About Me

Start with a dream. Everything starts with a dream. Big dreams are the most fun.

– Douglas Fears

I was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1964. While working in the computer industry with NCR Corporation for 20 years, I traveled frequently and hosted international guests to our center in South Carolina. My wife Shelly and I then decided to do something different and moved to Kazakhstan in 2006, where we worked in education and administration for eight years.

After our work contract ended there, we moved to Istanbul, Turkey in 2014. We currently live in the coastal city of Trabzon where the mountains meet the sea. During my lifetime I have been fortunate enough to:

It is my goal in this train and ship travel-themed website not only to share interesting information, but also to entertain and make you laugh with real stories from the road. I believe that travel is all about the experience, not so much the location, so I find that traveling by rail and by sea are special joys. Of course, the people and places along the way enrich us and become woven into our mind’s memory book, especially when their stories are shared.

I am glad to have you joining me in this lifelong adventure, because remember, the journey itself is the destination!