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Meet: Lisa Owen

Meet: Lisa Owen

Name & Age? Lisa Owen, 31

Where's home? Brisbane, Australia

What was/is your last/current trip? My last trip took me to Central and South America, Iceland and the United States. I discovered the beautiful colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala; uncovered Mayan ruins in Copan, Honduras; hiked an active volcano in Nicaragua; ziplined and bungee jumped in Costa Rica; hiked a glacier in Iceland; soaked in a mud volcano in Colombia; and swam with turtles in Hawaii.

Meet: Michelle DeVona

Meet: Michelle DeVona

Name & Age? Michelle DeVona, 33

Where's home? As of right now, it's Portland, Oregon. The concept of "home" has always been somewhat ethereal to me, so I don't know if I will ever be able to attach it to any particular place.

What was/is your last/current trip? I drove across the USA last summer, concentrating mostly in the southwest. Inspired by the novel Blue Highways, by William Least Heat-Moon, I made it a point to stay off interstates as much as possible, traveling instead on more scenic two lane roads. I ended up taking a break in San Diego for a couple weeks before heading up Highway 1, finishing in Seattle. This was actually my first time driving across my own country, so I got a real flavor of the vast landscapes and beauty that surround the open road