People are the best part of traveling.
On my first trip to Europe I learned that it's better to travel with good people than to travel to the exact place you want to go.
My travel bug started with going to university in Seattle, and taking a study abroad trip to the UK. Now, I've been to Italy, Paris, Hawaii, New York, San Francisco, and around L.A. where I live. I wish I could do more, but traveling isn't my job (though I wish it were).