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Who is this Ella person anyway?

Welcome to Wanderstruck

I’ve never been much for talking about myself but here we are! If you’re on this page then you must want to know a little about the human behind this site. Simply, here I’m a travel blogger and photographer.

People are drawn to travel for a host of reasons but mine is an inexplicable yet intense desire to experience new places as much as possible. Whether a quick weekend getaway or an epic months-long adventure, I love it all.

Since I have yet to discover a trust-fund left behind by a mysterious aunt I didn’t know existed, I travel on my own dime. I hunt for deals, travel in off or shoulder season, and save as much as I can when not traveling. To some my choices might be downright luxurious, to others ridiculously frugal. I’d say I’m frugal but willing to splurge.

I resisted calling myself a travel blogger and photographer as I do both mostly for the enjoyment of it. But I do also love to help others and share my adventures – I hope you find my tales helpful (or at least entertaining), and may my photos fuel your own travel dreams.

When not traveling I’m planning more, attempting to corral my (digital) mountains of photos, working out, or learning to cook something besides Italian food.

woman in blue skirt jumping in amsterdam

Travel Blogger and Photographer Transparency

Only recently have I started using a handful of affiliate links – there are no ads on my site. The vast majority of links are just to be helpful, and I prefer to provide an ad-free experience. If you find yourself inclined to support Wanderstruck, you can donate or become a member. Members receive perks, such as private print sales, member-only PDF content, or travel coaching discounts. You can view galleries of my travel photography which are available for purchase in a variety of stunning print sizes and formats.