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 the spirit of “Going Nowhere.” 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:
Morocco (and Gibraltar)
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.