My name is Maria and this is my adventure-filled life.

In the simplest terms, I would like to describe myself as a Hungry Young Traveler, a Cool Catholic and a Rockstar Wife.


“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine of Hippo

I love traveling, constantly being on the road keeps me alive. I always seek for a one of a kind adventure and to experience new things. The world is not flat, we are connected to many beautiful places, people and unique cultures.  We just have to go out there and see the world!

I love taking pictures to preserve awesome memories and also to share interesting stories through my photographs. Together we will visit fascinating places around the world. I’ll be posting tourist destinations, yummy restaurants and some places that probably you might not  even heard of.

I AM A COOL CATHOLIC (Missionary 24/7)

In this blog, I will also share my Faith Adventures.

I’ve been a Fulltime Lay Missionary for Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life, a community that taught me to love God, value my family and to live out my beautiful Catholic faith. I strive hard to follow God’s will and be like Jesus everyday, so please pray for me and be on a faith journey with me as well.

Together let us rediscover and appreciate the beauty of our faith. Join me as I visit different Catholic Churches and get to know the stories behind these structures, our favorite Saints and find more reasons to fall in love with God and the Church.

“Future generations will hear of the wonders of the Lord.” – Psalm 22:30


Our new adventure starts here.

I got married to the love of my life, Jeffrey in 2014. The following year, we decided to packed our bags and moved to New Zealand to start our family. Marriage is a crazy beautiful thing and to prove this, I’ll take you guys on a little tour towards our personal life as well. I was blessed to have an amazing husband. Jeff and I get along pretty well when we hit the road. Photography, travelling and being in the great outdoors are some activities that we thoroughly enjoy. We also share the same faith, values and passion to share the good news to the ends of the earth.

We hope that you’ll enjoy our adventures and mis-adventures too.

Maria Learns To Travel is my personal journey of connecting to the world, discovering and learning more about my faith and married life, and keeping a record and sharing great stories for the next generation to come.

Life is an adventure. You are never alone. Be on a journey with me. 🙂

Thanks for dropping by. Let’s Go!