Welcome to Meg Travels.
My earliest travel adventures were family car trips to visit relatives. My first question was always, “Are we there yet?” as we were pulling out of the driveway.
I’m from Lexington, Massachusetts, where there were people from around the world visiting and asking for directions to historic areas in town. I wondered what was so interesting about my hometown. But I did like finding out where these visitors were from.
In high school I had the opportunity to visit Lexington’s sister city, Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico, on an exchange program. This trip was important because I realized that I should learn some of the language of the place I was visiting to be able to communicate with people there. Because of this I studied Spanish in high school and college, as well as German in college. I also took French classes beginning in the third grade through high school. Recently I learned some Italian using language tapes and podcasts. And today I can say basic sentences in all these languages.
So now I’ve had the opportunity to travel. For me, planning and researching a trip is (almost) as exciting at the trip itself. I also like to learn about the place that I’m visiting ahead of time in order to be an informed traveler. Being able to write about my travel experiences helps me remember all the things that I like about travel.