Cristina Luisa is a travel writer, aspiring photographer, and human/animal rights’ advocate. A native of the Bay Area, California, she possesses a B.A. in American Literature and Culture and an M.A. in Latin American Studies. So far, her solo, budget adventures have led her to teach, volunteer, and travel extensively through Latin America and Asia. Currently, Cristina leads Portland Travel Massive while working on her first travel memoir and planning her next trip. You can read more about her travel addiction here: If you’d like to follow her on Facebook, click here: