I’m Sabrina from SabrinaMust.com, a blog about living more passionately and having more fun! I share about my travels, something I hope to inspire readers to do themselves because travel is all about experiencing newness to provoke growth. When we’re in new environments, out of our routines, around people unlike us, we’re forced to embrace change and marvel in and celebrate difference.
I’m based in San Diego, California, and I was raised in the Detroit suburbs.
I’m in San Diego right now, and am starting to plan out traveling in South America all winter, with a couple smaller trips from now ‘til then!
VERY tough, as each time I visit a country I’m at a different place emotionally and mentally, so my perspective shifts trip to trip. However, as a lover of sunshine, warmth, and the ocean, I probably will lean toward Thailand because the country is so diverse. I can get my beach time, while fly an hour or so north to enjoy the mountains and tiny towns.
I didn’t love Hanoi, Vietnam. I found the people very bitter and mean, and while those who guided us around Ha Long Bay were super sweet, the general population in the city were not very kind. This was 10 years ago, so things may have changed.
Strangest is hard, I’ve had a lot of random, thrilling adventures, but let’s say “strangest” is unique, and that was Rwanda. Very few people get the chance to hike to the mountain gorillas, interact with a pygmy community, and learn more about the genocide from locals. I’m extremely thankful for that experience!
The past couple years I have travelled with my dog Monkey. She’s a pug and everyone adores her. Wherever we go, locals and fellow travellers embrace her sweetness, and that has been one of the best parts of traveling. I love having her as my travel companion!
I was almost arrested in Guatemala for indecent exposure…. All I could think was, ‘Please don’t tell my dad why!’ Haha.
Play footvolley in Brazil with the locals. I’ve been dreaming of that since I was 20 when I played footvolley with Brazilians in Barcelona.
I am a decently light packer. Sabrinamust.com/what-to-pack is typically what I bring. A few summer dresses (handwash-able), pair of spandex and a tank top, sneakers, a couple bikinis, sneakers, and a sweatshirt.
The Glass Castle was the book that inspired me to finish writing my memoir, Must Girls Love. It teaches you that nothing is shameful to share, that we connect deeper with honesty.
I’m not a huge app enthusiast, but I do always use Google maps for almost everything, especially searching restaurants and hotels.
Choose a destination based on the type of weather you most enjoy. For me, if I’m somewhere cold, I’m miserable. Weather and sunshine is an absolute must!
Most likely Cabo this Fall, and then choosing a couple countries in South America for the winter.
Sabrina Must is a blogger and author who writes and speaks about the importance of pursing happiness and passion. Follow her adventures at SabrinaMust.com!