Every day feels like a vacation for travel writer Christina Pérez, which may sound like the opening line of a screenplay until you discover that, well, it’s pretty much the truth. Born in Wisconsin, she developed a fascination for exploring the rest of the world and turned it into a career. Writing for Refinery29, Condé Nast Traveler and travel site Inside Elsewhere leads her to unexpected spots and contributes to her perpetual wanderlust. That, coupled with her sense of style honed during stints at Glamour and Lucky magazines, makes her a pretty perfect person to travel (and share a suitcase) with. We spent an afternoon with her in one of her favorite spots—upstate New York—while she explained more about her typically atypical days.