I'm Cindy, a 20-something-year-old visual storyteller with an unquenchable thirst for the road less travelled and good live music.

A piece of me has always been drawn to the beauty of mother nature, as I've spent most of my life fighting a serious hunger to travel. Every now and then, I escape my beautiful hometown of Ottawa to fulfill adventures and curiosities, blogging about it along the way, in hopes that I can inspire other curious minds to experience Earth's infinite wonders.

Being born and raised in Canada has definitely had its perks; it's given me the ultimate freedom to explore a vast and charming country effortlessly—no passport, visa, or currency exchange required—and has allowed me to experience endless types of landscapes from one province to the next. This place I am beyond lucky to call my home continuously nourishes my ever-growing and ever-changing bucket list. This list of often absurd aspirations and dreams (some of which I may never be able to realize) always keeps me on my toes and wanting more.

I was fortunate enough to discover my passion for photography at a very young age. You could always find a camera attached to my hand when I stepped out of the house. After attending secondary school in a specialized visual arts program where my love for photography grew stronger, I decided to pursue my interest and study the field at the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology. Since my graduation, I've been working on improving my technical skills, learning new aspects of the industry, and building my style as a photographer.​

Despite going to college, I'm a firm believer in travel as a form of education. Sure, textbooks and classrooms get the job done, but aren't virtually as fulfilling or effective as travelling. Stepping out into the world deepens your intellectual and cultural knowledge, helps you gain self-confidence and independence, and develops your social skills. Travel has personally been one of my most valuable teachers and continues to be through every new adventure.

While I still have so much to learn and will continue to do so until my last breath, one thing is sure: exploring new countries and cultures has humbled me, and broadened both my mind and my heart in so many ways.

I'm currently available for freelance work, commissions and collaborations, or Guitar Hero duels. You can reach out to me via my Connect page.

For art prints, tech gear, clothing, and home decor, visit my online store: society6.com/cindymalette

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