Gypsy at heart

Here I am at the Burning Man Festival
in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert in the fall of 2006.

Travel is one of my passions. From post-war Nicaragua in 1981 to a year of solo travel in southeast Asia, I’ve relished adventures and encounters on many continents. I’ve squared off with gawkers and hawkers at train stations in India and faced men with knives on a train in Italy.

I’ve ridden camels and elephants, suffered a horse bite in Thailand,  and watched bed bugs leaping off flimsy guest house mattresses in numerous countries. From the Himalayas to the Alps and the Andes, from the backwoods to boardwalks, I’ve met amazing people and experienced landscapes so intense, they singe with memory.

As a travel writer, I have had features published about Cuba, India, France, Spain, and Nicaragua plus many places in Canada, including Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, and the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary in northern B.C.