"The World is a book, and those who do not travel only read a page" - St. Augustine
Perhaps one of the most wonderful things you can do in life is to explore the wondrous diversification of our planet through travel. It has had an immense influence on my art and design, discovering new ways of doing things, colours, visual feasts, and an appreciation for other beliefs. There is a distinct difference between being a traveller to being a tourist, G.K. Chesterton got it right when he said "The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see."
My family showed me my "own" country Australia and I will be eternally grateful for the many fantastic school holidays taken around Australia which were the catalyst to what has become part of my way of life, I work to travel..
My first trip abroad (to Bali-Indonesia) was at the grand age of 17. I had a blast and within 12 months I had saved enough to take off again. At last count, I have been privileged to have visited 76 countries. My obsession with travelling has seen many adventures and I have passed this trait onto my son who at 16 has been 'around the world' many times, backpacking and seeing sites that will remain with him forever, I believe it is the best education you can give a child.
Discovering the digital image has certainly made life easy when capturing moments. The following images are some of my favourites, taken through the years. I hope they inspire you too, to get out and see this stunning world of ours.
Successful travel (and a rule that I live by when on a journey) can be summed up in the words of travel writer Don George
"If you don't pack your sense of humour with your sunscreen, sooner or later you'll get burned."