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Hello lovely people!  I am Ana, a free-spirited, fun-loving, full-time vagabond! Since graduating college in May of 2010, I have been on a mission to travel the world, live life to the fullest and spread good vibes along the way! So far, it has been an epic adventure across nearly 40 countries, and I have experienced many amazing moments through it all!  (FULL STORY).

I have always valued experiences over possessions, and although I have no base, no apartment, no car and no idea where life will take me…I embrace all of the excitement that comes along with the unpredictability of my free-spirited lifestyle!

After an accident in early 2018 left me with multiple fractures in my heel bone, the inability to walk and a recovery timeframe of up to 8 months, I was forced to take a break from my dream job as a yacht stewardess in the Bahamas, as well as my vagabond way of life.

Although this wasn’t my favorite experience, it definitely played a major role in shifting the direction of my focus, and ultimately, the direction of my life!  For years I had been putting off my dream of creating a travel & lifestyle brand, and I realized that finally I was given the golden opportunity to bring my vision to fruition!

I made a decision to take advantage of the time and space that this seemingly unfortunate event had so conveniently created for me!  Since the beginning of this year, I have been pouring all of my energy into building a brand which I believe will positively impact any and all who stumble upon my site! (ABOUT THE BRAND).

I would like The Art of Epic Living to be a space for those who are interested in optimizing their human experience, whether in regards to travel, lifestyle or mindset!  I hope to share valuable content with fellow dreamers who would like to live life in an epic way, and to inspire new perspectives toward the world around us!

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TIMELINE

SUMMER-FALL 2010

EUROPE

This trip marks my first time overseas. I was supposed to be gone for one month, and ended up staying for five! I traveled through Belgium, France, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, England, Croatia, Italy, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Germany.

WINTER 2010 & SPRING 2011

CLUB MED

Club Med was my first “real job” out of college. I was a kid’s club counselor at an all-inclusive resort, and my daily schedule included activities such as trapeze, sailing, dance class, art and circus school!

SUMMER-FALL 2011

LAGOS, PORTUGAL

I had the privilege of spending about half of 2011 in absoloute paradise: Lagos, Portugal! I worked as a booze cruise leader, and lived the life of my dreams!

WINTER & SPRING 2012

SOUTH AMERICA

I started 2012 off the right way, with a one ticket adventure to South America! I spent four months trekking through a variety of beautiful landscapes, and encountering beautiful people along the way!

FALL 2012-SPRING 2013

YACHT LIFE IN MIAMI

I began my career in the yachting industry as a stewardess aboard a 93’ mega yacht! I also picked up work as a promoter and dinner party hostess in the clubs of Miami on the side. Life was good!

SUMMER 2013

MIAMI TO IBIZA

I returned to Europe, and based for the summer on the party island of Ibiza. I spent my time enjoying the beach, enjoying the nightlife, finding work on boats and living in a hippie commune!

FALL 2013 - SPRING 2014

CRUISING THE CARIBBEAN

I spent the winter season working on boats around Florida, The Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Life is a beach!

SPRING 2014

MIAMI & PUERTO RICO

I spent sunny days, bouncing between Miami, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico!

SUMMER 2014

GREECE & TURKEY

Back to Europe! I began my trip with a month in Turkey- sailing, hot air ballooning and exploring around! After that, I worked for a company called “Life is a Beach Party”on the Greek island of Ios. Another summer of fun and sun!

SUMMER 2014

CARIBBEAN SUMMER

I spent the second half of the summer of 2014 in the Caribbean, working on boats, and replenishing my funds! I sailed through the Bahamas, St. Martin, St. Barthes, the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Florida.

FALL 2014

SAILING ITALY

I returned to Europe again in the fall. I made pit stops in Portugal and Venice, and met up with my friends to sail the islands of Italy!

WINTER 2014

BACK TO THE BAHAMAS

I returned to the Bahamas once again, to spend some time working and saving before my next adventure.

WINTER 2014-SPRING 2015

CENTRAL AMERICA

I explored new territory, with a trip to Central America! I also ventured to the Yucutan Peninsula and the Bahamas for a couple of yacht gigs!

SUMMER 2015

EAST COAST, WEST COAST, BURNING MAN

I continued working through the summer aboard boats. My jobs took me to NYC, Seattle and British Columbia. I ended my summer with a roadtrip to Burning Man.

FALL 2015

HOUSESITTING IN ECUADOR

After Burning Man, I spent a month housesitting a beachfront condo in Manta, Ecuador.

FALL 2015

THE GALAPAGOS

I picked up a job on a boat cruising through the Galapagos Islands for a month!

WINTER 2015-2016

COLOMBIA

I spent some time in the Bahamas working, and then ventured to Colombia to explore the coast, by land and by sailboat!

SPRING 2016

THE COAST OF OAXACA, MEXICO

I found my dream land along the Pacific Coast of Mexico, in the state of Oaxaca! I fell in love with the vibe and the beaches, and ended up staying for a few months.

SUMMER 2016

SUMMER IN THE BAHAMAS

I spent my summer working and living the island life, back in the Bahamas.

FALL 2016

CHINA

I randomly decided to go to China to train in Kung Fu, expose myself to a new culture and explore through amazing landscapes!

FALL-WINTER 2016-PRESENT

THE ART OF EPIC LIVING IS BORN

My vision with The Art of Epic Living came to me!  I went to Mexico for a bit to gather my ideas, and then  spent 3 months working and saving in the Bahamas!

EARLY 2017

BACK TO MEXICO!

I landed a housesitting position in San Miguel de Allende! I worked hard on my website, and enjoyed my beautiful surroundings!

EARLY 2017

VIVA LA MEXICO!

After my housesitting position, I headed south to my favorite place in the world- the coast of Oaxaca!  I worked with filmmakers and friends in an attempt to build my brand!

SPRING 2017

ISLAND LIFE

One day I woke up and received an impromptu invite to go sailing in the Caribbean!  Although I had very little money, I decided that life is short and flew to the island of Antigua!

SPRING 2017

SALTY SEADOGS

I joined a few friends and sailed around the British Virgin Islands!  We explored the beautiful waters, hitchhiked the beautiful islands and even celebrated Easter together!

SUMMER 2017

BACK TO THE BAHAMAS

After nearly running completely out of money, I decided to replenish my funds.  I joined my favorite boat in the Bahamas for a few months.

SUMMER 2017

BALI-BOUND

I headed to Bali for the second half of my summer- I ended up spending two months exploring this beautiful island

FALL 2017

HOUSESITTING IN PARADISE

After coming back to NY from Bali, I ended up landing a housesitting position in beautiful Ajijic, Mexico!

WINTER 2017

BACK TO THE BAHAMAS

I returned to work with many travel expenses to pay off, and spent 3 months enjoying my job in the Bahamas…until something very unexpected happened…

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Places I've been

Countries Traveled :

US/Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Colombia, China, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, St. Martin/St. Maarten, St. Barths, Aruba, Bonaire, Curucao, UK, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, the Vatican, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Indonesia

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