Hi, I’m Anabela, an outdoor photographer and travel blogger, and I’m enchanted with the aesthetic beauty of our natural and human-made world. I enjoy photographing and writing about my experiences so as to inspire others to travel near and far, and seek out the beauty in our world.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, I’ve had a passion for travel since I was a child. I grew up in California where, after graduating from college, my wanderlust compelled me to go out and explore the globe. I traveled extensively and continuously for the next 20 years. Instead of pursuing a ‘normal’ nine to five career, I sought work which offered travel opportunities. After a post graduation trip to the US Virgin Islands, I discovered the private yachting industry. I worked as a crew member on private yachts for the next decade and took intermittent sabbaticals where I went on extensive, independent journeys. After the turn of the millennium, I turned to flying and started working as a flight attendant on a private jet which literally took me around the world. The tropics were my home base during these years. Throughout all of this time, I documented my travels through photography and journals.
Life circumstances brought me and my husband up north to Pennsylvania (USA).We planted roots in the Philadelphia suburbs where for several years I was my mother’s primary caregiver. I’ve also worked as a travel consultant helping folks plan their trips. Currently, I’m enjoying the four seasons, working on developing my photography and writing skills, and always planning the next trip.