After years of working at jobs that paid the bills but brought no joy, I walked away from corporate life in 2007 to pursue the only things I’d ever wanted to do: writing, photography, and travel.
At age 54, I backpacked around the world solo for six months. Since returning, I have continued to travel extensively and write about my experiences on my blog and for other online and traditional publications. For me, travel is about more than just visiting famous sights.
I have always believed that the better we know one another, the less likely we are to want to kill one another. Because I remain convinced that international travel will be the vehicle through which we achieve world peace, I always try to immerse myself in the cultures of the countries I visit.