The first big trip I remember taking as a child was to my father's hometown of Karachi, Pakistan. I can still recall the smell of city smoke and spices, watching camels walk along the beaches, standing in thousand-year-old mosques, eating cool pomegranate seeds in the equatorial heat with my grandfather, and the colorful four-day affair of my  favorite uncle’s wedding. I feel incredibly fortunate to have traveled at a young age. As an adult, I made it a personal goal to leave the U.S. every year. Up next: Holland and Italy this fall!

I can't say that I've have a favorite destination, but my most impactful trip to-date was to Australia. The continent’s other-worldly flora and fauna have fascinated me for as long as I can remember, and it w
as an trip that I'd been planning since childhood. Diving the Great Barrier Reef and interacting with turtles, sharks, wombats, kangaroos, and echidnas were moments I'll treasure the rest of my life. 

The universe is wider than our views of it.

Henry David Thoreau