One of my fondest and most memorable trips was backpacking through Europe after I graduated from college in the early 1990s. The trip was my first time traveling abroad, and I remember thinking of it as a grand adventure. I had no idea what to expect but the trip exceeded my wildest dreams and gave me the travel bug.
My parents took this photo of me at Boston’s Logan Airport just before I boarded my flight. When I look at this photo of 22 year old me, I can’t help but smile and think about how amazing that trip was and how much I learned. Although I absolutely fell in love with Europe and traveling, I wouldn’t travel abroad again until I met Sergio in my late 20s. Sergio’s love of travel was one of the reasons we initially connected. When I met him he worked for United Airlines which allowed us to travel frequently.
Sadly, we’ve not been back to Europe since 2016 when we visited Portugal but hopefully we can rectify that soon after this pandemic.