I have always been intregued by far away places, different cultures and the mere thought of traveling. I remeber when I was in 1st or 2nd grade my mom would drive the carpool a couple days a week and as she drove she would pretend we were flying to some interesting place. My friends and I would take turns shouting out names or places we had only heard of...in cartoons, t.v. and songs..."Paris!" "Florida!" "China!" "New York!" and of course "Disney Land" and as the "airplane" (car) took off we would chat excitedly about all that we were about to see..disapointed when we approached our final destination (school) we couldn't wait for our next "trip." Thankful that my mother was able to instill in me the interest in other places and cultures even when we couldn't afford to actually visit, today I still enjoy imaginary trips through magazines, guidebooks, travel shows, other's stories...but try to get in as many real trips as I can!