My eight-year relationship
After eight years of following and loving VT, I finally decided to make a profile page. "Why did it take me so long?" you may ask... Well, I guess I really didn't see a connection between helping other travelers and talking about who I am as an individual. But the more I traveled, the more I loved relating to others through travel. I found that sharing travel experiences was interesting and valuable with pretty much anyone, but to really take someone's advice and integrate their ideas about travel takes a certain understanding of who that person is, where they're from, and what they're about.
I've welcomed influences of people with very similar worldviews, as well as people whose perspectives differ wildly from mine on essentially every subject when planning travel and have found richer knowledge and advice than any guidebook. Others have opened my eyes to places and interests I wouldn't have known even existed. My love of travel was planted by my great grandmother, but my love of relating to others through travel started eight years ago with VT.