milestones are celebrated better with friends...especially when I want to have a 100th Country Party every day! 🥂 . We added a fourth person to our African Islands trip last minute and luckily could just send her an invite to our g

Check out my Coco-Butt-Nut!!!  (Warning TMI about deez nuts below)
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Actually called a Coco de Mer (“Sea Coconut”), but impossible for me to not reference as a “Butt Nut” due to their extreme resemblance to a butt (so mature, I know), these giant nuts are actually the heaviest in the World, and only grow on ancient palm trees endemic to two islands in the Seychelles: Praslin and Curieuse!
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The leaves of these giant palm trees are about 5 times the size of me which might explain why the seeds weigh half the amount that I do (average is 55 pounds but what they sell is only the shell of the nut), and they take 20-40 years for the tree to even start flowering!
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More interesting than the massive size, is the reason behind why the islands they grow on are referred to as The Garden of Eden... not only do the female seeds look like human female genitals and grow on female-only trees (most trees have both male and female parts), but the male trees’ stamens look like, well, you know where I’m going with this and if you don’t, check out my science lesson on my Stories 🤓
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Anyway!! This is MY very own Coco de Mer butt nut that I bought for $360 from the  Vallée de Mai nature park and UNESCO site where the ancient palm trees are naturally preserved (meaning there’s no human interference other than protecting them and moving the nuts when they fall).
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Every single nut is recorded by the government and you have to have a seal of authenticity (second pic) plus a certificate to have it, and if you don’t, you can go to jail! Oh and don’t worry, the gov also handles the amount of nuts that aren’t allowed to be touched at all in order to maintain a steady new growth of them!
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Anyway! Can’t wait to add my butt nut to my growing collection of rare and bizarre things I collect around the world! What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever brought back? .
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#cocodemer #coconut #buttnut #Seychelles #visitseychelles #praslin #praslinisland #ladigue #ladigueisland #mylifesatravelmovie #bucketlist #mylifesabucketlist #alyssaramostravels #summervibes #deeznuts
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Check out my Coco-Butt-Nut!!! (Warning TMI about deez nuts below) . Actually called a Coco de Mer (“Sea Coconut”), but impossible for me to not reference as a “Butt Nut” due to their extreme resemblance to a butt (so mature, I know), these giant nut

Who wants to be Sunday Funday-ing here right now?? Zoom in on the villas nestled in the mountainside in the background to get an idea of where I’m standing/twirling! 
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Had to get creative again to get this faux-drone shot at @fsseychelles, so I asked Thuymi to stand at the top of the stairs to the villa while I ran down to the deck and twirled around until I got dizzy 🤪
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The views here look like an actual photo except fun fact: there’s giant cute fruit bats that fly around during the day and they’re eye-level with the villas! 🦇 🦇 🦇 .
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The bats along with tortoises are a couple staples of the Seychelles, but I CAN’T WAIT to tell you about the Coco de Mers soon!! Let’s just say it’s the most random, most expensive, souvenir I’ve ever bought and it’s similarity to a body part is shocking!  Anyone want to guess which part?
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Hope you’re having an amazing Sunday!! 
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#fsseychelles #fspartner #fourseasons #seychelles #maheseychelles #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #bucketlist #sundayfunday #villalife #tlpicks
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Who wants to be Sunday Funday-ing here right now?? Zoom in on the villas nestled in the mountainside in the background to get an idea of where I’m standing/twirling! . Had to get creative again to get this faux-drone shot at @fsseychelles , so I aske

It’s officially the first day of SUMMER!!! Which means there's a good chance I will be hanging at a pool or beach almost every day with these new Koozie tumblers keeping my water and wine spritzers cold! ️ .

Nothing tastes better than ice cold water on a hot day, so the tall Koozie Hartwell tumbler has that important job. And nothing is worse than when your wine spritzer gets warm or spills, so the smaller tumbler with adult sippy top makes sure that doesn't happen! .

Both Koozies are stainless steel, approved by fun-loving experts, and happy hour tested (by me)! So be sure to get yours just in time for summer and start living that #KoozieLife!! .
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What are your plans this summer?? I’m working on my next line up of islands!
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Head to amzn.to/2WAb0tX and use my code 15AKOOZIE for 15% off your order! 
#s ponsored #summer #poolparty #happyhour #mylifesatravelmovie #alysaramostravels
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It’s officially the first day of SUMMER!!! Which means there's a good chance I will be hanging at a pool or beach almost every day with these new Koozie tumblers keeping my water and wine spritzers cold! ️ . Nothing tastes better than ice cold water

Pro tip: If there’s tons of people, and you can’t get there early, just throw on a fancy dress and start using a drone or tripod and they’ll all move to stare at your obscenity. 🤪
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In the video from this shot it’s funny to see how many people stopped to watch what was happening , and also how many people like to take pics of me taking pics of myself 
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All good tho because look who has this little nook of iconic La Digue beach to herself!!! ‍️‍️‍️
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Another pro tip is to be patient...there were definitely people coming and going to take photos but none stayed put like we did, so we literally had a private beach for like an hour! .

Can’t say the same for the airspace though...there were 3 other drones flying around which was absolutely nerve-wrecking! .

This would definitely be one of those destinations that’s categorized as potentially spoiled by social media popularity...but that’s hard for me to say because I want others to be able to have the same experience I did...what do you think? Should places like this be kept secret?
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Pro tip: If there’s tons of people, and you can’t get there early, just throw on a fancy dress and start using a drone or tripod and they’ll all move to stare at your obscenity. 🤪 . In the video from this shot it’s funny to see how many people stoppe

Welcome to my Seychelles treehouse at the Four Seasons @fsseychelles! 🧝‍️
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I  used to think of Seychelles as somewhere I’d only be able to go on a honeymoon but HEERREEEE IIII AMMM!!! Sans the S.O. and with friends instead! .
I learned a while ago that if you want to go somewhere, you don’t have to wait for a partner, and you don’t have to only go places based on their romantic stereotypes!
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For example, I had a phenomenal time playing with my selfie stick in my private infinity pool  Btw had to throw it back to one of my old school “selfietography photos” in lieu of a drone shot because they’re illegal to fly for good reasons at this resort...check out that very open outdoor shower behind me 
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Also disclaimer: I am very carefully posing here (with the camera remote behind my head) and am a trained professional selfietographer...if you are not, don’t attempt taking a pic like this. 
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Which “honeymoon destinations” are you dying to go to, NOT on a honeymoon?
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#fourseasons #fsseychelles #seychelles #visitseychelles #fspartner #selfietography #mylifesatravelmovie #mylifesabucketlist #alyssaramostravels #treehouse #infinitypool #summervibes
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Welcome to my Seychelles treehouse at the Four Seasons @fsseychelles ! 🧝‍️ . I used to think of Seychelles as somewhere I’d only be able to go on a honeymoon but HEERREEEE IIII AMMM!!! Sans the S.O. and with friends instead! . I learned a while ago t

Found my Seychelles throne on the little island of La Digue, and yes it was comfortable to lay here! 
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Climbing up and down, not so much, but no one ever said getting to a throne was easy  The behind the scenes video is gold, I’ll post it on Stories later for your entertainment! .

But for now, your never-ending dose of travel info! La Digue is the island in Seychelles you need to go to to see all these beaches with giant wavy boulders! To get here you likely will need to take a ferry from Mahe (the main island) to Praslin, then a shorter ferry from there to La Digue. All this will be on a blog post including costs!
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Once you get to La Digue it’s absolute paradise! You get around by either golf cart buggy, bike, or foot, but go early to avoid crowds and stay more than one day if you can! .

You must pay to go to the main beach I posted about yesterday, but farther north there’s beaches like this one called Anse Severe (Anse means beach) that are fo free and sometimes not as crowded! .

I wish I knew all of this before I went because I def would have stayed 3 or more days, but at least now you can! 
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Who wishes they were basking on this island throne right now??
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Found my Seychelles throne on the little island of La Digue, and yes it was comfortable to lay here! . Climbing up and down, not so much, but no one ever said getting to a throne was easy The behind the scenes video is gold, I’ll post it on Stories

Behold! My 100th country! The Seychelles!!! 
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When I first started traveling 5 years ago, there was no way I ever would have imagined I’d reach 100 countries (or the Seychelles). It actually wasn’t until 3 years ago when I put my things in storage for what was supposed to be one month of travel, and never came back, that I realized how possible it is to travel the World (and for those years I was doing it on an extreme budget!).
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After traveling to 100 countries I’ve learned quite a few things...The most important ones being that there are way more good people than bad ones, to have empathy, to not listen to all the negative things you hear back home about other countries or people, that you really don’t need material items and you can be really happy living out of a suitcase, that the only stress in travel and life comes from you creating it and it doesn’t have to exist, that there’s always a solution to any problem, and to pay attention to what makes every place on earth unique.
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Yes, a while ago I “found myself” through travel, but these last couple years have really polished me up and made me a shiny ball of love, appreciation, and “I can do anything and go anywhere if I try to”. .
This may sound silly but aside from my extreme addiction to adventures, you guys play a major role in keeping this girl’s travel movie rolling! If I didn’t feel motivated to keep posting content and sharing my stories, I probably wouldn’t have traveled nearly as much, so thank you to all of those who have supported and encouraged me, many of you from the beginning! You may not realize it but you guys are my biggest inspirers (is that a word? ) so THANK YOU!!
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Now can we talk about how epic this one-handed drone selfie is?!? Jk, I would actually love to hear from anyone who’s been following my journey for a while — what was the first destination I was in when you found me, or what has been the most memorable trip/story I’ve posted about?? .
Again, thank you all so so much!!! 
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#seychelles #100countries #centuryclub #visitseychelles #ladigue #ansesourcedargentbeach #bucketlist #mylifesatravelmovie #mylifesabucketlist #alyssaramostravels
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Behold! My 100th country! The Seychelles!!! . When I first started traveling 5 years ago, there was no way I ever would have imagined I’d reach 100 countries (or the Seychelles). It actually wasn’t until 3 years ago when I put my things in storage f

Sunday Vibes: Go pack for the next destination? Or keep playing at the beach?
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And by “playing at the beach” I mean flying my drone while sipping champagne in the cabana (Swipe left) 🤷‍️
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Last day and post in Mauritius before my 100th country - Seychelles!! My full blog post with all my Mauritius travel tips is up on MyLifesAMovie.com, including info on where I stayed like here at @westinmauritius! .
Where are you plotting to go this summer?? Is Mauritius on your bucketlist yet?
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BTS snaps from @andreafeczko 
#mauritius #westinmauritius #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #sundayfunday #beachparty #girlswhodrone
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Sunday Vibes: Go pack for the next destination? Or keep playing at the beach? . And by “playing at the beach” I mean flying my drone while sipping champagne in the cabana (Swipe left) 🤷‍️ . Last day and post in Mauritius before my 100th country - Sey

It’s been almost 1 year since my series of serious accidents that landed me in 3 hospitals abroad in 3 different countries, in one month.
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Ignoring the trauma they had on my mind led to a panic attack and PTSD anxiety that I had never experienced before and had no clue how to handle — It was so severe that I actually thought it would be the end of my travels and travel career!
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I asked on here for advice on anxiety and got a lot of really good tips, one of them being to try CBD. I finally did try these supplements from @veritasfarmsofficial recently, when my anxiety sparked because I was in a very remote area that reminded me of being “trapped”. It calmed me down, and I was actually able to sleep the whole night!
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CBD is not a “drug”, and while there’s still some controversy about it, I do believe it has positive benefits for people with anxiety, arthritis, and many other health problems.
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I would love to hear from anyone who has experienced anxiety and uses CBD supplements to help reduce it!
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#veritasfarmsofficial #cbd #cbdgummies #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #womenshealth #antianxiety #anxietyrelief #anxietysucks
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It’s been almost 1 year since my series of serious accidents that landed me in 3 hospitals abroad in 3 different countries, in one month. . Ignoring the trauma they had on my mind led to a panic attack and PTSD anxiety that I had never experienced b

Love when the places you stay at are like adult playgrounds!!
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It’s the last couple of days in Mauritius, so spending them relaxing (with champagne and drones) at the @westinmauritius where there’s 2 glorious infinity pools, a cute lagoon beach, and 4 restaurants that are either floating over the pool or on the beach!
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You can even get special requests for meals here; We were surprised with a private breakfast at the end of a jetty that included back massages while you eat!! 🤤
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Where are you usually found while “relaxing”? Beach, pool, restaurant, or still trying to do an activity of some sort? 
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#westinturtlebay #mauritius #mymauritius #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #dronephotography #droneselfie #besthotels
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Love when the places you stay at are like adult playgrounds!! . It’s the last couple of days in Mauritius, so spending them relaxing (with champagne and drones) at the @westinmauritius where there’s 2 glorious infinity pools, a cute lagoon beach, and

I hardly ever used to smile in photos because I didn't like my teeth, but recently I've been flashing around my pearly whites thanks to the amazing job my @livecandid aligners are doing at fixing my overbite!  .

It's only been 6 weeks and I can already see a drastic difference! It's so incredible how the whole process works too; not only is it affordable, but I was able to make the molds of my teeth at home (you can also go into one of their Studios though for a free scan!), then got shipped all of my aligners, and all I have to do is wear them and switch them out every 2 weeks, for ONLY 12 weeks! .

If you're at all self-conscious about your teeth like I was, I'd highly recommend using Candid! I'm so excited to see and show the final results in another couple of weeks!
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You can use code TRAVELMOVIE75 to get 75% off of your Starter Kit and Swipe Up in my story to see if you’re a candidate!
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#livecandid #candidpartner #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #smile #mauritius
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I hardly ever used to smile in photos because I didn't like my teeth, but recently I've been flashing around my pearly whites thanks to the amazing job my @livecandid aligners are doing at fixing my overbite! . It's only been 6 weeks and I can alre

Apparently I have a thing for dangling in front of waterfalls and colorful places 
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This nature adventure park was seriously goals!! Not only is there the 23-colored Earth, but multiple waterfalls and record breaking adrenaline activities!
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The colorful Earth is from a volcanic eruption millions of years ago, and you can see the colors better from above so I flew my drone up so you can see it (swipe swipe)  .
Also decided to showcase more behind the scenes bloopers (these happen daily, but have been catching them on video since others are filming), including what happened when I tried climbing this tree...and getting down, and my one-handed ATV driving... 
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Also going to show how I enhanced the color of the water here on Stories 
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Did you expect my real life to be as ungraceful as these pics? 
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@la_vallee_des_couleurs Hosted graciously by @mauritius.tourism 
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#Mauritius #mymauritius #yesmauritius #lavalleedescouleurs #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #mylifesabucketlist #bucketlist #chasingwaterfalls #flowydress #earthpix #natgeotravel #tlpics #sonyar7iii #djimavicpro #girlswhodrone
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Apparently I have a thing for dangling in front of waterfalls and colorful places . This nature adventure park was seriously goals!! Not only is there the 23-colored Earth, but multiple waterfalls and record breaking adrenaline activities! . The col

Most epic zipline I’ve ever done...straight into the top of a waterfall!!!  If you have ever or do ever meet me, you will know that this photo is the real me in a nutshell. 
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Also some of the most epic selfietography I’ve ever done; keeping calm and holding the camera steady while dangling from a harness in a long skirt, speeding towards a waterfall. You MUST see the behind the scenes video on my Stories! 
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If you’re as obsessed with adventures as I am, when you go to Mauritius, you have to come to this nature park!! It’s called @la_vallee_des_couleurs and you’ll see why it’s called “The Valley of Colors” tomorrow   .
To get around the park you get to drive 4 wheelers (which I also did in the skirt even though I brought pants with me ‍️), and get to do multiple ziplines plus see three waterfalls and the valley of colors!
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Skirt wearing not required, I just like to disrupt the fine lines of not wearing what you’re “supposed” to wear and wearing what everyone wears, in the “wrong” places. I also just really like flowy dresses. 🤷‍️
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It’s also kind of funny/cool to think about how people used to (and some still do) laugh that I use a “selfie stick” to take my own photos, and now looking at my entire feed of incognito “selfies” and being so happy I never let anyone else’s opinions get to me unless they’re good ones!
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It’s a shame that there are those 2% of people that are negative for personal reasons, and I’m sure you’ve all experienced at least one, but just remember that 98% of people aren’t, so never feel bad about taking your own photos, wearing the flowy dresses, or doing the things you love!
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Now! Who here would love to zipline into this waterfall?!?!
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@mauritius.tourism #mymauritius #yesmauritius #mauritius #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #zipline #nationalparks #selfietography #goprogirl #flowydress
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Most epic zipline I’ve ever done...straight into the top of a waterfall!!! If you have ever or do ever meet me, you will know that this photo is the real me in a nutshell. . Also some of the most epic selfietography I’ve ever done; keeping calm and

#MondayMotivation :: Almost everyone at the top started from the bottom. Don’t let someone’s end results blind you from their journey but rather inspire you to keep setting off on your own, and loving every minute of it so when you look back you can smile and be like “Omg, I did all that!!!” 
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I will definitely admit that I “Started from the bottom (camping so I could rent my apt out just to pay rent and travel 6 years ago) now I’m here” (at the Four Seasons), and thinking about the journey to my dream life makes me as happy as I am in this photo; being overly excited that there’s monogrammed coconuts at @fsmauritius, ideal drone flying views, and of course, the epic villa I get to stay in! .
It took a lot of work to get here, but I’m here, and I started with nothing, so if you’re feeling stuck or like the journey will take forever, just know that’s it is possible, and definitely worth it!
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Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to finally go embrace my epic journey from 1 star to 5 stars. 
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OH! And a few people asked on my last post about fitness tips while traveling— I have a bunch of articles on my blog that I’ll link on my Stories, but to be honest, just look at the thing I do every day! They all require physical activity plus me carrying a 20+lb camera bag and my suitcases every couple of days. I do have one major secret though...I flex my abs and butt when I walk and it’s basically like working out (in my head at least haha) 
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assist by my human tripod @andreafeczko  drone by me (can you see me on the beach?)
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#mondaymotivation :: Almost everyone at the top started from the bottom. Don’t let someone’s end results blind you from their journey but rather inspire you to keep setting off on your own, and loving every minute of it so when you look back you can

Beach bar of my dreams at @fsmauritius ‘ private beach on Ile Aux Cerfs! 
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Had to try the “Best Piña Colada in Mauritius”, mostly because it’s made with Dodo Rum (zoom in on the blue barrel!), and would have to agree! Plus the fresh seafood lunch was ! See it on my Stories!
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One of the many things I love about traveling to island countries, is all the mini islands off their coasts that always have the best beaches and nature! Definitely go to Ile Aux Cerfs when you go to Mauritius to see beautiful shores and this epic IG-worthy beach bar!
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I’m finally relaxing a bit this weekend and hoping you all are too! Anyone have any fun plans to share?
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#fsmauritius #fstakeyourtime #fspartner #mauritius #ileauxcerfs #fourseasons #dodobird #selfietography #mylifesatravelmovie #alyssaramostravels #bucketlistslayer #bestbeaches #ifyoulikepinacoladas
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Beach bar of my dreams at @fsmauritius ‘ private beach on Ile Aux Cerfs! . Had to try the “Best Piña Colada in Mauritius”, mostly because it’s made with Dodo Rum (zoom in on the blue barrel!), and would have to agree! Plus the fresh seafood lunch wa

Welcome to Mauritius! My 99th country, and 8th island country this year on my 2019 bucketlist of seeing the World’s best islands! 
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I had an extremely warm welcome here by @fsmauritius when they actually pulled off a surprise party for me (hard to do) to celebrate my 99th!   .
Mauritius is known for being beautifully similar to Hawaii (swipe left), for its amazing people, and for the extinct Dodo bird which no longer exists because when the Dutch arrived here in the 1600’s, they ate them all.... 
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I’m actually legitimately sad that I can’t see a single live Dodo ever in my life. But the island won’t let you forget they once existed; their images are everywhere including the local currency!
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So get ready for a ton of random Dodo facts, and epic adventures! I hear this island has beautiful beaches AND waterfalls!
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OH! And for your entertainment, check out my behind the scenes account (@alyssaramostravels ) to see how I climbed this palm tree and took my own photo in it using my tripod on the ground!
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& Drone: Meeeee  ‍️
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Welcome to Mauritius! My 99th country, and 8th island country this year on my 2019 bucketlist of seeing the World’s best islands! . I had an extremely warm welcome here by @fsmauritius when they actually pulled off a surprise party for me (hard to d

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