If you are familiar with us at Nomaterra then you know that we are absolutely enthralled with traveling and exploring the unknown. Being immersed into an unfamiliar culture transmits an indescribable experience, one that allows you to step outside your comfort zone and truly discover yourself.
In addition, we also enjoy reading and discovering adventurists who share the same passion and thirst for wanderlust. Which is why we were thrilled when Dani Heinrich of GlobetrotterGirls.com
agreed to an interview.
Dani Heinrich has traveled to over 50 countries - from Asia to the Middle East to India - just to name a few! Her fabulous blog showcases a variety of topics such as information on specific destinations, food recommendations, travel tips and more.
Read on below as Dani shares her globetrotting adventures!
1. What's your favorite, most exotic location you've traveled to?
The most exotic location were the Corn Islands in the Caribbean. They consist of two islands, Big Corn and Little Corn Island, and they belong to Nicaragua. They are little known and truly feel like Robinson Crusoe islands, especially Little Corn. You can only reach them via a small propeller plane from Managua or take a 9-hour boat ride from Nicaragua's east coast.
2. Best hotel pool you've lounged at?
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Temple Tree Hotel in Langkawi, Malaysia[/caption]
I loved the pool at the Temple Tree Hotel
on the island of Langkawi, Malaysia. Everything about the boutique hotel was super stylish, including the long-stretched, super narrow pool. It was such an usual pool, and together with the tropical surroundings, it made for a gorgeous experience. The luxury resort has won several design prizes and is one of my favorite boutique hotels in the world, by the way.
3. Best meal you've had?
A tasting menu at the Oddfellow Boutique Hotel
in Chester, England. It came complete with a wine pairing, absolutely perfect. One of the most memorable evenings of my life.
4. Most important thing you've learned on your travels?
Travel has shown me that experiences are worth so much more than material things. An incredible experience means so much more to me than anything I could ever buy for myself, like a painting, piece of furniture or jewelry. An experience like a special meal in an exotic place, a cooking class in the Middle East or a street art tour in a hip neighborhood of Buenos Aires, the welcoming family in Mexico, or a cycle tour through northern Thailand - things like these mean so much more to me. It's all about the memories!
5. Favorite novel to read on a plane?
It's not really a novel but my guilty pleasure in the airport news stand: Vanity Fair. I look forward to flying just because of that :)
6. Biggest fear you overcame while traveling?
The fear of the unknown. I used to worry about everything before, and now I am the most laid back person on the planet. Okay, maybe not on the planet, but the most laid back person I know :) I used to over plan everything, and now I barely plan anything. Instead I go with the flow. And all works out in the end; there's nothing to worry about.
About Dani Heinrich:
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Dani of GlobetrotterGirls.com[/caption]
Dani Heinrich is the vagabonding writer and photographer behind GlobetrotterGirls.com
. Dani, originally from Germany, left her home country in 2006 and has been nomadic since April 2010. She originally started Globetrottergirls.com with her partner, and when they separated in early 2014, she decided to keep traveling solo and continuing to sharing her travel stories and tips on Globetrottergirls. With the motto ‘One Globe. No Regrets’, Dani has traveled through over 50 countries on four continents and has no plans to stop any time soon.
On Globetrottergirls.com, she shares the good, a little bad and sprinklings of the ugly of travel with the readers. If people can plan a better trip or be inspired to visit someplace new by reading Globetrottergirls.com, she feels she has done her job. You can also follow her adventures on Instagram
Making the Most of Your Travel Points
If you're a travel fanatic like us, then this site will be invaluable to you. You may already be familiar with it, but we just stumbled upon it and don't know how we've
survived traveled this far without utilizing every bit of advice from this site. The Points Guy breaks it down for you in a few easy steps for beginner's, and then there is an additional wealth of information on his site and twitter ranging from destination highlights to celebrity chef created airline menus to detailed information on acquiring and doubling your points through different cards, hotels, and airlines. Check it out for yourself, you'll want to get started on a strategy ASAP and start using those miles!
(Only downfall we've seen so far...the destinations he spotlights are pretty standard, nothing too out of the ordinary, but still incredibly wonderful places!)