Originally from a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Angela grew up running away from home with only the necessities. She was curious to learn about the unknown and continues to seek such knowledge. Her first trip out of the United States was a year study abroad trip to Australia, where she became addicted to seeking out new places and more importantly immersing herself in the culture. Angela has spent time in over a dozen counties, doing everything she can to fully immerse herself including, hitchhiking in New Zealand, speaking only Italian in hole in the wall cafes trying to pass as a local and participating in WWOOF.
Grace is currently a student at the University of Tampa studying International Relations and French. Her love for travelling blossomed from her love of community service, and she’s been hopping on flights since her first international trip in high school. Originally from Chicago, her favorite trips have been Quebec City, Canada, and the three weeks she spent in Ghana. Grace’s post-grad dreams all include connecting with people from across the planet, becoming educated on various cultures, and hopefully making the world a little bit of a better place."
Sophie is a 21-year-old Communications major studying at Southern New Hampshire University. Being from a rural town in Northern New Hampshire, Sophie knew from a young age that she wanted the opportunity to travel the world and to be exposed to new cultures. Living in Switzerland for three months in the summer of 2018, enabled her to check multiple dream destinations off of her bucket list. In her free time, Sophie enjoys photography, writing, and traveling. Some of her dream destinations are Antarctica, New Zealand, and Cuba!
Originally from Athens, Georgia, Grace grew up traveling with her family, but did not become an avid traveler until college, when she did several internships in Latin America and fell in love with the language and culture. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she moved to San Jose, Costa Rica to work with an international non-profit for three years and became an expert traveler with an insatiable desire to explore new places and experience different cultures around the world.
Hi my name is Alex and I’m 25 years old from a small town in eastern North Carolina. I graduated with a biology degree from East Carolina University in ‘14. My favorite place to be is on a beach and my favorite saying is “A rainy day at the beach is better than a rainy day home”. My dream travel destinations include Australia, Ireland, and Argentina.
My name is Kelly, and I live in San Diego, California. Travel has been an important part of my life, and I’m ready for more. Most of my traveling has been for school. I had projects for my Bachelors in Sustainable Tourism in Ecuador and Turkey. Then I did part of my research for my Masters in Huanchaco, Peru. The rest of my travels have been due to my involvement in the competitive world of dodgeball. Yes, you read that correctly. I have traveled to places like Hong Kong to compete against other counties, and it has been amazing to experience. I have a full time job as an animal trainer. I work closely with a lot of species, but my favorites are wolves and cheetahs!
Jiayi Wang (@diaryofanomad) is a multilingual photographer, content creator and writer whose passion for discovering the world began at a young age. Born in China, she spent most of her upbringing in Rome, Italy, where she calls home. She then went on to live in the US, Peru, France, Japan and Australia and loves integrating the different cultures she's experienced into her dynamic identity. She's never identified with just one culture, group of people or language. She's always been a citizen of the world. She currently resides in London but spends all her free time exploring more corners of the globe, especially the lesser-known ones.
Angela Li (@angela) is a designer, content creator, and avid traveller. She was born and raised in Toronto, and now currently resides in Seattle. By day, she is a product designer working in tech and in her spare time, she volunteers for nonprofits that advocate for youth opportunities, creative growth, and idea sharing.
Emilie Ristevski (@helloemilie) Forever wandering with a camera in her hand, Emilie Ristevski is a Australian based creative. Built upon natural light and curiosity, her work gathers beautiful moments together to simply tell stories through the images she creates.
With an innate sense of adventure, Emilie’s collection of work documents her appreciation for the hidden beauty found within this world. Capturing the fleeting details that often go unseen, Emilie is drawn to the unexpected. Her distinctive style of imagery has led her to work with many clients internationally – travelling and photographing her journey, wherever it may take her...
Gillian (@glsr330) is a human-centered designer, theater geek, foodie, and #dogmom from Dallas, TX. She has an affinity for adventure and can’t help but start to plan her next trip the moment she walks back in her front door. Some of her fondest memories abroad involve getting lost, finding something beautiful and unexpected, and meeting and eating with locals. More than anything, she loves stories — hearing them, sharing them, and making them up along the way.