I hail from a small town called Moorpark, California, where I grew up in for most of my life. I also lived in San Diego while I was going to school at UC San Diego.
How did* you afford to travel so much?
I worked! I had saved up money with some other savings when I decided to do my Asia trip. I also had some kind friends in various countries who let me couch surf for various periods of time. I buy air tickets on off-days as early as possible on budget airlines and subscribe to a painful number of travel-related sites to scope out the best deals.
*Update 2014: I don't travel as much as I used to!
What do you do now?
Where have you liked living the best and why?
Ohh that's a toughie! Of course I love Southern California...the year-round sun and nearby beaches, mountains and Vegas trips spoil us. However, just to quickly mention the places I've lived so far:
Singapore was pretty great, especially for "entry-level" Asia. If you want to do a lot of international travel in Asia, Singapore is a great place to be: nightlife, safety (important as a female!), food and proximity are all pretty legit.
Japan is a beautiful country to explore, though I struggled not being able to speak the language. If you can communicate enough to travel, or better yet drive, it's an incredible experience. Also, the food is BOMB!
Where should I go if I want to go on vacation?
Another loaded question! I should have several posts covering where I've been but I'm still working on it...