Lexi’s video she filmed and edited about her trip to Antigua

Traveling is a lifestyle for a majority of individuals, and since I have yet to have this experience I interviewed someone who has. Her name is Lexi Pappas and she is a 20 year old who has been fortunate enough to have this opportunity.

How many different destinations have you traveled to?

Lexi Pappas- 13, Canada, Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Martin, Anguilla, St. Barts, British virgin islands, Antigua, France, Switzerland, England, Greece, and Ireland.

What trip was your favorite and why?

Lexi Pappas- March I went to Antigua with my family for a week during my spring break. Seven of us on this trip were between the ages of 18-23. We shared this new experience together out on the water, sailing on duel catamarans. It was the perfect break from the hard work of a college education.

What have you learned from your many travel experiences?

Lexi Pappas- I have learned about new cultures, experienced different foods, and different ways of living. I have seen some of the poorest parts of the world, as well as some of the wealthiest parts of world. It has taught me to not take what I have in life for granted, and to be appreciative for it.

Why do you think people should travel in their youth?

Lexi Pappas- I have progressed as a person after each experience. There are a large amount of social and cultural benefits we can get from traveling. The conversations in each country are different and it has broadened my horizon of knowledge that I can now carry with me. These trips are costly but are also very rewarding and I would advise anybody who is thinking about traveling to pull the trigger.

What is your dream trip?

Lexi Pappas- My dream trip is to visit Thailand. I have seen pictures and heard stories and now want to have the experience for myself

Do you think you’ll ever stop traveling?

Lexi Pappas- I do not plan to, but I do have a disability, FSHD, which is a form of muscular dystrophy. This disability makes it difficult for me to walk long distances but that does not stop me from traveling. If my disability gets worse it’ll become more difficult to travel but I try not to think about the future and keep my attention on today.


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