Welcome to Experience Wanderlust!

I am a 22 year old girl born and raised in the beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.


So…I’m a nerd! I moved to Iowa when I was 17 to pursue a a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in Genetics and Microbiology with the desire to spend the rest of my life dedicated to studying the complex boundary between wildlife reproductive biology, social behavior and evolutionary genetics. Thanks to this, I have taken all the opportunities to do research while traveling at the same time!


Nature Lover

    While growing up I developed a strong connection with nature. I spent many of my childhood summers in a small beach town in the southwest of Puerto Rico called Lajas where I got to be explore the outdoors, bond with a lot of animals and eat delicious Caribbean seafood!


My passion for science, for nature and learning about other cultures led me to discover all the possibilities for young students like me to travel and study. Throughout the years I have learned many ways to make and save money that allow me to pay for my research and traveling! Until one day one of those travels took me to Hawai’i for 3 months!! I loved it so much, so guess WHAT? I decided to move permanently!

And you know what is the best part of all? 

You can do it too!

I believe ALL OF YOU can experience the same traveling adventures I have!

At Experience Wanderlust I provide all the resources you need to travel either as a student or as a young professional adult around O’ahu, Hawai’i. Here, I give you easy steps that will guide you to maximize your traveling experience by spending smartly!

Mahalo, Valeria