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.



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!?



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.

feed your passions

the photo scoop

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
— Rumi