I work full time in the software publishing industry, and just got my Master of Library and Information Science, and love traveling the rest of the time! My most recent vacations were to Prague (for a two week seminar on old libraries!), Iceland, and Cambodia (no, not all on the same trip). Meeting locals always makes a travel experience so much richer! I backpacked around Europe for a year in my mid-20s, and learned that meeting and staying with new friends (and hosting them when they visit the US) was a wonderful way to build friendships, and make travel cheaper and more rewarding for everyone.