My love story with travel dates as far back as I can remember: I was born in the heart of Rome, Italy, to an immigrant Brazilian mother and a German-raised Italian father. Since leaving Italy, I’ve gone from living in the quintessential suburbia neighborhoods that American dreams are made of, to frenziedly exploring Philadelphia while balancing my studies at University of Pennsylvania, to adventuring my way through every nook and cranny of New York City. Last year, I left behind my corporate advertising job in the city to design my dream life from scratch. I began with a journey around the world, in which I harnessed the power of human connection and kindness to stay with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents.
In the midst of my restless explorations, I feverishly searched for an anchor, only to ultimately realize that I carry it with me wherever I go. The experiences I lived through travel taught me that my oasis – the place where I can find stability, clarity, and happiness – is more than a pin on a map. It is myself.
Today, I find myself traveling the world full-time, sharing the lessons I've learned from the world the only way I know how: through my storytelling.
The Nomad's Oasis is not a travel blog. I'm not interested in identifying the top tourist attractions in each city, dictating your curiosity, or making you itineraries. There’s too much of that.
The Nomad’s Oasis is a storytelling platform that explores what it means to be human, and how travel beautifies this process by opening a path to self-discovery and transformation. It is: a closer look into culture from local perspectives; what the people we meet and the places we visit can teach us about living a fuller, more connected life; a raw narrative of a nomadic soul chasing her dreams and purpose in this world.
Here, you will find a recount of the journey I've taken to become the architect of my own life, as well as tales of the universal human truths I’ve consistently encountered around the world - learned from the humans I meet - and how they’ve challenged me to connect with wildly different personalities, embrace the discomfort of unfamiliarity, and face change without trepidation.
I write to share my journey, to make sense of what I learn, and to immortalize its value and beauty. As I carve out my own path, unruly and winding as it may be, I hope I can lend you some inspiration to help build yours.