Category: Travel-inspired lifestyle

HerStory: From Leg Braces To Heels, How This Latina Built A Career Traveling The World

The first question everyone asks when they meet me, Olga Maria, Founder of Dreams in Heels is: “How can you be in heels all day long?” The truth of the matter is that most people might think that I am only a girl who is fascinated with style, beauty and just want to always look well put together (which is not totally false). Some people even judge me or at least look at me strangely since I not only run all over NYC in my Heels, but all over Europe, South America, The Caribbean, Asia, The Middle East, across United ... Read more

You call me “Lucky”? I am self-made…How I created a job that allows me to travel full-time

Many times, friends, family and people I’ve met on trips tell me, “Wow, you have the dream job! You are so lucky!” And I think to myself, “You’re calling me ‘lucky’?” Well, I’m here to clarify, nope, I am not “lucky.” I went for it, I worked very hard, spent many sleepless nights (and still do!) to create a profession from what I love – traveling! Moreover, it is not easy to live out of a suitcase. Nothing was giving to me; I am a woman who is a self-made, full-time traveling digital nomad! I arrived in New York City ... Read more

Discovering My Paternal Cuban Roots And Finally Connecting With My Dad!

This year has been an interesting one between me and my father. Reflecting on my childhood, even though I was raised without my dad, and grew up on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, I was always told, “You are so much like your father!”  I was finally able to see the truth behind this statement by learning more about him and my Afro-Cuban roots. Baby Olga Maria Father’s Day has never really been a holiday for me, since I never had a reason to celebrate it. As a kid, it was harder to understand why my dad wasn’t there ... 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

Meet the fastest female and person to visit every country in the world, 27-Year-Old Woman, Cassie DePecol Expedition 196

At Dreams in Heels, we love to celebrate other women’s achievements. United we conquer! This is why today, we want you to meet the fastest female and fastest person to visit every country in the world, a 27-year-old American woman. Cassie DePecol, Expedition 196 from Washington, Connecticut embarked on her journey in July 2015 by first visiting Palau. And now Cassie has just visited her last country, Yemen, on February 2nd, making that country #196 and breaking the Guiness Record of not only the fastest women to travel the world (18 months and 26 days) but also the fastest person. ... 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

My Amazing Guide to Traveling as an Independent Woman

As someone who travels on a regular basis, I am perfectly placed to share my guide with you. I think it’s important to have a really excellent travel adventure and to do as much as you can. This is my guide to traveling as an independent woman, and I hope you will make full use of it as much as possible. Lugano, Switzerland Who Are You Flying With? I always like to spend time making sure I have the best possible flights when I travel. A lot of people like to book a package deal with flights and accommodation together. ... 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

I Said I Do To Berlin!

So today it was a very special day, I went to Wedding in Berlin for a very significant date. After long lines, rain, and filling out so much paperwork, it’s finally official… “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were once only walls.” The past 3 months I have been traveling around Europe. Many times I felt like I was day dreaming, but then I realized that I was here, present in the moment. I have been enjoying the stunning landscapes, discovering new cultures, talking to the locals (or just using non-verbal signs), enjoying unique, almost ... Read more