Hey My actual name Van Phillips I am from Provo Utah USA. I have been interested in travel since I first started traveling at the age of five when my father took me to Washington DC and I visited the sites and museums. Since then I have become an accomplished world traveler traveling to well over 40 countries and seeing many of the worlds most valuable natural and man made treasures. I am very excited about helping to develop and use wikitravel. I have always relied on travel guides but find it a bit frustrating when they are out of date or unclear. a wiki is perfect for solving this problem. I also enjoy that I don’t have to take a big book around with me. At most I need to print of a few pages about a specific place.