A bonafide world traveler in her own right rather than by happenstance. Chris Davila aka “Girl Takes Mundo” is a Latina solo traveler. She takes her enthusiasm for exploring diverse cultures, meeting new people, interacting with fellow voyagers and experiencing the world’s wonders first-hand to the next level
The Marketing graduate catapulted the knowledge she acquired while at DePaul University into a successful career in both local and Global media. She began her career as a marketing communications manager and now freelancer for various world-recognized brands. She is determined to forge a path that she hopes other young Latina travelers will follow. Take a look at Chris’ LinkedIn to see more about here professional work.
For Chris, traveling is by no means a mere source of entertainment, but an enriching decision to collect lasting memories. Her courage and passion for learning ignites her curiosity. She aspires to be someone that others use as inspiration when they peruse their own dreams.
Traveling as a Latina solo traveler into unfamiliar territory is not new to Chris. She was the first in her family to graduate from college, and to travel on her own volition. What started out as a nerve-wrecking trip to Argentina in 2010, has evolved into a mission to see, learn and explore the entire world.
From her favorite trip to a communist governed Cuba where she traveled to a country frozen in time to her frequent trips to visit her family’s homeland in Guatemala, Chris learned that its possible for a Latina to travle. She wants to share this with other Latina solo travelers.
Chris admires the resilient spirits of the Cuban people she met while on her travels. She also is inspired by artist Andy Warhol’s courage to create. Lastly, her mother’s know-how to teach her to become an independent person. In fact, she credits her mother with a key personality trait that all solo travelers should possess: free spirit.
It is the savvy words of her cousin that continue to push her in her adventure. He wrote, “Disfruta de tu aventura sin pensar en el futuro. El futuro vendra y cambiara el presente.” (Enjoy your adventure without thinking about the future. The future will come and change the present).
These savvy words and her free spirit have had Chris travel across the globe. She relocated to England in 2019 and leap into the world of freelance work. She hopes to build the Girl Takes Mundo brand and continue to aspire all travelers using this site.
(Written by Chicago Reporter, Irene Tostado)