About Andi

My name is Andrea, but everyone calls me Andi. I lead an extremely dichotomous life of both wanting to flutter my wings around the world and document my beautiful adventures through writing and photography, as well as focus on my true calling of being a Chinese Medicine Doctor. It is a constant game of tug-of-war that I play with myself and I am always working on balancing all of my passions.

I grew up in the South, however I have lived in seven states and the place that I loved living the most in was New York City, where I spent my four years of Graduate School. I returned to Charlotte, North Carolina once I graduated to be closer to my family and to open up my own Wellness Center where I practice acupuncture. I have dedicated myself to healing others through this extraordinary medicine, as I am convinced it is the most holistic and comprehensive medical system available.

When I am not treating patients, I am either traveling or dreaming of the next place to visit. Thus far, I have stepped foot in over fifty countries on six continents. To me, my country is the world and I want to explore all of it. My undying love affair with travel is due to the sheer intrigue of untrodden roads, different cultures, and life-changing encounters.

Along the way, a devastatingly gorgeous (inside and out) Argentinean man named Lucas captured my heart and after five years of a long-distance relationship, we finally realized that we were meant to spend the rest of our lives together in the same place. I had the wedding of my dreams in Buenos Aires and I find myself falling more in love with my husband/favorite travel partner with each passing day.

I can now proudly add Mom to my résumé, as I was blessed with a son on 01/05/15 named Joaquín Alejandro. He is the love of our lives and the best thing that has ever happened to Lucas and I. We cannot wait to show him the world and experience traveling through his eyes. He is truly my most beautiful adventure yet. . .

Andi Perullo de Ledesma

For an even more in depth look into my life, please read the following interviews: Meet Andi A Traveling Chinese Medicine DoctorFrequent Flier: Andi Perullo of My Beautiful AdventuresThursday Traveler: Andi PerulloInterview With Andi Perullo Of My Beautiful Adventures: Lucky 13 QuestionsRandom Traveller #6The Beautiful Adventuress: Andi Perullo, and My Beautiful Adventures.


About Andi — 145 Comments

  1. Showing some love amiga!!! This is a great idea to write about your future travel plans and also be a window for everyone who doesn’t have the opportunity to travel as much as you, Ok….US, then they have the ability to see other countries, cultures and customs through something like this. Excellent job amiga and I might need some of that Chinese medecine for my migranes!

  2. Hey Andi
    I found your blog throught “MyMarrakesh”blog,and i loved it.You are so courageous to travel to all those places.And to experience so many cultures and civilisations.That’s what i want to do,but there was always something that came in the way.But,i’m sure i want this 2010 to be the start of my journey.
    Take care for know.

  3. Wow! I checked your blog -amazing! I am so impressed. You should be a great person and the way how you live is amazing, I would love to meet you. So, I hope I will have a chance to see you one day somewhere and wish you all the best luck with your travels, the Ieva, the Latvian girl in India.

  4. “Andi
    eyes of sea blue and hair like fine gold
    though we are from very different places
    and if the truth be told
    we head different places
    she is indeed a unique and cherished individual
    with great worldy travels
    and a nature that is cherishable
    despite the way my humor, her bearing unravels
    she still calls me a friend (I pretend to be mean to her, it’s an act. I love upsetting her sensibilties, only to hint it’s just a joke. )

    her heart though is like mine
    a true traveller

    but not quite a nomad

    my greatest compliment

    don’t change


  5. Your positive attitude and joy for life are so inspiring to me. Plus – You are an exemplary photographer. I love looking at pics of all of your adventures. Your talents are endless. You are very special and the great thing is that you know it and are grateful and honor it.

  6. Wonderful blog, Andi! Travelling expands the human mind, heart, and soul. And your articles are a great window into the beauty of nature and culture. You are a true globbler!

  7. I checked out your site in more detail– FABULOUS pictures, but moreover you are inspirational… live your dream my love!

  8. Hi Andi, Thanks for your comment on my blog. I loved that your comment was so thoughtful, and that you read my words so deeply! It seems you really loved India, though you were here for a short time. I hope you are able to come back soon. it takes time to get to know this fascinating, mysterious, chaotic, perplexing, colourful, WONDERFUL place. Take care. Hoping you have many mnay more beautiful adventures.


  9. You are too beautiful. You should be a model. Add that to acupuncture & travel editor and you have it covered.

  10. hey what’s going on??? so you really have a cool blog here. give me time to explore all the wonderful photos and well thought out articles. noticed you liked my philippines article on gobackpacking. would love to see you here in my country some time. cheers! here’s to more awesome trips in the future!!!

  11. “Andieyes of sea blue and hair like fine goldthough we are from very different placesand if the truth be toldwe head different placesshe is indeed a unique and cherished individualwith great worldy travelsand a nature that is cherishabledespite the way my humor, her bearing unravelsshe still calls me a friend (I pretend to be mean to her, it’s an act. I love upsetting her sensibilties, only to hint it’s just a joke. )

  12. Hi Andi,

    Just wanna say “Hi”
    & I think you’re an incredible globe-trotter, a true
    citizen of the world. 😀

    It obvious you are a charming soul who’s never
    without a ready ‘infectious’ smile. We need MORE
    of you on this planet – one sure way to ‘spread’
    world peace… 😛

    Thanks for sharing so much of your travel
    adventures. I think whoever has the honor of
    being in your company will never be bored, as
    I’m sure, you’ll be a ‘treasure trove of endless
    travel stories’… who needs TV???

    Take care & bless that you’ll continue to live
    your Life with passion, by exploring more of
    this world, and bringing all the diverse people
    together as you learn about their cultures…
    Ultimately, we are all really… one big family.


  13. “Andieyes of sea blue and hair like fine goldthough we are from very different placesand if the truth be toldwe head different placesshe is indeed a unique and cherished individualwith great worldy travelsand a nature that is cherishabledespite the way my humor, her bearing unravelsshe still calls me a friend (I pretend to be mean to her, it’s an act. I love upsetting her sensibilties, only to hint it’s just a joke. )+1

  14. Hi
    I always see your face commenting on others blogs so I finally clicked on over here. I’ve read this page and couldn’t stop thinking about how much we have in common. We think in much the same way. I’m vegetarian, elephants are my fav animals, I am just as passionate about peace and travel, I am a definite gypsy and I drinking champagne whenever you feel like it is the way. Where in North Carolina do you live? We are here in Raleigh, but only for 2 more weeks before we move home to Oz :( We love it here!

  15. I literally do not know how you find to time to A. run a successful business. B. travel, take beautiful pictures and blog about it. C. maintain a long distance relationship with your fiance (which takes time and dedication!) and D. keep up with so much travel news and so many blogs!!! You’re like superwoman!

  16. You know I think you’re amazing (hopefully I tell you that enough because you ARE!) YOU are someone amazing who has impacted and inspired me. Thank you very much for being such an amazing and beautiful person!!!

  17. Hi,

    This is a wonderful blog! It was a very good read.

    I was wondering if you would be interested in guest blogging on my blog. It is a collection of my travels and the travels of my guests. If you scan the site you can see that now almost 100% of the posts are from guests. Lately I’ve been finding many people interested in guest posting.

    Included in your post will be a link to your website using whatever anchor text or key words you wish and a description of your site (if you choose to include one.)

    My blog (onetravel.wordpress.com) receives about 1000 visitors a day and that number is steadily growing.

    So if you are interested in being a guest, please let me know.

    Send me an Email:

    Warm Regards,
    George Christodoulou
    Travel Blogger | OneTravel
    Phone: 1(212) 478-0335 ex:90098

  18. Andi, just discovering you via twitter and am loving the site! It’s always great to find like-minded people : ) Hope you have a great time with your brother – I’m headed to Guatemala on Monday so will also be practicing my Spanish!
    Kristin (@allofusrev)

  19. Just the other day somebody asked me if I WA was my home after traveling around the country and learning to appreciate it more. I had to say know — I’m a gypsy (or pirate 😉 at heart.

    Then I found this in your “About” page … “I was born with a gypsy spirit.”

    I’m glad gypsies still exist. I thought I was a dying breed.

  20. I’m not sure how I found you, but after reading your posts over the past several months I feel I’ve come to know you a little bit. I just read your bio and was blown away. You are an amazing person and it shows so clearly in what you wrote, especially in the section of your bio about what you believe. You are so genuine and grounded and seem to know exactly who you are – that is so rare. Thank you so much for sharing your unique and incredibly interesting thoughts with all of us who are fortunate to have discovered you. Have a wonderful Day! — Roger

  21. Hi Andi,

    I just discovered your blog and FB page, and I have to tell you that you are such an inspiring woman. As a world traveler myself, you have given me the courage I needed to put myself out there more and write and share my travels with others. You are beautiful and courageous, and I wish you all the best.


  22. Please tell me that you’re heading to keep this up! Its so good and so important. I cant wait to read much more from you. I just really feel like you know so much and know how to make people listen to what you’ve to say. This blog is just also cool to become missed. Good stuff, definitely. Please, PLEASE keep it up!

  23. Hi Andi,

    This is Sabeena from The Khalerias website. I just spent a few minutes on your blog, and I must tell you that you’ve done a great job. Love your posts, so uplifting and inspiring! And the pictures you just had taken are gorgeous. My fiance and I are definitely looking into having photos taken before we get married, and the photographer who did yours is so talented.

    Best of luck on all your travels, and stay in touch! Would be great to meet up with you sometime.


  24. Hello, I love your blog and your philosophy- I am a similar thinker to you…I recently moved to Mallorca as a freelance writer and that is how I came across your blog- because of the Mallorca guest post. Good luck with the travels, I will look forward to reading about your time in Brazil especially- a place very close to my heart! Emilie

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  26. Hey, just randomly came across your blog from the Irish polyglots. Very interesting stuff. I was hoping to get in touch with you as i’m planning my own little trip through latin america at the end of this year.

  27. Hi!

    I’m Sarah and I’m getting in touch with you from World Reviewer. We’ve been running a series featuring travel bloggers we love, and I was wondering if you’d be interested in being profiled? One of the things people always ask us about is for the best picks and tips for our own home towns, so at the moment we’re featuring the home towns of travel writers: we’re trying to remind people that their home town is another person’s dream travel destination.

    If you’re interested in being profiled for the site and filling out one of our Questionnaires for Experts, Bloggers and Travel Knowledgables, then let me know and I’ll send you the very short questionnaire. We’ll then profile you and your town on WR and on our other social media channels.


    Sarah Perkins

  28. Andi, it’s hard to believe that someone can be so wise, open-hearted, creatively talented, and flat-out beautiful all at the same time. You’re amazing and your link is definitely going on my blogroll.

  29. fantastic site and blog. Can you discuss just how you afford these trips and finances in general. Smile and thanks for the memories, S

  30. So well said! I believe in many of the things you do. Elephants are phenominal elephants (have my figure of Ganesh) by my desk and a photo of elephants walking in the sunset on my desktop. Most importantly, I think it’s safe to say we both believe life is whatever you make it!

  31. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? You made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is fantastic, as well as the content!.

  32. i LOVE your about…very well written….and i soooo believe in chinese medicine!!! you go girl!!! wow 50 countries!!! that is amazing!!! keep blogging your pink way!!!

  33. Hi Andi,

    My name is KC Owens, I’m a college student and I love to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found your site and really enjoyed reading your posts. I have been to countries all over Europe with just my backpack and a camera. Since I am a college student and I have significant bills, it can be difficult to find ways to travel the world. However, I have done this several times, with less than ten pounds of luggage and while on a college dime!

    I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your blog to share my tips and tricks with your readers. I put a lot of time into my traveling, it is my biggest passion and I would love to inspire others by sharing my stories, mistakes and triumphs. I look forward to hearing from you!


    KC Owens

  34. It is interesting how you combine your medicine profession with your travel passion. I imagine this wandering between two worlds as quite difficult to manage.

    On the other hand it is quite good that you have a constant home base from where you can travel, so there is always a location to come back to and to feel home. I haven’t really decided yet how I will handle this in the future. i could imagine a constant home base and also a second profession but as time goes along I will decide on that.

    And by the way, you look absolutely beautiful in this dress!

  35. Love the message of your website and have always been fascinated by Chinese medicine and Acupuncture. I’ve been heavily involved in sports for the past 23 years and am a 2.19 marathoner so this topic is of the highest importance to me. Appreciate what you do and inspires me to get Licensed as well in this field.

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