Elise McMullen-Ciotti, a.k.a. the Galavant Girl, is a writer, editor, and willing explorer.
Elise lives in Manhattan with her husband, Lenny Ciotti, and even though she’ll willingly galavant anywhere in the world, New York City is her home. She created the Galavant Girl blog in 2010 while on a travel writing assignment in Italy. Currently, she is working on a book entitled, Being There: Life Learned at the Table.
“Each day I encourage everyone–-even me–-to say yes to their dreams, do their best work, and share that work with others. Personally, if I can laugh and eat while doing this, I’ve truly accomplished something.”
“It never ceases to amaze me that the first question most Americans ask one another when they meet is ‘What do you do?’ There are so many other questions! What do you LIKE to do? Do you like to travel? What do you do on your day off? What’s your favorite comfort food? Have you lived anywhere other than here?”
“I believe John Donne when he said that if you never travel, it’s like reading the first page of a book and never reading further. I plan to read every page of life no matter what it has to say, and years from now, as I write my the last phrase in my personal opera, I plan to make it a question for others to ponder.”
“Henry Rollins said, ‘You never know until you go.’ Wise words. I’ve had many travels and will continue to travel, write, and photograph places across the world until I am too old to get in a vehicular object, or lift a camera or pen. Unless of course, future technology can cart me around in style and dictate my creative thoughts directly onto a page. Who knows what the future will bring?”