Interests/pleasures: hiking, skiing, gardening
Best travel experience: backpacking in Kings Canyon National Park, California
Interests: reading, especially murder mysteries or anything macabre; drawing; new places; new and weird foods.
Best travel experience: hitching a ride on a tractor in Chile or encountering a family of howler monkeys while hiking along Colombia's Pacific Coast
What people don't know about me: I love to collect new words. I have sticky notes and old receipts with new words littering my purse and every drawer.
Words to live by: "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde
Best travel experience: backpacking across Europe by myself
What people don't know about me: I can't drive, swim or ride a bike
Words to live by: "Your silence will not protect you." -Audre Lorde
Majors: Biology, German Studies
Interests/pleasures: Walks in pretty places, crochet, coffee, books, fruit, "Star Trek"
Best travel experience: adventures in New Zealand
Words to live by: "Connect."
Major: Biology-Environmental Studies
Interests: Ultimate Frisbee, birding, raising meat rabbits
Best travel experience: floating the Tiputini River in the Amazon rainforest during my sophomore year abroad
What people don't know about me: I started college as a dairy science major.
Words to live by: "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Interests/pleasures: Beach volleyball, languages, films, books, music (whatever, whenever)
Best travel experience: reading Ulysses aloud in Dublin with a bunch of Irish seniors
What people don't know about me: I write reminders on my hands every day.
Words to live by: "to hate/is an easy lazy thing/but to love/takes strength/ everyone has/but not all are/willing to practice" - Rupi Kaur
Interests/pleasures: Sharks, hiking, brains
Best travel experience: Nine hours in New York
What people don't know about me: Eating ice cream as a full meal is acceptable at all hours
Words to live by: "All things grow."
Interests/pleasures: oatmeal, coffee, socks
Best travel experience: saving a trapped donkey in Spain
What people don't know about me: I consider all squirrels to be my arch nemeses.
Words to live by: "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time."
Majors: Spanish, Philosophy
Interests/pleasures: Creative writing, foreign languages, drawing, animals
Best travel experience: the walk from the Blue Mosque to the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
What people don't know about me: I keep a detailed dream journal.
Words to live by: "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." -Rumi
Interests/pleasures: Being a writer who doesn't write and a reader who never has time to read; alternatively, dogs and keeping my ears warm
Best travel experience: A night on the town in Aberystwyth, Wales
What people don't know about me: I wrote a book! I'm still editing it, though.
Words to live by: "Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens." - J.R.R. Tolkien
Interests/pleasures: Charcoal drawing, dancing, running, writing
Best travel experience: Visiting Burma's ancient capital, Bagan, in 2011
What people don't know about me: I really wish I could sing well.
Words to live by: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)
Interests/pleasures: teaching, cooking, preserving food, backgammon, painting
Best travel experience: Trying a macaroon for the first time in Paris when I was 13. We called them "dessert hamburgers"!
What people don't know about me: I could grow old happily in Walla Walla.
Words to live by: "Alice laughed. ‘One can't believe impossible things.' ‘I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. ‘. . .Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'"
(Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, 1871)