Inspiring Travel Stories
Inspiring travel stories from all around the world. Here we share some of the most adventurous, brave and kind-hearted adventurous you will ever meet!
This answer truly touched me. It had been such a privilege to meet Martin and stay at his place. If I could meet more people like him in my life, I`ll be blessed above and beyond. It`s amazing how everybody has a story to tell, you only need to open your mind to discover.
The Brazilian Vanessa Marques Barreto (34 years old) quit her job as an historian to follow her passions; travels and photography. With her project `Sem mapa, sem bula`, without a map, without a compass, she captures the inspiring people she meets along the way, asking them what happiness means to them. “I absolutely love portrait photography. A good shot will reveal the souls of the people through their eyes.”
The name of the project represents the idea that happiness cannot be found on a map. “It has no route, it has no borders. The same for a compass. There`s nothing that points you towards happiness, nobody can tell you what way to go to find it.”
The idea of her project started a year ago. “There was a big change happening inside of me. Almost like a landslide moving deep inside my soul. I got to the point of deciding what direction I had to take in life. I started to question what happiness means to me and where I can I find it? Is it coming from within, or from the outside world? Is it in things, people, places, feelings, sensations? Is it maybe time? I got really curious, I wanted to know how other people looked at happiness, how they feel happiness.”
After her travels she hopes to make an exhibition of her work to share her inspiring encounters with the world.
Check out more of her work on her Facebook page
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