Traveler Tuesday – Andi Perullo of My Beautiful Adventures
It's time for another Traveler Tuesday, this time with a familiar face, fellow traveler and fellow Andi (we're a small club, not like the Jennifer club that Jennifer James has gone), Ms. Andi Perullo of My Beautiful Adventures.
Andi is not an unfamiliar face around here. She has been mentioned many times in Saturday Six; highlighted in my Reader Spotlight series as well as guest-posted while I was on longer trips.
I love her positive outlook on life and her thrill and thirst for travel. I left my heart in Paris, but hers is spit between Buenos Aires and Brasil. I love discovering about South America, and the area that despite living a very long time ago, I know very little about!
I am asking Andi the same questions I asked Mark last time and will continue to ask the same questions for future visitors to the Tuesday Traveler series:
 When and how did you become a traveler?
My Mom jokes that I was born with a suitcase in my hand. I have always had an insatiable desire to explore, however, I did not really start traveling the world until my early 20’s. My obsession to step foot in every single country began after my 1st trip to China. Something inside of me shifted and since then I have been to over 50 countries and 6 continents.
 What is travel to you in 10 words or less?
The greatest thing in life besides love.
 What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?
I find train travel to be incredibly romantic and peaceful, but I rarely get the opportunity to take the train. I prefer road trips to flying, simply because I love the freedom you have by being able to stop whenever your heart desires and to play your music as loud as you want.
 What do you typically do while traveling by plane?
I usually visit a Starbucks before boarding and while I am finishing my coffee I read back issues of the NYTimes Travel section that I purposely save for long flights while listening to music on my iPhone. I always download several movies and watch them and/or edit photos on my laptop as well.
 What is your favorite travel memory involving food?
I just happened to recently write about it in detail here. My husband and I were treated to an unforgettable anniversary dinner at the resort we were staying at in Dominica. A private gazebo that overlooked the ocean was filled with candles and a reggae musician performed while we dined. The head chef talked with us in detail about our favorite foods beforehand and then prepared a 4-course meal that defined the word sensational.
 What is one blogging tip or lesson that you have learned along the way that you can share with my readers?
Be authentic as possible. The posts in which I share something personal — something that I hesitated to write about in the first place — are always the posts that receive the most comments and traffic. It is best way to truly connect with your readers.
Thanks Andi! (P.S. I think I was born with a suitcase in hand too!)
You can catch more of Andi on her blog or check out what she has to say on Twitter, wherever you catch her, I am sure it will be beautiful!
Andi is a fabulous woman (and photographer and writer, obviously, she’s amazing!) and I am also excited to have found your lovely blog now as well Andi! Looking forward to following your misadventures!
@Elizabeth, hello there, so glad you came by! Looking forward to checking your blog out!
Awww thank you so much for interviewing me and for the lovely introduction! I didn’t know that you had lived in South America at one time???? Tell me everything about it! 🙂
@AndiP, I lived in Panama for four years when I was very young!
PS LOVE the new blog design, it’s gorgeous!
Even though I am not a China fan, that photo of the Great Wall is just fantastic! And Andi F., your blog layout is SQUEEEEEEEEE! I am obsessed with every bit of it!
@Kristin, thanks! I am still getting used to it, it is warming up slowly, but still in a bit of shock!
C&C you need to go back to China with me, I’ll show you why it’s SO amazing!!!
@AndiP and Kristin – girl trip!
Elizabeth thank you soooo much for your ridiculously kind words, means the world to me. XO
Andi, you look amazing. I love the dress, like a celebrity 🙂
She’s so beautiful. I like her blog redesign, too.
Agness awww thank you so so so much, you’re making me blush! Muah!!!
Jen you’re such a sweetheart, thanks!
First of all thanks for sharing your traveling stuff with all. my thinking also the same the way you think about love and traveling. any ways, to talk about this post …. after reading the whole information, feeling like I’ve learned something unique today.
I loved this article. First of all, the photograph of the Great Wall is awesome. I’ve never had a huge desire to travel to Chine – but looking at that photo and loving to take photographs — I can just imagine all the awesome photos that could be taken. And, I’m like you, I love roadtrips….love being in charge of being able to take that unexpected turn to experience something you never thought about. But, I have to say, I haven’t ventured much out of the US – wish I had gotten the travel gene. =)
@Debby, I have mixed feelings on China. I have had good experience but nothing that says I must do more travel there. But Andi P loves it and constantly makes me want to change my mind and re-explore some more.
Oh My Gosh …your so lucky to have seen this beautiful place in person