Vianessa Castaños has always been a seeker. From an early age, she was drawn to stories and the power of language, and as she grew older, her passion for writing only intensified. Today, Castaños is a globetrotting writer, sharing her experiences and insights with readers worldwide.
“I grew up traveling a lot,” said Castaños in an interview with Remezcla magazine. “My parents were very much the get-up-and-go kind of people. We lived in Boston, and they’d wake up at 5 a.m. and be like, ‘Alright, we’re going to Miami.'”
Over the years, Castaños has traveled to dozens of countries, immersing herself in the local cultures and sharing her experiences with readers through her writing. From backpacking through Europe to living with indigenous communities, she has always wanted to learn and grow.
Living life as a nomad has influenced Castaños, who isn’t just a writer but an actress and producer today.
“I like to write about culture,” she added. “I love to research, and I love learning and talking to people. Traveling is in my DNA.”
Interestingly, Castaños currently has home bases in Miami and Madrid. Although not a hiker, she bought a pair of hiking boots to walk the Catholic pilgrimage in Spain, the Camino de Santiago.
“The Camino was my first time traveling internationally on my own,” she said. “I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you are into self-discovery.”
Today, Castaños continues to live a life of self-discovery and adventure while sharing her insights and experiences with others. She regularly contributes to various publications, and her writing has been featured in several world-renowned outlets.
Castaños hopes to inspire others to pursue their passions and embrace the world’s diversity around them through her writing. She believes that travel and exploration are essential to personal growth and understanding.
She encourages others to step outside their comfort zones and explore the world with an open mind and heart.
As Castaños reflects on her journey so far, she is grateful for the experiences that have shaped her and the opportunities that have come her way. She remains committed to living a life of purpose and intention, and she looks forward to sharing her adventures and insights with readers worldwide.
Read the full interview here.