I dwell in Los Angeles, California, prefer wearing shorts and sandals to a tie and slacks, and enjoy the rugged and scenic outdoors
I've always been a fan of travel and eco-tourism. It's the greatest way to learn, explore, and get outside of your own comfort zone. Forests, jungles, waterfalls, coral reefs and exotic wildlife are my favorite things to visit. I always try to leave a minimal footprint on our environment, and fully support conservation efforts and wildlife protection. The only thing you should take are photographs, and the only thing you should leave behind are footprints.
Other cultures and ways of living, new places and foods, and abundant biological diversity are all motives for travel. As long as I have the time, funds, and health, I'll continue to travel as often as possible.
A few of the places I'd still like to explore include Rwanda to see gorillas in the wild, Canada for the aurora borealis, Peru for the Amazon, China for my first cultural trip to Asia, and Malaysia and Indonesia to see orangutans (lodging) and the heart of the coral triangle. Also New Zealand and Norway to see some of the most beautiful fjords in the world, and the Falkland Islands to take my partner to see penguins in the wild.
National parks I've explored include Acadia, Biscayne, Bryce Canyon, Channel Islands, Cuyahoga Valley, Death Valley, Dry Tortugas, Everglades, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Kings Canyon, Olympic, Redwood, Rocky Mountain, Sequoia, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion. Next on the list are Hawaii Volcanoes, U. S. Virgin Islands, Denali and Glacier!
A few of my adventures include snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro, on safari in Tanzania, hiking through the jungles of Costa Rica, exploring the Swiss alps, ziplining in Hawaii, whitewater rafting in Montana, and kayaking in Alaska. Through this travel site you'll join us in exploring this beautiful, diverse planet on which we live.
My hope is to inspire you to travel, explore, appreciate and protect our wonderful world