Shelly Denise

Austin, Texas

My name is Shelly, a 20-something, born and raised in Texas and currently reside in Austin!

I caught the travel bug at a young age thanks to my parents. At three months old, my mom took me on my first trip to Mexico City and have gone back to visit family in Mexico almost every other year. I also was fortunate enough to study abroad the fall semester of 2013 in Paris, France. I spent 4 magical months in the city of lights, and nothing has been the same ever since. During my time abroad, I was also to able spend a week in Morocco and take weekend trips to both Germany and Ireland. Through my travels, I have been able to expand my cross-cultural competence, visit world-renowned landmarks and museums, eat superb food, and make some of the most rewarding friendships with those I met along my journey. In most recent years, I've taken a few trips to different cities within the US still trying new food and making life long friends.

Apart from traveling and eating, I am a big tv series fanatic, a connoisseur of cheap plane tickets, a Frida Kahlo enthusiast, and a thrift shop aficionado. Follow me and my blog, Life Outside the Shell, as I share a unique story and photo every week from my travels!

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