I’m a photographer, writer, and artist and have been traveling my whole life.
That pretty much sums who I am, really.
Here are more details, though, to answer questions I am most often asked.
I grew up traveling. Conceived in Tokyo, born in the American West, crossed the Atlantic as a toddler and spent my earliest years traveling and camping with family all over Europe.
My family had a Chevrolet wagon with wood-grained sides and a big two-room canvas tent packed on top. We went everywhere in that Chevrolet. We camped on back country brooks in the Black Forest of Germany and on the Seine River in the heart of Paris, had breakfast picnics on dikes in Holland and explored art and history museums, and we went to symphony and ballet as much as we explored woods and waters.
To be honest, it’s all I’ve been doing ever since; reliving and continuing a lifestyle deeply ingrained in me as a kid in Europe.
Before I was old enough to drive, I started hitch-hiking. I’d thumb hundreds of miles to camp in the Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee, or a thousand to hike and camp in Acadia on the coast of Maine. I’ve kept it up my whole life, whenever I could, roaming and wandering and experiencing new people and places. There’s nowhere I’d rather be than going somewhere.
In my late teens and twenties, long before social media, hashtags, and the current vanlife and overland movements, I used a variety of vehicles for extended travel and adventuring, including a number of passenger cars, an early 60’s VW bus, a ’69 Chevy Suburban Carryall, and a Dodge Club Cab pickup. Since then I’ve used station wagons and vans and now a GMC Duramax Savana. It has over 410,000 miles (659,000 kilometers) on the dial.
A friend once wrote “Road has adventured more so far this year … than most folks do in a lifetime.”
As a photographer, writer, and artist I write about my adventures, post the images I make, test and review gear, and interview people I find interesting while telling a few stories and making plans for the next adventure.
You can read what others have said about my travels here.
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