FOL­LOW THE LEAD­ERS

They’ll in­spire you to get your wan­der­lust on

Emirates Woman - - #solotravel -

01. ChicLeBelle

If there’s one mas­sive ad­van­tage of be­ing in the Gulf, you have the ge­o­graph­i­cal ben­e­fit of be­ing smack bang in the cen­tre of the world. Gabriela Bell of Bul­gar­ian de­scent tech­ni­cally lives be­tween Abu Dhabi and Dubai but re­ally, she lives on a plane. From Mi­lan (where she worked in fash­ion) to Bangkok to the UAE, she’s been on the road for a while and has a blog that could be in the­glossies. @chiclebelle

03. RashaYousif

If you can’t quit your day job and travel the world, fol­low in Bahraini Rasha Yousif’s foot­steps. She’s in fi­nance but uses up her an­nual leave wisely, ab­sorb­ing the minu­tia of life wher­ever she goes. Her posts pro­voke so many ques­tions but they’re also in­cred­i­bly sat­is­fy­ing. Mostre­centlyshetrekked­toEver­est base camp and has also clinched Kil­i­man­jaro un­der her belt ear­lier this year. She’s par­tial to places where theWi-Fi­isweak. @rshrsho

02. Ju­li­aKivelä

One woman and her cam­era = con­tent that will make you re­assess your life choices. Julia Kivelä is a Rus­sian pho­tog­ra­pher based in Fin­land who doc­u­ments the kind of na­ture that moves you to tears. She keeps to the Nordic re­gion but goes to wild places on her own which we’re sure not even Google Map­sknows­aboutyet.Ify­ouwantto com­bi­ne­trav­el­with­askill,Julia’syour first­pointofin­spo. @ju­li­a_kivela

04. Vogue&Vagabonds

Be­cause style and travel are def­i­nitely not mu­tu­ally ex­clu­sive. Copen­hagen-based Fa­tima Dhaif's phi­los­o­phy: “travel is to live” makes us want to jump on a plane and live our best life. Her blog Vogue & Vagabonds cov­ers the most In­sta­grammable coun­tries in the world, from The Sey­chelles to Cuba to Greece, fil­tered through an ethe­real lens. Her trav­els have a soulful pur­pose with some phi­lan­thropy.@voguen­vagabonds

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