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Dyslexia and ADHD turned me into the jack of all trades with a nomad’s heart and an obsession with curiosity. 

Study Aboard

My travel adventures started when I decided to study at Palazzo Rucellai in Florence, Italy. The second I walked under the Piazza della Repubblica Arch, it was over for me. My fate was sealed. I have spent the last twelve years traveling worldwide, visiting all seven continents, over thirty countries, and counting. 

Graduate School in Rome

After graduating with a B.A. in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies with minors in History and International Studies, I decided in 2016 to return to school to get my Master’s at The American University in Rome for Arts Management. I spent the next year and a half living in Rome.

Working in Venice

After living in Rome, I moved to Venice to work with the European Cultural Academy as their Program Coordinator. Unfortunately, while this was my all-time favorite job, and I didn’t want to leave, my contract was ending, and I couldn’t stay because my visa was running out, so I had to return to the US. 

The Year Of COVID

Then, after the archaeology tour company I worked for closed, COVID soon hit, and I was teaching yoga at Pure Bliss Yoga in Fort Lee, NJ, and selling my photographs at Piermont Flywheel Gallery in Piermont, N.Y. 

The Two-Year Sailor

After spending the last two years as the Global Gallery manager aboard National Geographic, I have decided to pursue traveling, writing, and photography full-time. Along with running my travel blog, Cardini Studios, Substack, and the online print shop, I am also working on my first travel memoir as my debut publication. My goals are to master writing as a craft, publish a book once a year, and inspire others to chase their dreams and see what the world offers through travel and storytelling. 

Currently Writing

While I run my travel Blog, Cardini Studios, and Substack, I am also spending 2024 working on my first travel memoir, which has the working title The Two-Year Sailor: One Woman, One Goal, Seven Continents. Though I love the name, I am still determining what the future holds and if it will be changed.

Follow me on my journey to completing my first manuscript!

I hope you stick around, explore my site, and join the journey; we are here for growth.