Raised in the woods of Northern Wisconsin, adventure pulses through Samantha's veins. Among the most notable adventures have been teaching agriculture in Kenya, WOOFing in Turkey, and learning French in the Haute Savoie region. Now a mother, traveling with her small-but-mighty clan has brought new joys. Biking in the Netherlands, hiking the cliffs of Malta, as well as seeking out every street cat in Istanbul come to mind. When not traveling, Samantha teaches ESL and is attempting to learn her husband's cuisine from the Maghreb. To quote beloved Sufi poet, Rumi, "Travel brings back power and love to your life." She could not agree more.