I believe that I was born with a gypsy spirit, as I never feel comfortable staying in one place for too long. I believe that you can drink champagne any time of the day. I believe that humans should be able to breathe underwater. I believe that peace is the only way to peace. I believe that chocolate fixes every problem. I believe that Sunday’s are best spent in bed drinking a cafe con leche and reading the New York Times. I believe that animals are our friends, not our food. I believe that a day has been wasted if I have not learned at least one new thing. I believe that change is necessary for the growth of the soul. I believe that everyone should know how to say “hello” and “thank you” in the language of the country they are traveling in. I believe that elephants are the most beautiful creatures to grace this planet. I believe sunsets should not be missed if possible. I believe that I have the greatest family and group of friends a person could ask for. . .
My name is Andrea, but everyone calls me Andi. For most of my adult life I have led a dichotomous existence of both wanting to flutter my wings around the world and document my adventures through writing and photography, as well as settle down and focus on my true calling, which is 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 both passions.
I grew up in the South, however I have lived in seven states and the place that most feels like “home” to me is New York City, where I lived during 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. 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. My adventure filled life is satiated only by more experience and more knowledge. 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 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.
For an even more in depth look into my life, please read the following interviews: Meet Andi A Traveling Chinese Medicine Doctor, Interview With Andi Perullo Of My Beautiful Adventures, Frequent Flier: Andi Perullo of My Beautiful Adventures, Thursday Traveler: Andi Perullo, Interview With Andi Perullo Of My Beautiful Adventures: Lucky 13 Questions, Random Traveller #6, The Beautiful Adventuress: Andi Perullo, and My Beautiful Adventures.