This week’s Girls that Go! is with Andi of My Beautiful Adventures.
We love Andi and how she always looks effortlessly amazing no matter where in the world she is, as well as how much passion she puts into travel. It seems everytime we log into twitter she’s somewhere else, and she’s always having a good time!
Find out some of her travel secrets below!
GoGirlGuides: Girl, you always manage to look fabulous while traveling! What are your top picks when packing light?
Andi Perullo: My trick to looking fabulous while traveling is to wear a dress! I got hooked on wearing dresses by accident on my first big trip overseas to China. I was not used to squat toilets, so I stuck to wearing dresses to make the experience as easy as possible. From then on I always wore dresses. They are easy to pack and comfortable to wear, plus you look great in all of your photos! I think a little black dress is a woman’s best friend.
GGG: We love following your adventures and it seems you’ve been everywhere, but where did you travel first and what was that experience like? Were you alone or in a group?
AP: As previously mentioned, my first big overseas trip and the one where I can look back and say, “That is where I was bit by the travel bug,” was to China. I had traveled to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe with my family prior to that, but it was not until that specific trip where I realized that traveling was the greatest thing in life. I had won the trip through the National Collegiate Honor Society and was there for a Medical Delegation. We toured and worked in hospitals and rural clinics all over the country.
GGG: Your fiance Lucas is from Argentina. Any tips on making a long distance relationship work? (And how the heck do you plan a wedding between two continents?)
AP: I will not sugarcoat it, long distance relationships are almost impossible. The only way they can work is if there is an enormous amount of love and trust between the couple and even then sometimes that just is not enough. Communication is the key. That is one of the things that I have actually treasured from being in a long distance relationship, as the distance forced us to communicate in a very deep and meaningful way. We probably communicate better than most couples who live in the same house. I also think it is important that you teach your partner about your culture as much as possible, so that there are fewer “lost in translation” moments.
Planning an international wedding has been one of the most stressful undertakings of my life to date! The sole reason that I was able to make it happen is due to my best friend, who happens to live in Argentina, as she generously offered to be my wedding planner.
GGG: Give us the goss! How did you two meet?