Alexandra Athena (“Alexii”) Lardis has been blogging for both Let’s Go student travel agency and through free-lance pieces for the past decade. Alexii started writing articles in high school for teen publications regarding human rights issues. She was first published in 2008. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, still pursuing her dream to “save the world” while majoring in Political Science and Global Studies. She developed a particular interest in the orphan and vulnerable children crisis during that time as she traveled to assist an orphanage run by the Orthodox Church in Romania. While at UNC, Alexii began her work at Let’s Go upon studying abroad and back-packing across Europe for 10 months. Her writings since have typically focused on traveling the world on a college budget. Upon graduation, Alexii traveled to Palampur, India to conduct research regarding the orphan crisis and its correlation to the UN Millenium Development Goals on education. Currently, Alexii lives with her husband Alex and their husky Mythos in lower Manhattan. She is pursuing a Masters in Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Columbia Teachers College while self-promoting her work and contributing to the Huffington Post Blog.
She is available for speaking engagements in the New York area with possibility to travel elsewhere.