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Enjoying Nature in Scotland

“There are no little events in life. Those we think of no consequence might be full of fate.”

-Amelia Barr

Meet Marissa

I will always call Chicago home, but the rest of the world still beckons me to explore. Growing up, I had the privilege of taking many family vacations. They were mostly around the United States, with the occasional trip out of the country – Italy, Turks and Caicos, and occasional visits to Mexico. More often than not, these trips involved beaches, and laying around on a beach was exactly what I wanted to do at the time.

In my second year of college, that all changed. I studied abroad for the first time. It was a summer term advertising program in the British Isles. I was excited and petrified at the same time. I had never traveled without my family before, and I was going to be all the way on the other side of the world. It should come as no surprise that I had a blast and the experience sparked my eternal wanderlust and yearning for knowledge.

Ever since, I have craved visits to every corner of the world and have a constant desire to learn about each of their people, traditions, and cultures. Traveling has taught me more than I could ever have learned in a classroom, and it truly has transformed my life.

Where to next?
May: Portland, Maine for #WITS19, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
June: Bloomington, Indiana
July: Colorado
September: Traverse City, Michigan
October: Cancun, Mexico
November: Riga, Latvia for #WITSRiga


The Story Behind the Little Things

I have always been a strong believer in the importance of appreciating life’s simple pleasures. The first time I studied abroad, I arrived in Ireland and was pleasantly overwhelmed by the unfamiliar sights, sounds, and smells that greeted me. The vivid green grass, the colors surrounding Dublin Castle, and, of course, the Irish accents were only the beginning of many journeys to come. I did my best to relish each and every moment of my experience, but I knew my memories would eventually fade.

And just like that, Little Things Travel Blog was born! What began as a way to simply keep track of my travel experiences has turned into a full on part of me in which I can share all my best travel tips and tricks, and share the ways that I make the most of the little things in life.

Little Things Travel is your travel guide to the world, while ultimately appreciating the little things in life.

Here are a few of my top posts to get you started: 

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” –Miriam Beard

Marissa Sutera Little Things Travel

Contact me via Twitter (@marissa_sutera) or email ([email protected])

“You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.” -Eat, Pray, Love