A big Happy Travels to all the members and visitors to the TPN. For the last 30 years, I have placed my focus in life wandering the world and seeing everything I can get my eyes on. It was only since 2006 that I decided to take up photography and combining that with travel, my life's passions are realized. I have set foot on all 7 continents and have seen over 80 countries of which has only partially satisfied my soul. I regret the life I live will be too short to see it all!!
I actually work in the software industry being at a fraud company for over 11 years now. I am born and raised a Nebraska boy and spent most of my adult life living in San Diego, but recently, my company allowed me to migrate to Singapore for a few years and that is where I am today. This has allowed me to EXPLODE affordably in my travels and have been to 5 different locations over the past 1.5 years. Amazing how not flying halfway around the world can make a trip so much more affordable!
I am now 58, but the bones still keep on pounding the pavement...just getting a little creaky now! I am married now to a wonderful woman from Russia, who also enjoys traveling and actually puts up with me quite well (we all know what photographers are like!)
My only thought to share with you all is the saying that I mentioned in an article recently: A traveler is, in the end, a sensualist - more honestly human, perhaps; more openly passionate in the response to the world than the person who only occasionally peers above the rut he or she has dug along the course of workaday life at home.
Now...go SEE THE WORLD! (You are all also always welcome at my place anytime you want...just give me a ring!)