Twipper of the Week: Jess Piet from Jessundressed.

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Current city: Chicago, IL

Age: 26

What makes you interesting: I want to know how the people who live and work where I visit are doing. What’s their story? How do their endeavors​ ​today​ ​play into​ their daily lives? I talk to people ​but most importantly, listen​. This gives more insight into the reality of the lives of those actually living in the place I’m visiting. I end up with priceless experience and inspiring stories.

Total countries visited: 9

Most magical place on Earth: Santa Monica Twilight Series Pier Concert. People come together in the thousands to celebrate music and life itself. The beach is packed with people dancing, twirling hoola-hoops and having (seriously decked-out) picnics. It’s a sight right out of a movie with social energy that is the essence of life. Not to mention- it’s free!

What does “travel” mean to you: My opportunity to learn. Bring on the weird!

What do you enjoy doing the most during your travels: I’ve got an insatiable appetite for learning how history is reflected in my destination’s present culture, checking out region-specific wildlife and getting stuck in a little wild weather​-​watching Mother Nature do her thing!

What is the longest period of time that you have been away from home: A year and a half Beach-bound in Santa Monica.

Best thing you bought during your travels: Surfing lessons.

Next travel destination: New York City