‘Travelling. It leaves you speechless, then it turns you into a storyteller.’ Ibn Battuta
I was 6 years old the first time I wrote and told my first story to my parents. The look of admiration and pride on their faces filled me with untold joy — especially the parts when I put on different character accents! It’s a memory that stays with me to this day, despite knowing my story was a total flop.
Since then, and now all the way grown up, the art of storytelling is one that’s just as special to me. Storytelling and travelling go hand in hand, and I feel the same admiration and pride as my parents did, in being able to retell my experiences.
Flashpacker travellers: Who are we?
In a nutshell, flashpacker travellers are as ‘posh backpackers’ — just without the backpack. The demographic typically includes young professionals (late 20s to 40s) whose interests and income have moved beyond their backpacking days.
Things that excite us: staying at boutique/luxury accommodation — the more unique the better; sampling the local food and wine, and immersing ourselves in a new country’s culture. We also love nothing more than indulging in a spa day, as well as trying out new technology that helps us travel smarter and lighter.
Why should you read more?
Following the Rivera, Rivera being my middle name, is following me on the journeys I’ve made and the ones I hope to make in the future.
I aim to inspire you with my travel stories in the hope that you get to see as much as of this world as possible, and all in flashpacker style. Through vibrant images and engaging words, this is where you come for all things flashpacker related.
Expect to find travel itineraries that include the best things for to see and do across the globe, reviews of hotels, spas and treatments, plus the occasional personal (travel-related) note, all curated with my unique style and energy.
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