My favorite travel memory is from when I studied abroad in Costa Rica in 2017 through SOL.
A bunch of friends from my study abroad group and I, about 20 in total, rented an Airbnb in Monteverde, Costa Rica. We hiked all day, ate lunch at the cutest coffee shop and played board and card games all night. I was having so much fun that I completely forgot about how much I missed my friends and family back home in the states. I realized that these people that I'd only known for a couple of weeks were some of the friendliest, most accepting, adventurous and smartest people I'd ever met.
That weekend, Costa Rica and those people became my second home and family.