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Meet Juliana

Hello! I’m Juliana! I am the travel blogger and vlogger behind Tourist to Local.  I love smiling, making friends, and dreaming of places to go next!  With 15 countries and counting at the ripe age of 22, I am well on my way to seeing the world.

The Tourist to Local Philosophy is to push for cultural awareness while traveling.  In my opinion, travel is better when you break out of typical tourist activities in search for local experiences, friends, and food.  That’s a little of what you’ll find here, of course with the occasional splurge.  However, life isn’t always going to be a vacation, which is why this travel blog will also let you in on my crazy life between journeys.  I live by the mantra that your boring hometown is someone else’s exciting adventure.  Combine the spirit of a tourist and the knowledge of a local, and every city (even your own) will bring you wonders. 

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Latest Blog Posts

Like a Local—A Day in Rotterdam with Maxime G.

There’s something so special about visiting a friend abroad.  Maxime and I met while she was studying in the United States, and this month I had the opportunity to visit her in her city of Rotterdam

A TRIP to the Dutch Hospital—Why I Really Should Get Travel Health Insurance By Now

Yes, I ended up in yet another foreign hospital....

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My Day with a Welsh Sheep Farmer Bachelor Party Group and Solo Traveler from India

It's days like these that make me realize the magic of being a solo traveler.

My First Camping Trip in 10 Years

I've always considered myself a very laid back, go-with the flow type of traveler.  I can get by with life's basic necessities and rarely complain when things go wrong.  So when my friends decided to plan

Top 7 Things to Do in Seattle–A Weekend Itinerary

Two weeks ago, me and my 6 closest friends set off for a weekend roadtrip from Spokane to Seattle!  Located on the coast of Washington state, this city has so much more to offer than just

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A Weekend Itinerary for Shanghai

I would like to thank Juliana for publishing this article. Her site is a great place to learn to travel using, and appreciating, local knowledge and to follow her own exciting adventures! After reading this, be