On the Road With… Erika Calle

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Meet Erika! She is a passionate content creator who travels with her husband. Her content continues to influence followers to visit the many wonders of nature in the world.

Name: Erika Calle

Facebook: @Mochila Monkeys

Instagram: @latin.spirit @mochilamonkeys

Website: mochilamonkeys.com

Age: 31

Title: Graphic/Multimedia Designer

City you live in: Bali, Indonesia

Most recent city visited… Cairns, Australia

A typical day in my life includes… waking up early, praying, playing sports followed by working on my projects and taking photos, having lunch with my husband and ending it by calling my family because I miss them.

I was born… in Quito, Ecuador.

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a veterinarian because I love animals so much.

My first job was… a waitress in my parent’s restaurant.

My favorite thing about traveling is… getting to meet new people and learn about their cultures.

I’m currently listening to… motivational podcasts.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… my husband because he is my favorite person in this world.

One thing I cannot travel without… my phone because it is such a helpful device for translating, apps and finding directions.

I’m inspired by… Robyn Davidson. “You are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be.”

The one person who motivates me is… my husband because he has such a drive for our goals.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… poverty.

The perfect day would be… waking up early, overlooking the beautiful sunrise at the ocean and running on the beach. I would then prepare myself for a great photoshoot and hang out with my friends and meet my family for dinner later that afternoon. I would end the day by watching the sunset with my hubby.

My favorite place I’ve visited… Siquijor, Philippines. This little island has such a laidback vibe and beautiful nature.

My top 3 bucket list destinations… Iceland, Mongolia and French Polynesia.

My life… has changed the last two years. I went from working seven days a week with two jobs to traveling full time.

I’m currently working on… my presets, our blog and some secret projects.

Always… love to help others wherever I go.

Never… disrespect other cultures.

Favorite quote… Collect memories, not things.

Biggest dream… having a hostel at a cool place where I can also help street dogs.

My pet peeve(s)… dogs.

My 3 favorite travel influencers to follow… @evazubeck, @Aggie, @iddavanmunster

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