When we think of backpacking through South America, looking fashionable isn’t something that immediately comes to mind. But Emma Lucey of Spin Dizzy Fall has this down! Girl knows how to travel AND look good doing it. We’re totes jealous!
WHERE SHE WENT:
This year I travelled all over the place! I spent 3 months travelling through Europe solo, then a summer in the northern hemisphere, hitting up Europe again aswell as the USA and Mexico. I spent a month in South America and went to a whole bunch of pacific islands along the way.
WHAT SHE PACKED:
I always try and pack as little as possible, but it's so hard! I start with basics then add in a few fun dresses or tops. Plus I always take a bikini, my camera & some good tunes.
HER IN-FLIGHT ESSENTIALS:
A great book always comes in handy because with travel comes waiting. Waiting for flights, waiting for a train, waiting to check in. Pick something that will inspire you!
WHERE SHE STAYED:
This year I stayed in 5 star resorts AND 8 bed hostel rooms. I spent a week on a little boat sailing along the Dalmatian Coast and 10 days on a huge cruise ship, island hopping in the Coral Sea. I also spent a night with a local community in a small farming town on Lake Titicaca (they didn't speak English and I didn't speak Spanish!)... I loved it all.
WHAT SHE WORE:
I love a good black or white tee – you can always wear it with some denim cut offs, jeans and then add a nice scarf or jacket to change up your outfits!
TREND SHE SAW:
I saw a whole lot of packs & hiking boots in South America, let me tell you! But my favourite look is a baggy top or smock with denim shorts. Comfy and classic.
WHAT SHE ATE:
EVERYTHING! In Mexico I ate amazing tacos, in Prague we ate delicious traditional dumplings, croissants in France, and in Italy it was pasta and pizza of course!I even tried guinea pig in Peru (super freaky – but you gotta try new things while travelling, right?)
HER BEAUTY GO-TO:
When it comes to beauty I really narrow it down to the basics. Make up always comes second when travelling; instead a good moisturizer is my priority.
HER STAND OUT MOMENTS:
1.Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.
2.Walking up to Machu Picchu at sunrise.
3.Swimming with whale sharks in Mexico!
WHAT INSPIRED HER:
Nature. Nature always always always continues to inspire me.
TIPS FOR FIRST TIME TRAVELLERS:
Stay smart and safe! Always try and get your bearings in a new city. Screen shot your maps if you're working with wifi.Plan some things ahead but allow for spontaneity and have fun!
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