Hello, fellow adventure seekers,
Born and raised in Colorado, I have been romping barefoot through the mountains since I was a child. I always knew I would never grow up to work behind a desk in an office building. I live for adventures. I think it is important to learn from nature, and most importantly, to learn from people who live differently than I do. There is nothing more inspiring than the moments that take me out of my comfort zone. I began traveling internationally when I was 18. I remember the trip like it was yesterday. My high school Spanish class went to Costa Rica. We did not stay in any resorts, instead, we traveled all over the country and volunteered along the way. After the trip, everyone talked about the culture shock they experienced from being there. I felt like there was something wrong with me because I was one of the only ones who did not experience culture shock. My parents had kept me very involved in geography and up to date watching documentaries about the world. So when we traveled to Costa Rica I knew not to expect luxurious living conditions and felt a strange comfort that I had never felt before. I felt at home. Since that moment I knew travel was the way to self-discovery.
I became so intrigued with the way other people live. I noticed that people in other countries who have less always had the biggest smiles and the biggest hearts. It sparked a fire inside of me that I had to experience cultures other than my own. I became an Anthropology Major in order to find a profession being surrounded by other cultures (and I use that as an excuse for why I do not have a job but continue to travel). There is so much to see in the world, so many experiences to have, and emotions to feel before someone can figure out who they are and what they want to do. My goal is to show people that travel is more than just a stamp on a passport, but a beautifully wonderful journey to finding yourself.
There is no better way to get to know yourself than through travel.