Learning and experiencing the world around me is one of my life’s true passions! Different cultures and landscapes are so diverse and interesting, and an absolutely endless adventure. I have been fortunate enough to have lived in Italy and I experienced a good portion of Europe during my time there. One of my favorite trips was to spend a week in Ireland, traveling around the country with a trip focused on myth and legend! Of course, we hit the usual tourist destinations, but also some “off the beaten path” sites too. More recently, I had the pleasure of planning a trip to Colorado for myself and some of my family to experience outdoor adventures in the mountains! We spent a day whitewater rafting in the Arkansas River, horseback riding in the mountains, hiking through Garden of the Gods, riding the cog rail up to the top of Pike’s Peak, and discovering the charming towns of Manitou Springs and the old downtown area of Colorado Springs. My dream vacation is still a toss-up on either (or both) exploring Machu Picchu or (and) Scotland! I would absolutely love to be able to travel to all 7 continents, but first I plan to reach each state. I only have Nebraska, Washington and Alaska to go. What do you think…. An Alaskan cruise would be a good start!