What’s something that no one would guess about you?
That I used to be an extremely picky eater. My first trip to France, I mainly lived off chocolate cookies and Nutella. At 19, I studied abroad in Spain where I lived with a non-English-speaking host mom whom I couldn’t communicate well enough with to tell her what I liked and disliked, so I learned to eat everything. Since that experience, I love trying new food, love cooking, and love eating healthy fruits and veggies.
When did you start traveling with AdventureWomen?
Why did you choose AdventureWomen?
I wanted a travel experience that offered unique perspectives on my destination and the culture. On my AdventureWomen trip, I not only had the Big 5 safari experience, but was able to connect with women who lived in rural areas of Tanzania. I was able to get an understanding of the culture of the country I visited, instead of simply viewing the country for only the tourist attractions.
How many trips have you been on?
What was your favorite trip and why?
I had been wanting to go on a safari for years. Aside from the incredible safari experience, I also was able to connect with the women on my trip as well as the locals in Tanzania. Now that I have gone on that dream trip, my horizons have expanded even further, and I can’t wait for the next trip!
If you could be doing anything, anywhere right now, what and where would it be?
I would want to go to Antarctica.
What’s one thing you’ve had to overcome in your life?
At 22 I had to have foot surgery, which involved being completely stationary for 3 weeks, and then learning how to walk again. That experience made me appreciate my health and movement more than I ever had before, and 2 years after surgery I ran my first half-marathon. I have since run 3 more and am currently training for my first full marathon.
What’s the most important thing to you?
Seeing new things. During this new COVID-19 era, I have been appreciating the beauty of the city I live in, and I am making extra effort to experience my city in a new way, from exploring new running paths to taking in all of the changes around me.
If you could describe AdventureWomen in ONE word, what would it be?