Forever Student: How Study Abroad Inspired My Full-time Travel Career #Studyabroadbecause

As if it was yesterday, I still remember my 18 year old self, so excited to learn, to meet the world and to spread her own wings. As an adventurer born with wanderlust, I decided to leave my island of Puerto Rico back then, without speaking any English, and with only a suitcase full of dreams. And just like that, the real adventure of becoming a forever student began. Between two jobs and daily struggles, I started to look into registering for college in NYC, but since I did not speak or write English well, (but a strong reader) I ... Read more

7 Quick Travel Tips For Digital Nomads, Solopreneurs And Traveling Entrepreneurs

It is no secret that traveling opens up a world of new opportunities, views and ideas that inspire. It also allows travelers to connect with people from all over the world. As an entrepreneur, it is important to expand your network and seek inspiration.  So what’s stopping you? Here are some quick travel tips for digital nomads, solopreneurs and traveling entrepreneurs. The ultimate goal of these recommendations  is to help entrepreneurs travel more, both efficiently and on a  budget.   The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. ” – St. Augustine Click ... Read more

5 Easy Ways to Make Money While Traveling

You know that one friend who always seems to have an endless supply of money to travel the world? You know, the one whose Instagram haunts you and fills you with equal parts jealousy, pride and rage. Unless this person was born into wealth, they are probably funding their travels with some sort of work while traveling and there is nothing stopping you from doing the same thing. It may be scary to quit a stable, 9-5 job, but taking a year to travel the world is something you will never regret. Plus, if you can work out a sabbatical ... Read more

10 things this Latina Digital Nomad learned by being on the road for over a year

Digital nomad? Are you not familiar with the term? Well, a Digital Nomad is a person who works from anywhere…. essentially from any location around the world. Nowadays, there are many professions that do not require for you to be sitting in a cubicle or office to do your work. Example of such professions include: Influencer, Blogger, Vlogger, Marketer, Graphic Designer, etc. The first three apply to me. I chose the Digital Nomad lifestyle since I love the freedom, creativity and location independency aspect of it. This is why, after almost 5 years as a blogger, influencer and freelance writer ... Read more

Best tool for note-taking and productivity: Finally get your random notes (from around the house/office) organized

Are you someone who has tons of random notes all over your house or office? Sticky notes, papers and even napkins covered with some random, but oftentimes, important thoughts and reminders? (I’ve raised my hand; Yes, I am guilty of this). Then, you have come to the right place. Why not get them organized so that you can actually utilize them, get reminders and more easily share them with others privately or even via social media. Also, this is a way to increase your productivity levels. Wondering how to get started, read on! As a busy woman, I am always researching ways ... Read more

Olga Maria Dreams in Heels is an Unstoppable Latina Who Travels

Time for announcements. This year 2017 is starting off with a wonderful bang! Our founder, Olga Maria Dreams in Heels will be traveling from Europe to speak at an amazing leadership summit in NYC, presented by Web City Girls and the City University of New York, Unstoppable Latinas. As we all know, Olga Maria is a leader, who is always on the go for a good cause, visiting somewhere exotic to inspire us to travel by sharing the latest trends for travel, food, drink or just simply to live life to the maximum.   My goal is to inspire all ... Read more

Top 5 ways to fight the holiday blues when you are away from home

Traveling is a privilege and for some, like me, a lifestyle choice. With travel, a world of opportunities, new memories, stories and friendships become available for you. While there are many reasons why some must travel – for work, studying abroad, or just simply moving abroad for love/family – and there are many pros, we all share many of the same cons, including leaving behind loved ones and the pain that comes with starting over. It becomes especially hard to cope with the loneliness, especially during the holiday season (holiday blues). Last year celebrating the Holidays with my family in ... Read more

Hispanicize 2016: Olga Maria’s experience as a travel influencer speaker

As I boarded the plane headed to Miami to speak at Hispanicize 2016, my anxiety grew. I could not wait to not only share my travel tips and insights to inspire aspiring travel professionals, but I also was super happy to learn new concepts, trends and tips from other influencers who were speaking during this five day, multi-industry program that featured fully dedicated content tracks for digital creators, journalists, marketing executives, tech entrepreneurs and entertainment industry executives. As I often write, we need to always keep learning new skills, developing ourselves in our careers and creating our personal brand. Same ... Read more

Announcement: Olga Maria Dreams in Heels speaking at Hispanicize 2016 in Miami

I am super thrilled to announce that I will be speaking at Hispanicize 2016 in Miami, FL. For those of you that are not familiar with Hispanicize, it is the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers including digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship. Hispanicize 2016 is expected to host more than 3,000 Latino trendsetters and newsmakers for a five day, multi-industry program that will feature fully dedicated content tracks for digital creators, journalists, marketing executives, tech entrepreneurs and entertainment industry executives. I will be sitting on a very interesting and fun panel with some amazing ... Read more

Dreams in Heels Top 17 Best Travel Moments of 2014

As 2014 ends, I’m reflecting about my year and what an amazing year this was! This year I earned plenty of miles hopping from destination to destination in heels, of course. Each place was more unique than the next and inspired me in different ways. I can’t wait to see where 2015 brings me since I always say: Opportunities find me, I don’t look for them. Accompany me as I flashback on my 17 best travel moments of 2014…   Interviewing the President of Colombia As if going to Medellin for ColombiaModa wasn’t exciting enough, I also got to interview ... Read more

Personal Branding, done right!

Have you ever wondered what’s the drive force behind the success of today’s biggest mega stars? Take Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o; Jennifer Lopez, the late Steve Jobs and the ‘Queen of all Media’, Oprah Winfrey. What’s the root of their success? Is it their drive, talent, beauty, innovation or business savvy? Although these qualities attract media, high visibility and keeps them ‘trending’, all mega stars have one common thread, an ace up their sleeve that might not be clear to you but is fundamental to their careers, it’s their Personal Branding.   For your reference, here are some of ... Read more