I'm Mandy, 32 and a Pennsylvanian, but currently living on the other side of the world in Japan thanks to my husband's job. I love good food (especially Japanese cuisine), a good hike, and a good historical fiction novel, though I hardly ever get the chance to read anymore with a toddler in the house! I travelled quite a bit before she was born (I hit 30 countries before 30 and think that's not too shabby!) but I still tote her along if it's unavoidable. I tend to pack my itineraries pretty full to get the most out of a destination, but I love to kick back in the evenings and just relax so a well-lit room with a comfy bed (my reading spot of choice) is essential. I thought having a child would quell my wanderlust but it's done the opposite - after all, there are still so many places to see!