My name is Braden. My first overseas trip was to Ireland on a family vacation when I was 14 years old. When my parents booked the trip, all I could think was, “Wow. I have to sit on a plane across an entire ocean and I’m not even getting to mainland Europe.” Apparently I was a brat. But the moment I stepped off that plane, the travel bug bit me hard. Since that first trip, I have traveled to countless cities and destinations across six continents. I have lived internationally in Well, The Netherlands, and Santiago, Chile.