“Life is a journey. Traveling is like living twice.”
I saw this scrawled on the wall of a train underpass while walking the El Camino in Galicia, Spain, and I couldn’t agree with it more.
Traveling surprises. Traveling stretches who you are. Here are some stories about my travels. Some are published articles and others are informal thoughts, sounds & images. I hope they inspire you to break away from the known and test life’s fragile boundaries.
As a kid I stared at maps and read books about pirates. I spent many barefoot summers on an island in Canada. As a high school student in the late 60’s, I hitchhiked across the USA and Canada – hey, it was the only way I could afford to get around.
Then I became “responsible” and kept my wanderlust at bay – until I was about 34. First Mexico, then Europe, and next I took a job in Venezuela.
Since then, I have never looked back.
Over 30 years later, I have lived in eight different countries on five different continents. I only say this to explain my obsession. At times I have been asked when I am going to settle down.
My answer is, “I have.”