Born in Brazil then moved to United States just before her 14th birthday, Luciana was lucky to live in the sunny cities of Miami and Los Angeles for nearly 12 years. Later on, she made her way to Dubai which she has since called it home. After living in different countries and travelled to several destinations in the world, Luciana decided to create her own blog where she could share tips, favorite locations and photos of her travels. Since traveling is her biggest passion, her blog TwentyFourwith.me is the perfect platform to share the love with her followers. Up until now, she has visited over 65 countries. She believes the number will keep on growing, as she is always searching for new and exciting places – and she absolutely adore the planning process.
What inspired you to start your blog?
The idea started a year and a half ago over a lunch date with friends. The main topic of our conversation was my tips for their future holidays. Since this was not the first time something like this happened, I started thinking that I should start documenting my travels. Not only could I share my experiences and favorite spots with others, I would also have an online journal of all the amazing places I have been to.
Tell us more about yourself and your blog.
I am a child at heart. The simplest of things make me so happy, still getting ecstatic every time I see a pink wall, or when I find a pretty café, you might have noticed this from my Instagram. I love to discover new places and I feel so lucky to do so all over the world. My blog TwentyFourwith.me is my platform where you’ll find travel and lifestyle articles. My favorite part must be my Dubai page, where readers have a chance to find out a bit more about my everyday life. I share in details how I stay fit, and also where and how I choose to spend my days.
What is your passion?
As a true Aquarian, my passions are always changing and evolving. One thing is for sure; I’m always craving to get inspired, surrounding myself with anything that will spark my creativity. With that being said, traveling is my biggest passion, the ability to capture beautiful moments with photography and learning with every new experience.
How do you manage time to run your blog efficiently?
I dedicate a certain amount of time each day for the blog, deciding what I’m going to write about, shooting locations, organizing and editing the content. It all takes time and what I found helps a lot with self-organizing is setting deadlines. My hubby has embarked on this journey with me, which makes me so happy. He is a great living tripod, helps me tons with edits and he is in charge of my new YouTube channel.
What is on your bucket list?
Ohh my list is so big! Doing a safari in Namibia, visiting the famous Giraffe Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, road trip through Australia. A confession is that I haven’t travelled to many cities in my home country Brazil, at least at an age where I can remember. For 2018, I plan on visiting the Amazon and the spectacular sand dunes of Lençois Maranheses.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve ever been and where is your next travel destination?
It’s hard to name just one. Cappadocia has left a big impression on me, being on a hot air balloon for sunrise was a dream come true. Also, Japan is very special due to their culture and way of living – especially Kyoto during cherry blossom season. Next on my itinerary is a skiing trip to Lapland, Finland – where I hope to witness the northern lights!