Travel writing was my primary employment over the last 15 years, in which I have authored six guidebooks to Southeast Asia published by Moon Publications (now Avalon Travel) and National Geographic. Previously, I worked as a stockbroker at Dean Witter in San Francisco and traveled around the world. -- I was born into an Air Force family and spent my childhood in California, Nebraska, Alabama and Japan, where my love of Asia began.
After graduation from UCSB, I traveled around Europe and returned to work in Hawaii, Lake Tahoe, Aspen, Salt Lake City, and finally, San Francisco, my current residence. -- I once made a 12-month journey across Asia, from Japan to Sri Lanka, then returned home to work as a stockbroker.
I later shifted gears and plunged into the perilous world of travel writing, churning out five guidebooks for Moon Publications and a Thai guide for National Geographic -- I've lectured on a half-dozen cruise ships, and won two Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers.
I would rather be ashes than dust--I would rather my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze--Than it should be stifled in dry rot.I would rather be a superb meteor,Every atom of me in magnificent glow,Than a sleepy and permanent planet.Man's chief purpose is to live, not to exist:I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.I shall use my time...... Jack London
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality,and instead of thinking how things may be,to see them as they are...... Samuel Johnson
If the doors of perception were cleansed,every thing would appear to man as it is --infinite.... William Blake