In the last five years, my love of travel has exploded. I have been to Australia, South Africa (twice), Peru, Switzerland, Germany, China, Mongolia, Zambia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. In the coming years, I have plans to visit Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey (again), the United Kingdom (again), France, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Cross-cultural communication and global awareness are huge for me! I'm an above-average amateur chef, proudly hail from the Great State of Louisiana, and work in the world of training and program management. My favorite book is the Lord of the Rings, and I enjoy almost any travel experience that is presented to me.