Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Annie left in 2008 to attend college in Pennsylvania and has been traveling and living in various places in the US and abroad ever since. After studying abroad in New Zealand and doing service work in Nicaragua during college, her love for traveling and exploring new places sparked an ever-present wanderlust. Annie seeks out opportunities to be taken outside her comfort zone, preferably finding adventure in beautiful and remote corners of the world. Annie is grateful to have discovered Backroads as a means to continue her personal travels as well as facilitate unforgettable travel memories for guests. She currently leads trips in North America, Europe and Asia.