I took a risk when I decided to start my own travel website in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. The travel industry was turned upside down as countries closed their borders and implemented stay-at-home measures. With traveling on pause, I quickly learned that there was a tremendous amount of interest in finding an escape from the negative and stressful pandemic news. By creating fun and easy to read articles, I successfully was able to change the dialogue in my community from “I miss traveling” to “I am lucky to have traveled so much.” Not only does my platform allow for people to escape through itineraries and pictures, but it allows for people to share their own travel stories! Find me on Instagram @oliviel and do not hesitate to contact me if you would also like to share some of your stories!