As a Mexican native, my passion for travel started with family road trips around the country. These family road trips gave me the opportunity to discover all of Mexico’s secret gems and gave me experiences that only locals could offer. In my hometown of Zacatecas, I volunteered many summers as a local tour guide; I did this for the love of tourism and to share my native culture.
My family and I joined a foreign exchange program, where we hosted students from all over the world, particularly from Japan. As part of the program, we showed our guests all of Mexico, from its enigmatic colonial cities to its wonderful beaches. Years later, I was able to visit my Japanese friends while on an adventure to South Korea and Japan. Visiting Japan was a dream come true. This experience increased my love and expertise of Japan, from in-depth cultural and historical knowledge to anime- and video game-themed experiences.
My travels have created many memorable experiences. In Japan, I enjoyed walking under the cherry blossoms in Tokyo and seeing seven geishas on their way to work while roaming around Gion in Kyoto. In South Korea, I visited the Korean Demilitarized Zone, walked inside the 3rd tunnel into North Korea, and saw the Little Prince Village. In Costa Rica, I had close encounters with tapirs and sloths, hiked volcanos, and went ziplining in Arenal. I went snorkeling in the emerald waters of Puerto Vallarta and visited the catacombs in Puebla, Mexico.
Finally, here, in the United States, I hiked Angel’s Landing in Zion Park, the hills of Bryce Canyon, experienced total darkness in the caves of Utah’s Timpanogos National Monument, and surfed the crystal waters of Hawaii.
I’m awaiting my next adventure, and I’m eager to help plan yours.