That’s me at a remote mountain top orphanage in the Shan State of Burma in 2004. When I have free time, I want to go someplace I’ve never been and explore somewhere exotic. I enjoy hard core adventure travel, usually alone. I’ve been fortunate to have done a lot of great trips, from solo backpacking in southern Africa; mountain biking in the Li River Valley in China; driving around Burma’s Shan State in a 1946 Willys Jeep in the middle of a civil war; traveling by open boat up the Namtha River in Laos before there were any roads, sleeping in Khmu village huts and bathing in the river. That’s my idea of fun.