Geena Truman ⌁Travel Blogger (@bartender_abroad_) — ❃Adventure Enthusiast
✌︎Animal Lover
✍︎Story Teller
✉︎ bartenderabroad.email@gmail 
☟Los Angeles ☼➯ Colombia ✩
“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, fee
“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you” 🌿🍃🌱⁣ ⁣ You outgrow cities. You outgrow routines. And slowly home became people rather than a place. ♥️⁣ ⁣ Home is with my family in a small town in Eastern Washington. Home is with my best friends in Seattle (and now Oregon😭). ⁣ ⁣ And home is all over the world with this man. 🗺 ⁣ ⁣ Where/who do you call home? 🏠👯‍♀️⁣ ⁣ New blog post up about our search for Komodo Dragons on bartenderabroad.co (link in bio)🐉🐉
11.12.2018 02:45:21
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our p
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” -Mark Twain ⁣ ⁣ With all that’s going on in the world and all that’s portrayed on American media, it’s easy to forget that the world ISN’T a scary place. ⁣ ⁣ People are inherently kind. Different isn’t a bad thing. ⁣ Every culture and country has something to teach you. ⁣ ⁣ So we explore unafraid, throw caution to the wind and form our own opinions of “dangerous” places and people. ⁣ ⁣ Travel teaches you that in spite of our differences we are ALL very much the same ♥️⁣ ⁣
05.12.2018 19:17:30
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This is as “me” as it gets. ⁣
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It’s 95 degrees. I’m hot and sweating 😓 my hair
This is as “me” as it gets. ⁣ ⁣ It’s 95 degrees. I’m hot and sweating 😓 my hair is in my permanent travel bun. We’re in the most rural part of our Cuban adventure. ⁣ ⁣ ...And I decide to get myself covered in mango juice. I peeled the mango by hand and managed to smash it through the grates to feed the hungry parrots 🐣⁣ ⁣ Fun Facts about Me: ⁣ ⁣ ⚬ I always travel with just my one backpack 🎒 ⁣ ⁣ ⚬ I don’t pack stylish outfits, any makeup, or a hairbrush. 😬⁣ Comfort is 🔑 ⁣ ⁣ ⚬ I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty ✌🏼The more hostels, streetfood, and puppers to pick up-the better. 🐶 ⁣ ⁣ ⚬ @_evharris is constantly trying to stop me from cuddling stray animals/wild animals🦔🙄 ⁣ What’s your travel style? Are you a roughing it backpacker or do you prefer beachy resorts? ⁣ ⁣ ➳ Click the link in my bio or go to bartenderabroad.co⁣ ⁣
04.12.2018 18:01:35
The sad reality behind all my cute Cuban puppy photos 🐶 💔 ⁣
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The sad reality behind all my cute Cuban puppy photos 🐶 💔 ⁣ ⁣ Many countries throughout South/Latin America and Asia have out of control dog and cat populations. 🐱🐶⁣ ⁣ The adorable street animals are left to fend for themselves and females have litter after litter of pups and kittens. 👎🏼⁣ ⁣ The solution? Spaying and Neutering. Currently there are no animal shelters in Cuba. Veterinary Centers closed in mass quantities in 2017 and now very few organizations exist to help. ⁣ ⁣ If you want to learn how you can avoid being part of the problem... check out my new blog post on animal tourism! Learn how to tell the harmful from the helpful and spend money on organizations that put the animals first. 💸💶⁣ ⁣ ➳ Click the link in my bio or go to bartenderabroad.co⁣ ⁣
03.12.2018 18:39:23
We must have stopped at 100 farms on our Icelandic road trip so I could pet ever
We must have stopped at 100 farms on our Icelandic road trip so I could pet every Icelandic Pony and sheep 🐑. ⁣ ⁣ Not a lot of livestock can handle the extremes of Icelandic weather with the snow, wind, and icy temperatures ❄️ ⁣ ⁣ Unfortunately, aside from tourist horseback-riding these beautiful creatures are commonly used for food. Western cultures don’t often eat horse meat but Nordic regions have been doing it for centuries. 😳⁣ ⁣ The reason it’s taboo in Western cultures has to do with the Vatican vs. the Vikings. While religion was spreading the Vatican wanted to distinctly separate themselves from the “heathen vikings” who didn’t share their Puritan values. Hence the ban on horse meat. When America was colonized by religious groups that mentality carried on. 💒⁣ ⁣ Although I didn’t eat any horse while in Iceland, it made me realize that it’s silly for me to be okay with beef or pork but not horse. Full vegetarianism is sounding better and better to me🌱🌿 ⁣ ⁣ Travel Tip: Some Icelandic restaurants serve whale and puffin. This is not a typical Icelandic meal. Its solely for tourists. And with the diminishing puffin and whale populations this hunting isn’t sustainable. I highly recommend avoiding these dishes and getting some tasty fish and chips instead 🐟⁣ ⁣ ➳ Click the link in my bio or go to bartenderabroad.co⁣ ⁣
29.11.2018 20:57:01
For every romantic Instagram worthy photo, we have we have 20 “failed” photos. 📸
For every romantic Instagram worthy photo, we have we have 20 “failed” photos. 📸⁣ ⁣ But those hold the best memories for me. All the times we are goofy and silly and caught off guard. Those are the moments I remember that I have the best travel partner in the world 🌎♥️⁣ ⁣ In this particular photo, we will forever be reminded of the time I leaped onto your back and accidentally whacked you straight in the 🥜. ⁣ ⁣ But hey, I get points for my genuine concern getting captured on camera though right?? 😇⁣ ⁣
27.11.2018 20:14:45
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My not amused face when @_evharris decided to lock me in the church bell tower.
My not amused face when @_evharris decided to lock me in the church bell tower. 😑⁣ ⁣ This is the best sunrise spot in Trinidad, Cuba. From the tower, the cobblestone town with its rust-red clay roofs are a colorful oasis within the jungle of the Escambray mountain range. 🌿⁣ ⁣ Swipe to see the view from the top of the tower 👀⁣ ⁣ ➳ Click the link in my bio or go to bartenderabroad.co⁣ ⁣
26.11.2018 18:38:09
Viñales 🌿🍃🌱⁣⁣⁣
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The green gem of Cuba. The tobacco plantations, The Valley of
Viñales 🌿🍃🌱⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The green gem of Cuba. The tobacco plantations, The Valley of Silence, historic caves, and “prehistoric” murals. 🎨⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Check out my featured post on WeAreTravelGirls.com to read about my journey through the Valley of Silence and all the amazing outdoor adventure Vinales has to offer. 🧗🏻‍♀️⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ➳ Click the link in my bio or go to bartenderabroad.co⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
24.11.2018 21:01:09
We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar, returning to places we can never
We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar, returning to places we can never get enough of, and an urge for something new. Somewhere foreign and strange. 🗺⁣ ⁣ As often as not, we are homesick most for places we have never before seen. 💫⁣ ⁣ Although our bucket list of countries and cities gets longer every trip, we can’t help but daydream about returning to our favorites. 🤔⁣ ⁣ Planning our trips for 2019 we will be returning to a few countries we have been. As well as exploring quite a few we haven’t. 🙌🏼⁣ ⁣ Do you travel to the same countries or always somewhere new? ♥️⁣ ⁣ ➳ Click the link in my bio or go to bartenderabroad.co⁣ ⁣⁣
21.11.2018 19:07:32
It’s so hard to find beaches that aren’t packed full of people. 🤦🏻‍♀️ ⁣
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It’s so hard to find beaches that aren’t packed full of people. 🤦🏻‍♀️ ⁣ ⁣ Cuba has 250 different beaches ranging from city-front shores to mangrove-covered remote beaches to classic Caribbean resorts. ⛱⁣ ⁣ But with peak Cuban travel season coming up the beaches will be getting more and more crowded. 🙅🏻‍♀️👬👫👭⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Check out my new blog post to find the perfect hidden away beach for your holiday! 🏝⁣ ⁣ Travel Tip: For beachy destinations I always try and travel in the shoulder season. The time right before/after peak travel season. The weather is still perfect and the prices for accommodation have gone down. Less tourists=more empty beaches 🥂 ⁣ ⁣ For Cuba shoulder season is April (when I went) and October after hurricane season. ⁣ ⁣ ➳ Click the link in my bio or go to bartenderabroad.co⁣ ⁣
20.11.2018 23:01:08
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Always jump ⚡️ ⁣
Whether that’s into the jungle falls or making a change of cour
Always jump ⚡️ ⁣ Whether that’s into the jungle falls or making a change of course in life, it always pays to be daring. ⁣ ⁣ Salto de Caburni is Trinidad, Cuba’s most popular waterfall. A one hour car ride will take you to the peak of the Escambray mountains where you will begin your hike down. ⛰⁣ ⁣ It’s difficult. But so so worth it. ⁣ ⁣ When we reached the end of the trail a few local boys and their dogs were swimming so naturally we decided to join them! 🐶 ⁣ ⁣ Just make sure you leave early enough to get home before dark! The trail is unmarked but easy to follow in daylight. Getting lost in the Cuban jungle is on no ones bucket list 🙅🏻‍♀️⁣ ⁣
19.11.2018 19:32:08
Stunning Caribbean Beaches ✔️⁣
Smokin’ hot beach bod ✔️⁣
Perfect Cuban Vacation
Stunning Caribbean Beaches ✔️⁣ Smokin’ hot beach bod ✔️⁣ Perfect Cuban Vacation 🐡 🐠 ⁣ ⁣ Cuba fun facts: ⁣ 1. Cuba has one of the highest rates of literacy in the world! 99 out of 100 Cubans can read and write. 📝⁣ ⁣ 2. Health care is actually Cuba’s biggest economy booster not tourism. They have the largest medical school in all of South America. 👩🏽‍⚕️⁣ ⁣ 3. Cuban food is served all at once instead of in courses 🥘 (learn more about Cuban food in my new blog post!) ⁣ ⁣ ➳ Click the link in my bio or go to bartenderabroad.co⁣ ⁣
15.11.2018 20:04:39
NEW BLOG POST 🥘🥪🍛 ⁣
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Curious about Cuban food?? ⁣
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➳ Click the link in my bio
NEW BLOG POST 🥘🥪🍛 ⁣ ⁣ Curious about Cuban food?? ⁣ ⁣ ➳ Click the link in my bio or go to bartenderabroad.co⁣ ⁣ Homestays and guesthouses are the only way to go in Cuba! Not only are you contributing directly to a Cuban family but OMG THE FOOD. 🤤 ⁣ ⁣ The best food I had in this entire country was in the homes of the locals. Most places offered a full breakfast spread in the morning- meat, bread, fruit, traditional pastries, coffee, and mango juice. ⁣ And for 10USD per person you could also have a MASSIVE traditional Cuban dinner with beans, rice, plantains two ways, soup, and pork. ⁣ ⁣ Travel Tip: No need to book homestays in advance either! Homes with a guest room are marked with a blue symbol outside the door 💙 When you get to a city just wander and it won’t take long to spot one. ⁣ ⁣
14.11.2018 22:59:33
It’s that heart of gold and stardust soul 💫 that make you beautiful ♥️⁣
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It’s that heart of gold and stardust soul 💫 that make you beautiful ♥️⁣ ⁣ People always assume that one day I’ll be done traveling. That I’ll be ready to “settle down” or I’ll see everywhere I want to see. ⁣ ⁣ But why would you ever want to give up rooftop kisses all over the world? When would I ever decide to stop waking up to whole new city to explore? ⁣ 🗺⁣ ⁣ A lifetime of adventure. That’s what we’re in for. The world is a big big place and my bucket list just keeps getting longer 🌍⁣ ⁣ Bartenderabroad.co
13.11.2018 18:43:43
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Xiamen, China 🇨🇳 The very first place @_evharris and I traveled to. ⁣
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Xiamen, China 🇨🇳 The very first place @_evharris and I traveled to. ⁣ ⁣ One month after we started dating, we began our 5-week trip to Indonesia with a little pit stop here. ⁣ ⁣ This was where I discovered he beauty of the long layover. ✈️ ⁣ ⁣ We had 24 hours to explore this cute fishing town. This temple was our first stop. ⛩ We hiked up to the highest point in the city past worshippers and suited men on their lunch break to get to this view ♥️. ⁣ ⁣ This town doesn’t get a whole lot of (or any) tourists and locals kept stopping to take our photo 📸. ⁣ ⁣ Layover tip: If possible I always opt for the longest possible layover. Many airlines provide hotel accommodations and it allows you to explore an additional city. 🗺 ⁣ ⁣
12.11.2018 19:48:24
Pacific Northwest Vibes 🌲⁣
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Okay so it’s actually the shores of Fallen Leaf lak
Pacific Northwest Vibes 🌲⁣ ⁣ Okay so it’s actually the shores of Fallen Leaf lake in California 🤗 but the lush forests and beautiful mountains remind me of home ❤️⛰ Spent this last week in Spokane and it got me missing the Fall season 🍁🍂⁣ ⁣ Camper Tip: Fallen Leaf Lake has the best campground at Lake Tahoe. Besides this view you’re also hidden away from the hordes of people visiting during peak season. It’s the perfect private camping setting ⛺️ and located just a 5 min drive from Emerald Bay! ⁣ ⁣ bartenderabroad.co ⁣ ⁣ ⁣
11.11.2018 22:46:10
Two things I’ll be forever sure of, the sun will always fall for the moon, & and
Two things I’ll be forever sure of, the sun will always fall for the moon, & and I will always fall for you ✨⁣ ⁣ 🌵I can’t get enough of the Chola Cactus garden! We explored at sunset and lucked out on the most A M A Z I N G pink sky views over the desert 💕⁣ ⁣ Go to bartenderabroad.co to plan your Joshua Tree National Park Trip! ⁣ ⁣
06.11.2018 18:19:42
We travel some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. -A
We travel some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. -Anais Nin 🕉⁣ ⁣ I’ve always felt that travelers are a collection of everywhere they have been. Learning about new cultures, new cuisines, and connecting with people all over the world. 🌍 ⁣ ⁣ Cuba taught me about the kindness of strangers. ⁣ It showed me Spanish architecture. ⁣ It informed me about the Cuban/American crisis and how the embargo is negatively impacting the people of Cuba. ⁣ It taught me that without seeing with your own eyes you can never truly know the truth of a country and it’s people. ⁣ ⁣ Viva La Cuba 🇨🇺 #endtheembargo ⁣ ⁣
05.11.2018 18:02:02
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