I had itchy feet from a young age making the travel industry a natural fit. With 20+ years of experience, in the hospitality industry I take great pride in planning each trip with the view that each one is THE most important trip I’m working on. My own travels have taken me to Southern and East Africa many times, as well as to a number of destinations within Asia, and Europe. Originally from the Highlands of Scotland, I am now a recent transplant to the US Pacific Northwest, following a long and very enjoyable stop in Texas. I view the philosophy expressed by TTC as a necessity really; something to be embraced in all facets of life, not just on our travels. Having said that, when we travel, we are often more open to new experiences. Just getting on a plane can often leave a traveler feeling vulnerable. With vulnerability comes the opportunity to experience life in a way that we often shield ourselves from. It seems many writers and poets have tried to capture the feeling we seek, and often find, when we travel, so who am I to think I could say it any better; Only as high as I reach can I grow, Only as far as I seek can I go, Only as deep as I look can I see, Only as much as I dream can I be. Karen Ravn. Travel allows us to experience things a new, and while in that space and time we are also given the chance to grow, and dream. While looking and seeking perhaps we see others, and even ourselves in a different light, and that can be transformational.