Like countless others I'm passionate about travel, capturing images of my travels, and sharing stories of what I've seen and experienced. Other interests are foreign languages and intercultural studies. I like to know what the culture in the country that I visit is about. I still make cultural mistakes when I travel, but respect and a smile go a long way to repairing any faux pas I may have made.
I received a Master's Degree in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute for International Studies in 1996 and a B.A. in Economics from California State University (Sacramento).
From 1996-98 I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa. I still keep in touch with friends that I made during that time. After several trips to India, beginning in 2011, I fell in love with the country, the culture and the friends I made there. I expect to make full use of my ten year India tourist visa.
When not traveling, I live near Washington, DC.