In my sparsely decorated New York apartment, there's a large world map framed on the wall above my bed. Across this map, there are a number of black, red, and white-colored push pins in sporadic locations. Black pins symbolize the places I've been to. Red is for places I've planned to go. And white is for the few dream vacations — places I can only hope to one day be able to travel to.

I recently had the opportunity to add