Emily’s love for travel started at a young age with cross-country vacations all over the United States. Born and raised in Northern Illinois, her family travels opened her eyes to the wonders of small, rural towns and the hustle and bustle of growing cities. She has since biked the streets of Vienna, sailed around the Sydney Harbor, and sipped rum on the sandy beaches in Canouan. Study abroad programs in both high school and college took her curiosity to new heights with conquering the ruins of Machu Picchu, canyon swinging in Queenstown, New Zealand, and spear fishing in Port Douglas, Australia. Emily’s adventures continued with visits to Greece, the Bahamas, and England. Her favorite travel memories have been those spent wandering local markets or the experiences that tested her comfort zone. With an ever-growing bucket list, she hopes to visit all seven continents with Africa, Asia, and Antarctica remaining. Adventure is something she pursues in her everyday life. Following graduation from Eastern Illinois University, she moved to Richmond, VA, where she now lives with her husband and two large lap dogs.