As I mentioned in my “About” section, I have always had the desire to travel the world from a young age! My favorite subjects in school were Geography and World History. I was a master at locating countries on a blank world map and I could recite the world capitals flawlessly! Not to mention, I was enamored with the character “Indiana Jones” growing up and wanted to be an archeologist so that I could travel the world and go on daring adventures as he did! As a teenager, I also loved the tv series: “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” and I secretly wanted to be on that show so I could win trips around the globe!
Nevertheless, to my detriment, once I got to college, I realized that
Archeology was not what Indiana Jones had romanticized. Despite this rude awakening, I was still fascinated by ancient and modern cultures so I received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a concentration in History and Classical Civilizations at Duquesne University. During my senior year there, I was given the opportunity to study abroad with the Institute for Shipboard Education’s, Semester at Sea, which my first blog post is about. This experience was truly responsible for inspiring my life-long pursuit of travel and exploration; the ongoing beautiful journey that I am pleased to share with you in this blog!
To date, I have traveled to 6 continents, 48 countries and 185 cities across the globe, thus I have been deemed a “Traveling Gypsy” by many. My goal is to visit 100 countries in my lifetime!
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