I grew up in East Africa - Kenya and Uganda, and lived in those countries from 1985 - 1998. Moved to the US, where my family settled in Seattle, WA. From there I have lived in New York, Louisville KY, and now back in Seattle. I love traveling, and have been interested in maps and other cultures since as far back as I can remember. I work for a large hotel chain, and have been fortunate in that regard, as it has eased some of the cost burdens of traveling. I live with my girlfriend in Seattle, and she is also really interested in traveling, so we take quite a lot of trips together. We have been taking many trips domestically in the US, and are trying to see more of Canada also, and when the budget allows for it we are doing our best to take more trips abroad.