Wednesday Women: Sally


Meet Sally.

I am a travel agent and travel blogger who has always had big dreams and an even bigger bucket list. I help travel bloggers kickstart and grow their blogs to share their experiences with the world. Apart from my passion for travel, my secret loves are tea, TED Talks and running (even though I’m not very good at it).

What inspired/inspires you to travel?

Since I went on student exchange to Italy in year eleven, the world has opened up for me. That experience challenged me but also made me forever curious of foreign languages, cultures and the never-ending beauty of travel.

Where is your favorite destination to date?

I have been to so many amazing destination that it is a struggle to pick just one. My favourite destination to date would have to be a toss up between New York City with its incredible thriving mix of cultures and the Maldives with its million shades of blue water and the generosity of its locals.


How do you prefer to travel? Solo or With a group? Why?

It really depends on the trip but I do like solo travel because I feel it gives you a more authentic experience of the culture as it forces you to get out there and explore and meet new people. And, with solo travel you can do what YOU want instead of just doing all of the touristy things that are expected of you. The other great thing about solo travel is it really gives you a chance to grow personally through the challenges you face along the way and the time you have for reflection.

Do you think there is a difference traveling as a woman?

I think people are a lot more wary that women should not travel on their own but to be honest I have never felt unsafe whilst travelling solo. I think as long as you are aware of your surroundings and don’t take unnecessary risks you shouldn’t come across any danger.

How do you plan your trips? 

As a travel agent, I find with trips I book for clients I am a lot more meticulous and organised than I am with my own trips. I do like to have some things organised and read up on other blogs about where the best hidden places to go are but I also like to go with the flow a little bit and see what happens.


When is your next one?

My next trip is actually to the Philippines in October which I am extremely excited for. The Philippines has been on my bucket list for a while now and is definitely an up and coming destination at the moment. I got invited on this trip by Philippines Tourism as a travel agent to go and experience what it is like to travel there. They are splitting the group up into three and I have not heard which region I will be going to just yet but I can’t wait. The three options were Boracay, Palawan or Cebu and Bohol. I said surprise me!


Any advice you would like to give to your fellow travelers?

My advice would be to get outside your comfort zone when you are travelling. I mean isn’t that the whole point?! Meet new people, see new things, experience new cultures and do things you wouldn’t normally do at home






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 Safe Travels by Sally





Wednesday Women : Muneek

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Meet Muneek, a Jamaican born budding photographer whose soul is on a journey.



What inspired/inspires you to travel?

Other than movies like Under the Tuscan Sun and Eat Pray Love (I know very cliché but what can I say they’re great!) I was inspired to travel from a burning curiosity within my heart and perfect timing. Coming from a small island and humble beginnings I always swore to myself I would travel the world even if my family didn’t agree. I had to see what life was like in other countries and satisfy my soul with it’s beauty.

“A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.” The Wanderess (Great book!)

Although my roots are at home, I do have limbs and to not wander would do them injustice so to wander was my only option.

In the mystic parish in Portland, Jamaica. Where there is the sea, the mountains, the rivers, the lagoon and much more.


Where is your favorite destination to date?

Other than Jamaica my favourite place to date is Milan, Italy. It is a world of fantasy that brought out the best in me. Milan and I have a special bond.

Sunday’s market at Navigli (Milan, Italy) is more than pleasant. With the sunset in view and the savoring smell of pastries and coffee, it’s always a treat.


How do you prefer to travel? Solo or With a group? Why?

I like to travel solo as well as within a group. Depending on where my head is at, I decide what’s best for me in the moment. However, the essence of life is connection so even when on a solo journey I love to meet people on the way. The more the merrier!


Do you think there is a difference traveling as a woman?

Yes there is definitely a difference. Although us women travelers are strong and fierce, sometimes going to a place where you know no one can leave you feeling a little bit vulnerable and unsafe. We are often seen as a targets more than men are which is unfortunate, but that is why it’s imperative to do your research and take whatever precautions you need to to take to feel safe.

La Sagrada Familia in Spain. The picture speaks for itself, breathtaking!


How do you plan your trips?

I tend to buy the ticket first and worry about everything else after! It’s normally very spontaneous and sporadic actually. I know if I want anything bad enough I’ll move mountains to get it so I always look forward to that challenge, it’s fun!

The Louvre (Paris, France) is the largest museum in the world. It never ceases to amaze me what humanity has created over the past centuries.

When is your next one?

In October I embark on a solo trip to Denmark to ride bicycles! haha rings bell

Any advice you would like to give to your fellow travelers?

My advice to to fellow travelers is if it scares you do it! (unless there is actual and imminent danger then hold off a little until you feel comfortable) Don’t listen to the people who don’t have the courage to do it themselves. To be a woman is to be warrior you can and will handle it all!

Bamboo rafting the famous Blue Lagoon


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Instagram: @MysticalMuneek

Website: Mystical Muneek