I was born and raised in Tennessee but had always dreamed of traveling the world. At 24 I’d never left the south, and decided to take matters into my own hands. After extensive research I picked my destination.. and the perfect card to get me there. With no foreign transaction fees and money back on travel miles, Barclaycard made it possible for me to take my first international trip (not to mention solo) to Costa Rica! Since my card was accepted everywhere, there was nothing to hold me back from taking my first surf lesson or zip lining through the rainforest! Sure, I had my sandwich stolen by a monkey on the beach and dropped my favorite glasses down a waterfall, but I wouldn’t change a thing. You learn so much more about yourself when you travel alone and with no plan, and with nothing to slow me down, I’ve now seen SEVEN more countries and plan to move to Costa Rica next year. Pura Vida, thanks to Barclaycard!