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Traveler Tuesday – Andi Perullo of My Beautiful Adventures

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Traveler Tuesday Travel Blogger Interview Series Misadventures with AndiIt’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.

Andi Perullo Andi Perullo of My Beautiful AdventuresI 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:

[1] 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.

Great Wall of China by Andi Perullo Andi Perullo of My Beautiful Adventures

Great Wall of China photo credit: Andi Perullo

[2] What is travel to you in 10 words or less?
The greatest thing in life besides love.

[3] 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.

[4] 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.

[5] 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.

Dominican dinner by Great Wall of China by Andi Perullo of My Beautiful Adventures

Dominican dinner photo credit Andi Perullo

[6] 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!

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