Becoming an International Traveler

Becoming an International Traveler

by Katie Hill

I never imagined this day would come so fast, but Tyler and I are finally sitting at Concourse F in Atlanta’s International Airport, which is pretty nice I might add! Although we’ve been up since 4:30am MST, spirits are high and we’re ready to get the show on the road. Only about an hour until we board…

Over the past few weeks, I’ve thought a lot about what this adventure will entail. Questions, “fears”, and excitement have filled my mind after watching many YouTube videos depicting various British accents and how they view those of us across the pond. Even on the plane this morning from Billings to Minneapolis, a fellow passenger behind us commented on how British women are less friendly than the men and how their beer is much stronger than ours. She went to Lancaster recently, which happens to be pretty close to our final destination: Southport, Merseyside. It just seems like everybody has a strong opinion about what it will be like over there, and I don’t want to be swayed one way or the other with misconceptions/judgement. The new Bravo show called The Ladies of London was enough to cause some panic on my part!

All in all, I’m thrilled to join the ranks of other international travelers and experience the United Kingdom in it’s entirety, finally! Also looking forward to seeing our host mom, Rose, again after meeting her in Denver back in April. Not quite sure what we will learn from all of this yet, except perhaps a love for her country, but my first quest is to ask her to say ‘aluminum’. If you’re just as curious as I am, Google it. Maybe you’ll find out how they say it before I do!

See you again at the end of July!

Do you remember the first time you traveled abroad? Have tips and advice for Katie? Comment below!

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