Venice, Italy photograph Judith Rae @judithraenyc

3 Tips to Prepare for YOUR Next EPIC Travel Adventure


I combine my love of fine art with my eye for storytelling to capture the beauty and wonder of your experience so that you can enjoy and share your soulful story for generations to come.

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Tu sei così bella! (You are so beautiful). Film Image above photographed by Judith Rae,  Venice, Italy.


3 Tips to Prepare for YOUR Next EPIC Travel Adventure


Since I was a baby I’ve been so lucky to travel back and forth from New York City to Brazil. Fortunately, photography has taken me around the world to other exotic locations like Turkey, Slovenia, Austria, Italy, France, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Jamaica, Barbados, Puerto Rico and all around the United States. My travel day memories as a child are of the last minute rush of packing and all the unnecessary anxiety it caused. As an adult I get to prepare ahead!


Here are a few ways I now prepare for travel adventures.


Think ahead  >>  have a packing list for all the items you want to be sure you bring.


Head start >> begin packing a week to 3 days prior. Designate a spot for important paperwork (i.e. passports), supplements, outfits, undergarments etc. Always great to have things ready ahead of time and avoiding last minute rushing around.


Let your intuition be your guide >> Once your flights, accommodations and transfers have been planned, leave some room for intuitive exploration. Traveling is a great way to let your intuition lead the way. Having time to wander, appreciate the details, culture, new friendships and play is so incredibly special and a part of this incredible life experience we are on. Trust your intuition to guide the way.


FAV Recipe ::  Mango Lassie Micro Green Smoothie 


*I prefer to use all organic ingredients. Serves 2

2 cups of water

2-3 Brazil nuts

½ – 1 inch of fresh ginger

2 tablespoons of oats

8 pitted dates

¼  teaspoon of turmeric powder

¼  teaspoon of Cinnamon or Pumpkin Spice

1/8  teaspoon of black pepper

1 frozen Banana

1/2 cup of frozen mangos

1-2  handfuls of micro greens

6 cubes of ice


Blend and enjoy


My hope for this blog post is that it continues to inspire you to dream, to grow and to create in fabulously authentic ways. May we all deepen our sense of self-love, creativity, cultivate positive change, peace and joy in our lives. May we take time to acknowledge all that we have to be thankful for and recognize that we are straight-up MAGIC!

As always, I truly appreciate your friendship, your continued encouragement and generous referrals. If you have any suggestions, questions or thoughts please call or email I look forward to hearing from you!


wishing you epic travels ahead!



P.S. Exciting news, I had the honor and pleasure to be interviewed by Amickoleh Imani, Founder and Podcast Host of On the Cusp of Something Beautiful

Check out :: S3E5 :: Judith Rae on Persistence and the Power of Believing in Yourself. In Amickoleh’s words, this podcast is a part of the collective journey; helping conscious BIPOC creatives + their allies to reconnect with their authentic soul selves.


In this episode we get personal and I share some of my journey from mom @ 13 to professional photographer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Make sure to check it out! Together we talk about persistence and the power of believing in yourself.


Amickoleh Imani is an intuitive guide, energy healer, and community facilitator. She is also the founder of On The Cusp Wellness, a virtual healing space for BIPOC creatives, and their allies, to explore, embrace, and embody their authentic soul-self.


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