I was born and raised in the SF Bay Area, CA and have always had a curiousity to see everything possible whether in my own town or on a trip. <BR> I studied abroad at university my first year and it changed my life. I got addicted to the open road and the endless opportunities that await when you're traveling. <BR> <BR> <BR>I love being on the road, seeing a new place. experiencing a new culture, eating tasty food and trying my skills at a new language. <BR> <BR> <BR>Pushing my comforts makes me feel alive and reminds me I'm much stronger and resilent than I give myself credit for! <BR> <BR> <BR>Defy convention- Resist the pressure to conform to what you think are society's standards! <BR> <BR> <BR>Live as if today's your last day and do what makes you happy.