I don't know when the travel bug bit me, but it's become part of who I am. My desire to travel probably evolved with my active childhood imagination and dreaming of exploring exotic, and not-so-exotic lands. Travel is my escapism. I know I'm fortunate to work in the tourism industry, which allows me to travel.
My next trip is to Vancouver, British Columbia, which will probably be the closest thing I'll get to international travel in a long while. I've scheduled a day off to explore this part of Canada. I'm not looking forward to the travel itself - about 12 hours to get from point A through B, C, D and E to get to point F, but it will be well worth it.