My passion for travel started in my early 20’s, when I took my first solo trip to Europe. In my early 30’s I decided to start saving for a 3 to 4 year trip around the world. I thought this would be the only way to visit all the places I wanted to see. I finally realized that dream in 2014 when I quit my job and bought a one-way ticket to Peru.
After traveling for 26 months from 2014 to 2016, I took an extended break in Sydney, Australia. I’m now back traveling again on a 9-month trip through the US, UK, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Japan.
I also enjoy multi-day hikes that includes camping and carrying all my food and gear. Over the past few years I have hiked the John Muir Trail, the West Coast Trail in Canada, and the Waitukubuli National Trail in Dominica, Mount Roraima in Venezuela, the “W” at Torres del Paine in Chile, 8 Great Walks in New Zealand, and Mount Fuji in Japan.
I started to take photography more seriously a couple of years before my long trip, when I purchased my first DSLR: a Nikon D5100.
I now travel with a Nikon D5300, and always carry at least 3 lenses with me: a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8, a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, and a Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6. I sometimes also take a Nikon 50mm f/1.8.