When did you discover that you were a travel fiend and what was the influencing factor?

I don’t look like it, but my mom’s family is from India. From the age of 9 months she put us on a plane every few years to spend a few months with her family in Secunderabad, Andra Pradesh. The last time I was there was when I was twelve years old – it was harder to leave school for several months after that due to more homework, etc.

I’ve always been so grateful to my parents for making sure we had that connection to our roots in India, even though as a kid all I wanted to do was go back home to my friends! During the summers my parents would drag us all over the US in the car to visit all the famous road trip sites.

Now as an adult I’ve learned a passion for travel while looking back at all my memories as a kid. That yearning just keeps growing and motivated me to study abroad in Santiago de Compostela, Spain – I thought that would quench the thirst but it’s even stronger! Continue Reading