Thanks for taking the time to read my TravelBlog. Originally from the Chicago area i received my BS from northern Illinois University and after graduating I started my "career" at Abbott Laboratories. While there I earned my MBA from DePaul, Univiersity. Then I dropped out of the corporate world in 1992 when I moved to Minnesota. Next, I dropped out of the rat race in 1997 and I've been traveling since. For the first few years I only traveled in the US, working one summer in Yellowstone national park and I spent two summers in Alaska. I also had the great fortune to be a rafting guide for a couple of summers out in Southern Utah as well as traveling the southwest of the U.S.. I Went to Europe for 5 months in 2003, then to Central America in 2004 for 4 month. I went to South America in 2005 for 6 months and realized that I probably wasn't going to live in my house in Ely, Minnesota so I sold it along with my car and all my worldly possessions and decided to go around the world, so in April of 2006 I went back to South America for a little over a year. I will be continuing on this "around the world" when I take off for South East Asia in August 2007. I enjoy photography, especially taking pictures of people. Check my photos out at fotosbydavid.com.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness” Mark Twain
“Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages" David Barry