When she was five, senior Meredith Day visited the Bahamas with her dad, mom and brother as well as with family friends.
From there, she knew that she wanted to continue travelling.
“[The] Bahamas is pretty close to the U.S., and I knew how different it was even though it was only an hour plane ride from Florida,” Day said. “So I knew that the further you went, it would be completely different so I wanted to travel more.”
And since then, Day’s love for travelling has continued and she has been able to travel to all sorts of places — Haiti, Thailand, Vietnam, France, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil and Costa Rica.
“I love it [travelling] because everywhere in the world is so different and each place offers something new to experience,” Day added.
With the different cultures and environments of each place that she travels to, Day has learned to take new things into consideration when travelling.
“Every place I go to is different in every way and you meet so many new people,” she said. “I guess it led me to be more open minded in learning different cultures.”
Day will be attending the University of Oklahoma in the fall to major in biology and minor in Spanish as well as studying abroad in Spain.
“I want to work in a hospital in a Third World Spanish speaking country so I can help the people there and also learn their culture,” she said. “I’m going to minor in Spanish so when I am in Spain, I will hopefully be able to comfortably speak the language.”
But first, Day is currently planning a trip to Iceland with her dad this coming summer.
“I have always wanted to go to Iceland because it is so naturally beautiful and nothing that I’ve ever seen before,” Day said. “So I hope to hike and see all the landscapes.”