Crystal started traveling right out of high school when she and a friend spent a month backpacking in Europe, where she was bitten by the travel bug. Shortly after she took a course that allowed her to become a licensed travel agent, where she consulted on and booked every aspect of domestic and international travel for her customers. Thanks to this she has an insiders knowledge of the travel industry, has traveled all over the world in a professional capacity where she toured countries on trains and boats. She came to specialize in travel to the South Pacific and the Caribbean, and she has a particular interest in the more eccentric sights and lodgings in the world. Though this is no longer her profession, she still enjoys using everything she learned from her time in the travel industry in her freelance work, and in her personal travels.