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Travelling Inside Out

189 EpisodesProduced by Alina I. GradWebsite

This isn't your ordinary travel nor journal podcast, – it's a rollercoaster of laughter, adventures, and a touch of 'inner work' (or maybe just 'inner confusion?'). Alina's misadventures, tales of travel, and ongoing quest for personal growth will have you in stitches while inspiring you to break ou… read more

189 Episodes | 2018 - 2023

Bali Bound: Deep Dive into Yoga Teaching Schools ft. Andra

November 20th, 2023


Join host Alina and monthly guest Andra in the enchanting world of Bali as they explore the island's vibrant yoga teaching scene. Dive into the rich tapestry of spiritual exploration against the backdrop of Bali's …

Fall Foliage Adventure: Pocono Mountains & Scranton Road Trip

November 6th, 2023


Join Alina on a surprise road trip to the picturesque Pocono Mountains and charming Scranton in Pennsylvania. In this Season 6 premiere, Alina surprises her husband with a memorable adventure, sharing their experiences, …

Travelling Inside Out | Trailer | S06

October 23rd, 2023


Hi and welcome to Travelling Inside Out. This is Alina, your host. This season is your ticket to the wild ride that is this life - moving to the 6th …

Unveiling Inner Paths: Yoga, Meditation, and a Himalayan Quest ft. Andra

August 28th, 2023


As season 5 of "Travelling Inside Out" draws to a close, host Alina engages in a soul-stirring conversation with her friend Andra. Revealing the …

From Tourist to New Yorker: Navigating the First NY ID

August 14th, 2023


Alina shares her experience of getting her first NY ID. Discover the essential steps, insider strategies, and crucial documents needed to …

One Decade and a Half: The Beginning of A Friendship ft. Andra

July 31st, 2023


In this heartwarming episode, your host Alina sits down with her dear friend Andra, as they embark on a nostalgic journey through the depths of their nearly 15-year friendship. Join them as they reminisce about how it …

Charm City Escapade: Baltimore Delights

July 17th, 2023


If you're planning to travel to Baltimore, Maryland, this episode offers valuable insights and travel tips. Follow Alina's footsteps as she uncovers …

Transitioning to NYC

July 3rd, 2023


With raw authenticity and insightful anecdotes, Alina delves into the highs and lows of her experience, offering a compelling glimpse into the world …

A DIY Fiasco

June 19th, 2023


From daringly cutting her own hair to battling battery problems on her laptop, this episode takes you through a series of misadventures. Discover the twists and turns as Alina navigates repair shops and the Apple store. …

Honeymoon in the Grand Canyon

May 22nd, 2023


Join Alina as she recounts her unforgettable honeymoon trip to the Grand Canyon in March. Experience the love, adventure, and the mesmerizing beauty of this natural wonder through her words. If you're a fan of love …

A Birthday Getaway to Philly

April 24th, 2023


Join us in this exciting podcast episode as Alina shares her incredible surprise trip to Philadelphia for her partner's birthday gift. He really had no idea where they are going. From delicious food to exploring new …

Two-Day Las Vegas Adventure

April 17th, 2023


Alina shares her tips for avoiding resort fees, her experience seeing Cirque du Soleil live, and her rollercoaster of emotions at the casino as she …

US Immigration Story | Expat Life

April 10th, 2023


LIVE Recording of Travelling Inside Out | S05 E09 I will share my immigration experience in the US. Talking about files and forms and whatever I did so far in my case. However, I promised I will mention what help I got …

Birthday Recording Live Updates

March 20th, 2023


Alina puts an end to the hiatus with a live recording of the podcast. This is why this week we are skipping the regular intro. She talks about …

Artist Retreat & Writing Workshop

November 21st, 2022


Alina takes us on a journey through her inspiring experience attending an artist retreat in upstate NY and enrolling in a writing class. She also …

Exploring Ithaca in New York State

November 7th, 2022


Alina shares her delightful travel experience with her partner in Ithaca, NY. From sipping local wine at a scenic winery to visiting an apple cider …

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and Halloween

October 31st, 2022


Alina talks about going to the first film festival in NYC and her first Halloween in the US. 

Attending a Book Release in NYC

October 24th, 2022


In this episode, Alina takes you along on her journey from Iceland to the bustling streets of NYC to attend the book release event of Iliza Shlesinger. She discusses the ups and downs of flying with Delta, shares her …

World Mental Health Day

October 10th, 2022


Today is World Mental Health Day and when the journey within is the focus, Alina had to talk about some of the tools that she uses to cope with her …

When Should You Call Emergency Number 112?

October 3rd, 2022


Alina talks about her first time calling 112 (or 911). Was it wrong? Also, finally a new segment in the podcast: share your comfort zone story. Let's talk about moving away and facing your fears. 

Listening to the First Episode

September 26th, 2022


Alina gives her comments on the first-ever episode of Travelling Inside Out. Plus answering a voice message from a concerned listener.

Stream of Consciousness

August 22nd, 2022


Alina talks about selling the car, feeling scammed; trying to sell other stuff, getting 12 bars of chocolate and yelling in the middle of the street. …

Ep. 161 - RIP Timi | Expat Life

August 8th, 2022


Who's Timi and why are they dead? Well, Alina talks about her first car that according to some mechanics is not safe to drive. How did it get there? …

Ep. 160 - Romania to NYC | Unexpected Flight

July 25th, 2022


Alina talks about deciding to go to the USA on a whim, dodging the European chaos and almost being denied to pass security. 

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Ep. 159 - Horrible Flight | Iceland to Romania

July 11th, 2022


Alina shares her experience of flying from Iceland to Romania through Milano. Food poisoning (or whatever it was) doesn't mix well with an almost 24 h trip. 

Ep. 158 - Summer House with A Mouse

May 30th, 2022


Alina rambles about her first experience at an Icelandic summer house. Seeing a mouse inside while being all by herself was not a pleasant experience. 

Ep. 157 - Quit Your Job. Again! | Expat Life

May 16th, 2022


Nothing is guaranteed in these uncertain times. So why would you quit your job, again? Alina talks about learning to stand up for yourself, give …

Ep. 156 - Going to the Library | Expat Life

May 2nd, 2022


In her tries to go back to reading physical books, Alina shares the story of getting a library card for the first time in 14 years. Also, there's a mystery phone call and the check-in/check-out misunderstanding.

Ep. 155 - Catching Up

April 18th, 2022


”Life keeps happening and I happen with it.” says Alina while sharing what happened in the last few months. After a 4-month hiatus that was not planned at all, she is back to tell you stories from the world within or …

Ep. 154 - Lost Phone in Mexico

December 20th, 2021


Alina tells the story of how she got her phone stolen or lost while being on holiday in Mexico.

Ep. 153 - Mexico | Border Issues

December 13th, 2021


Alina tells the story about her 10-hour flight from London to Cancun and how she was (almost) denied entry in Mexico. 

Ep. 152 - Layover in UK | Storm Delay

December 6th, 2021


Alina talks about her trip to Mexico, but first about the horrible storm on the day of departure. Her flight was delayed, watching F1 in the airport and trying to figure out where to sleep for the night.


Ep. 151 - 5 Rants

November 22nd, 2021


Alina is bringing her ranting to a new level. She starts a new series in which she doesn't keep anything down and tells it as it is: American public, interviews, subtitles, doctors and Christmas. 

Ep. 150 - Day of the Dead in Transylvania

November 1st, 2021


Alina shares her experience celebrating the Day of the Dead in Transylvania. She tells the story of following a priest through a graveyard and the …

Ep. 149 - Ajiru Chan | Caster & Twitch Streamer | Guest #20

October 25th, 2021


Today's episode is coming from Paraguay, where Ajiru lives. Alina met today's guest back in 2018 on her South American trip and they finally got reunited for a conversation about the video game world, League of Legends, …

Ep. 148 - Doctors & Mental Health | Expat Life

October 18th, 2021


Alina talks about her experience going to the doctor while living in Iceland, and the difference between going for a physical problem or for mental health. 

Ep. 147 - Dracula Castle & Bran

October 11th, 2021


Alina tells the story about visiting Bran, a small town on the Prahova Valley, a famous mountain resort home of an even more famous castle, Dracula …

Ep. 146 - Sinaia | Carpathian Pearl

October 4th, 2021


Alina shares stories from her travel through Prahova Valley, visiting Peleș Castle and staying over night in Sinaia. 

Ep. 145 - Tyler Wacker | Cyclist & Photographer | Guest #19

September 27th, 2021


Guests are back! After watching his biking trip through Westfjords this summer, Alina had to ask Tyler Wacker to be a guest. Their conversation goes from the decision to go against the grain, moving out from the US, to …

Ep. 144 - Wild Romania | She Watches

September 20th, 2021


Alina talks about Wild Romania/România Sălbatică (2021) - the most extensive project dedicated to nature in Romania, done by Romanian for Romanians with no financial help from the state. 

For more info about the …

Ep. 143 - Romania to Iceland

September 13th, 2021


Alina tells the story of her trip from Romania back to Iceland. Bus, plane, bus, plane, bus, car... the trip was filled with chaos, anger, running around, almost missing both flights, 33-hour no sleep and it all ended …

Ep. 142 - Romania by Train

August 9th, 2021


Alina shares her experience of travelling by train through Romania. A night train crossing half of the country - total time 15 hours.

Ep. 141 - Trip Back Home

July 26th, 2021


Alina rambles about her trip back home to Romania. A last-minute trip that changed her summer plans completely. Since it was her first time travelling since the beginning of the year, she talks about keeping up with …

Ep. 140 - Fears, Values & Hopes | Working on the Core

July 19th, 2021


Alina comes back to the mini-series of Doctor Ramani - Core Work. This time she tackles core fears, core values and core hopes. Understanding some patterns coming from her childhood, she shares the discoveries she …

Ep. 139 - Marvel Universe | She Watches

July 12th, 2021


She Watches mini-series is continuing with Alina sharing her experience regarding the Marvel Universe. She talks about the meaning behind the movies, her favourite superhero and much more. 


Ep. 138 - Core Wounds vs. Core Beliefs

July 5th, 2021


Alina continues the inner journey and this time she talks about working your core. No, not your abs. She is inspired by the psychologist and author, …

Ep. 137 - Burnout, Eulogy and Epiphanies

June 28th, 2021


The inner journey continues with Alina asking a lot of questions. Trying to understand better how burnout can be present even when not related to work, she talks about the epiphany that came out of writing her own …

Ep. 136 - Solo Travel to Couple Travel

June 21st, 2021


This podcast started when Alina decided to talk about her travels as a solo female traveler. This time she talks about what it means to start …

Ep. 135 - Getting the Vaccine | Expat Life

June 14th, 2021


Alina is talking about her experience taking the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and rambles on about her previous time taking a vaccine. Also, there is a surprise announcement about the book she is writing.

Ep. 134 - Grey's Anatomy | She Watches

June 7th, 2021


Alina has been watching Grey's Anatomy since 2008 (three years after the TV show started) and ever since then, she had a love-hate relationship with the TV show. Shonda Rhimes made her cry so much so that she sometimes …

Ep. 133 - Troll Peninsula in Iceland (Tröllaskagi)

May 31st, 2021


Yep, you read that correctly. There is an actual Troll Peninsula in Iceland or Tröllaskagi. Last month I went on my first road trip with Timi (my …

Ep. 132 - Donating Blood | Expat Life

May 24th, 2021


We all know how important it is to donate blood, right? Even if you have never done it, nor consider it, you still know that this is the one thing you can do to possibly save someone's life. For real, not …

Ep. 131 - Hiking to the Erupting Fagradalsfjall Volcano

May 17th, 2021


Fagradalsfjall Volcano has been erupting since March 19th and I finally went to experience one of the most beautiful and exciting things I have ever …

Ep. 130 - Gilmore Girls | She Watches

May 10th, 2021


You probably know I love Gilmore Girls so much. It's one of the shows I have watched from start to finish probably more than 10 times. The first …

Ep. 129 - Easter for One

May 3rd, 2021


And finally, yesterday I celebrated Easter. Today's episode is about what Easter means to me and how did I celebrate all by myself. 

Ep. 128 - Northern Iceland Road Trip

April 26th, 2021


Last week, Alina told you about buying a car. Northern Iceland was calling her name so in today's episode, she's talking about her drive to the North …

Ep. 127 - Buying a Car | Expat Life

April 19th, 2021


Alina rambles about the experience of buying a second-hand car in Iceland and how she blocked her bank account trying to pay for it. 

Ep. 126 - I Don't Get It, Do You?

April 12th, 2021


Today's episode is all about asking questions that have been bothering me for a while. Podcasts, dresses, hypocrisy, common sense and mental health. Do you have the answers?


Ep. 125 - Building a Gingerbread House on Easter

April 5th, 2021


Today's episode is something different. I decided to build a Christmas Gingerbread House (yes on Easter!) and record myself doing so. Since it's a …

Ep. 124 - Formula 1 | She Watches

March 29th, 2021


Today's episode is something completely different from what you are used to but something close to my heart. I am starting today another mini-series on my podcast, She Watches. I will expand on what are my favourite …

Ep. 123 - 31 Things I Am Not Good At | 2017

March 22nd, 2021


A little throwback to 2017, when on my birthday I decided to drink and record a silly video. I have not made it public until this year so... enjoy!

Ep. 122 - Hiring an Accountant | Expat Life

March 15th, 2021


Alina shares her experience about paying taxes and the need to hire an accountant in Iceland. 

Ep. 121 - Paying Taxes in Iceland | Expat Life

March 8th, 2021


I am starting today a mini-series on my podcast, talking about my immigrant life. I have actually talked about this before on my podcast since I live in three other countries before Iceland: Denmark, Turkey and Tunisia. …

Ep. 120 - Mărțișor vs. Beer Day

March 1st, 2021


Today is my second favourite holiday of the year. Can you guess which one is it? The two countries I have lived the most in are celebrating two very …

Ep. 119 - Sasha | Traveller & Mother | Guest #18

February 22nd, 2021


Born in Jamaica, living in UK, Sasha appreciated from an early age the importance of discovering and understanding other cultures. Listen to today's …

Ep. 118 - NYC for Holidays | Covid19

February 15th, 2021


Who hasn't think at least once to be in NYC for the winter holidays? But how was it to be in NYC during Covid19? I'm telling you about my experience …

Ep. 117 - Back in Iceland | Covid19

February 8th, 2021


Today's episode is all about the flyover in Denmark and arrival in Iceland, more information about quarantining and all the other requests when arriving in the Scandinavian country, as promised. 

Ep. 116 - Leaving NYC | Covid19

February 1st, 2021


In today's episode, I talk about my cancelled flight from JFK to KEF, all the procedures needed to do before leaving NYC and the amazing surprise during my first flight back to Iceland.

Ep. 115 - Radu | Explorer, Speaker & Content Creator | Guest #17

January 25th, 2021


Interviews are baaaaack! 

So I am starting this year with the first Romanian guest on my show. I met Radu Păltineanu while we were both exploring South America, being the first Romanian to explore the entire continent …

Ep. 114 - Arriving in NYC | Covid19

January 18th, 2021


So here is the story about all the things we need to do before and after arriving in NYC. We arrived mid-December, but the regulations are the same …

Ep. 113 - Leaving Ecuador | Covid19

January 11th, 2021


How did I get to US? Today's episode is about all the research and preparations needed in order to be accepted in NYC from Ecuador. 

Ep. 112 - New Year, Same Me

January 4th, 2021


A few announcements for what's to come this year. Podcast, travelling and more...

Ep. 111 - Expectations vs. Reality | #Covid19

December 7th, 2020


It's not easy to travel during covid19, not impossible either. But you will need to face the reality how things are not the same and how some things are way more complicated if you can't plan in advance (while you can't …

Ep. 110 - Ecuador & Covid19 changes

December 1st, 2020


And so my stories continue with being back in Ecuador, observing the changes made because of #covid19. 

Ep. 109 - Trip to Ecuador | #Covid19

November 23rd, 2020


Hi darlings, here I am again: travelling through South America, more specifically through Ecuador. Today's episode is about the flight from Amsterdam to Quito. Everything that changed on a trip by plane since the …

Ep. 108 - Flying Again | #Covid19

November 16th, 2020


Here we go again. Travelling Inside Out is back on the road.. or in the air. I am telling you all about travelling again, today is all about the …

Ep. 107 - Planning a Trip | During The Pandemic

November 9th, 2020


Today's episode is about the do's and dont's of planning a trip during a pandemic. Come along with me because I am starting, once again, a trip to remember. 

Ep. 106 - Worst Travel Experiences | Top 5

November 2nd, 2020


I rant about my five worse experiences from my travels. And I call out companies that are taking advantages of their clients during a crisis. 

Ep. 105 - Politics in Tourism

October 5th, 2020


How and why do politics and tourism go hand in hand.

Ep. 104 - Trip Reload

September 28th, 2020


How to have an exciting trip even when you visit the same places/countries? 

Ep. 103 - Amsterdam & Marijuana

September 21st, 2020


Alina continues her stories about her travel to Netherlands and the adventures she got herself into, knowingly and unknowingly. 

Ep. 102 - How to Spend Your Free Time

September 14th, 2020


Alina shares idea on how to spend your free time since the pandemic is still here.

Ep. 101 - Dublin | Part 2

September 7th, 2020


Alina continues her story about the weekend trip in Dublin all by herself. 

Ep. 100 - Two-Year Anniversary | Life Update

August 31st, 2020


It's been quite a ride to get here, but it was time for an update. Today's episode is a look back at where I came from, where I am and what lays ahead for #alinaswonders.

Ep. 99 - Netherlands for Two

August 24th, 2020


Travelling to the Netherlands for a short weekend trip seemed like one of the best ideas I ever had. Listen to my story how some things are simply not meant to be and the reasons why I need to go back to visit the Dutch …

Ep. 98 - Hobbies vs. Side Hustle

August 17th, 2020


I never do this, but for the first time in my podcast, I felt the need to expand on someone else's idea. I was very annoyed at what Joe Rogan said about video games as a hobby so I decided to make an episode about it. …

Ep. 97 - Dublin | A Getaway Weekend

August 10th, 2020


I rarely go on short trips, just for a weekend, especially abroad. But my trip to Ireland was exactly that.

Today's episode is about a lot of firsts while visiting Dublin.  Enjoy!

Until next time stay true to …

Ep. 96 - Long-Distance Relationship | Challenges During a Pandemic

August 3rd, 2020


Today's episode is the continuation of the previous one. Long-distance relationships and their challenges, and most importantly, how do you keep it alive during a pandemic. 

Until next time stay true to yourself and …

Ep. 95 - Dating Abroad | My Long-Distance Relationship

July 27th, 2020


Do long-distance relationships work? Why would someone even try? And most importantly how do you even navigate that territory? These are a few of the …

Ep. 94 - Recent Developments

July 20th, 2020


Today's episode is about updates, updates, updates.

Ep. 93 - The Truth About Iceland | Expat Life

June 15th, 2020


This time I am talking about what really happened in Iceland since I arrived back here. How did the country manage COVID-19 crisis, what do you need to know before coming here this summer and my biggest challenge since …

Ep. 91 - 9 Insane Adventures | Part 2

May 25th, 2020


I continue the stories from my childhood and later as a teenager. The little stories I have very little or no photos of, but they are still vivid in my memories. I have chosen this photo because it is rather funny. Here …

Ep. 90 - 9 Insane Adventures | Part 1

May 18th, 2020


Have you ever looked back at your memories, all the way to your childhood, and tried to remember the silly things you were doing? I think everyone has done that, and today I share with you some of my adventures as a …

Ep. 89 - Ecuador | One Month Travel

May 11th, 2020


I've said it before and I'll say it again, Ecuador is an incredible country. I am happy I made time to visit it and I will gladly visit again. In today's episode, I give you some tips and tricks and tell you my trip to …

Ep. 88 - Burnout | How To Cope

May 4th, 2020


Today's episode is once again about the journey within, this time talking about burn out. How do you get it, how do you get rid of it, and most importantly what is it? Listen to my experience regarding this syndrome and …

Ep. 87 - Brian | West Indian Heritage & Film Industry | Guest #16

April 27th, 2020


Hey everyone,

Right from the start, I have to say I recorded this interview twice because of some technical issues. And in the end, I wasn't even …

Ep. 86 - Paraguay | Part 2

April 20th, 2020


Hi guys,

Paraguay is one of the least visited countries in South America and I made it my goal not to skip it. Today's episode is part two I started in episode 77 talking about my travels to Paraguay (both times). 

As …

Ep. 85 - Finland | My Third Country

April 13th, 2020


Hi guys,

Now is the best time to remember the trips we took. So today I am coming to you with one of the first crazy adventures I had outside of the country. My trip to Finland, the third country I visited outside of …

Ep. 84 - Comfort Zone | How To Face Your Demons

April 6th, 2020


Hi guys,

Today's episode is something I love talking about, it is also the question I usually start my interviews with. As the title says, comfort zone. It takes a bit of time to understand what that is for you, and …

Ep. 83 - An Introvert's Guide To Self-Isolate

March 30th, 2020


Hey guys,

Are you isolating yourself? Are you keeping a distance from others? Let me guess, you do and now you are bored. I mean I get being lazy …

Ep. 82 - Moving Abroad | The Aftermath

March 23rd, 2020


Hello everyone,

As mentioned before, I decided to move abroad. So this month I am having a mini-series about what does mean. Today's episode continues with the update regarding my move to Iceland. Stories from my flight …

Ep. 81 - Moving Abroad | How To Pack

March 16th, 2020


Hello everyone,

As mentioned before, I decided to move abroad. So his month I am having a mini-series about what does mean. Today's episode continues …

Ep. 80 - Moving Abroad | Preparations

March 9th, 2020


Hello everyone,

As I was saying last week, I decided to move abroad. So this month I am having a mini-series about what does mean. Today's episode continues the list of things to have in mind before leaving. Once again …

Ep. 79 - Moving Abroad | March Mini-Series

March 2nd, 2020


Hey darlings,

For those who follow my social media, this comes with no surprise. But for those who don't (firstly, why not?!) I have decided to move …

Ep. 78 - Sidney | A Californian in Ukraine | Guest #15

February 24th, 2020


Hello, my dears,

I am happy to present to you my first interview of this year. The conversation I had with Sidney will inspire you to step outside of your comfort zone. So listen to the stories about her decision to …

Ep. 77 - Paraguay | Part 1

February 17th, 2020


Around two years ago I was travelling back to Paraguay for my second time on my trip.  I have quite a bit of stories from Paraguay so it was time to share some of them with you. It will forever be in my mind as the …

Ep. 76 - What's In My Bag?

February 10th, 2020


Hey darlings, 

Do you struggle with travelling only with a hand-luggage? It is the cheapest way to travel by plane and it's easier when it comes to moving around. Today's episode I reveal how do I pack in such a way …

Ep. 75 - Emergency Abroad

February 3rd, 2020


Hey darlings,

I was asked a lot of times how do I make sure I am safe when travelling abroad, And so today I've decided to give you tips and tricks about what to do in case of an emergency while travelling. 

If you …

Ep. 74 - Solo Hitchhiking

January 27th, 2020


This month two years ago I was leaving Ushuaia, Argentina to continue my trip through South America. I stayed there for 2 weeks and arrived there hitchhiking a truck from 1800 km away. Did that scare me? Not really!

Ep. 73 - Appearances

January 20th, 2020


Hello everyone! 

Today's episode is all about appearances and metaphors. Simple enough, or is it?

Until next time, stay true to yourself and follow …

Ep. 72 - Let's Talk About It!

January 13th, 2020


Today's episode is something off-brand for Travelling Inside Out.  If you want to hear my take on #nonutnovember, #nomakeupfriday, #australianfires, #royalbrexit, and more tune in and hear me drop f-bombs like it's …

Ep. 71 - Year In Review | NY Resolutions

January 6th, 2020


2019 is finally over and we start fresh. Except I have already made some changes and I am going to continue to work hard to make my dreams come true.  Let's get inspired together!

Until next time, stay true to yourself …

Ep. 70 - 2019 | One Last Thought

December 30th, 2019


Hi everyone,

This year was the one I did the least travelling abroad and the most within myself.  It was a very challenging year in which I had to face some ugly truth and my mind wandered in a million corners of the …

Ep. 69 - Happiness | Interviews Look Back

December 23rd, 2019


Hi guys,

Since the holidays are approaching really fast I thought to have a look back to the interviews I had throughout the year and see how people …

Ep. 68 - Food On The Road

December 16th, 2019


It's that time of the year again when people eat more than they need. Hahha. I won't go into that because I am kinda guilty about it too, however, it was time to talk about food... while travelling. I've sprinkled tips …

Ep. 67 - NYC | Thanksgiving Weekend

December 9th, 2019


Hello, my sweet listeners. 

Today's episode is all about my recent trip. For those who are following my social media, this comes with no surprise: I …

Ep. 66 - Georgia | Actor-Director | Guest #14

December 2nd, 2019


I am back with a new interview. 

Unfortunately, I had some technical issues with my laptop and I wasn't able to upload an episode last week. So here I am with the last interview of the year coming to you from Greece. My …

Ep. 65 - National Day Celebrated Abroad

November 18th, 2019


Today's episode is about celebrating National Day abroad. December 1st is the Romanian National Day and it is something important to me. And so I am sharing with you stories of how I kept this important day in my heart …

Ep. 64 - Don't Define Me

November 11th, 2019


I am a traveller but my travels don't define me. Listen to today's episode to understand why I strongly believe that and what it meant for me to look outside of my travels, on the journey of always discovering who I am. 

Ep. 63 - 10 Lies I Have Told Myself While Travelling

November 4th, 2019


In today's shorter episode I am talking about lies I've told myself about travelling. Or about how I perceive some of the experiences I had while …

Ep. 62 - Becky | Storyteller | Guest #13

October 28th, 2019


Hi everyone. 

We are back to the regular schedule of having guests once a month. And today's interview is coming from the UK, but with strong …

Ep. 61 - 30 Countries | How Did I Travel?

October 21st, 2019


Today's episode is a better description of how I managed to travel to 30 countries in ten years (some of them more than once). I give you details about how I made the time, how did I afford every trip and even more. …

Ep. 60 - How To... ?

October 14th, 2019


Hi everyone,

Have you ever wondered how to... do anything when you travel? Listen to this episode and I might have your answer. If I don't, feel free to get in touch with me and ask for more.

Until next time stay …

Ep. 59 - Iceland | Volunteering Abroad | part 2

October 7th, 2019


Hi everyone, 

I am continuing my story about how I became an EVS volunteer in Iceland. This time I am talking about first impressions, the …

Ep. 58 - 99 Facts

September 30th, 2019


'Ninety-nine problems but a podcast ain't one'. That's all I am gonna say about today's episode. 

Until next time follow your dreams and stay true to …

Ep. 57 - Aaron | Non-travelling Self | Guest #12

September 23rd, 2019



It's time for the fourth and last interview for this month. Today's episode is coming from Houston, Texas. And I need to say out of all the interviews so far this one took me the most by surprise. Aaron, one of the …

Ep. 56 - Jacky | Sustainable Travelling | Guest #11

September 16th, 2019


Hey to everyone wherever you are. 

Today's episode is coming to you with another guest, this time from Germany (and Iceland). Listen to the …

Ep. 55 - David | Travel To Learn | Guest #10

September 9th, 2019


Hey guys!

We continue with the interviews, this time coming from Texas. Listen to my conversation with David, the host of Perception is Reality. In fact, I was a guest on his show as well and you can listen to the first …

Ep. 54 - Micah | Tour Guide, Teacher & Father | Guest #9

September 2nd, 2019


Hey guys! 

Here's to new beginnings! Rebranding my podcast and a month of September of interviews.  The first one comes from Canada & Iceland. Listen to my conversation with Micah, sharing his view about what it …

Ep. 53 - Podcasting | One Year Anniversary

August 26th, 2019


Hey everyone and welcome to my anniversary episode. Buckle up because I have a lot to say. And to write. 

I want to start of by mentioning and …

Ep. 52 - Iceland | Volunteering Abroad | part 1

August 19th, 2019


Hi everyone,

Today's episode is the first of three-part mini-series in which I will share my experience as an EVS volunteer in Iceland. Everything …

Ep. 51 - Camping | Romania vs. Iceland

August 12th, 2019


Hi everyone!

Today's episode is a little late. I have just returned from a film festival where I camped. So of course I felt inspired to talk about camping, especially about the differences between Romania and Iceland. …

Ep. 50 - Uruguay | One Month Travel

August 5th, 2019


Hey there,

Today's episode is all about the stories from my travel through Uruguay, talking about people, mate, football and I also had to mention how …

Ep. 49 - Magdalena | Lomi Lomi Nui | Guest #8

July 29th, 2019


Hi everyone! 

Today's guest is coming with a deep dive in what it means to follow your calling, when life gives you a purpose and the risks of …

Ep. 48 - Why Are We Afraid To Fail?

July 22nd, 2019


Hey there! 

Today's episode is about doing what I'm preaching: getting outside of my comfort zone. It has been difficult to talk about my failures, …

Ep. 47 - Romania | Facts & Stereotypes

July 15th, 2019


Hey there!
It is almost one year since I started podcasting and never have I ever had an episode about my home country. Until now. As you can imagine, I had to start with some facts and stereotypes regarding the land of …

Ep. 46 - Tourism & Festivals

July 8th, 2019


Hi guys,

Who doesn't like film or music festivals? It's all about great experiences and maybe some challenges. Listen to my tips & tricks for when you have to pack to join a festival. If the picture is confusing …

Ep. 45 - Aishling | Creativity & Spirituality | Guest #7

June 24th, 2019


Hey everyone! 

I am happy to bring you, yet another fascinating interview. My seventh guest, Aishling is a creative artist who brings spirituality into her art. We talk about the journey within that is so needed, …

Ep. 44 - How To Push Negativity Away

June 17th, 2019


From the start I wanted to keep this podcast real and honest. So today's episode is more like an exercise of pushing negativity away. Join me and maybe send me an audio message on Anchor to let me know how do you deal …

Ep. 43 - Short Break

June 11th, 2019


Hey guys! 
I had a short break, but I am back. I had to take something off my chest so today's episode is a bit of a rambling (more than usual). I …

Ep. 42 - Volunteering Abroad | Tunisia part 2

May 27th, 2019


Hey guys, 

Before listening to this episode, I highly suggest to listen to episode 35 since I have already explained there how I ended up …

Ep. 41 - Martin | Musician, Teacher & Traveller | Guest #6

May 25th, 2019


Hey guys! 

Today's exploration comes from Argentina, where Martin lives. He shares his love of music, travelling and teaching with us digging a little deeper in what comfort zone means to him. 

Until next time, stay …

Ep. 40 - Hiking & Camping By Yourself

May 20th, 2019


Hey guys! 

I am gonna be honest and say I am still figuring out what is the best way of recording with the new microphone and all. Thank you for being patient with me. 

Hiking has been a big part of my life ever since …

Ep. 39 - Atacama Desert | Birthday Present

May 13th, 2019


Hey you! Yes, YOU! If you are reading this, chances are it is not your first time stumbling upon my podcast.  So you might know a couple of months …

Ep. 38 - Talking About First Times

May 6th, 2019


Hey everyone!

Yes, that is me in the picture, might have been one of the firsts pictures ever took of me.  Listen to this episode in which I am telling you all about my firsts. Travelling wise but outside of that too. …

Ep. 37 - Anxiety on the Road

April 29th, 2019


Hi everyone!

For those who have followed me from the beginning, you know I have been struggling with anxiety and depression for at least half of my …

Ep. 36 - Jeniji | Human Family | Guest #5

April 27th, 2019


Hey guys, 

Today's extra episode on the podcast comes with a particular conversation, a different perspective coming from Jeniji. We dig deeper into …

Ep. 35 - Volunteering Abroad | Tunisia part 1

April 22nd, 2019


Hey guys, 

It is the third episode about my experience of being an immigrant. It was October 2012 when I ended up volunteering in Tunisia. Listen to …

Ep. 34 - Machu Picchu | One Year Anniversary

April 15th, 2019


Heya to all of you reading this.

Last April I was exploring Peru and of course, I couldn't miss the main attraction, Machu Picchu. 

It was around 20 …

Ep. 33 - 7 Skills Improved by Travelling

April 8th, 2019


Hi guys,

1. Today's episode is a short list. Listen to the 7 skills I got or improved because of travelling. And the life lessons that come from them. 
2. 'Travelling WON'T save your life.'  Do you agree? Have a listen …

Ep. 32 - Solo Female Traveller | Q&A 2

April 1st, 2019


Heya everyone,
1. It was time for another q&a because I keep getting asked a lot of questions about my travels, or better said, the way I travel. If I did not answer to your question, listen to the previous q&a …

Ep. 31 - Vanessa | Digital Nomad | Guest #4

March 30th, 2019


"How was your trip?" "This was not a trip, this is my life". Imagine having this dialogue every time you visit your homeland. Vanessa is my fourth guest and the second Canadian on my podcast. She lives her life as a …

Ep. 30 - Cyprus Highlights

March 25th, 2019


For my birthday I decided to travel, shocking I know! 30 by 33. Thirty being the number of countries and the number of episodes. Hehe. Before telling you about how my trip went so far, listen to some short updates. And …

Ep. 29 - Why Being An Exchange Student Improved My Life | Expat Life

March 18th, 2019


Eight years ago I was lucky enough to get accepted in an ERASMUS exchange program. Listen to my story about the challenges I had to overcome while …

Ep. 28 - How To Prepare For a Long Backpacking trip

March 11th, 2019


Planning a trip is something we all have done at least once. But how do you prepare for months and years lasting trip? Listen and get inspired by my input regarding the destination, budgeting, luggage, the danger and so …

BONUS #4 - Recording in Anchor Podcast Lab | part 2

March 6th, 2019


Two weeks ago I flew to NYC just to be able to record in Anchor Podcast Lab. In total I had two interviews, and so I am continuing now the feedback of recording the second interview and the aftermath of being there.

BONUS #3 - Recording in Anchor Podcast Lab

March 5th, 2019


Two weeks ago I flew to NYC just to be able to record in Anchor Podcast Lab. In total I had two interviews, and now it's my time to put out the feedback of taking part in this crazy adventure, as I've seen it before …

Ep. 27 - 10 Travel Essentials for the Frequent-Flyer

March 4th, 2019


Do you have things you always have with you when travelling? Get inspired by my list I'm always taking with me, especially during a long trip. #alinaswonders 

Ep. 26 - Meg | Traveller & Mum | Guest #3

February 25th, 2019


One more episode recorded in Anchor Podcast Lab. This time with another guest and dear friend, Meg. Listen to our conversation about the challenges encountered as female travellers, how being a mother can change your …

Ep. 25 - Michelle Akin | Creativity Coach | Guest #2

February 18th, 2019


Alina gets accepted to record in Anchor Podcast Lab and she was joined by Michelle Akin, a creativity coach, and writer. Censorship, what it means to be creative, how to choose a coach, all while sharing their love for …

Ep. 24 - What Do Women Want?

February 11th, 2019


#ValentinesDay is coming and I thought to help guys out there figuring out what women want. Nah, not really. But I did have things to say since I was anything but sober. I thought I'd spice things up just a bit. And …

Ep. 23 - How Being an Immigrant Changed My Life

February 4th, 2019


I have travelled to 29 countries so far, but I have also lived in 4 different ones. Being an immigrant changed my life for the better. Have a listen to the story when I moved to Denmark to work in a fish factory.

BONUS #2 - You can support my dream

January 31st, 2019


My podcast got accepted to record in Anchor Podcast Lab and I need your support to make this happen. For more information just follow this link:

Ep. 22 - Mo | Making Time For Travelling | Guest #1

January 28th, 2019


Every last Monday of the month I'll publish an #interview. I'm excited to start today with my very first guest, Mo. Why does travelling feel as a …

Ep. 21 - Bucket list - travel edition

January 21st, 2019


Alina is talking about her list of countries where she'd like to travel to. Listen and get inspired by the bucket list. #alinaswonders

Ep. 20 - Why Not Using Instagram Helped (and other updates)

January 14th, 2019


Alina is in Vienna going to Bratislava and so she thought to give some updates and talk about Instagram. More like the reason why she decided to stop using the famous social media platform. #alinaswonders

Ep. 19 - 10 crazy Tinder dates

January 7th, 2019


Online dating is weird, let's just call it as it is. And Alina does have some experience with that, especially Tinder. So listen to some of her dating stories that will give you goosebumps. If you make it until the end …

Ep. 18 - Roasting myself

December 31st, 2018


Alina used to make a #NYResolution list, but this time she changed her mind. Listen to all her challenges for next year and the silly mistakes she …

BONUS #1 - Bloopers of 2018

December 28th, 2018


Stuttering, laughing, awkward pauses and all the things I felt like cutting out. Have a laugh with me at how I'm really "acting" when I press record. Listen until the end for a treat. ☺️ #alinaswonders

Ep. 17 - Celebrating Christmas abroad

December 24th, 2018


Christmas was always an important part of Alina's winter holidays. From Tunisia to Iceland she had some challenges when celebrating it abroad. Notice …

Ep. 16 - Accomplishments of 2018

December 17th, 2018


Alina looks back at her accomplishments and failures of 2018. And talks about the lessons learned. #alinaswonders

Ep. 15 - How to budget your trip

December 10th, 2018


If you are thinking to invest in an experience such as travelling, let me give you some ideas on how to budget your trip. I'm not gonna lie, this was …

Ep. 14 - Exploring Morocco with Mum

December 3rd, 2018


Second time travelling with my mother. It's all about getting out of comfort zone and shifting perspective or changing preconceptions while travelling.

Ep. 13 - How to be sustainable when you travel

November 26th, 2018


Sustainable tourism or how to REDUCE the impact one has on the environment. Tips on how we can do so.

Ep. 12 - South America in 8 months

November 19th, 2018


Expectations versus reality when it comes to travelling for a longer period of time. Challenges of backpacking by yourself.

Ep. 11 - The 10 Weirdest Experiences On The Road

November 12th, 2018


Or the story about how I got my boobs licked by a dog while in Brazil. 🙈

Ep. 10 - This Is Why Therapy Helped

November 5th, 2018


Let's start a conversation about anxiety and the need for therapy.

Ep. 9 - Don't Envy Me!

October 30th, 2018


It's easy to make assumptions about other people's life. To present a fake version of yourself or to decide life of others. Today's episode is all about Appearance vs. Reality and some thoughts regarding travelling as a …

Ep. 8 - How to Find Love While Travelling

October 22nd, 2018


Not your usual love story. Pay attention to keywords.

Ep. 7 - Solo Female Traveller | Q&A

October 15th, 2018


Alina answers the questions she gets asked the most as a solo female traveller.

Ep. 6 - Norway | First Time Abroad

October 8th, 2018


Alina is sharing her experience of the first time travelling outside Romania. It was then when a fire burst inside her, a fire that will never fade away.

Ep. 5 - Urban Tourism

October 1st, 2018


Exploring cities around the world - a short know-how .

Ep. 4 - Dating Abroad | NYC Version

September 24th, 2018


Alina explains her rough week and gave her two cents about dating when abroad, more specifically - advantages and challenges.

Ep. 3 - Quit Your Job | Then What?

September 14th, 2018


When should you quit your job. Why and where to go from there .

Ep. 2 - Why Do You Travel?

September 7th, 2018


People vs. Landscape. Or the reasons you visit new places in your travels.

Readjusting to a Steady Life

August 31st, 2018


In this episode, Alina explores the art of transitioning from a life of constant travel to embracing the steady, comforting cadence of home. She …


August 24th, 2018


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