I come from a working-class, Italian family outside Philadelphia, USA. Growing up, I never traveled. My family took annual vacations, but we never traveled outside the borders of our home country. As I entered my college years, I slowly developed a burning curiosity for what life was like outside of the USA.
When I was nearing my college graduation, I began planning my first international trip - a 6-week backpacking adventure through
Western Europe. It was exhilarating - the planning, anticipation, and finally experiencing a whole different world then what I had been used to for my entire life.
After that trip, the years passed and I ultimately decided to pursue a career in medicine. In late 2015, I enrolled in medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
I graduated from medical school in 2019, and began my residency training in New Hampshire that same year. As a resident, I had very little time for anything outside of work, but when the COVID pandemic hit in early 2020, I found myself with much more time at home than previously before in my life. So I utilized that time and taught myself how to film, take photos, and edit videos with my first DSLR camera.
Shortly thereafter, when it became safer to travel again, I began creating travel videos and posting them on my YouTube channel. I fell in love with the process of creating videos, telling stories, and sharing them with the world. Thus began my life as a travel vlogger. Today, I am traveling full-time and posting travel videos on my YouTube channel. Check out the videos below as an example!