Marisa Marulli is an explorer, photographer and journalist with a passion for connecting people to the unknown.
In my explorations of remote places like the Arctic Circle, Siberia, Iceland and more, I discovered that the "unknown" does not only refer to unexplored places, but also to unknown, difficult-to-access circumstances or feelings.
Within the desire to explore the unknown, I have taken special interest in the hard and often muted topic of the human experience: the necessary discovery of our true selves. I am fascinated by the individual human experience, the power of the shifts within us, and I hold the mission of inspiring people to discover what we truly want for our lives and to go after that with all we've got.
As true to me as the quest to find our true selves, I am passionate about exploring an equally challenging topic: the conservation of the Earth. I believe that as we uncover the true facets of ourselves, we inherently acknowledge and honor our heritage and connectedness with Planet Earth.
LIVE YOUR LIFE
I used to think so much I never did much. One day, I decided I’d play the side of my hopes and dreams and take the time investment away from my doubts and fears. It didn’t feel easy, but I was tired of the alternative. So I embraced a “fake it til you make it” mentality with myself. I ‘faked’ it. I quite my cubicle job and acted as if things would fall into place. I acted like my dreams were 100% correct. Then, I hopped on a plane and acted like I knew what I was doing. Then I built my business. And now I’m here.
I want you to join me. Set yourself free. I welcome you to browse through my expeditions and play the game of figuring out what my driving force is behind each one. Oh and sign up for the one that speaks to you, won’t you!?
Apr 11-14, 2019
The Women of the West have a story and a power. Join our fashion photography odyssey to the heart of the Nevada desert for one incredible fusion of everything you need — no matter which type of photographer you are. Unwind your days at our retreat-worthy Moroccan resort and charge your creativity to levels you never thought possible.
MAY 16-19, 2019
Join photographers Marisa Marulli and Robert Swinson as we chase the stunning light that falls on one of America's most unique landscapes. Sunrises, sunsets and even astrophotography will be part of this tour!
Sep 1-7, 2019
It is time to embark to ‘The Final Frontier!’ Join Marisa and Alaskan conservationist in chasing an unforgettable sunrise glow on beautiful landscapes, the magical Aurora Borealis, wildlife, fall colors, and even trek on glaciers! This Great Alaska photo expedition offers every piece of the beautiful land!
BELIEVE IN YOU
One of my favorite poets, David Whyte, released a book titled “Everything Is Waiting For You.” If only we could tell our kids that the real magic happens when you finally believe in yourself and invest in yourself. You just take that leap, and then bam — it’s like everyone was waiting for you all along to just make the move. I went from being an administrative assistant to being an administrative assistant to renouncing it all for my passion, and then the Universe swept in and said, “Well, hello there!”
nurture YOUR mind
If you haven’t noticed, I use my words. I thought and felt a lot of things during the process of change (and I still do). I figure if I could pack those ‘things’ into tangible, digestible, little blog nuggets, it would help people understand all of this (the feelings, the thoughts) is normal and in fact necessary to creating what you want for your life.
Now it’s time to tell you about Alan Watts, one of my other favorites. He once said “You are under no obligation to be who you were five minute ago.” Ah. I love that. Don’t get stuck in what you know. I believe having an open mind expands your life. Keep changing, keep shifting, you’re alive!
I keep introducing myself to new facets of journalism, photography, and conservation. Here’s a new offering of mine which is unlike most of my others: Mirages of the Mojave — A Fashion Photography Odyssey to the Heart of the Nevada Desert. It has my usual travel and landscape photography element, but now I’ve partnered with my fashion photography friend Linda Mason. We are creating fascinating characters from the heart of the Mojave and highlighting their stories in the jaw-dropping scenery of the desert. With our retreat-like schedule and resort oasis in the desert, this is one creative supercharge your passions are aching for!