I value my family and friends, an engaging book, a well made dessert, and a good night's sleep. I've always enjoyed traveling, since I was a kid in the backseat of a station wagon watching the plains of the US Midwest morph into mountains in the West or cities in the East. My favorite part about traveling is the differences you experience, both large and small, as you venture away from home. When you enter the mountain west, you get vast, dramatic scenery - AND people mix ketchup and mayo to dip their fries! In Iceland, on a drive across the south of the country, you might see 100 waterfalls and feel overwhelmed by the beauty of it all - AND there are cucumbers for breakfast!
I'm excited to continue traveling, meet more people, and experience new things all over the world.