Someone special likes to remind me that my birthday must be fate, because only a real traveler could be born on Columbus Day.
Unlike the famed explorer, I’m not bring smallpox and armies to the places I visit. Instead, I’m bringing my curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Since my first plane ride as an infant and first solo trip at age 9, I have loved travel, and I’ve always had an interest in trying new things. I’ve taken roadtrips navigated solely by plush cows, been screamed at by a gondolier, and been seated next to someone tossing her cookies into a Ziplock bag during a van ride up a mountain. From holding baby alligators to eating pickled herring and riding elephants, I’ll try most things once!
I earned my B.A. in Communication and Media from Northeastern Illinois University in December of 2010, and since then have worked at a newspaper, political journalist, and as a freelance writer. Though I’m currently based in Chicago, I’m always planning my next adventure. I’ve got so many plans that I just can’t figure out what to try next, and I have no idea what’s around the corner.
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