About Me

Welcome to When In Roaming, the ultimate travel blog for wanderers, adventurers, and dreamers alike!

I’m Olivia Rivers, a 38-year-old travel enthusiast, Airbnb aficionado, and your personal guide to exploring the world.

My passion for travel has taken me to over 70 countries, and I’m here to share my experiences, tips, and hacks to help you make the most of your own adventures.

My Journey

Growing up in the United States, I was always fascinated by the idea of exploring new places and immersing myself in different cultures.

After completing my degree in journalism, I decided to take a leap of faith and embark on a solo trip around the world. That first journey ignited a fire within me, and I knew I had found my calling.

Olivia Rivers

Over the years, I’ve traveled extensively, both solo and with friends, discovering hidden gems, experiencing local customs, and making unforgettable memories. Some of my most cherished experiences include:

  • Trekking through the lush jungles of Borneo and coming face-to-face with orangutans in their natural habitat
  • Exploring the vibrant markets and ancient temples of Bangkok, Thailand, where I learned the art of Thai cooking from a local chef
  • Wandering the cobblestone streets of Dubrovnik, Croatia, and immersing myself in the rich history and stunning architecture of the city
  • Embarking on a breathtaking hot air balloon ride over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa, where I had the opportunity to care for orphaned elephants and learn about conservation efforts

My love for travel has only grown stronger, and I’ve made it my mission to inspire and empower others to embark on their own adventures.

Why When In Roaming?

When In Roaming is a platform where I share my personal experiences, travel tips, and hacks to help you navigate the world with ease and confidence. From budget-friendly accommodations to off-the-beaten-path destinations, I cover it all.

My goal is to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to create your own unforgettable travel experiences.

As a seasoned traveler, I’ve become an expert in finding the best Airbnb and VRBO stays, ensuring that my accommodations are not only comfortable but also provide a unique and authentic experience.

I’ve stayed in everything from cozy treehouses in Costa Rica to luxurious villas in the Greek Islands, and I’m excited to share my insights and recommendations with you.

What You Can Expect

When you visit When In Roaming, you’ll find a wealth of information on various aspects of travel, including:

  • In-depth destination guides and itineraries
  • Tips for finding the perfect Airbnb or VRBO stay
  • Travel hacks for saving money and maximizing your experience
  • Solo travel advice, especially for female travelers
  • Inspiring stories and personal reflections from my own adventures

In addition to practical advice, I also share my personal experiences and reflections from my travels. I believe that travel is not just about seeing new places, but also about personal growth and connecting with others.

Through my stories, I hope to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, embrace new experiences, and create meaningful connections with people from all walks of life.

My commitment to you is to provide honest, practical, and inspiring content that will help you plan your next adventure with confidence. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or just starting out, I’m here to support you every step of the way.

Let’s Roam Together

I’m thrilled to have you join me on this journey, and I can’t wait to see where your travels take you. If you have any questions, or suggestions, or just want to share your own travel stories, feel free to reach out to me.

Let’s roam the world together and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Happy travels,

Olivia Rivers

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