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Kevin R.

I am a resident of the beautiful state of Arizona in the great American Southwest. Before that I lived in the Great Lakes and Deep South regions of the U.S.

Ever since I was a kid, I have enjoyed traveling to many places to enjoy the great outdoors. Throughout my life, this has become a journey to explore the world, experience other cultures, understand my fellow man and appreciate the beauty of this planet. My favorite destination I have visited is Antarctica, but east Africa and Chile also rank high on my list. I enjoy shooting video and taking photos at all places I visit.

My professional work is in communications. However, I am always dreaming of that next destination.

Photo Postcards: Penguins and Panoramas

I silently viewed some chinstrap penguins socializing on Robert Island, part of Antarctica’s South Shetland Island chain. Not far from Robert Point, one of my fellow travelers started walking up a path seemingly into the clouds. The penguins themselves turned to watch him and seemed to acknowledge the curious […]

The Best Way to Norway

Sunday, September 1 – Today I would be leaving for Norway, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I would be cruising to Scandinavia from Southampton, the largest city in Hampshire on the south coast of England. The cruise would last nine days and eight nights […]

Back to London

Friday – August 30 – For the first time since I lived in London during my university years, I reunited with this city that I love. It reminded me of a famous quote by the English author, Samuel Johnson: “when a man is tired of London, he is […]

24 Hours in Zürich

Luxury watches, fine chocolate, meandering street trams, distant Alps and a majestic blue lake – these were the images I associated with Zürich. A visit to Switzerland’s largest city will confirm these images and impress you with even more. I have visited Europe a number of times, but […]

Great Gear: SteriPEN Traveler

Whether you are a backpacker, camper or traveler, making sure you have clean water is essential. Forget the iodine pills or the time it takes to boil water. The SteriPEN Traveler uses UV light to purify water conveniently, quickly and safely. Even if you are not off the […]

Heading to Antarctica!

Friday – December 7, 2012 – Antarctica … the land of ice, snow and no permanent residents. I never thought I would have the opportunity to visit the world’s most isolated landmass, so my excitement level was through the roof last night as I traveled to Buenos Aires […]

Goodbye Istanbul, Hello Paris

Sunday – October 16, 2011 – Unfortunately, I didn’t have a lot of vacation this year. Therefore, today I had to fly back to the U.S. while Mom, Dad and Jeff would continue their Turkish travels to Cappodoccia and back to Greece. I was definitely jealous, but I […]

Turkish Delight in Istanbul

Saturday – October 15, 2011 – After a full day and a half of sailing, this morning we arrived in one of the world’s greatest cities: Istanbul. We woke up early to watch our arrival in the only city in the world to straddle two continents (Europe and […]

Kuşadasi and Ephesus

Thursday – October 13, 2011 – After sailing down the Turkish Riviera during the evening from Bodrum, we arrived at 8 a.m. this morning in the Turkish city of Kuşadasi. The weather was beautiful today and sunny. Upon finishing breakfast, Mom, Dad, Jeff and I disembarked the Wind […]

Cruising the Turkish Riviera

Wednesday – October 12, 2011 – This morning the Wind Surf anchored in Bodrum, Turkey. This was the first time I have ever visited a Muslim country although Turkey is the world’s only secular Islamic country. The separation of Mosque and state was established in the early 1900s […]

Santorini, Pearl of the Aegean

Monday, October 10, 2011 – After a great visit Sunday to Mykonos and Delos, we cruised south on the ms Wind Surf to where the Aegean almost meets the Mediterranean. We went upstairs for breakfast as our ship approached one of the most beautiful islands in the world: Santorini. […]

Mykonos and Delos

Sunday, October 9, 2011 – After my first night ever sleeping on a cruise ship, I woke up very relaxed. This morning I woke up for the first time in the Greek Islands. We anchored offshore the classic Greek isle of Mykonos around 8 a.m. Jeff and I […]

To Athens via Charles de Gaulle

Friday – September 30, 2011 – After leaving Atlanta last night, I slept during most of my Air France flight before waking up over the English Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey outside my window. I enjoyed a delicious breakfast of eggs, ham and baguettes – this was Air […]