Author: Nicole Gallego

Nicole’s travel addiction began in college, when she had too much time and too little expenses to dissolve her part time income. She wanted to experiment, try new things, and experience a little craziness. So in the summer after her freshmen year, she packed her first backpack and headed to Guatemala on a volunteer trip with her school. And from there, it snowballed. The following summer she spent 9 weeks in Europe, then 2 months in Costa Rica, another 6 weeks back in Europe after graduation, then a quick fix trip to Panama, then a binge trip to Nicaragua. Each trip she swore would be the last one. Just one more, to “get it out of her system,” then she would start her career, wear a suit, have a 401K, get married, and save for a house, like all good American girls should do. And that really was the plan. Honest. Her CPA career fought a tough battle against her travel desires, but in the end she realized there is too much to see, too many people to help, and too little time to waste. Travel has since been her favorite pastime, her inspiration for writing, and played a huge role in defining her values and faith. Her writing endeavors are done in an attempt to encourage others to value the shortness of life, see the beauty and needs of the world, and do everything we can to make it a better place.

May 20, 2011
March 28, 2011
February 24, 2011
January 24, 2011
December 6, 2010