I really need a vacation that is actually a vacation. It wasn't until I started my Master's that I was able to get a look at what the rest of the world (country) was like. That was the reason for the first airplane ride in my life. Then friends started moving out of Chicago or getting married and having destination weddings. But since then I haven't really invested the time or money into a trip. The only other time I had traveled in my life before grad school was the summer before I started kindergarten to visit family in Mexico for one of the longest road trips I've ever been on. I'm going to make sure that after finishing this Master's I make room for a little trip to just relax and explore more of the world because I think I caught the travel bug and I want to see more.