Hi there! I'm Zach, a 22 year old student at Boston University in Massachusetts originally from Savannah, Georgia. I am pursuing a degree in Business Law through the Boston University School of Management. Please visit my blog! Just search for "Christmas Lights the Soul" and it'll be the first result!
Some of my favorite books include "Dune" by Frank Herbert, "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides, and "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. I am also really intrigued by The Ramayana and Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur".
I am a huge fan of all things Harry Potter, and I am currently fascinated by several TV series including "Merlin", "Modern Family", and both "Stargate SG-1" and "Stargate: Atlantis". I'm in love with the two historical TV series "Rome" and "The Tudors". I grew up watching "M*A*S*H" and "I Love Lucy", so I will forever have a special fondness for those TV shows as well.
Whenever asked what my favorite food is, I always respond with "My mother's, of course." But besides the cheeky answer, I usually love anything healthy or made with quality. I know it's a bit vague, but fast food and junk don't interest me. And I'm always up for trying something new... roasted and stuffed pig's feet for Christmas in Badia Pozzeveri, Italy was my most recent culinary adventure!
I have been to the following countries at some point during the past 21 years: Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, the British and US Virgin Islands, England, Wales (part of England, I know, but completely different), the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. I recently spent two months and a couple of days traveling throughout England, Wales, the Netherlands, Spain, Andorra, and Italy by myself, using Airbnb in several locations. All three of my Airbnb experiences were beyond fantastic!
I have two very different life mottos. My favorite of the two is "Beyond amazing." Usually in reference to a past experience, I couple "beyond" with a variety of terms including "incredible", "extraordinary", and "magical". Simple things bring a lot of joy to my life, and I'm lucky to be able to enjoy life at its most basic level, as well as at more complex levels.
My second motto is "We'll see." Usually in reference to the future and my life plans, I try and keep an open mind about what life has in store for me and what experiences I'll benefit from along the way. Recently, I've been trying to learn to reap the benefits of self-discipline, but I have discovered that on time off from school, that is quite a difficult task to accomplish. I'll definitely be working on that.
I love traveling, as is made evident by my list of travels above. However, if given the choice to rough it, backpacking through the Amazon during the heat of the summer or taking a week long or longer excursion through the Finnish Lapland with budgeted resources in the middle of winter, or booking a week long stay at a resort in the Caribbean or Paris, I tend towards the former style of travel. I try so desperately to see the things that people don't normally see on their trips... the experiences that few have experienced. I love the big cities, and I am anxious to visit Dubai, Helsinki, Johannesburg and Sydney, but for me, the real adventure of travel lies in the immersion of cultural differences at the most basic level. I don't mind getting dirty, and I'll do what it takes to see the waterfalls of Abergwyngregyn, Wales, or the lesser known Italian city of Capaccio and the Greek ruins at Paestum.
Some places I look forward to visiting within the next five years include Lapland Finland, Norway and Sweden, as well as various islands throughout Indonesia.
And lastly, a funny fact about me: I'll always strip the sheets after a visit through Airbnb. Always. You can definitely count on a clean room upon my departure.