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My Story

Samira Vicinanza - Travel Designer

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Vision & Mission

The Ocean Nomads designs travel itineraries that create a deeper sense of discovery and personal enrichment. Our mission is to create travel itineraries capable of providing authentic experiences that can enrich the person by incorporating personal life choices and values into the journey. 

Travel is inner research, discovery of emotions, desire for knowledge by putting oneself out there. It is openness of mind. It is liberation and letting go to the flow of life.

It is the search for TRUTH.

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Born in Italy to an Italian father - my paternal grandfather was born in New York - and a Persian mother who moved to Italy in the 1980s, I grew up in a multicultural context. My childhood was spent among afternoons drinking chai to the sound of Farsi, lemon-scented summers on my beloved Amalfi Coast where I'm from, hot and sunny road trips from Arizona to California to Nevada, and many trips made since I was still in my mother's belly. Always barefoot, sitting on the ground painting and creating things or playing on the beach in front of my house. Surrounded by fabrics and carpets, as a teenager I worked as a model and helped my mother to choose clothes for her boutique. My natural connection with this environment led me to study in the fashion industry by taking a degree in Literature and Philosophy with a fashion focus and a master's degree in fashion communication in Rome, where I lived for about 6 years. I worked several years in the fast-paced fashion and art communication industry in Italy. I moved abroad in 2016 and worked in design becoming mainly a manager in digital marketing, taking care of social media, content, advertising and ecommerce for brands, and participating in events in Paris, London and New York. In the meantime, my unstoppable passion for travel led me to travel and see the world. The two years of pandemic made me re-evaluate my values, deciding to follow my vocation and specialise at ACT Travel becoming a qualified and certified Travel Designer. The love for travel and everything around it is what keeps me alive and the discovery of places and cultures is for me the very essence of life. I always write the pages of my life in different colours, creating myself each time according to my values and goals. Always following my truth. With the sun in my face. Far from negative vibes. Always against the tide. 

I set foot in:

Indonesia, India, China, Cambodia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Maldives, Iceland, Jordan, Thailand, Vietnam, Oman, Tanzania, United States, Turkey, China, Israel, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Malta, Monaco, Serbia, Sweden...

 

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“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”  

- Hans Christian Andersen

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