Raised in the woods of Northern Wisconsin, adventure pulses through Samantha's veins. Her most notable trips have been a tandem bicycle ride 1,000 miles to New Orleans, surviving malaria in Kenya, WOOFing in Turkey, as well as recently meeting her Libyan family-in-law ("the tribe") for the first time in Istanbul. A stay at home mom to a rambunctious two-year-old, she is now learning how to travel with child in tow. She hopes her journeys will always be as robust and delightfully surprising as those past. To quote beloved Sufi poet, Rumi, "Travel brings back power and love to your life." She could not agree more.