In February 2017 I boarded a plane for my first flight overseas. My destination: London, England. After many, many years of dreaming about such a trip, but never making it a reality, I finally received the push to make the trip happen. I was accepted into the HOTCUS Winter Symposium. I had the privilege to present some of my research. The conference, which took place in the first few days of my trip, was a great way to start my two week long epic adventure.