Ariel's dedication to travel and heading into the unknown is the reason why she is noted as the most recent Nomad•ness gal.

Natural beauty, thirst for travel, mixed with sheer courage is the recipe for an extraordinary life. I met Ariel during our undergrad years, when she briefly attended Iona College, before transferring. Our paths didn't meet much on campus, but I always remembered her face. Little did I know, about six years later we'd be sitting across from one another in SoHo sharing travel stories.

2009 had her all over South East Asia, returning home only after being injured on her trip, needing knee surgery back in the States. She's a trooper. We all need to catch up!

Self-proclaimed aspring travel writer, third world feminist, and culture consumer.

On her lone travels she's done Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malyasia, Indonesia, Greece, Spain, France, Netherlands, England, Israel, and Haiti.

With her family she's been fortunate enough to ride out the Carribean with Belize, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Bahamas, Aruba, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, Martinque, and Barbados.

She currentyhas sights on India and Peru.