Culture Travel is a digital destination guide for design-minded travelers. I’m a photographer and writer who loves traveling and discovering new places. After living in New York City for 7 years, I created this space to document and share my travels and experiences in new cities, art fairs, galleries, museums, and private art collections around the world. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29.
How It All Began
In 2007, I was barely 16 years old. Aside from some family trips to Mexico and Canada, I had never left the country. Wide-eyed and naive, I boarded a plane solo for France and never looked back. Attending high school in France was one of the best decisions of my life. I learned French, made some incredible friends, and discovered a completely new way of living. It opened up the world for me, and since then, I’ve never been scared to travel solo.
One of the biggest decisions in someone’s life is where to attend to university. For me, that decision meant choosing between two of my favorite cities: New York and Paris. I chose New York, as it had been my dream to live there since I was a little kid, but to this day, I always wonder how different my life would be if I had chosen Paris.
Fast forward 4 years, and I’ve just graduated college. Ironically, I didn’t study abroad during college but I did take two long-term international trips over the summers. The first was in 2009 to visit France, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany with three of my best friends from high school in France. We visited their hometowns and I saw their countries like a local! The second was a trip to Portugal and France with one of my best friends from New York.
At the end of university, the stars in my eyes had begun to fade. Living in New York was exhausting but I stuck it out for another 2 or so years. After a few tries, I found a job I was really happy at. It required some travel and I was able to attend some of the most prestigious art fairs in the world – visiting places like Basel, Miami, and Paris. At one point, I was on the road for one-month straight in Europe! Yet when I wasn’t traveling, I felt bored. I had explored New York for long enough, and I wanted to do something new. I absolutely loved traveling for work and I knew I had to figure out a way to work and travel at the same time.
Long story short, I did! I found a job that allows me to work from anywhere I have an internet connection, so now, I can plan my own long-term travel without having to worry about my income. I’ve always been interested in visual arts and found photography to be a way for me to express my creativity so that’s how Culture Travel came about.
Thank you for reading my story, and please get in touch, as I’d love to hear yours! :)
What kind of camera do you use?
A Fujifilm x100V and iPhone 12. I find that a professional camera is better for long-range shots, while the iPhone is best for closer, well-lit subjects.
How do you plan your trips?
Lots of research! I’ve gotten pretty savvy with where to go for the best tips over the years, so check out a list of my absolute favorite trip planning tools!
Can I purchase a photo from you?
Yes! Please contact me for more information on purchasing photography prints.