The latest trip was through parts of the USA in December 2018, taking my camera along for the ride of course.
I love travelling, especially with family and friends, to new places or familiar – it’s in my blood.
Travel for me is equal parts exploration, education and contemplation. Travel can be a form of escape from the self, but also an opportunity for self-discovery.
A highlight for me is always meeting new people and making new friends, and I love sharing my experiences through my photography.
Travel reminds you that people are generally good decent folk wherever you go, and that reminds us we can get a bit caught up in our unrealistic fears and anxieties. Turn off the news, go look at the world for yourself, and form your own views on things.
I like this from Jack Kerouac: “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”
And this, a version of which was on posters in New York: “There are no strangers here; only friends you have not met yet” – W B Yeats.
I’ll leave the last word to an adventurous journeyman, the late Anthony Bourdain, a man of passion who I admired greatly.
“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”
Enjoy the blog, and plan that next trip.