I have wanderlust! I think this is an inherited gene from my parents; while I was growing up, we often took summer vacations all over Europe with friends of our family who lived in Sweden, as well as trips to different parts of North America.
I have been a skier since I was 5, and have loved skiing in many resorts around North America and Europe. Similarly, since I am a sun worshipper, I have enjoyed beaches and pools in many countries around the world; I think my favorite beaches are north of Sydney, Australia.
I have taken about 12 guided trips with Butterfield & Robinson in Europe and Vietnam. I have also had the opportunity to cycle in Europe another 20-25 times on a self-guided basis, mostly in France, which has the best cycling infrastructure in the world, in my view. There are numerous small, well-maintained roads between the many small towns, and the drivers are respectful of cyclists, so it is generally very safe.
Of course, there are wonderful meals to be had in many modest roadside restaurants, and great spots to have a picnic!
I’ve also had the privilege to travel on business across Canada and the USA, as well as internationally in Bermuda and England.
Interestingly, many of my best friends are Canadians who now live elsewhere, mostly for career reasons. As you can see on the map, my best friends live in Singapore, Atlanta, London, Geneva and Milano. It is always fun to visit them, but I don’t get to hang out with them as much as I would like.
I have a “thing” about cities, aircraft and airports (the airport “code”). I collect small plastic aircraft models,as well as snow-globes from places I’ve visited. The map shows all the airports where I’ve traveled from:
Click the map to explore.