Over the years, I've been fortunate enough to visit many places and witness how each does the holidays.
I am very thankful for all the steps along the way that allow me to see and experience new parts of the world.
Now that I'm 10 years older, I look back at my 21-year-old self with some clear thoughts on the advice I would give.
As someone who travels often, I repeatedly find myself in situations where I am a U.S. citizen representing my country.
These places had me at "hello" and all elicited the same response from me: YES. Just...YES.
There are five places I think are amazing for experiencing fall in New York.
"To be able to see and know why and how people live the way they do in different parts of the world is a rush."
"Every time you check off one bucket list item, you discover five more to add."
"The travel bug is real. Once you start seeing the world from a new perspective, it's difficult to stop."
"I enjoy discovering new cultures and cuisines, embracing the country’s history and connecting with genuine people."
"You always learn something new, not only about a destination but about yourself."
"The people you see and admire for jet setting all over the world aren’t the chosen few, they just chose to live this life, and so can you!"