Born and raised in Southern California I started backpacking around the age of 22. My first trip was to Europe and that started it all. Since then I have been to a total of 19 countries and my goal is to visit 50. I joined the United States Air Force at the age 23 and am currently stationed Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, TX. My love for backpacking is only getting stronger and in 15 short months I shall be on my way to further backpacking adventures.