Like a lot of people, I have a great passion for travel, which goes well with my passion for photography. But perhaps unlike a lot of people, I’ve been fortunate to travel to many dozens of countries, especially as a child, youth, and young adult. I was born in England, and grew up there and in Ghana, Australia, and then Canada, and became a Canadian citizen as a teenager. Since then I’ve lived in the United States and Canada, and again in England. My wife is Japanese and we travel there too. Countries I’ve visited include the following:
To me, though, more important than all the places one has visited is the attitude of being a tourist in your own back yard (in every good respect). In that sense, I always try to make the most of every nearby travel opportunity as passionately as opportunities that are much farther afield. That being said, I do have a few distant locations that I’d still badly like to visit:
I’d also love to go skiing in the following locations (in addition to the many places I’ve already skied in North America and Europe—see “For the Love of Skiing”):
See also a list of countries in which my writing has been published.