I have had the opportunity to travel to some fantastic places while studying plant pathology. I was able to learn about tropical plant diseases and disorders in Costa Rica. I was able to work with some of the top rust researchers in the world at the Cereal Disease Laboratory in St. Paul, MN. I worked on a huge diversity of projects with the Forest Service and USDA and presented my research on the big island of Hawai'i. And I presented on the importance of scientific communication at a global food security symposium inBaton Rouge, LA. Please navigate through these pages for more detailed accounts of these trips.