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As my motto goes, I have been traveling since I was in diapers.
It all started back in the mid 1950s. My father, mother,2 sisters and I would vacation every summer. The journeys always started in Queens, N.Y. where we lived. ( later we moved to Long Island).
Traveling in the 50's and 60's was not as common as it is now. Back then we would post signs on our rear bumper stating "Grand Canyon or bust". People towing trailers would beep their horn in recognition of each other. If you noticed a car bearing plates from the same state, everyone would wave.
We originally started with tents only . My mother would write articles about our journeys. She submitted them along with her photographs to magazines such as "Trailer Life".
The money she made helped buy more camping equipment.
Over the years we graduated into various trailers and eventually owned an "Open Road"camper.
I still remember lying in the bed above the truck cab, and watching the world go by with the hood of the vehicle and endless miles of road underneath me.
When I grew up, I served in the Coast Guard for 4 years and the Air Force for 16. That's when I started traveling overseas.
I now travel (once again) every summer ; now with my wife who also shares the love for traveling.
At the age of 48, I have been to 4 continents, 12 countries, 42 states and have lived at 34 addresses within 9 different states and 4 countries.
I believe that there is a world of difference between a traveler and a tourist.
When I travel, I like to stay at the locals houses, eat the local food, and use local transportation (when possible).
Traveling is experiencing, not just seeing.