I grew up living hours from relatives, so traveling is in my blood! As soon as I got my license I took trips to visit family and friends, mostly in the eastern part of the country.
In 2004, when I was 19, I lived in Europe for 4 months as part of my college experience. It was an amazing semester and I look back on it frequently. During my time there, I lived in Austria and visited Germany, Liechtenstein, France, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, England, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. In 2005, I lived in Virginia for the summer and then in 2006 moved to Massachusetts for a year. I have been on other road trips to Florida and Louisiana and another mission trip on the Mexico/Texas line. In 2008, I was able to visit Belize for two weeks while on a mission trip. My brother and I drove from Ohio to Washington state in the late summer of 2009. As if this writing in the summer of 2012 I just returned from a week in Guatemala.
One of my life goals is to visit all 50 states by the time I turn 50. I have been to 41 of the 50 states, missing Alaska, Hawaii, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, Arizona, Nevada and Arkansas.