6. You might not be able to swim.

I want my work to spark a desire to learn more about the world. I want someone to watch one of my stories and come away wanting to know more, then get online and start digging to teach themselves. And if that pushes them to then buy a plane ticket and get firsthand learning experiences about other people, cultures, and places – I have done my job well.

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Favorite restaurant in the U.S.?

Dearest Reader, here’s a little bit about your author! I was fortunate to grow up in beautiful Truckee, California, just a stone’s throw away from Lake Tahoe. I am very passionate about being outdoors in my free time, and I enjoy writing on a wide variety of topics, including travel, tourism, destination management, sustainable development, tourism policy, visitor motivations, and anything else I can get my hands on! I hope you enjoyed my writing and I invite you to please check out my website to learn more about me, or to read more of my content! Thanks for reading!

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Big Wild Goose Pagoda

One of the best meals I have ever had was at Le George at the Four Seasons in Paris. Their menu was incredible and one of the dishes that I always dream about (but sounds terrible!) was a caramelised onion served with vanilla ice cream as an appetiser. And a more budget friendly option is The Oak in Notting Hill, 2 minutes from where I used to live and has the best pizza I have found in London!

Stay at a Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel

Isadou Island is about as close as you can get to a unspoiled tropical paradise in the Surinamese rainforest. One of the greatest reasons to stop by Isadou Island would be all to get away from it. There is no WiFi, so being there compels you to put away tablet your phone , and notebook, and just delight in the stunning atmosphere and the people that you’re there with. The best location to do this is Isadou Resort.

You have done several TV appearances of Fox & Friends and The Today Show. What is your favorite segment?

On my latest visit to Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina its beauty and the hospitality of the people stuned me! I have been active on Instagram for the better part of 3 years documenting my trips every day to inspire people to travel to undiscovered destinations such as these two countries.

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