When I was 14 years old, my parents arranged a house exchange to Fiji. It took 2 days, 3 planes, and a 4 hour bus ride. While I had traveled a little bit before this, it was the first time I had ever found myself so not “at home.” We spent a month living in another family’s house, driving their car, visiting their school, and sleeping in their beds. Seeing inside their life made me curious about how other people in other places lived. This was when I became infected with the travel bug.
Since then, I’ve been to 28 countries in my 28 years; my goal is to make it to 30 countries before turning 30.