It's in my blood. My family is scattered across several regions of the world and I have logged many airplane journeys. My first plane ride alone was when I was five, to visit a grandmother 3,000 miles away. I remember being seated near the rear of the plane, several of us non-chaperoned fliers corraled for the flight attendants. I also remember being armed with strawberry Poptarts and sour cream Pringles. (Thanks Madre!)
On my own finances, I have visited the following countries:
British Virgin Islands
Also I have the pleasure of traveling around my own country once in a while. A few of my favorite cities are Chicago, Lahaina, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Sacramento, and Seattle. I wrote this down because I had a friend ask me exactly how many countries I've been to, and I did not have a number readily available.
I know that I am very blessed and privileged to have experiences like this. Whenever I am feeling a bit sad or depressed about life, I just have to pull up some photos or Facebook a new friend. Remembering all the art and architecture and history and vistas, it's hard to feel bad about life so far.