Hello, my name is Rachel Huss! Thank you so much for stopping by Husstling Around Town: the blog that allows you to find hidden gems. My love for uncovering unknown places began when I was eleven. My mom showed me the PBS documentary: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo. This film chronicles the lives of two photographers traveling the Silk Road during the early 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union. This one film changed the trajectory of my life as it introduced me to the world of storytelling. A lot has happened between 2009 and today. I have had the fortune of traveling around Europe, Asia, and North America. I went to the University of Central Florida for my Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Diplomacy. I enjoyed applying the lessons I learned in the classroom as I was on the UCF Scholarship Committee Vice-Chair, a cheerleader for the UCF dance marathon, and an advocate for the Jewish Community with Hillel. After college, I did not know what I wanted to do. But, I saw that small mom-and-pop shops can use one on one guidance for social media. Thus, I started my business Huss Consulting. I have met with small business owners across fields to help them attract new business opportunities. Currently, I am a master's student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Media and Communications with a focus on Strategic Communications at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. I continue to help small mom-and-pop businesses and when I have the time rewatch the PBS documentary: In the Footsteps for Marco Polo. I am so excited to unearth hidden gems with you.