Girl Who Travels World, About Me

About Noelia

Hi!  My name is Noelle….but they call me Noelia in South America!  Over 10 years ago, I left the family business in California to start a fitness business in Oregon…& it just so happened that I fell in love with Oregon.  But in 2016, I felt a serious itch that simply wouldn’t go away.  It kept me up at night: yearning for destinations & adventures unknown.  So, I sold my fitness business & most of my belongings in order to pursue this crazy dream of traveling the world.  

This blog tells that story…..& gives other travelers all kinds of tips & very specific travel advice for creating their own adventures.  My goal is to help inspire you to write a new story….or to dream up a new chapter: for your own life. 

So Let’s Go!!!


Countries I've Visited

U.S. States I've Visited

Bags I've Packed

Places I've Left My Heart

A Few of My Favorite Things…

Top 5 Favorite Countries: Colombia, Croatia, Italy, Peru, & Thailand. 

Country that Surprised Me Most: Colombia.   

Top 5 Favorite Cities: Cusco, Chang Mai, Hvar Island, Guatape, & Florence.  

I Cried When I Left: Peru & the Galapagos Islands.  

Countries I’ve Visited (36): Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile (& Chilean Patagonia), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador (including Galapagos Islands), England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, & Vatican City. 

A Few of My Favorite Places…