When Abigail is not traveling, blogging about her travels, or encouraging others to get out there and explore, she is managing a story-sharing project she founded, training for her next half marathon, or practicing for an open mic night. Since her first trip on a Kentucky high school tour to Italy, France, and Spain, Abigail has been to over 20 countries and 4 continents. She studied Art History and English at Indiana University and couldn’t resist the opportunity to study abroad in the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. After a semester abroad in Florence, she interned for an art museum in Denver, then moved to Boston where she landed in sales for the world leader in educational travel, specializing in Girl Scout trips abroad.
In 2019 Abigail returned from a six-month solo trip teaching English abroad in Southern Thailand and Central Vietnam, half of which was spent volunteering for a social enterprise that aids single mothers and their children through English classes and professional development. Next on her travel wish list is South Africa, Japan, and Chile, but as a “transplant” she also loves exploring New England!
Julie grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, and developed a love for sports and traveling as a young kid. Whether it be visiting the beach on the Gulf Coast in Florida, exploring the canyons in Utah, hiking up in the White Mountains in New Hampshire, or biking through Minuteman National Park at home, she loves to get outside and explore new places. In college, she played tennis for the University of New Hampshire and was able to travel more of the country during seasonal tournaments. As a recent graduate, Julie is thrilled to start her career with DuVine and continue to travel and explore the world by bike!
Katie can’t remember a time that she wasn’t inspired by travel. After her first family trip to Europe in high school, she fell in love with the rich histories and breathtaking scenes across France and Italy. Her semester abroad in Rome was entirely fueled by the travel bug, with trips that took her everywhere from Dublin to Istanbul.
After she graduated, Katie’s passion for exploration propelled her to spend a month driving across the United States. Experiencing such a variety of cultures in her own country inspired her to become immersed in something entirely new. Shortly afterward, she picked up and moved to León, Nicaragua, where she taught English to locals of all ages. Now that she’s back in the Boston area, Katie is always looking for ways to keep exploring; she’s excited to help DuVine guests to do the same!
Maria is a Boston native who feels lucky to have traveled to Pakistan at the age of two, six, and eight. From a young age, she has learned to appreciate the vibrancy of other cultures—from the people, food, and jaw-dropping soap operas. Since then, she’s traveled to 20 U.S. states, road-tripped to our kind neighbors in Canada on two occasions, and crossed the Atlantic to Dubai, Turkey, and Pakistan (again!). She’s thrilled to be surrounded by travel enthusiasts at DuVine and inspired to check more countries off her bucket list: Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand, to name just a few.
Maria traveled far, far west for college—all the way to Assumption College in Worcester, the Heart of the Commonwealth. There she pursued an education in Graphic Design and Marketing. She’s only just begun what she anticipates to be a long and enlightening journey of artistry. When she’s not daydreaming about all the cities she has yet to experience, you can find Maria roaming the aisles of her local craft store in search for her next creative venture, from knitting to painting to cross-stitching. You name it, she’s tried it!
A native of the Boston area, Julia grew up hiking, biking, and skiing around New England. From a young age, trips with her family instilled in her a love of adventure, food, and travel. Many of Julia’s first memories include tasting good food, biking in Vermont, and enjoying summers at the beach on the Cape.
Her first time out of the United States was in Montreal, Canada, where she tasted steak tartare for the first time and began a lifelong love affair with French food. After that, Julia took a family vacation to Rome and Florence where she explored her Italian heritage. A favorite experience was cooking wheat pasta and drinking fresh peach nectar. This trip cemented Julia’s desire to travel and she has since visited cities from Paris to Prague, drinking wine and exploring cafés along the way.
Julia now lives in Somerville and enjoys running, lifting, and spending time with friends. She is excited to be joining the DuVine team and sharing her love of food and travel!
Like a true Italian, Albi spends her free time chilling in the town square, eating mama’s cooking, and chasing tail. At times, she can also demonstrate the characteristics of a Calabrese—testa dura!
Having recently graduated from Puppy Kindergarten, Albi has not yet decided what she wants to be when she grows up. Though she enjoys her Pay-Per-Lick internship, she sometimes falls asleep on the job. As a half sheepdog, she’s a natural guide, shepherding the team along with love and attention to detail. She’s a real team player and always one sniff ahead of everyone.