Age Range: 30-39 | Joined: September 2007
About Me: When I was little, my parents made sure I didn't spend my entire summer vacation playing video games. By instilling in me a love for adventure, they encouraged my curiosity and inquisitive nature.
Generally, as we grow older, our youthful sense of wonder is replaced by each passing year with a humdrum (if not cynical) perspective of life. However, one of the glories of travel is that I am constantly in awe at the marvels that fill our world and which often go unnoticed. Whether it is the splendor of a brilliant sunset, the majestic facade of a Gothic cathedral, the delicate fin of an angelfish, or the passionate, heartbeat-like rhythms of the Flamenco, the natural wonders of this planet and the people who call it home never cease to astound me.
Through travel, even just to a neighborhood park, I learned to explore and thereby appreciate the world around me. By putting emphasis on the experience (rather than the souvenirs), my parents taught me to seek the extraordinary--even in the commonplace and the seemingly mundane--and to create memories that would last a lifetime.