about me brooklyn tropicali

I am a freelance fashion designer who once tagged along on a music tour in Mexico, and can't stop returning to Latin America to get my fix.

 

I began to take week long trips to places like Guatemala, the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, and the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. When that wasn't enough, I stretched the trips to be bookended with two weekends, scheduled them around holidays - anything I could do stretch my time around my strict corporate vacation policies.

 

guatemala market lake atitlan

Overwhelmed by beautiful textiles in Guatemala

Watching the sunrise at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Watching the sunrise after a morning hike on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

Taking in the view from the top of a mayan pyramid in Mexico

Taking in the view from the top of a Mayan pyramid in Mexico

 

I spent much of 2015 traveling - spending Semana Santa in Oaxaca, exploring the remote Samaná peninsula of the Dominican Republic, and spending most of the summer in diverse Nicaragua.

 

I am now on an open-ended trip in 2016, slowly exploring Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico.

Latin America has so much to offer:

  • Striking geography - tropical rainforests, volcanoes, cloud forest highlands, mountain ranges, stunning beaches...
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Fascinating and distinct cultures
  • Complex histories - indigenous and colonial
  • Delicious cuisines

 

What more could you ask for?

Getting some perspective after some canyoning in Nicaragua

Getting some perspective after some canyoning in Nicaragua

My passion is to help others create their own life-changing adventures.

 

Though much of Latin America is just a short flight away from the US, it's largely undiscovered territory for most Americans.

 

Every time I introduce a friend or acquaintance to the magic and perspective these countries offer, I feel incredibly rewarded.

 

 

 

When I'm not in Latin America, I live in Brooklyn with my husband - spending free time at the beach, hiking and camping upstate, and sharing food with friends.

Picking wildflowers in Upstate New York

Picking wildflowers in Upstate New York

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