Hello, and welcome to The State Escape!

My name is Daina Rama, I’m 23 years old and I was born and raised in Southern California. Despite my unwavering affection for the Golden State I call home, I’m always ready to fly away!

The travel bug bit me about 10 years ago, and I’ve been on the move ever since! By boat, by plane, or by train– I’m ready to leave and explore new places and cultures. Now that I’ve graduated from UC Santa Barbara, I’ve been able to travel a lot for fun, and I’ve loved every second of it!

I’m a huge animal lover and have several experiences on my bucket list relating to creatures based in those places! I also consider myself an activist for the environment and the natural world around us. After all, humans don’t own this beautiful planet, we’re just living on it!

I travel to experience different countries’ beauty and to expose myself to their cultures and their lifestyles. Life wasn’t meant to be lived in one place. I can’t wait to share with you a few of my favorite experiences, as well as some little tips that I learned along the way.