What is this thing we call life? Are we really living it? Aside from our daily and mundane affairs, how adventurous can we exist in our time here on Earth. As women, we tend to carry a load on our shoulders; sometimes tons of physical and emotional exhaustion that makes us want to scream to the top of our lungs. We need outlets, whether it be small or monumental, it is damn sure vital. So back to what is thing called life? Everyone has their own answer and some envision how they see theirs in terms of living it up. When I witness women living their dreams, taking risks, and being bold for humankind, I take notice immediately.
Bianca Maxwell is certainly one who I was instantly compelled to. As I was using one of my daily, take-a-break outlets – Instagram, I stumbled upon her page which simultaneously turned into a developing story. A travel story if you will. She was prepping for a vacation that wasn’t just any three to four day girls trip – Bianca was doing a solo 14 day international trip to visit 7 countries and wait for it…with ONE carry on. After reading with my own eyes, I immediately hit the follow button because happily knowing – we now get to go along with people on their journeys thanks to apps like insta-stories and snapchat. I couldn’t wait to see what was in store. An interest piqued from her beautifully-spirited smile, big hair, and how she would manage to go to London, Ireland, Morocco and more with just a small bag. Low maintenance at its finest.
Thankfully, I was able to get an interview with Bianca about her travel experience, tips and advice on things like packing and planning, essentials, and traveling alone. From meeting strangers turned friends along the way to floating on hot air balloons to visiting the Vatican Museum in Rome, she shares her story that will hopefully inspire more to fulfill their bucket lists. My goal is to encourage women across the world to travel as much as you can which will give you a chance to see what else is out there. So without further ado, check out the interview on #BiancaDoes7Countriesin14Days below.
Bianca works in fashion management and digital production and currently resides in Boston, MA. She will be launching her blog this weekend Bmadewell.com.
1. So 7 countries in 14 days with one carry on is a big deal, wow. How would you sum up our experience?
2. I’m sure most of us want to know, was there any anxiety involved in packing? Did you learn any tips you would like to share in achieving such a task, especially for us women?