I’m Alyssa Ramos, a 27-year old self-made travel blogger claiming residency in LA when I’m not traveling around (I Air BNB my place out…just saying!). I’m an adventure junky, and tend to opt for challenges and pushing limits, and always try to find places that are lesser known.
I tend to travel solo, which has taught me to be ridiculously independent and fearless…in fact you’ll often find that I almost purposely do things that you’re not supposed to do, just to find out what happens. (I may or may not have smuggled a plant back from Cuba, shhh). I’m the kind of girl that will jump off a cliff in Corfu and volunteer in the dirt in South Africa, yet put on a ball gown for a charity gala, or get dolled up for a night out in Hollywood. Because why wouldn’t you want to do it all?
So far I have been to over 32 countries and 6 continents. I make money from writing travel articles for various sites, including Matador Network, Geo Chic Magazine, and Huffington Post (but I get paid in publicity lol). I save everything I make and put it towards traveling (well..and rent, wine, and food), plus I can work from anywhere in the world, so it all works out!
I love sharing tips to help other travelers with their trips, and hope to one day be a go-to travel, and philanthropy expert. Giving back and helping others means a lot to me, and is a big part of who I am and who I want to always be.
Recently I launched a charity I started called HeartSleeves.org to help send T-shirts to a school I volunteered with in Muizenberg, South Africa, and I am proud to say the first campaign was a success! I now plan on doing fundraising campaigns for every place I travel to depending on what I see that the people there need.
There are many more places I’d love to go (i.e. Antarctica, Easter Island, Palau, etc.), and in time, I’m sure I’ll get to see a lot more of this marvelous world. Life’s a journey, and I’m just getting started! And who knows, maybe I’ll find someone just as wanderlust to wander around the world with!
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Alyssa is originally from Jupiter, FL and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Florida State University. One year after graduating, Alyssa accidentally moved to LA after visiting and never going back home.
She left her job as a Veterinary Technician, and then Corporate Philanthropy Planner, to unknowingly become a writer, journalist, blogger, and world traveler.
She now runs MyLifesAMovie.com, and is a contributing travel writer for Huffington Post, Matador Network, Splash Magazines, Geochic Magazine, ImMovingToLA.com, and JetSetTimes.com.