5 years ago, I packed my backpack, took off on a two months trip AND NEVER CAME BACK. since then, I’ve been shamelessly escaping adulthood…one country at the time.

Hi! My name is Martina and I created this travel blog for the first timers around the globe wishing to travel their asses off!

Trying to grab a bite from these folks' food

Trying to grab a bite from these folks' food

It's the year 2012 and I'm walking the streets of Buenos Aires (sad, veeery sad music on the background).  I have this sudden feeling that something just doesn't click.

A few months ago, I started waking up in the middle of the night with a heavy sensation that life wasn't supposed to be like that. And when I say "like that" I mean: 24 years old, saving money like crazy to buy a tiny wee apartment —in 7 years time—, working in retail, pushing my way through to make a career as a Make-up Artist or an Audiovisual Creator.

Have you heard of FOMO? That's Fear Of Missing Out. I was missing out on my own life.

Back then, I could spend hours day-dreaming of travel without actually doing much of it. Researching places to move, adventures to live, friends to meet. I know it sounds a bit woo-woo for some folks. I certainly didn't know anyone in my social circle that didn't live by the principles of having a career-get married-buy a house-make a baby, as the only possible way.

The problem was that all those things seemed really great but I just couldn't connect with that paradigm. Maybe it wasn't the time. Maybe it wasn't the place. Maybe I still hadn't earned the right to choose differently.

 Funny thing, I had never ever thought that choosing was a choice.

Back to me walking on the streets of Buenos Aires. I just had an awful conversation with who was my mother-in-law back then. All these thoughts are beginning to tip, the clock is ticking in my head. By the time I realized that there's no such thing as the perfect time, I've made a decision: "We are going travelling and I won't take a no for an answer!"

I guess this is how this story actually begins. 6 years ago, I asked a question and Travel was my answer.



I'm Martina, from Argentina. I've been combining travel and life overseas since 2013 in a quest for living alongside with creativity, joy and personal growth.


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Becoming an Independent World Traveller!

  • In The First Time Travel School, I post resources, advice, tricks, tips and interviews for those that may be new to independent travelling or are thinking of moving overseas.

  • Inspiration is where you can find great stories, thoughts, projects and travel ideas.

  • Travel will take you to the places I go to through guides, itineraries, photos and videos.

  • Finally, I'm introducing a new segment: Culture Etiquette, in which I post short interviews with people from all corners of the world to talk about their cultures and customs. Social awareness and respect are key to becoming Independent World Travellers.