Angel Castellanos (@angels_travels) — World Traveler | Man about Town | Travel Ambassador
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A little fun fact about me is that I love the ocean and being in the water. It m
A little fun fact about me is that I love the ocean and being in the water. It makes me incredibly happy, feel at peace and for me a great place to reset my emotions. In the Philippines it’s pretty easy to go island hopping. Since I’m based on the awesome island of Siargao, I teamed up with @galateasiargao to hit up 3 islands: Guyam, Naked Island and Daku Island. The day trip included lunch and all kinds of island adventures. These three little gems were perfect and the water is bluer than blue. Siargao is already amazing but these islands seal the deal. What’s your fave island? Heaven is an Ocean! • • • #visitphilippines#tropicalisland#travelphilippines#traveldudes#island360#islandhopping#guyamisland#nakedisland#dakuisland#dronevideo#travelwithmeaning#sponsoredpost#secretdestination#offthebeatenpath#travelbook#travelhappy#itravelbrics#itravelbecause#frommers#islandholiday#islandvacation#bluerthanblue#catamaran#goprophoto#djimavicair#travelgoals2019#filipinofood#filipinos
16.05.2019 20:02:34
The best way to explore Siargao is to rent a motorbike and hit the road. No plan
The best way to explore Siargao is to rent a motorbike and hit the road. No plan, no agenda, just the tropical breeze on your on your face and the open road. The main roads on the island are nicely paved. They wind thru endless coconut groves and rice fields dotted with water buffalo. Have you ever heard of Siargao? • • • #philippines🇵🇭#filipinos#ig_philippines#itsmorefuninphilippines#siargaoisland#siargao#motorbikes#scooterlife#roadtrippers#islandsofadventure#island360#offthebeatenpath#secretdestination#travelgoals2019#thetravelambassador#yallers#hiddengem#solotravels#cntraveler#motorcycleride#tropicalisland#travelbook#travelhappy#itravelbecause#traveldudes#travelphilippines#visitphilippines
14.05.2019 02:20:57
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While Siargao remains a relative secret in the travel world, surfers have been m
While Siargao remains a relative secret in the travel world, surfers have been making a pilgrimage here for years. The famous Cloud 9 surf break is the surfing capital of the Philippines. Lucky for me, my hotel was right on the beach. A big shout out to @kaikaisurfs and @s.e.a.movement for making every effort to keep Siargao clean for all to enjoy. • • • #jointhemovement#itsmorefuninphilippines#siargaoisland#cloud9siargao#mosttraveledpeople#offthebeatenpath#frommers#travelbook#thetravelambassador#hotspotstv#beachbabes#surfergirl#beachfront#philippines🇵🇭#filipinos#beachvibes#sunsetlover#sunsetvibes#magichour#islandsofadventure#travelhappy#itravelbecause#travelexpert#ethicaltravel#sustainabletravel#travelkindly#ig_philippines#surfspot#filipina
08.05.2019 17:32:21
The island nation of The Philippines  is nothing less than magical. There are ov
The island nation of The Philippines is nothing less than magical. There are over 7,000 islands to choose from. Instead of going to the ever popular Boracay and Palawan, I decided to base myself in Siargao. I’ll be doing a little island hopping, getting off the beaten path, and enjoying the authentic laid back island lifestyle of this remarkably progressive place. There are so many options in the Philippines so it’s easy to choose your own adventure. • • • #itsmorefuninphilippines#philippines🇵🇭#ig_philippines#siargaoisland#guyamisland#islandhopping#visitphilippines#filipinos#morefunforever#sustainabletravel#overtourism#ethicaltravel#frommers#islandsofadventure#travelbook#travelexpert#thetravelambassador#hotspotstv#offthebeatenpath#clearwaterbeach#whitesandbeach#philippinestravel#traveldudes#travelkindly#natgeotravel#itravelbecause#itravelbrics#travelhappy#mosttraveledpeople
02.05.2019 17:57:39
Thanks for following my recent adventures! Next up...South East Asia & my native
Thanks for following my recent adventures! Next up...South East Asia & my native California. ****************************************************** For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a passionate world traveler. My goal is to travel as much as I can and as far as I can. Lucky for me I get to make a living at it. I’ve recently started to focus on off the beaten path destinations. I love touristy stuff too so I’m not trying to hate. Let’s be real, I can’t stay away from Italy and Paris for very long. But I’m trying my best to expand my horizons and stay true to my own path, journey and development. Hopefully you will start to think about certain destinations a bit differently and thanks again for following me and sharing in my life’s work. Travel for me is my Ph.D in life. I advocate smart and independent travel. Travel hacks and travel tips are my thing, because I want everyone to travel well and happy. Travel is not perfect, things happen, but it’s how we handle them that makes a difference. Also, some bad situations can be avoided with a bit of prep. I consider it my social responsibility to help people travel better. I’ve been blessed with lots of opportunities so I want others to benefit from travel as well. I’ve been inspired to change my travel habits and try to travel as responsibly and socially responsible as I can. It’s not easy sometimes, but I’m trying. In my efforts to dig deeper and travel with meaning, my mantra that it’s “people that make travel special” has been reinforced over and over again. I’ve been blessed to meet some amazing people and I can’t wait to meet more! What makes travel special or meaningful to you? *********** #travelselfie#travelphilosophy#publicspeaker#travelexpert#gratefulheart#happytraveller#itravelbecause#historygeek#travelstory#mytravelstory#hispanictravelbloggers#traveldudes#bilingual#pasadenafoodie#avgeekoftheweek#livingmybestlife#frommers#lonelyplanettraveller#natgeotraveller#blessedlife#californiaboy#worldtravels#travelbook#happyhappyhappy#travelwithmeaning#findyourunknown#buzzfeedtravel#thetravelambassador#rant
01.05.2019 17:30:13
In Palenque, it’s the women who are the driving force of passing traditions alon
In Palenque, it’s the women who are the driving force of passing traditions along to future generations. All traditions are carefully passed and they’ve been doing this for centuries. That’s why this place remains a little slice of Africa in Colombia. • • • #visitcolombia#colombiahd#unescoworldheritage#palenque#palenqueras#africanamericans#historygeek#blackhistory365#blackhistory#colombian#daytripper#roadtrippers#frommers#southamericatrip#hiddengem#secretdestination#wanderlove#travelbook#natgeotraveller#hotspotstv#thetravelambassador#offthebeatenpath#dametravel#africantradition#colombianas
12.04.2019 23:51:05
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Just one hour away from Cartagena, is a little slice of Africa in Colombia. It’s
Just one hour away from Cartagena, is a little slice of Africa in Colombia. It’s certainly not on the well worn tourist trail as it usually takes a motorcycle ride by a local from the nearest bus stop to reach the small village of 3,500 inhabitants. San Basilio de Palenque is the first free city in the Americas. By the time the American Civil War was raging, African-Americans in Palenque had already been free for almost 200 years. In Palenque, they speak a special creole language that is the only creole derived from Spanish. Visiting Palenque was inspiring and fascinating and honestly felt like I was no longer in Colombia. • • • #visitcolombia#colombiahd#unescoworldheritage#palenque#palenqueras#africanamericans#historygeek#blackhistory365#blackhistory#grafittiart#wallmurals#colombian#daytripper#roadtrippers#frommers#southamericatrip#hiddengem#secretdestination#wanderlove#travelbook#natgeotraveller#hotspotstv#thetravelambassador#offthebeatenpath#findyourunknown
08.04.2019 14:27:13
It’s no surprise that Cartagena is the crown jewel in Colombian tourism. Set on
It’s no surprise that Cartagena is the crown jewel in Colombian tourism. Set on the Caribbean coast, this incredible place has been seducing travelers for centuries. It’s steeped in history with lots to see and do. Just a simple walk in the old center will help anyone feel the amazing energy of Cartagena. • • • #viajesypaseos#travelguides#cartagenacolombia#beautifulcityview#historygeek#unescoworldheritage#cartagenadeindias#colombiahd#visitcolombia#southamericatrip#colombiatravel#colonialtown#historiccenter#travelshow#beautifulcityview#walkingtours#baroquestyle#spanishcolonial#travelbloggerlife#viajero#traveldrops#bestcities#townandcountry#tlpics#itravelbecause#cruiselife
27.03.2019 15:09:35
Who doesn’t love a good Spanish Fort? In Cartagena, the old town is surrounded b
Who doesn’t love a good Spanish Fort? In Cartagena, the old town is surrounded by 4km of 17th century walls. You can walk them or pick a spot (especially at sunset) to enjoy a drink and magnificent views. I found this a great place to escape the heat and get a little ocean breeze while I let my inner history geek run wild. • • • #cartagenacolombia#cartagenadeindias#colombianos#visitcolombia#colombiahd#viajesypaseos#travelguides#forbestravelguide#beautifulcityview#spanishcolonial#spanishfort#historygeek#historytravel#traveldrops#sunsetspot#sunsetviews#colombia_greatshots#muralla#mura#architecture_view#travelshow#hotspotstravel#frommers#travelhappy#itravelbrics#itravelbecause#mosttraveledpeople
26.03.2019 15:56:21
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The sweet little town of Santa Fe de Antioquia is the former capital of the regi
The sweet little town of Santa Fe de Antioquia is the former capital of the region before it was moved to Medellin. It’s a great day-trip to get your colonial vibe on. Cobble stone streets, plazas with pidgins, old Spanish churches and no crowds or big bus groups. This little place is totally my speed. • • • #antioqueños#spanishcolonial#architecture_lovers#catholicchurch#visitcolombia#wheretogonext#travelbloggerlife#daytripper#daytrips#colombiatravel#feeltherythm#fountains#traveljournalist#traveldrops#wanderlove#tlpics#tandctravel#tandc#unescoworldheritage#waterfountain#smalltownlife#offthebeatenpath#solotrip#southamericatrip#solotraveller#colombiahd#travelsouthamerica#hotspotstravel
23.03.2019 17:51:12
Sometimes getting off the beaten path involves crossing bridges you didn’t even
Sometimes getting off the beaten path involves crossing bridges you didn’t even know existed. I like to mix things up a bit and feature destinations that aren’t super popular but are straight up amazing. That’s because I advocate smart and independent travel. Sure I love popular places too but there is something about discovering a place and feeling like it’s all yours. Crossing a bridge is sometimes the only way we can discover new places. • • • #wheretogonext#itravelbecause#bridgesoftheworld#colombiano#colombia_folklore#visitcolombia#puenteviejo#santafedeantioquia#forbestravelguide#thrillist#ourlonelyplanet#traveldrops#travelambassador#frommers#travelbloggerlife#lovetrumpshate#travelhappy#lifeisanadventure#globalwanderer#explorewithme#bridgearchitecture#travelhacks#cntraveler#tlpics#tandctravel#daytripper#buzzfeedtravel
19.03.2019 16:56:33
I was captivated by this poignant sculpture by Colombia’s most famous artist, Fe
I was captivated by this poignant sculpture by Colombia’s most famous artist, Fernando Botero. He insisted the statue remain in this plaza after a terrorist bomb went off in the middle of a concert killing 30 and injuring 200. There’s a brand new bird statue right next to this one. As you can see by the couple next to the statue, this plaza is now filled with love and romance. The violence of years past seems to be in the rear view mirror for Medellin. • • • #itravelbecause#bloguero#viajesyturismo#viajero#medellincolombia#botero#fernandobotero#hispanicartist#latinamerican#latinamericanart#traveldrops#forbestravelguide#frommers#visitcolombia#eternaprimavera#southamericatravel#lovetrumpshate#medellincity#sculptural#travelbloggerlife#hotspotstv#thetravelambassador#wheretogonext
18.03.2019 19:00:24
After decades of violence, by the early 90’s, Colombia was the deadliest place i
After decades of violence, by the early 90’s, Colombia was the deadliest place in the world, specifically this neighborhood of Medellin. Comuna 13, which clings to the mountainside above the San Javier metro station, has undergone an impressive transformation in recent times and is now safe to visit (in the day time). In order to fully understand the violence and difficulties that have plagued the area and its impressive reformation, it's a great idea to explore the comuna with a local guide. I teamed up with @casakolacho to check out the barrio’s colorful artwork on one of their graffiti tours. Each piece of art has incredible symbolism and gives hope, beauty and much needed peace to this community @casakolacho is a non-profit organization that runs hip-hop workshops for youth from the hood, which it funds by organizing tours to the hillside communities of Comuna 13. The tours are run by cool young guides and focus on the street art found along the route, and the politics that brought waves of violence to the area. • • • #casakolacho#medellincolombia#colombiano#visitcolombia#colombiatravel#street_art#graffitistyle#graffititour#hiphopcultures#migente#hiphopart#grafiteros#travelwithmeaning#sustainabletravel#overtourism#traveljournalist#frommers#forbestravelguide#daytripper#traveldrops#vicenews#localguides#colorstreet#tandctravel#tlpics#bloguero#viajero#viajesyturismo
08.03.2019 14:27:02
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Colombia has been on my list for ages. I’ve decided to start in Medellin and vis
Colombia has been on my list for ages. I’ve decided to start in Medellin and visit the infamous Communa 13 hood. I’m excited to explore this colorful neighborhood that has undergone such a transformation after decades of violence. • • • #medellincolombia#colombiatravel#visitcolombia#communa13#urbanismo#migente#mosttraveledpeople#traveljournalist#traveldrops#droneporn#dronegram#djimavicair#medellincity#eternaprimavera#urbanlandscapes#favela#frommers#forbestravelguide#tandctravel#tlpics#urbanwalk#grafittitour#colombiano#daytripper#besttours@colombia.travel@procolombiaco
07.03.2019 15:51:42
Is Honduras safe? That’s the top question I’ve been asked about this amazing cou
Is Honduras safe? That’s the top question I’ve been asked about this amazing country. The bad reputation comes from one city, San Pedro Sula, which at one time had the top homicide rate in world. I found the statistics to be misleading, and after several years of reform, SAP is much safer for tourist and travelers alike. San Pedro Sula is not any more dangerous than any other big city. To be honest, just like most cities, it has the rough neighborhoods you probably don’t have any business visiting, and the tourist friendly center. Using common sense and avoiding dodgy places is what has kept me safe for years as an independent traveler. It’s a shame that this extraordinary country doesn’t get the tourism it deserves! True Central American culture, Mayan Ruins, white sand beaches, awesome islands, Caribbean culture, eco tourism and adventure travel is all there (at a bargain price) in Honduras. • • • #hondurastravel#visithonduras#honduras🇭🇳#vivahonduras#descubre_honduras#hondurastips#sanpedrosula#sanpedrosulahonduras#hotspots#thetravelambassador#traveldrops#secretdestination#itravelbrics#frommers#travelhappy#itravelbecause#solotraveling#centralamericatravel#sustainabletravel#overtourism#travel2019#mosttraveledpeople#traveljournalist#travelhacks#marketsoftheworld#moonshine#hooch#localsonly#catrachos
06.03.2019 13:47:08
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a huge history nerd. I love exploring cas
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a huge history nerd. I love exploring castles, forts, temples, palaces, etc… This is the Spanish fort in Omoa and a great day trip from San Pedro Sula. It was built by the Spanish in the late 18th century and then captured by the British during the American Revolutionary War. The complex is massive and fun to explore. • • • #hondurastravel#visithonduras#honduras🇭🇳#vivahonduras#descubre_honduras#hondurastravel#honduran#hondurastips#itravelbecause#mydomainetravels#mosttraveledpeople#traveljournalist#historygeek#historynerds#spanishfort#spanishhistory#solotraveller#frommers#traveladventures#centralamericatrip#daytripper#travelhacks#forbestravelguide#offthebeatenpath#traveldudes#getoutchallenge#adventurenthusiasts#lonelyplanettraveller
04.03.2019 19:03:51
Fellow traveler and journalist John DuPuis is the owner of the gorgeous @lavilla
Fellow traveler and journalist John DuPuis is the owner of the gorgeous @lavilladesoledad (named after his lovely wife) that is perched right along the Rio Cangrejal in the lush hills south of La Ceiba. Definitely an amazing spot to base yourself for adventures in this part of Honduras He has dedicated most of his life to promoting tourism in Honduras, conservation and eco-tourism. His monumental efforts to preserve public lands were not lost on me as I explored these national parks and went rafting on the river. Chatting with him was super inspirational as he explained how tourism in Honduras has evolved and how guys like him and Pepe Herrero are fighting the good fight for future generations. • • • #publiclands#protectpubliclands#hondurastravel#mosttraveledpeople#laceiba#traveljournalist#wildlifeconservation#conservationist#ecotourism#ecofriendlyhotel#kindtraveler#overtourism#lovelycouple#mentorship#mydomainetravels#tandctravel#verytandc#riocangrejal#laceiba#conocehonduras#hondurasisgreat#honduraspost#visithonduras#honduras🇭🇳#comunidadhonduras#vivahonduras#descubre_honduras#hondureños#honduran#itravelbecause
03.03.2019 12:20:50
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