Arrivals, Departures, and Musings
I grew up in Laconia, New Hampshire, surrounded by resplendent lakes and leafy hills. After grad school in Pennsylvania, I got hitched in 2009, lived in NY and CT, and returned to the Granite State in 2012, where I've lived with my lovely wife Alyse and beautiful 11-year old daughter Julia ever since.
I'm a transportation planner by trade, but travel has been my passion since childhood. I can't quite explain my yearning to be on the move, especially to those who don't understand travel's way of enticing folks into its spellbinding grasp.
This world has so many places of unutterable magnificence, and I'm always conscious of how little I've truly seen. Some of my all-time favorite travel experiences are Lisbon, Portugal, Cusco, Peru, Italy's Amalfi Coast, driving the Pacific Coast Highway from LA to the Bay, and being most anywhere in the lakes or highlands of NH.
I'm a man of faith and family, steadfastly curious about the world's people and places. I'm grateful for life's oft-overlooked moments: fireflies' gentle summer glow, a tranquil mountain stream's eloquence, Julia's radiant smile.