Hi! My name is Raquel Leret and I´m the travel blogger behind The Exploring Berry. Born in Spain and raised all over the place, I have a somewhat unconventional way of thinking. I am a restless explorer and social enthusiast with a passion for traveling and writing everything about the journey.
In 2014 I decided to combine these two together to create the travel blog The Exploring Berry. I aimed to inspire and motivate others to be more adventurous, independent and travel-thirsty. It started off as a hobby in my scarce leisure time, documenting my expat life in Rio de Janeiro and the few holiday trips I could take aside my full-time job. A year later, I made a lifestyle change and went on an amazing adventure throughout Asia. It was then when traveling set my heart on fire. I had never felt as happy, grateful and alive in my life. This led to the decision of becoming a dedicated globetrotter and travel blogger, going around the world in style.
I enjoy all sorts of destinations and traveling experiences. From big city escapes to dream-like beaches and tranquil green countryside. However, I prefer active travels involving hiking, diving and volcanoes. Nonetheless, a bit of relaxation by the sea or rice terraces is sometimes welcomed. While I like to tick off main tourist sites of my list, I love going off the beaten path to experience the local lifestyle, cuisine and language. Because I am an enthusiast for interior design, small pretty details and sensational healthy food, I search for cute cozy spaces with charming ambience and memorable service. Boutique hotels and coffee shops are my weakness.
On this blog I share travel tips, destination itineraries, hotel reviews, recommended restaurants/bars/coffee shops and plenty of travel inspiration with amazing destinations around the world. It is all about transmitting diverse experiences, encouraging adventurous dreams and cherishing beauty and style.
Thanks for stopping by, saying hi and sharing your time with me!