Hello and Welcome!
I’m Marae, a lover of all things making life worth living.
First of all, I’d like to thank you for making it to my blog, reading my stories and following along in my journey. This life I currently have has been years in the making, and it is a manifestation of all my dreams.
I’m originally from Cuba, and grew up between Miami, Berlin, Buenos Aires and San Francisco, CA.
I started traveling at the age of 16, when I moved to Germany for a year abroad four years after migrating to the USA. Since then my world completely changed, and along with it my priorities. Since I can remember I’ve traveled 2-4 months a year, to anywhere I could…. from nearby campgrounds on national parks to other continents. I’ve gone solo, accompanied, with family and even with my dogs… I’ve traveled by car, bus, train, boat, plane and even walked! I’ve lived in sailboats, pop-up trailers, tiny homes and beautiful villas… my goal in life is to experience as much as I can.
After moving to Alaska for what I thought was a break from LA’s busy city life I realized I wanted to travel at least part time and thus started seeking seasonal jobs that would allow me to travel all around the US, and give me enough “free time” (and $$) to spend 5-7 months traveling abroad in the off season. I saved every penny and sold all my valuables and started a semi nomadic life along with my two dogs and my now husband.
Seasonal jobs were amazing for all the skills they taught me and because I was able to save a considerable amount of money quite fast, but like any job they took up a lot of my time and I wanted to concentrate on making a life of JUST traveling and creating content to inspire others to do the same. You see, visiting other countries and learning about other cultures changed my life and taught me the most valuable lessons I have learned, and I wanted to create a life in which I did what I loved and helped others do the same.
In September 2018 I finished my last seasonal job, and have since been traveling and concentrating on creating this blog, a youtube channel, and learning how to take/edit better pictures and create more beautiful content in hopes to inspire more of you to go see this beautiful world we live in.
I travel mostly with my husband and brother ( and many friends and family who occasionally join us on short trips ) , who are also the very talented men taking most of my pictures, editing and creating our videos, and bringing me joy, laughter, comfort and a sense of safety (a lot less people mess with a lady when she’s followed by two tall men) when I need it. Without them, this journey wouldn’t be possible!
I’ve visited 67+ countries and many cities, towns, states and islands, but my goal to see the entire world is far from accomplished. My goal is to travel deeper, further and more authentically; and to help YOU do the same.
At the moment, I am semi settled in Orange City, Florida which is about 1 hour north of Orlando. We are expecting our first baby, and enjoying living in our tiny home which we finished building in March 2020.
Once the baby comes, our plan is to start traveling again, this time discovering the world through the eyes of a little one.
Some of my interests are ocean related activities ( diving, snorkeling and surfing ), yoga and meditation, conservation, hikes, snowboarding, art and culture, food, wine, fashion and books. But I mostly concentrate on Adventure and Eco travel.
Some of my goals are:
And you? What’s your story?