I’d like to welcome you to Adventurous Alicia by telling you a bit about myself through a handful of interview questions. In my future blog posts, I will be writing posts on the subjects of adventure, trip planning, and my favorite spots across the globe. Thank you for following along on my adventures with me!
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California! San Diego is known for it’s great weather and outdoorsy culture–a perfect area to learn to be adventurous!
Where do you currently live?
I moved to the Los Angeles area after high school to follow my dreams and attend university. I am in my final year of study; I will be receiving a Bachelors of Arts degree in liberal studies.
What do you like about living in Southern California?
Living in Southern California has been wonderful. I am happy to have mostly perfect weather for outdoor adventures. I live near the beach and often take a mid-day trip to see the ocean.
I am also a short drive to the mountains! I love epic hikes, camping trips, and snow so I am happy to be within a day’s drive of the world-class outdoor adventures. Besides stunning mountains and gorgeous beaches, we are also just a few short hours away from the desert, which can be a blast for off-roading. I love the diverse and accessible terrains in California. Whether you want to surf, hike, snowboard, or off-road California has adventures for everyone.
What made you want to travel?
I took my first flight when I was 13 years old–I flew solo! Being so young, I was apprehensive and nervous that I may get lost. I surprised myself by being able of finding the correct gate and not miss my connections.
Soaring above the clouds was such a magical feeling! I had grown a sense of independence and confidence. I knew from that there was so much of the world that I wanted and needed to see and explore.
What are your hobbies?
My favorite things to do include: hiking, exercising, creating art, exploring new places, and singing (I was in choir in High School and loved it!)
How old are you?
I am 21 years old.
How are you able to afford to travel?
This is the most common question I have been asked. We all know that travel can be expensive, but I have learned a few tricks to save money. Some quick tips include: staying in hostels/AirBnBs/camping, cooking instead of dining in a restaurant, booking my flights months in advance, and being flexible in my travel plans. I will post a more detailed blog post on cheaper travel in the future.
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