Growing up, it was very important to my(Kristin) mother that we see as much of the United States as possible. Every summer, we would load up in the car or motor home and take off for a couple of weeks for a good old American road trip.
During college, a friend asked me if I wanted to join in on a group trip across Europe. During that trip, I was seriously bitten by the travel bug, and started traveling every chance I could get.
After college, I spent some time in Europe, traveled around Central America with a friend, and even convinced my mom to backpack Turkey and India with me.