I wish I'd discovered VT years ago.
I got the travel bug when my grandparents took me to Greece for the first time. I was 12. I spent nearly 3 months in Athens, Thessaloniki and Samos with a few road trips on the side. My grandmother's house on Samos now belongs to my parents, my brothers and me and I've returned there many times. My first real opportunity to travel after that first trip over the pond wasn't until I was 16 and I participated in a cultural exchange program in which I lived in Milan, Italy with a family and attended local high school. I had many opportunities to visit other parts of northern Italy during that time. I returned to Milan to attend university for a year. Most of my travel has been in the past 10 years since I got a job in , what else, the travel industry. Now I travel for a living, and in my time off.