Daniela Zavala from Diaries Of a Back Packer made this awesome video review of Cusuco National Park.
Meet the Backpacker
About Daniela Zavala
I am a former journalist turned public relations manager. Although I have a nine-to-five job and a comfortable lifestyle at home, I am a nomad at heart, making every new place I visit my home.
Back in 1997, I was afraid of traveling on my own, but when my first backpacking trip to Europe with two friends fell through, I had to make a decision: stay at home, or go by myself. Holding that ticket for a Madrid flight, I didn’t know that I would make a decision that would forever change my world perspective and continue to empower and inspire me. I decided to go on my own.
Every year I change my BCBG high heels for hiking boots and my Armani dresses for cargos and t-shirts. My only travel companion is a battered backpack that has been with me since that first trip.
In more than 10 years of solo traveling, I have had all sorts of experiences from the road. But I am not your typical tourist, traveling only the “safe” destinations or just visiting the touristy sites. During these journeys, I have seen the lives of many people of all nationalities, ethnicities, and religions up close. I have experienced their kindness, but also their brutal struggles between life and death.
Since that first trip in 1997, I was never the same. The places I visit and the people I meet on the road continue to have a deep impact on me, the way I see the world, and the way I live in it.
Henry Miller’s quote describes my experience best: “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
For fellow travelers, I hope my website is helpful.
For those who are afraid of traveling alone, I hope it inspires you to take the first step.
For those who—for whatever reason—cannot travel, I hope to take you on a journey to these far away lands through my writing and images.