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Alesa Byers

Traveling is the best form of education. Therefore, I look at my role in traveling as being a conscientious and open-minded student.

How did you get involved in travel?

"It all started with my family moving from Idaho to Ohio when I was eleven years old. We ended up moving a lot, so movement became a part of my development. While pursuing a degree I studied abroad more than I studied at my university. I dropped out and started working for an airline; I wanted authentic experiences more than I wanted accredited expertise. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Every travel experience is arguably a unique travel experience (& I I hope I don't forget any of mine)!
My go-to "favorite" trip was the first time I went to Alaska with my best friend from another country. We couch-surfed, went dog-sledding, snow-tubing, and experienced a hot spring in negative 20 degree weather (Fahrenheit). The icing on this trip was that my friend had an amazing first Thanksgiving experience with a large, lovely, and chaotic family."