Meet Aurora



I’m so excited you decided to join me on Andiamo Aurora; a space where you can devour plans for your next adventure.

The world is a big green planet filled with bold, beautiful people. Your next adventure is more than checking off a list. Honestly, you have enough lists in your 9 to 5 grind. You don’t need another.

Your next adventure is about exploring an endless pint glass of tastes, sounds, history, places, and cultures. It’s a reusable bottle where you take only what you need and save the planet’s resources for the next adventurer. Your next adventure is about filling your cup as you fill another’s. Everything and everyone is connected.


Andiamo means “let’s go” in Italian. Although I’m not from Italy, my grandpa was, and he used to always, always, always say this to me. To me, the spirit of “andiamo” is to get going; try new adventures; and start living a big beautiful life!

In a nutshell, my blog is all about helping you to get going on your next adventure. This little corner of the internet is for you if want to learn how to:

  • coordinate a trip to a new country;
  • explore local treasures;
  • check out the craft beer scene; or
  • incorporate zero waste concepts into your travel plans


I’m a 30-something living in western New York who loves to gather experiences while I work a busy 9-5 and love on my husband and dog, Luke.

My first shot at travel was with my grandparents when I was 6 or 7. I didn’t even make it out of Niagara Falls, before I cried and begged them to take me home.  When I finally made it away from home, I was 9 and it was a weekend camping trip to the Finger Lakes.  Luckily, something clicked. Maybe it was my ability at 9 to read about faraway places (Little House on the Prairie, Anne of Green Gables, etc.), but all of a sudden I wanted to read and see places I had learned about. (For the record, I’m still waiting to go to Prince Edward Island and South Dakota.)

Before the internet (at least in my house), I’d pull out encyclopedias, guide books from AAA and I LOVE NY, even rest-stop brochures and soak up everything! To this day, I’m a little uncertain if I am looking to travel to a place or invade.  Bottom line, I do a lot of research.

Research, planning, itineraries– that’s my strong suit. So if you’re dreaming to go, but are better with big picture planning, I am your go-to gal! I hope you’ll find lots of takeaways so that you don’t have to do the heavy lifting.

Want to connect? Have questions? Just want to say hello? Contact me!