Tripper of the Week: Bianca CloutierBianca Cloutier is a local travel enthusiast, aspiring marathon runner and Partnerships Manager here at Tripping! Meet Bianca, our Tripper of the Week...
The places you've lived include Maine, California, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York City, France, Czech Republic and…. a boat? Ok, that's a pretty extensive list. Can you tell us where you are and what you're doing right now?Of course! I’m living in the Bay Area and I spend most of my time helping to make Tripping as awesome as it can be! In my spare time, though, I love to take weekend adventures with friends, go running (just did a destination trip to Chicago for the St Patty’s Day race!) and take in all the great things the Bay Area has to offer.
What's your most memorable travel experience so far?That’s a toughy! I think my most memorable travel experience was back when I was in college. I was studying abroad in the Czech Republic. In the middle of the term, we had an entire week off to relax and enjoy ourselves. 13 out of the 15 people I studied abroad with decided to plan a trip to Cinque Terre in Italy. We ended up staying in a tiny 3 room apartment in Riomaggiore for 3 days. It was amazing! We enjoyed the beach, the community (the local baker knew us all by the end of the trip), hiking through the villages - and of course, eating amazing food. I always tell people that this is the place they MUST visit if they are heading to Italy.
You mentioned you're getting into photography. What do you love to photograph and can you share with us your favorite photo?
Well, I guess that might be a bit misleading. I’m not quite into photography in the sense that I capture landscapes or attractions... I usually buy postcards for that. Instead, I love to capture moments - in some cases it may mean nothing to others but the world to me... like this picture from a recent trip to Chicago overlooking the Windy City!