Alicia Michelle is a travel writer and mental health advocate. She hopped across the pond for the first time in 2008 and hasn’t stopped traveling since. With a B.A. in Government and International Politics and an M.A. in Political Science from George Mason University, she has an academic background in former Soviet studies, over four years of experience as a global mobility specialist, and extensive travel experience in Turkey and the Republic of Georgia. Alicia's favorite travel destination is Eastern Europe; when not traveling or writing, she enjoys gardening, history, Argentine Tango, and curling up to a good movie.