As a writer and photographer I travel between my life in Toronto, my life in Antigua, and anywhere else my wanderings may take me ... writing my books and enjoying local arts and adventures along the way.

About this Blog

What it’s About
In this travel blog I use my background as a writer and photographer to share the adventures and insights that I’ve encountered travelling both near and far from home. They say the catch about pulling up stakes and going somewhere new is that wherever you go you bring yourself along. I am thankful for an inquisitive nature and ability to see the best in things that together give my blog the theme of continual adventure that I bring along with me everywhere.
Drawing from Other Artists
Defining the way we see the world around us is a creative exercise. I am a creative at heart and wherever I go I remain interested in not only my own perceptions but in the work of other artists. This interest makes it inevitable that some of what I share springs from perceptions communicated in the works of the artists I encounter along the way. Some of these are cutting edge works that define the way we look at the world around us.
Focus on People
As a traveller I’m alway open to new insights and I keep my eye open for adventures of all sizes. I believe there is no better spice for any adventure than an engaging personal story. By my immediate gut reaction to a compelling story I recognize that for me people’s personal stories best give meaning to the world around us. Buildings, monuments, even natural wonders like breathtaking waterfalls, are more meaningful to me when some story attaches someone to them. For this reason, when taking pictures to capture memories of a place you will most always see the moods or expressions of faces telling the story in my photos.
Collection of Stories and Insights
This habit is distinctly different from many travellers I see endeavouring to take mainly photos of landscapes alone. Because stories are so important to me I am driven to meet not only other tourists while travelling, but also locals both of whom I like to meet to discover their stories. All in all I travel with a soul open to creativity and an ear for a good story. This blog is a collection of all the creative souls that have left their impression on me, as well as all stories I’ve met along the way.

What You’ll Find

In this travel blog, as a writer and photographer I share the adventures and insights that I’ve encountered travelling both near and far from home. They say the catch about pulling up stakes and going somewhere new is that for better or worse wherever you go you bring yourself along. On my travels I’m thankful for being able to bring along my inquisitive nature and ability to see the best in things that together give my blog a theme of continual adventure.

Drawing from Other Artists

Choosing to define the world around us in a positive light is a creative exercise and I enjoy finding new ways to do so because I’m a creative at heart. As a creative I’m always interested in not only my own perceptions but in the work of other artists I encounter wherever I go. This interest makes it inevitable that some of what I share in this blog is inspired by the works of other artists, among which some works are cutting edge and define the way the viewer looks at the world around him.

Focus on People

As a traveler I keep my eye open for adventures of all sizes. Often all it takes to turn a routine daily outing into an uncommon adventure is the added spice of an engaging personal story. By my immediate gut reaction to a compelling story as opposed to my frequent lack of reaction to scenery, I recognize that for me people’s personal stories best give meaning to the world around us. Buildings, monuments, even natural wonders like breathtaking waterfalls, are more meaningful to me when there is a story to attach a person to them. For this reason, when taking pictures to capture memories of a place you will most always see actual people in my photos, and the photos will use the moods  of those human faces, and the expression of their postures, to tell the story.

My kids brave the excitement of ominous clouds and a pounding surf to look for rocks and coral too special to leave behind.

My kids brave the excitement of the ominous clouds and surging tide to look for rocks and coral too special to leave behind.

Collection of Stories and Insights

This habit of focusing on people is distinctly different from many travelers I see who set out to take mainly photos of landscapes alone. And it even affects how I travel. Because the human perspective is so important to me I’m driven to meet not only other tourists while travelling, but also locals, both of whom I like to meet to discover their stories. So on I travel with a soul open to creativity and an ear for a good tale. I write this blog to share those tales with my fellow adventurers and to reveal the creative works I discover to others who travel with a bit of the artist in them or with an appreciation of the arts. For you artists, art lovers, and adventurers, this blog is a collection of encounters with all the creative souls that have left their impression on me, and all the stories that have added adventure along the way.

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