* Where I've been *

My family in front of the Smith Glacier

The first time I left the United States, I was 18 years old. I guess you could say I had a sheltered youth. My dad was working in Germany for six months, and my family decided to make a two week trip to Europe to go and visit him. We visited Germany, Austria and Italy while in Europe. It was an amazing vacation and I will someday go back to Europe, hopefully to backpack. My most recent trip was a 12-day cruise along the coastline of Alaska. The picture above is of my family and me in front of the Smith Glacier. Our trip was during the summer of 2007 and surprisingly warm at times. I even wore shorts out one day! You can check out the weather right now in Anchorage by clicking here. Alaska is absolutely beautiful, and I strongly recommend the trip to anyone brave enough to be without cell service for a couple weeks.