The appeal of Europe to an American is obvious: the historical sites, the dreamy sophistication of its food, fashion, enchanting cities, and the close-knit ambiance speak for themselves. Europe was my first travel love. Living there for a total of two years changed my life and my life plans. Nothing can replace the charm of Europe, and in my mind, nothing else is more special. It was there that I came to life and found myself and found my calling to travel, photograph and write.