Hello! I created this website to share photos from my travels. I have enjoyed traveling since I was young when my family took driving trips around the USA, but really started to become adventurous after a trip to Rio de Janeiro in 2006, where I attended Carnival and went hang gliding over Ipanema Beach.

I purchased my first SLR camera in 2008: a Nikon D80 with an 18-135mm lens.  I learned to use it by reading the manual cover-to-cover while busing around New Zealand.  Most pictures on this site were taken with this kit, though I’ve recently upgraded to the 18-200mm VR II lens (the Holy Grail of lenses for traveling, in my opinion).  As the amount of photos on my hard drive multiplied, I purchased Aperture for organizing and editing.

I’m originally from Wisconsin and am currently living in Brussels, Belgium.  I work in the medical device industry, and in my free time enjoy cooking, dancing and learning French.

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