During this Celebrity Travel Addicts Q&A we meet travel blogger Esmeralda Rodriguez out of Tequila Kiss, lifestyle and a journey blog about Esmeralda’s wanderings. Her objective is to show the others that travel on a traditional budget will be possible, particularly in the event that you plan ahead. Meet Esmeralda and check out her List for Hawaii and in which she’s jet setting to adjacent.
How did your passion for travel begin?
I started traveling with my parents when I was really young, however it had been largely within Mexico and the USA. When I started college, I started traveling to different countries, and that I was hooked. I got away once I had enough money saved and worked many jobs.
How are you currently travel in any given calendar year? Which are the kinds of places do you want to visit?
These past two decades have been somewhat crazy for me personally, I have been traveling about 7 or 8 weeks of the year. I try to spend some time back in California when not travel, and I like that. I love California but that I feel my best when researching a new country. I like each one of the favorite”must see” states, but a number of my best experiences have been in places where I never though I would visit. As an instance, I personally visited and resided in Taipei, Taiwan; and that I had some of the greatest adventures of my entire life there. A local who showed me the very best and cheapest places to eat, sleep, and just delight in the culture was on the south east of the Isle and took in one trip I took. I had the best sushi (yes, in Taiwan) and just loved a cup of the very best tea in the world in just a small coffee shop at the shore with an amazing, world famous artist. Anyhow, I guess you could say I do not have a”type” of place I enjoy, I need to discover every small corner on earth.
What is it that you want viewers to gain/ learn from the work photography and videos?
I want my audience to see that traveling is not just for the rich and famous. If planned properly, you can do a lot with very little money. The countries you choose to visit will vary in prices of coarse, but normally, you can find a lot of activities and places to see at very little cost. Traveling has been another form of education for me. It has taught me what no textbook can teach; and one thing is respect for other cultures, other foods, customs, and way of life. My eyes have seen amazing things that no textbook or picture can express.
Picking just three places is really hard for me because I just have so many places that I love, but I would have to nail it down to Thailand, Cyprus, and Hawaii.
Give us the’Top 5′ list for one of these destinations, like a Listing of sorts
Because I was only there a week I’ll do it and it was amazing.
How many countries have you visited so far?
In all honesty, I stopped counting at 50, I guess I have to look back in my Journal.
Your top three favourite restaurants?
Mexican (I am Mexican), Japanese, and Chinese.
Favorite restaurant on the planet?
Your travel film?
Avatar or 50 First Dates, I love Adam Sandler.
Any airport with food that is amazing. I truly don’t enjoy spending a great deal of time in Airports, however one of the ones that are most impressive must become Dubai. It is just and enormous mad pretty.
City using the most friendly people?
Taipei in Taiwan.
My phone and my camera; oh yeah, and also my boyfriend. He pushes me to do things and is super fast.
While traveling Very best way you kill time?
Plan my next trip. Sorting pictures to post and doing some reading.
What is the most exotic place your career has taken you?
I had an unplanned visit to Abu Dhabi and I have to say, it was terrific. It had been great to be there although I didn’t get to see much.
Your very best bit of travel advice for somebody who’s about to embark on a life of travel?
Traveling is an amazing experience and education that is wonderful. I would say to plan (not too much) and do a whole lot of research before you go somewhere to be certain that to get the best from your journey. At times you’ll never visit that place again, which means you would like to be certain to experience. Set down and just make friends, ask locals for places to eat, and also stroll about. I think its important to also give something back or perform some type of support when you’re visiting. It buying a local a meal can be visiting an orphanage, or only respecting the surroundings. Traveling isn’t necessarily glamorous, so just keep a open mind and get prepared for the unexpected.
What are without?
Being a blogger and photographer, I can not live without phone my camera, computer, plus a good conditioner for the hair.
What is your ultimate dream destination?
I can not wait to visit India. I have an extraordinary energy that I want to go so it’s on my radar.
Your travel quotation?
” Traveling, it leaves you speechless, then Transforms you into a storyteller.”
Where to next?
Just finished Hawaii and Going to the Caribbean and then to Cuba.
I am excited about Cuba, it’s my very first time.