Travel Guides

This photo’s been on my desk since 1997. It reminds me why I work. That I’m strong, independent, fearless. That being connected to people, cultures, and nature is important. It’s why I travel.

This was day four of a self-guided hike to Machu Picchu in Peru. Seeing the village in the distance meant we were getting close. It’s probably why I’m smiling. For this trip, I bought the hiking gear that would accompany me all over the world. It was the first of many trips where a friend said, “Can I come?” and I replied “Of course!”  That friendship ended somewhere along our strenuous hike, but I’m grateful he came. It would have been difficult alone. And our friction was part of the story. This photo brings back every visual and emotion.

Global experiences change my perspective. By sharing Travel Guides, I hope you’ll create and share your own.


Forget Paris: Travel Guide Poland




By Land & By Sea: Travel Guide Croatia

2016 (2017 update)



A Thousand Hills: Travel Guide Rwanda

2015 (2017 update)



Save a Prayer: Travel Guide Sri Lanka

2013 (2017 update)