My name is Cátia and I was born and raised in the Azores. Since a very young age I was in a close connection with travel and tourism since my father worked on a nature lodge and I spent plenty of time there interacting with other kids. When I went to college and it got the time of choosing my specialty field, it felt natural to choose Tourism as the right path to follow. Living on an island means that you are a bit "cut out" from the rest of the world and I always felt curious about all the wonderful world that is out there to explore. So since I was a young teenager, I felt the urge to travel and explore as much as I could. I started by traveling to visit family and friends on the other islands of the Archipelago and moved on to foreign countries by the time I was in college.