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    Welcome to The Queen of Trips, an empowering space for solo female travelers. Embark on a journey of self-discovery, courage, and wanderlust as I fearlessly explore the world and share my travel stories along the way.
    Welcome to The Queen of Trips, an empowering space for solo female travelers. Embark on a journey of self-discovery, courage, and wanderlust as I fearlessly explore the world and share my travel stories along the way.

    Hey there! I'm Maribel, The Queen of Trips.

    As a first-generation Latina and elder Millennial from Miami and Medellin, I greatly value my roots and heritage. Despite facing numerous challenges, including breast cancer, I’ve learned to seize every moment. Inspired by this, I set an ambitious goal to explore every country in the world before retirement, firmly believing in making the most of opportunities and living life to the fullest.  I have been solo traveling for work or pleasure since 2007 and have had the privilege of visiting 31 countries. Travel has become a crucial tool in my recovery, helping me heal and rediscover myself. I want to empower other women with my journey, sharing inspiration, practical tips, and heartfelt stories that celebrate the beauty of travel and the resilient spirit within us. Let’s break boundaries and conquer fears, navigate different cultures, savor diverse flavors, and cherish the magic of travel. Life is too short to wonder about ‘what ifs’—let’s make every moment count and show that dreams are attainable, no matter the obstacles.

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    • If Utah is not on your bucket list, you need to add it! Utah’s beauty is unmatched! Utah is a must-see destination for any traveler.  Utah became the 45th state on January 4, 1896. Its unique landscapes, including stunning national parks like Zion and Bryce Canyon, make it a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Utah’s diverse geography spans from the rugged peaks of the Wasatch Range to the otherworldly beauty of the Bonneville Salt Flats. Its vibrant cities like Salt Lake City offer a blend of modern amenities and historic charm, making Utah a fascinating destination for travelers of all interests.

Have you been to Utah? 

Si Utah no está en tu lista de deseos, ¡deberías agregarlo! ¡La belleza de Utah es incomparable! Utah es un destino imperdible para cualquier viajero. Utah se convirtió en el estado número 45 el 4 de enero de 1896. Sus paisajes únicos, incluidos los impresionantes parques nacionales como Zion y Bryce Canyon, lo convierten en un destino favorito para los entusiastas de actividades al aire libre.

La geografía diversa de Utah abarca desde las m cumbres de la Cordillera Wasatch hasta la belleza de otro mundo de los Salar de Bonneville. Sus vibrantes ciudades como Salt Lake City ofrecen una mezcla de comodidades modernas y encanto histórico, lo que hace de Utah un destino fascinante para viajeros de todos los intereses.

¿Has estado en Utah?

#visitutah #witsutah #visitautah #utahtravels 

Utah Travel, Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Travel to Utah, Utah Bucketlist
    • Arrived in Utah a week early because I wanted to spend time in some of the Mighty 5 National Parks you can visit on your trip.  I’ve spent a few days hiking through Zion. 

What are some questions you may have about visiting National Parks or Zion that I can help answer? 

I will be here for #WITSUtah and can’t wait to share all of my experiences in the next few days. 

🇨🇴Llegué a Utah una semana antes porque quería pasar tiempo en algunos de los Parques Nacionales Mighty 5 que puedes visitar en tu viaje. He pasado unos días haciendo senderismo en Zion.

¿Qué preguntas podrías tener sobre visitar Parques Nacionales o Zion que pueda ayudarte a responder?

Estaré aquí para #WITSUtah y no puedo esperar para compartir todas mis experiencias en los próximos días.

#visitutah #mighty5 #visitnationalparks #parquesnacionales #hikingtrip
    • What makes you feel small? 

For me it’s nature! There is little more humbling than seeing how small we are compared to this amazing beauty. 

This trailhead and the surrounding area is aimed at preserving the unique ecosystems of South Florida. The Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital were established to promote environmental education, rehab for wildlife and habitat conservation.

We didn’t fly over the marsh as that the area beyond the path is part of the Everglades ecosystem. 

🇨🇴 ¿Qué te hace sentir pequeño/ a?

¡Para mí, es la naturaleza! Hay poco más que me mantiene humilde que ver lo pequeños que somos en comparación con esta belleza increíble.

Este sendero y el área cercana tienen como objetivo preservar los ecosistemas únicos del sur de Florida. El Centro de Naturaleza y Hospital de Vida Silvestre de Sawgrass se establecieron para promover la educación ambiental, la rehabilitación de la vida silvestre y la conservación del hábitat.

No volamos sobre el pantano porque el área más allá del sendero forma parte del ecosistema de los Everglades y hay que respetar.

#womenthatdrone #dronepic #southflorida #visitlauderdale
    Yes it is a SCAM - PLEASE REPORT ACCT: @thequeenoftrips1

@instagram the account: @thequeenoftrips1 blocked me, and then decided to use my handle and 1 picture of me to impersonate me to gain followers and ask for money on my behalf for a trash clothing line. Because I am blocked by them I can’t tag them. PLEASE REPORT THIS ACCT TO INSTAGRAM

Also if you have advice for what to do next, please leave it below.
    Yes it is a SCAM - PLEASE REPORT ACCT: @thequeenoftrips1

@instagram the account: @thequeenoftrips1 blocked me, and then decided to use my handle and 1 picture of me to impersonate me to gain followers and ask for money on my behalf for a trash clothing line. Because I am blocked by them I can’t tag them. PLEASE REPORT THIS ACCT TO INSTAGRAM

Also if you have advice for what to do next, please leave it below.
    Yes it is a SCAM - PLEASE REPORT ACCT: @thequeenoftrips1 @instagram the account: @thequeenoftrips1 blocked me, and then decided to use my handle and 1 picture of me to impersonate me to gain followers and ask for money on my behalf for a trash clothing line. Because I am blocked by them I can’t tag them. PLEASE REPORT THIS ACCT TO INSTAGRAM Also if you have advice for what to do next, please leave it below.
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    If Utah is not on your bucket list, you need to add it! Utah’s beauty is unmatched! Utah is a must-see destination for any traveler. Utah became the 45th state on January 4, 1896. Its unique landscapes, including stunning national parks like Zion and Bryce Canyon, make it a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Utah’s diverse geography spans from the rugged peaks of the Wasatch Range to the otherworldly beauty of the Bonneville Salt Flats. Its vibrant cities like Salt Lake City offer a blend of modern amenities and historic charm, making Utah a fascinating destination for travelers of all interests. Have you been to Utah? Si Utah no está en tu lista de deseos, ¡deberías agregarlo! ¡La belleza de Utah es incomparable! Utah es un destino imperdible para cualquier viajero. Utah se convirtió en el estado número 45 el 4 de enero de 1896. Sus paisajes únicos, incluidos los impresionantes parques nacionales como Zion y Bryce Canyon, lo convierten en un destino favorito para los entusiastas de actividades al aire libre. La geografía diversa de Utah abarca desde las m cumbres de la Cordillera Wasatch hasta la belleza de otro mundo de los Salar de Bonneville. Sus vibrantes ciudades como Salt Lake City ofrecen una mezcla de comodidades modernas y encanto histórico, lo que hace de Utah un destino fascinante para viajeros de todos los intereses. ¿Has estado en Utah? #visitutah #witsutah #visitautah #utahtravels Utah Travel, Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Travel to Utah, Utah Bucketlist
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    Arrived in Utah a week early because I wanted to spend time in some of the Mighty 5 National Parks you can visit on your trip.  I’ve spent a few days hiking through Zion. 

What are some questions you may have about visiting National Parks or Zion that I can help answer? 

I will be here for #WITSUtah and can’t wait to share all of my experiences in the next few days. 

🇨🇴Llegué a Utah una semana antes porque quería pasar tiempo en algunos de los Parques Nacionales Mighty 5 que puedes visitar en tu viaje. He pasado unos días haciendo senderismo en Zion.

¿Qué preguntas podrías tener sobre visitar Parques Nacionales o Zion que pueda ayudarte a responder?

Estaré aquí para #WITSUtah y no puedo esperar para compartir todas mis experiencias en los próximos días.

#visitutah #mighty5 #visitnationalparks #parquesnacionales #hikingtrip
    Arrived in Utah a week early because I wanted to spend time in some of the Mighty 5 National Parks you can visit on your trip.  I’ve spent a few days hiking through Zion. 

What are some questions you may have about visiting National Parks or Zion that I can help answer? 

I will be here for #WITSUtah and can’t wait to share all of my experiences in the next few days. 

🇨🇴Llegué a Utah una semana antes porque quería pasar tiempo en algunos de los Parques Nacionales Mighty 5 que puedes visitar en tu viaje. He pasado unos días haciendo senderismo en Zion.

¿Qué preguntas podrías tener sobre visitar Parques Nacionales o Zion que pueda ayudarte a responder?

Estaré aquí para #WITSUtah y no puedo esperar para compartir todas mis experiencias en los próximos días.

#visitutah #mighty5 #visitnationalparks #parquesnacionales #hikingtrip
    Arrived in Utah a week early because I wanted to spend time in some of the Mighty 5 National Parks you can visit on your trip.  I’ve spent a few days hiking through Zion. 

What are some questions you may have about visiting National Parks or Zion that I can help answer? 

I will be here for #WITSUtah and can’t wait to share all of my experiences in the next few days. 

🇨🇴Llegué a Utah una semana antes porque quería pasar tiempo en algunos de los Parques Nacionales Mighty 5 que puedes visitar en tu viaje. He pasado unos días haciendo senderismo en Zion.

¿Qué preguntas podrías tener sobre visitar Parques Nacionales o Zion que pueda ayudarte a responder?

Estaré aquí para #WITSUtah y no puedo esperar para compartir todas mis experiencias en los próximos días.

#visitutah #mighty5 #visitnationalparks #parquesnacionales #hikingtrip
    Arrived in Utah a week early because I wanted to spend time in some of the Mighty 5 National Parks you can visit on your trip.  I’ve spent a few days hiking through Zion. 

What are some questions you may have about visiting National Parks or Zion that I can help answer? 

I will be here for #WITSUtah and can’t wait to share all of my experiences in the next few days. 

🇨🇴Llegué a Utah una semana antes porque quería pasar tiempo en algunos de los Parques Nacionales Mighty 5 que puedes visitar en tu viaje. He pasado unos días haciendo senderismo en Zion.

¿Qué preguntas podrías tener sobre visitar Parques Nacionales o Zion que pueda ayudarte a responder?

Estaré aquí para #WITSUtah y no puedo esperar para compartir todas mis experiencias en los próximos días.

#visitutah #mighty5 #visitnationalparks #parquesnacionales #hikingtrip
    Arrived in Utah a week early because I wanted to spend time in some of the Mighty 5 National Parks you can visit on your trip.  I’ve spent a few days hiking through Zion. 

What are some questions you may have about visiting National Parks or Zion that I can help answer? 

I will be here for #WITSUtah and can’t wait to share all of my experiences in the next few days. 

🇨🇴Llegué a Utah una semana antes porque quería pasar tiempo en algunos de los Parques Nacionales Mighty 5 que puedes visitar en tu viaje. He pasado unos días haciendo senderismo en Zion.

¿Qué preguntas podrías tener sobre visitar Parques Nacionales o Zion que pueda ayudarte a responder?

Estaré aquí para #WITSUtah y no puedo esperar para compartir todas mis experiencias en los próximos días.

#visitutah #mighty5 #visitnationalparks #parquesnacionales #hikingtrip
    Arrived in Utah a week early because I wanted to spend time in some of the Mighty 5 National Parks you can visit on your trip.  I’ve spent a few days hiking through Zion. 

What are some questions you may have about visiting National Parks or Zion that I can help answer? 

I will be here for #WITSUtah and can’t wait to share all of my experiences in the next few days. 

🇨🇴Llegué a Utah una semana antes porque quería pasar tiempo en algunos de los Parques Nacionales Mighty 5 que puedes visitar en tu viaje. He pasado unos días haciendo senderismo en Zion.

¿Qué preguntas podrías tener sobre visitar Parques Nacionales o Zion que pueda ayudarte a responder?

Estaré aquí para #WITSUtah y no puedo esperar para compartir todas mis experiencias en los próximos días.

#visitutah #mighty5 #visitnationalparks #parquesnacionales #hikingtrip
    Arrived in Utah a week early because I wanted to spend time in some of the Mighty 5 National Parks you can visit on your trip.  I’ve spent a few days hiking through Zion. 

What are some questions you may have about visiting National Parks or Zion that I can help answer? 

I will be here for #WITSUtah and can’t wait to share all of my experiences in the next few days. 

🇨🇴Llegué a Utah una semana antes porque quería pasar tiempo en algunos de los Parques Nacionales Mighty 5 que puedes visitar en tu viaje. He pasado unos días haciendo senderismo en Zion.

¿Qué preguntas podrías tener sobre visitar Parques Nacionales o Zion que pueda ayudarte a responder?

Estaré aquí para #WITSUtah y no puedo esperar para compartir todas mis experiencias en los próximos días.

#visitutah #mighty5 #visitnationalparks #parquesnacionales #hikingtrip
    Arrived in Utah a week early because I wanted to spend time in some of the Mighty 5 National Parks you can visit on your trip. I’ve spent a few days hiking through Zion. What are some questions you may have about visiting National Parks or Zion that I can help answer? I will be here for #WITSUtah and can’t wait to share all of my experiences in the next few days. 🇨🇴Llegué a Utah una semana antes porque quería pasar tiempo en algunos de los Parques Nacionales Mighty 5 que puedes visitar en tu viaje. He pasado unos días haciendo senderismo en Zion. ¿Qué preguntas podrías tener sobre visitar Parques Nacionales o Zion que pueda ayudarte a responder? Estaré aquí para #WITSUtah y no puedo esperar para compartir todas mis experiencias en los próximos días. #visitutah #mighty5 #visitnationalparks #parquesnacionales #hikingtrip
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    What makes you feel small? For me it’s nature! There is little more humbling than seeing how small we are compared to this amazing beauty. This trailhead and the surrounding area is aimed at preserving the unique ecosystems of South Florida. The Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital were established to promote environmental education, rehab for wildlife and habitat conservation. We didn’t fly over the marsh as that the area beyond the path is part of the Everglades ecosystem. 🇨🇴 ¿Qué te hace sentir pequeño/ a? ¡Para mí, es la naturaleza! Hay poco más que me mantiene humilde que ver lo pequeños que somos en comparación con esta belleza increíble. Este sendero y el área cercana tienen como objetivo preservar los ecosistemas únicos del sur de Florida. El Centro de Naturaleza y Hospital de Vida Silvestre de Sawgrass se establecieron para promover la educación ambiental, la rehabilitación de la vida silvestre y la conservación del hábitat. No volamos sobre el pantano porque el área más allá del sendero forma parte del ecosistema de los Everglades y hay que respetar. #womenthatdrone #dronepic #southflorida #visitlauderdale
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