Why Travel Beyond

Traveling is one of my lifelong passions; there is nothing quite like it, so I love being part of an organization that helps people craft unique, personalized, and thorough travel experiences.

Destinations Visited

Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Iceland, Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Spain, UK, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, France, Monaco, Vatican City, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland


BA, Spanish & Hispanic Studies and Sociology/Anthropology, Earlham College
MLIS, St. Catherine University

Where I’ve Lived Abroad

During college, I studied abroad in Spain. My program was based in Valencia, although I was able to explore much of eastern and southern Spain during those few months as well. I would love to go back some day!

Most Memorable Travel Experience

Several come to mind, but one of the more memorable happened when I was traveling in France and came down with mono right as we got to Paris. While my travel companions were eating escargot on the Champs-Elysees and ascending to the top of the Eiffel Tower, I took a taxi to the nearest hospital and bumbled my way around the building with my extremely limited French, hoping to find the ear-nose-throat ward. (At that point, all I knew was that my tonsils were enormous and I felt sicker than I had ever felt!) Eventually, telling everyone I encountered that “my throat hurt” led me to the right doctor, who gave me four different medications and told me not to kiss anyone. I still haven’t seen anything in Paris apart from the hospital as I spent the rest of the trip quarantined in our apartment until we flew back to the States!