Enneagram 7 and 2, and a textbook Libra... I live for a good time, thrive off live music, and love a good afternoon sunshine-in-your-face nap.
ONCE UPON A TIME
Hi, my name is Alessia, and I live on Long Island, NY. I am a solo traveler, baker, artist, gardener, and all-around good-time-haver. Most importantly, I believe anyone, especially women, can do anything they set their minds to.
You see, I have never been someone that would settle. Ever since I was a child, I would push myself out of my comfort zone. The most significant moment was my junior year of high school when I decided to join the boy's wrestling team. In 2000, not many girls wrestled, so when I decided to join, it caused confusion and concerns. Even though it was probably the hardest thing I ever did, I stuck with it and joined the following year again.
In my mid 20's I lost myself when I was in a mentally abusive relationship. Being told you're unattractive and not good enough by someone you are in a relationship with can take away everything you thought you knew about yourself.
Eventually, when the time came when the relationship ended, I had no idea who I was anymore. But I knew this… I was the only girl wrestler on the boy's wrestling team, and if I could get through that, I could get through anything!
So, with my wrestling memories strengthening my soul, I decided I needed a fresh start in my life. And with that thought, I booked my first ever solo vacation to Florida. I was never someone that did anything by herself, and I am not going to lie; I was scared to death booking that first trip. But it was precisely what I needed.
It provided me with more proof that I could do anything I set my mind to and I was capable of doing difficult things my own. Since that first trip, I have never looked back. I completely transformed my life in ways I never thought were possible, and I have continued to travel the world by myself!
I have also worked with my mentor/life coach Tonya Leigh Rising, throughout my solo travel journey. I understand the importance of having someone there to guide you through the process of changing your life and taking action toward your goals, which is why I decided to become a certified Martha Beck Life Coach and create One Girl Travel.
The goal of One Girl Travel is to encourage women to go after what they desire in all aspects of their life, especially traveling. I am here to empower and support you to make your dreams come true, and I am so excited that you're a part of the One Girl Travel community!
Top: Boudoir photoshoot in Paris, 2019. Right: My senior year of wrestling, 2002. Left, sparkling in Miami, 2022.
MY REALLY OFFICIAL BIO, the OGT VERSION
"Alessia is the founder of One Girl Travel LLC, a solo travel-focused life coaching business where she helps empower women to realize they are capable of doing whatever they desire in life, especially traveling solo. She's a Martha Beck Certified Life Coach and a Certified Travel Coach, along with being an expert solo traveler. Her mission is to support and encourage women to follow their travel desires and implement their newfound freedom from solo travel into their everyday lives."
NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF
I have lived on Long Island my entire life, and I'm still friends with all my highschool friends.
My favorite place in the world is Scotland, my second favorite is Montauk, NY.
I am a due-paying member of a Jimmy Buffett fan club. #parrothead
I have a fine art degree where I majored in sculpture, and I went to culinary school for baking and pastry art.
Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.
Neapolitan Style Pizza
Oprah, she is truly the G.O.A.T.
Staying in a hotel specifically for their bathtub
Own a luxury boutique hotel
Scotland, specifically Edinburgh and the Highlands
Casamigos tequila, ginger-ale and a lime
Music playing at all times
Salted Caramel Ice Cream
I can't live without a beach nearby
The Office or Outlander series
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