Over the past decade, my circumstances have allowed me to take advantage of outdoor opportunities throughout the United States, Europe, and Central America. From biking across Europe to sea kayaking on Lake Superior, from trekking through England to climbing in the desert southwest, from road tripping through the National Parks to backpacking in the Rocky Mountains, I have grown an understanding of how to adventure comfortably in a variety of environments. It should go without saying that the first step towards comfort in a foreign environment is your attitude. Being able to balance optimism and realism will always save the day. That said, there are steps that you can take beforehand to set yourself up for success.