My travel experience
I first got bit by the travel bug when I decided to study abroad in France. I was a French major in college, so I figured the best way to learn the language was to live there & be forced to use it on a daily basis. It definitely helped. I made some good friends while studying in France. We travelled together throughout Western Europe, and upon my return home I couldn't wait to get back out there to see what else the world had to offer.
I have since returned for a 3 month long backpacking trip with my best friend to see more of Western Europe. There's still plenty to see the next time I go.