active 2 years, 1 month ago • from Belize City, Belize
I'm fired up on life and all its complexities. I'm fired up on good grammar and excellent writing and mostly true stories only slightly exaggerated. I'm fired up on travel, of course. I'm fired up on new spices and new combinations, on new colors, on


  • Teacher Traveler posted an update: 3 years, 7 months ago

    @novoarte G r a c i a s !! :-)

  • Karin-Marijke Vis posted an update: 3 years, 11 months ago

    @novoarte Hi Julie,

    Nice to meet you! Let me know if you need specific information on a [future] trip in South America – we’ve been travelling here for more than 3 years and have quite some insight information. Especially love to travel of the beaten track.
    And yes, do go to the Uygur Region in China – it is simply fabulous. We absolutely…[Read more]

  • Pastore Riel Jr. posted an update: 3 years, 11 months ago

    @novoarte Hi Julie,

    Thanks a lot for the invite! I’m pretty new here @ matador and I’m looking forward to interacting more with the community. Thanks again!

    Aloha, Pastore

  • Elizabeth Watkin posted an update: 4 years ago

    @novoarte Hi! Thanks for your encouraging advice about writing, travelling and having kids.
    I notice you live in SC. I love SC (my husband’s from Virginia), we hope to move to North Carolina eventually.

  • Meaghan Moulton posted an update: 4 years ago

    @novoarte Hi Julie! Thanks for the advice on Colombia.

    If I may inquire, how did you have the chance to go to Cuba? I would really love to go there before it ever opens up for Americans, haha!

    Also, would you know if Matador offers internships or entry level jobs for recent graduates?

    If you’d like any advice about Boston, I’ve been…[Read more]

  • Jeffrey posted an update: 4 years ago

    @novoarte I hope you enjoy Boston! Especially if it stays warm!

  • Edwina Storie posted an update: 4 years, 1 month ago

    @novoarte Hi Julie!

    Thank you so much for your warm welcome and interest in my thesis! It is encouraging to hear I am not the only person who finds it intriguing!

    It started from a trip I volunteered with a commercial Volunteer Agency early last year. I saved up for a long time to be able to afford to volunteer with a commercial organization…[Read more]

  • Priyanka Kumar posted an update: 4 years, 1 month ago

    @novoarte Love your blog, Julie, I’ve dreamt of travelling through Latin America forever =)

  • Laura Walker posted an update: 4 years, 1 month ago

    @novoarte Very cool! I see that you’re an expert on Havana, Cuba… I just may need to hit you up on some information :)

  • Elisa Plaza posted an update: 4 years, 2 months ago

    @novoarte Hi, I was in Cartagena this past December, and I am thinking about going for a long weekend again in March or April. The tickets for Easter week just went crazy expensive. :( (

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