A bit of a travel addict, I’ve visited all 196 countries and usually can be found spending New Years Eve in places most people think are a bit nuts. Last five years were Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, and Libya. Completed my goal of visiting all 196 countries in September, 2016 and had a big celebration in Iceland with a large group of the best family and friends a guy could ask for. When not traveling, I can usually be found playing hockey, scuba diving, as well as breaking all the rules of what being a responsible adult means!
I love seeing places by doing – things like climbing a mountain, running a marathon, and really getting a feel for a place is what life is all about to me. Museums, “must see” monuments and guidebook attractions are all nice, and I fit in as many as I can, but I’d really rather just get “into” a place and see what it’s all about. Some of my best trips have been when I just walked out the door of the hotel in the morning, and wandered until the sun set. No better way to get into the feel of a place than by walking around.