My family in Ohio hosted two exchange students from Germany when I was 15 and 16. As soon as I turned 17, and convinced my parents, I flew off to Munich for my first great adventure. The three of us traveled to 7 countries in 4 weeks. We took trains everywhere and stayed in hostels and ate a lot of Burger King. I journaled all throughout those 4 weeks, and that kicked off my joy of travel writing. Since then, I’ve worked and played all around the world, documenting my travels, and always attempting to live like a local.