Twipper of the Week: Tessa Juliette from Where To Next?
Current city: Based out of Brooklyn NY
Total countries visited: 34
What makes you interesting: I regularly travel alone but also with people I have just met because I think those are the best experiences!
What have you learned about yourself during your travels: Problem-solving alone is so much harder but also SO much more rewarding.
If your personality was a city or country, which one would it be: My personality is a bit like London. Hard and cold on the outside but full of so much charm once you get to know it.
What is your favorite and worst travel memory:
Favorite memory: Taking an overnight camel ride to the middle of the Sahara on the outskirts of Morocco. I was with a tour group of about 15 people, all from different backgrounds and countries. Americans, Europeans, South Africans, Moroccans – we all got along so well. That night we had no wifi – again we were in the middle of the Sahara and almost no life except for a fire. Our guides played the drums and one of the guests had brought her violin with her. She started playing with them and we all were singing and they passed more drums out for us to use. It was a moment you dream about when you travel. 10+ different cultures, ethnicities, and diverse group of people just having a great night. Laughing, singing, and living in the moment.
Worst memory: It was actually the next morning. We all woke up and heading back to civilization. We stopped at a coffee shop and finally got the signal on our phones back. The TV in the coffee shop had a news station on and we learned what had happened during our amazing night in the desert: The deadly Paris attacks. The mood immediately changed to one of fear and sadness as our phones began exploding with missed calls, voicemails, and text messages.
What do you enjoy doing the most during your travels and why: Meeting locals and asking them about what life is like where they live. What their favorite spot in the city is and why.
Describe yourself in three words: Positive, energetic, and flexible.
What are the top reasons should someone travel with you: I’m easy going and enjoy simply wandering a city or searching for waterfalls.
Next travel destination: Jamaica!