Being born and raised in Vancouver, BC (a rarity around these parts!), my first travel experiences were all long road trips with the fam. We would drive through the Rockies to visit family in Alberta, spend weeks camping down in Oregon and California, explore the interior of BC and all the islands off the coast. These trips were filled with lots of tantrums, pulled over cars, "I'm boooooored"'s and "Are we theeeeeeere yet?"'s, coloring books, pit stops, karaoke sessions and many an ice cream cone. They're some of my favorite memories and since then the travel spark has been in me full-force. My first overseas adventure was a school trip to the Greek Islands in Gr. 10 - and I've never looked back.