Daniela Marti
About

A few words about me: I am a nature lover, adventure seeker and active traveler.  I have escaped Italy at the age of 21 to explore the world (got the bug pretty early), though home is always calling me back. I studied and worked in Ireland, Colorado, Estonia, New York and Switzerland, with several and good adventures trips. I volunteered in India  and Vietnam.  I’ve got a notebook full of stories to tell and I’ve found ideas, friends and good special people in the strangest places. Along the way I indulge my passions for design, snorkeling, scuba diving, horse back riding, yoga and squealing over (small) animals.

4
Continents
29
Countries
98
Cities

I have been working in learning and development for International Organizations over the past five years and, during this time, I have always tried to find ways to travel that fit in with my life and job– whether that means taking a month off to volunteer, two-week summer holidays or a cheeky weekend away. It could be a relaxing week in Sicily, or a two-month trip to Laos, I write about it all to keep my family and friends updated. I love when my travels can be a combination of work engagements and personal travels and I try to keep my blog focused on first-hand experiences.

I am also a fellow researcher in training for emergencies and, over the years, I became very passionate about this topic.  Since I started to be a researcher and a consultant I have less time for my adventures and my blog, but I always try to be organised and fit trips into my schedule. When not at work, I can be found somewhere outdoor in the mountains, at the seaside or by a lake. I adore the ocean, it makes me happy and gives me an immense sense of freedom (I just live a bit far from it right now….). Every time I slip into the ocean or sea, it’s like going home.

A Little Timeline

2005 - 2006 • Erasmus Project in Ireland, NUIG Galway
2007 • Internship in Russia, Moscow
2008-2009 • Exchange Student in Colorado, CSU Pueblo University
2010 • Internship at the Italian Embassy of Estonia,Tallinn
2011-2012 • English and French teacher in Italy
2012 • Volunteering in India
2013 • Working at UNICEF HQ in New York
2014 • Started a job at UN in Geneva, Switzerland

Bring a notebook and write down the names of every single person that you meet

This blog aims to provide a refreshingly honest view on travel, with a generous sprinkling of my colourful lifestyle. I believe that there are many different ways we learn about ourselves. We learn about ourselves in school, from people we surround ourselves with, with the difficult times we are given and through our families. Although there are so many different ways we learn about ourselves, those are the ones we find ourselves thinking about daily. My favourite way to learn about myself is through traveling. Being able to get away and explore new places has sparked a passion inside of me, has taught me a lot and obliged to be alone with myself which was one of the hardest thing at the beginning.

 

“The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown.” — Paul Theroux