I'm an American fortunate to have an international career that has allowed frequent travel and residence abroad. I love to travel, especially longer trips where I can "settle in" to a place and enjoy it like a local. I've been to a lot of countries, starting with Ecuador as a high school exchange student. That country perhaps inspired a love of mountains. Here's a list of the countries I've been to, or major regions within countries:
I love reading and editing Wikitravel and it usually is the first source I turn to when considering travel to a new place. I think it's especially useful for off-the-beaten-path locations and modes of travel.
Future Trips Here's places I'm planning to go to, or would like to go to:
The following are comments added to my page. Please feel free to add your comments, positive or negative, to the bottom of the page. Don't expect me to engage in arguments with you - I will not.
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I appreciate your effort on the United States of America article. I wanted to let you know that I rolled back your addition of an external link on United States of America. We have very strict guidelines about extlinks on Wikitravel; see Wikitravel:external links for details.
In addition, you've added a lot of sub-sections to United States of America#Stay safe. That's unusual for Wikitravel... but I agree that it helps the readability. Let's discuss on Wikitravel talk:Section headers. --Evan 11:14, 14 July 2006 (EDT)
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Changing "a few" to "two" and then to "four" is really ridiculous. You really don't grasp the concept of keeping things general, do you? I'll give you a hint: it means that if one of these schools closes, or another one opens, we don't have to update Wikitravel with a precise number that no one (except apparently you) cares about. Or is this more of a control issue with you? -Todd VerBeek 12:05, 25 July 2006 (EDT)
There's now an article on that. Like me, you argued for keeping "Retirement in Thailand" which ended up deleted, so I thought the new one might be of interest. Pashley 01:25, 3 June 2011 (EDT)