"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries."
~ Aldous Huxley

About Us


I am from a small town in Idaho and had limited exposure to the world during my childhood years. After completing high school I was eager to explore the world. Soon after graduation, I moved to Seattle and loved it. While living there my professional experience lengthened with school and various employment positions. My older brother loved traveling and his story telling enticed me want to experience some of the traveling as he did.

At the age of 19 I had saved enough money to take a trip to Europe. It included visiting a couple of the major cities: Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid. A couple years later I traveled to Europe again, this time with a friend. Each trip enlightened, opened my mind to different cultures, and helped me to understand another side of the world.  

After Seattle I moved to San Diego. Here I completed marathons, and enjoyed living near to the ocean. I also obtained a position working for a golf company, and enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere of a sport company.

While in San Diego little did I know I would meet the love of my life. We began taking little adventures together as a couple to different places. In June of 2007 Doug and I were engaged. He, and I decided to keep the engagement short, we were married the following October in Santa Barbara. This one year holiday began the following December.


I’m a Northern California boy.  I Graduated from Fortuna High School back in 95’ and then from Sonoma State University in 99’.  I decided to go see the world and joined the United States Marine Corps.  I qualified for an aviation contract and learned to fly helicopters.  Shortly after joining my fleet squadron, Iraq started, and I began my first international adventure.  It started with sailing by Hawaii, then sailing by the Philippines, then sailing by Singapore, then sailing through the Straits of Hormuz.  It was frustrating just watching these places go by and not being able to see them.  Finally we got our first stop, Kuwait.  It wouldn’t be the last.  During my time in, the Marine Corps paid for visits to Kuwait, Iraq, Australia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Djibouti, Guam, Qatar, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Thankfully during this time, I was able to save enough money to visit a few places on my own dime: Mexico, Canada, Chile, France, Switzerland, Italy, England and New Zealand.  Almost all of these places had one big thing in common, Snowboarding.  International snowboarding trips became my reward each time I returned from a deployment, and I had a few (four actually).  I loved going on these trips because of the freedom.  In the military you may visit these countries, but you lack a certain amount of freedom.  Going to these other countries on my own gave me a chance to see the other side of travel.

Leaving on this trip is a dream come true.  I’m sure there will be good times and hard times, I fully expect to have problems along the way, (doesn’t everybody speak English?) but truth is I’ve always found the problems I’ve had to be the best stories afterwards.