My favorite travel memory is when I visited Europe for the first time in 2016.
Before this moment, I had never been across the Atlantic and I had a friend doing a study abroad program here in Madrid. My cousin and I spent two weeks visiting Madrid, Lisboa, Portugal, and Dublin, Ireland. During this trip, I absolutely fell in love with Europe. I loved the relaxed atmosphere of Madrid, the culture in Portugal, and the views in Ireland. Everything seemed so different than my California suburb.
This experience sparked my love of travel and inspired me to make the move permanent.