• Massachusetts, United States
    Aug 5, 2016

    The long path to becoming a researcher. Being a PhD student was probably the most freedom I will ever have in a "job", and it was both thrilling and terrifying. No one can tell you what to study because, by definition, no one has done th...
  • Apr 6, 2016

    Live somewhere else for a while. Learn how they approach their societal problems. Pick up a new language. Make new friends.  
  • Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL, United States
    May 14, 2015

    I've wanted to go here since I was a kid, but it was unaffordable for my family. I finally got the chance to go as an adult, together with several of my friends. Space Mountain was just as much fun as I had hoped for all those years!  
  • Massachusetts, United States
    May 30, 2012

    Almost there.  
  • Schönbrunn Palace, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße, Vienna, Austria
    Dec 28, 2007

    UNESCO World Heritage Site From the 18th century to 1918, Schönbrunn was the residence of the Habsburg emperors. It was designed by the architects Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and Nicolaus Pacassi and is full of outstanding exampl...
  • Dec 28, 2007

    UNESCO World Heritage Site Vienna developed from early Celtic and Roman settlements into a Medieval and Baroque city, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It played an essential role as a leading European music centre, from the g...
  • Jasper National Park, Jasper, AB, Canada
    Aug 15, 2007

    UNESCO World Heritage Site The contiguous national parks of Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho, as well as the Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber provincial parks, studded with mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons ...
  • Telegraph Cove, BC, Canada
    Aug 13, 2007

    Get up close and personal to some of the largest creatures on Earth.  
  • Telegraph Cove, BC, Canada
    Aug 13, 2007

    Check out a coastline from the water with a sea kayak.
  • May 30, 2007

    I thought it was the end of my academic path. I was wrong.  
  • Black Rock City, Pershing County, NV, United States
    Sep 1, 2005

    Art, music, free expression, and fun people to meet.  
  • Jan 1, 2003

    UNESCO World Heritage Site La Grand-Place in Brussels is a remarkably homogeneous body of public and private buildings, dating mainly from the late 17th century. The architecture provides a vivid illustration of the level of social and ...
  • Jan 1, 2003

    UNESCO World Heritage Site Twenty-three belfries in the north of France and the belfry of Gembloux in Belgium were inscribed as a group, an extension to the 32 Belgian belfries inscribed in 1999 as Belfries of Flanders and Wallonia. Bui...
  • Las Vegas, NV, United States
    Jun 25, 2002

    Fulfilling a childhood dream to be able to soar through the sky.  
  • Jan 1, 2000

    Learn another language well enough to read a local newspaper and have an academic-level conversation.  
  • Louisiana, United States
    May 7, 1996

    I love flying, and what could be closer to flying like a bird than to get out of that metal airplane? Turns out it was not so easy to force myself to jump, but I did it, twice. The jumps were both solo static-line jumps. I smacked hard i...
  • Louisiana, United States
    May 30, 1993

    The first of many diplomas.