“Not all those who wander are lost…”
There’s nothing quite like going on an adventure… with an uncertain ending. You get on a plane, hop in a truck, or even just walk out your front door and who knows what might happen.
Best of all is sharing these adventures with the people you love. Seeing an experience through their eyes helps you understand it better and engage more deeply with life no matter where you might find yourself.
I’ve been lucky enough to see some of the world’s greatest places. I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso, West Africa, working on rural public health issues. I spent three months traveling throughout Australia on a fellowship to support nonprofit conservation organizations. Marja and I were married in New Zealand and toured the North Island for three weeks. The Nature Conservancy sent me everywhere from Vermont to Ecuador. I’ve lived in Michigan, Minnesota, Washington DC, and now Washington state and have toured all over the US and Canada.
Einstein showed us how space and time are intricately linked. Given a limited amount of time to see all the spaces on Earth, I want to experience as many as I can.
Where to next?
A short list of places Marja and I would like to check out:
- China: to snorgle the pandas
- England: to pretend we’re characters in Watership Down
- Japan: to wander the cold mountains of Hokkaido
- France: parce que je parle un peu de français.
- Spain: to see the architecture of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona
- India: to explore spirituality through amazing people, places, and curries
- Sweden: what can I say? I have Stockholm Syndrome.
- Norway: to see the fjords of Slartibartfast
- Costa Rica: coffee and zip-lines through the rainforest – need I say more?
- Brazil: I hear that they’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil
- Antarctica: I love deserts, even cold ones
- As many World Heritage Centre sites as I can get to
- Finland (again!)
- Australia (again!)
- New Zealand (again!)
- South Africa (again!)