I don’t consider myself a seasoned traveler since I really started traveling later in life. I grew up reading books about faraway places and idolizing a world-traveling uncle. I dreamed about travel and knew my life would evolve around it sooner or later. My first big trip was to Fiji at 26 but another eight years passed before I left the US again. Now I travel wherever and whenever I can, always looking for five-star luxury on a 3.5-star budget. And I’m a “check my bag” kind of traveler blogging about making travel easy and falling into the story.