On a whim, Kirstin applied to a study abroad program her freshman year at the University of Minnesota to study social justice in Cape Town, South Africa (her first time out of the U.S.). That experience instilled a love for learning about histories and cultures and working with people across the globe. Kirstin went on to study in Nairobi and Dol dol, Kenya, majored in Global Studies, and joined the Peace Corps following graduation spending two years in Botswana working in Youth Development and HIV/AIDS education. She traveled around Southern Africa and Southeast Asia over that time, and has continued planning trips solo and with friends and family since. Kirstin is one for polarities: find her smiling in a tent in the middle of nowhere or deeply appreciating good food and wine at a restaurant in the city.
About Kirstin: Kirstin grew up in a small town in Minnesota and called Minneapolis home for eight years before moving to San Diego, California in 2020. Kirstin's also a yoga instructor and loves live music, photography, and hiking.
Kirstin's Bucket List:
India - Specifically Jaipur, Udaipur, Goa, Varanasi, and Rishikesh. The dream would be to spend at least a month...or two.
Cuba - Can't stop thinking about La Fábrica de Arte Cubano and the architecture in Havana.
Mozambique Island - Ever since Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations episode...tried to get there once but there were some hiccups along the way (a story for another time).
Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo, Brazil - Met a lot of Brazilians in other countries and they were the best. I think I'd like it there.
Bolivia - Salar de Uyuni and the other otherworldly landscapes.
Kirstin's Top Recommended Must Do Experiences:
Road Trip Namibia
Motorbike North Vietnam
Camp on Kubu Island/Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana
Eat. Everything. in Oaxaca City, Mexico
Reach out to Kirstin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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