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My name is Iulia and I’m passionate about travelling and everything beautiful.

What’s the goal of JuliaSomething.com?

My goal is to tell the stories of my experiences and hopefully inspire people to travel and experience as much as they possibly can.

My blog was born out of the desire to share and inspire because it is was I needed to know and hear as I was growing up and I never had this resource. So now, I created it, as an inspiration and resource tool for all those walking into the same situations as I once was.

Sarcasm can be included.

Answering- What's your favourite place you've ever travelled to?
I love postcards 🙂

Why do I travel?

I’m from Bucharest, Romania and I thought the world is a small place as I grew up. But It turns out, it’s not.

I travel because….

Because I had no idea who I was until I experience myself through different people and then I realised how we are all the same.

Travelling turned me into a storyteller and taught me how to connect with people.

Nowadays, the online world (digital reality – I call it) seems to be a big part of our lives and it’s hijacking our attention away from the meaningful moments that I believe should define us.

Giant's Causeway JuliaSomething
And because the people I meet in my travels shape my experience and can influence my life. (If it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger. Like volunteering changed my life in a way I could have never predicted. And I cannot stop talking about it, praising it as the best decisions ever.)

All tips are my own and they might not be valid for everyone, so please take the ones which apply to you and try to adapt the rest. I aim to inspire and motivate my readers to travel as much and as far as possible because travelling is the most important tool for self-discovery.
Of course, we are all interested in travelling, but I want to go further than the common cliche of just ticking destinations off the map.
We are all unique and have different needs, which nobody knows about (about which we aren’t always aware of).
And that’s why each place and destinations is or can be special in a way for some, while for others is just another place. I’m talking about that kind of understanding and personal observing. Those things we call little but are actually huge. The way we adapt to new situations, and the willingness to exit our own comfort zone and get into the unknown.

My challenges as a traveller, woman, human

I used to travel alone and sometimes dealing with everything by myself can be exhausting. But there are ways around all obstacles and being sociable helps a lot.

No matter what we say, in the end, humans are social beings. And that means we need to communicate, talk, share. I believe a happy and joyful life is defined by human interaction and the quality of our relationships. That’s something I still need to work on and that is why I try to share as much as I can with you.

I know it’s not easy. I know sometimes this requires sacrifice. But I also know it to be the best tool we all can use for personal growth and self-development. Because in the end, it’s all about the things you like and want to do with your time. What to do that, it’s important to put yourself out there and experience more than you are used to. So, why not enjoy the journey and get inspired by others’ journey into this crazy and adventurous world?!

Don’t be afraid to reach out, here or anywhere on my social channels. Let me know what you think, ask me a question or leave me a tip about what to experience next. I would love if you would want to be a part of my community and share travel stories together!

Here’s the Facebook group where we share our travel stories and ask for tips or advice: https://www.facebook.com/groups/travelinspiration

As always, you can find me on social media (I’m pretty much always on, except for when I am in a plane). Here is where you can reach out:
Email: contact@juliasomething.com
Please, please don’t hesitate to contact me for any question you might have, observation, inquiry, or just chat. I am always open and thrilled to get to know new people, share stories and learn. I believe we all have something we can teach someone else.

Be part of my experiences and let me know which place I need to see in your country. Maybe you can be my guide and then we have a story together.

I am a travel addict and the thought of a new adventure is a thing that will keep me awake at night. 

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On traveling alone: Yes, it can be more daunting at times, when you need to organize everything by yourself, particularly in a country with a foreign language.
But I also think that as a writer, traveling alone is the best way. It opens up many more possibilities to meet strangers, to get to know new people, to make random acquaintances. When one travels with a friend or a partner, most other people won’t approach, and in the end one spends most of the time talking with the same person as at home.

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How do you fund your travels? And would you like to visit India if you haven’t visited already?

Love,
Isha Polson

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Hi Isha,
I have 3 other jobs besides my blog, and most of my earnings go into my travel fund.
Yes, I will visit India in February! Cannot wait! Let me know if you have any advice and what shouldn’t be missed!
Thank you!

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Hey,
Thanks for replying, I never thought you will. I would love to talk more but can it be through mail or WhatsApp only if you are comfortable. Please let me know at ishapaulson@gmail.com. India is a great place to visit and I can definitely help you out.
Love from India,
Isha

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Hi Lulia!!!!

Hope you are doing great..

I have just read your article on how did travelling help in discovering your true self. I love to travel as well but with a group of friends. Travelling alone is what i want to do but it scares the shit out of me. That how will i mange things alone and that is what stops me from being a solo traveler. On the contrary My younger sister is a solo traveler she loves to travel and share her experiences just like you through videos. I just wanted to know how o you manage time from your job for a trip for a month? .I am working in Travel company and i make itinerary for foreign guests travelling to India and i feel like i dont have time to follow my passion of travelling? So if you can help me in that.

And are you planning a trip to Delhi (India) in the near future?

With Love
Raghav Agarwal

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Hi Raghav, Thank you for your kind words! I am so happy you liked my article, and thank you for reaching out! As everything else, travelling alone for the first time is scary, because it’s a big step out of your comfort zone. And there is no easy way to do it. You will just have to buy the tickets and go. And you will figure it out as you go. But I promise you, it will be worth it.
As for my jobs (I have a few), it was the criteria when I chose these jobs. I always tried to explain the people I am working with that I like to trave a lot, and probabaly I will travel a lot in the future. I worked to have a remote job, and also to work with understanding people who don’t mind if I go away for a month every now and then.
AS for India, You can check my latest post, about Indian cuisine.
I ahve been to India for 3 weeks just recently, but I didn’t have time to share a lot of content from there. But it’s coming. Spoiler alert: I loved it!
Thank you and I hope these tips help. Remember you can always reach me on my email or social media!

If you want to share your thoughts, it would mean the world to me!