Hi! My name is Alyssa and I'm a 28-year-old living in Washington, DC. I was born in NYC, I grew up in New Jersey, and I went to college at the University of North Carolina. I work in clinical research but travel and photography are my favorite hobbies. I caught the travel bug when I was studying abroad in Spain in 2011, and it's been with me ever since. I'm not sure if my love of travel drives my love of photography or vice versa, but I am head over heels in love with both. I also love the outdoors, dogs, breakfast, ice cream, and Harry Potter. I plan all of my trips on my own and I would describe my vacation style as "small child in a candy store." If you want to read more about my travels, please check out the 'Travel' tab on the left.