When I’m not traveling, I’m exploring Washington DC and beyond for food, culture, and community.
- Early on, I wanted to learn as much as I could about other countries. In grade school, every book report I wrote was about Denmark, India, or Chile.
- At 13, I lived with a host family in Queretaro, Mexico.
- I spent a summer with a French family at La Dune du Pila, France at 16.
- After graduating high school, my family took a European vacation. My favorite memory of August 1989 was crossing Checkpoint Charlie to enter East Berlin. Watching TV months later, we saw the Berlin Wall crumble. I still have former East German currency.
- At 20 years old, I traveled to Monte Verde, Costa Rica on a college biology expedition.
Out In the World
- My real passion developed when I lived in Namibia as a Peace Corps Volunteer. The experience was intense, stressful, and awe-inspiring. I would never trade that time of my life.
- Returning to the States as a lover of languages, I got an MA in Linguistics.
- Other explorations through the years have included living in the Czech Republic and Okinawa, Japan.
- Some of my favorite trips have been to Taiwan, Italy, Turkey, Argentina, Alaska, and Tahiti.
- I currently live in the Washington DC area
- Despite my experiences wandering the globe, I never take for granted the grand scale of what’s left to explore.
- Travel successes and mishaps along the way, I continue to be inspired by this curious world.