I found Maya on Instagram and was attracted to how well rounded and complete her travel style seemed to be - adventure, philanthropy, culture, leisure, and of course food. She's an expat living in Southeast Asia and a very active passport (41 countries at the time of this writing). On her website she recounts these travels and has great lifestyle and career-focused resources.
What we loved from the blog
Pros and Cons of House Sitting
Owning U.S. Based Property While Living as an Expat
Photo Essay: Mathiveri Island, Maldives
Black Female Solo Travel to India
6 Books That Go Beyond Inspiring Wanderlust
Our faves from the gram
1. How does one look so fab jumping out of a plane?
#tbt to that time I jumped out of a plane. There is nothing cool about this picture (I look like a total dork), other than the fact that I did something that I said I would never do in a million years and faced a fear. Have you had an amazing experience facing a fear? #skydiving #blackadventuristas #soultravel #wegotoo #blackgirlflyintl #cocoatravelersintl
2. Surf Strong!
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela #fbf to a surf lesson in Costa Rica! Best believe I was afraid I got over it though. 💪🏾#mayatheexplorer #mytravelcrush #my🌎 #mytravelgram
3. A tiny bit of culture in a Myanmar temple
Throwback to an adventure with the most adorable guide ever. I found the area in and around Inle Lake to be my favorite part of Myanmar and one of my most memorable trips. It was actually the smaller lesser known temples that I found the most interesting. Is Myanmar on your list? #myanmar #inlelake #travelnoire #peopleoftravel #pathlesstraveled #globalwanderer #traveldeeper
4. Doors in Jaipur
5. Vegan food post alert!
6. A jus' life!
The Par List, our ode to the ones who travel unapologetically, for the spirit, or for a living. Each week we share with you our faves and why they made the list. Ultimately, these are people we think we could par and travel with - so we vehemently follow them everywhere!