A history teacher and food fanatic, it comes as no suprise that traveling is one of my favorite things to do. As a teenager and a young adult, I always enjoyed exploring local places and going on regional road trips, but it wasn’t until the ripe-old age of 27 when I was really bit by the travel bug, and bit hard. After driving across America with two lifelong friends and taking my mom to Italy for her 60th birthday, I knew there was no turning back. Since then, I’ve been busy filling up my passport with stamps from places such as Egypt, India, Peru, Tanzania, Rwanda, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Brazil, Uruguay, Nepal, Tibet, and much of Europe and the United States. To date, I have been to 39 countries and counting. One of the most rewarding aspects of travel is being able to share my stories and tips with others who are interested in learning more about the history, culture, and people of this great, big, beautiful world we all share. I invite you to join me on this journey as we visit Mayan villages in Guatemala, celebrate Carnival in Colombia, climb the holiest mountain in Asia, and find the best street food in cities like New York and London.