Originally from upstate NY, went to school in Pittsburgh, PA, now living in Washington, DC. I'm a travel bug; I've lived in London and in southern Africa (Zambia) and have been fortunate to travel to more than 37 countries across 5 continents. I pretty much live to discover new places, meet new people, and eat all their food.
I try to go off the beaten path; I enjoy seeing the sights but it's always a more memorable experience to meet the locals and take the time to understand how other people think and what motivates them. When I travel I like to just go – do a bit of research before but mostly just fly by the seat of my pants and just enjoy the moment (even if it turns out to be chaotic!) because those moments are what makes travel fun and exciting for me.
I thrive most when I'm challenging myself and stepping out of my comfort zone, so I always have my eye on trying something new and fun.