Hillary grew up in a small town in eastern New England, but has spent the past the past several years exploring the world with her notebook and pen. A writer at heart, she is an award-winning reporter-turned travel writer and has, for the past five years, covered everything from crime reports to human interest pieces. And she’s tweeted her journey every step of the way. You can follow her on Twitter @hillfed or check out her blog at HillaryFederico.com.