Meet the Team: Kara Anderson, Passport Health’s Director of Community Development December 7, 2014 By Cait Hartwyk Leave a Comment Kara Anderson is Passport Health’s Director of Community Development. In this role, Kara partners with immunization, government, and business groups to facilitate better access to immunizations in the local communities in which Passport Health operates. She also oversees a marketing and sales team to facilitate growth in Passport Health’s clinic network and onsite immunization business. Kara is a tremendous personal advocate for health, wellness, and immunizations. As do other members of the Passport Health team, Kara loves to travel, and she shares her favorite travel memory below: “I took the classic, just-out-of-college trip to Europe. My travel partner and I had no hotel reservations, no itinerary, just a rough idea of the countries we wanted to visit. We hit London – a place I’d wanted to visit since I was 8 years old – then Amsterdam. We then made our way to Switzerland, where we stopped in Interlaken and promptly fell in love with the picturesque countryside and boundless opportunities to play outside. We bicycled through tiny Swiss villages, kayaked Lake Thun, and one day took a hike that started at the top of the Neiderhorn in the Bernese Oberland. It was rainy and cool as we wound our way through melting snow and vast meadows – our hiking boots sometimes crashing through the ice to find a tiny stream running beneath. We huddled under a remote cabin to wait out a rain storm before continuing our hike. Then suddenly, we realized we were lost. The trail seemingly gone. We walked and walked until we came to a tiny village, where we were lucky enough to catch a bus back into town. To me, that’s what travel is about. No plans. Surprising adventures. Finding your way home. But my favorite part of this day was the photo I took of my travel partner, Brian, who today is my husband. These were the days before Facebook and phone cameras. We had to keep our rolls of film and wait to develop them stateside. The winding road, the solitude, the rain, getting lost, and that first tangy sip of beer once we made it back to Interlaken – all of this is captured for me in this one lasting image.” We could not agree more – travel is not about the destination but rather is all about the journey. What are your favorite travel memories? Feel free to share them as a comment to this post!