My name is Tara and I am from Philadelphia, PA. My first trip outside of the country was to Ireland during my 17th birthday, and since then I have been doing everything I can to see the rest of the world. I was able to spend a semester in Paris during college, and since landing a full time job, have set up a travel fund in my bank account and have been maxing out my vacation time in order travel as much as I can. I have a hunky boyfriend who doubles as my favorite travel partner and encourages me to see the world. I am a firm believer that my love of travel stems from my love of reading and I can still remember being curled up on the couch for hours exploring far away lands through my favorite Magic Tree House books. I always have a book in hand when I go on a trip, in fact, a lot of my trips are inspired by books I’ve read or authors I love. Some of my favorite authors include Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Patti Smith. When I am not traveling, you can usually find me reading, working out, hanging with my boyfriend or spending time back home with my family.