It all started with hitchhiking around Europe with some university friends - Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Italy and Greece - with the last week or two rough sleeping on the beaches of various Greek Islands. I worked in USA the following summer and travelled round on Greyhound buses. I lived in New Zealand for 12 months some years later and managed to see several countries on the way to and from NZ. More recently I have tagged on to several of my wife Marilyn's business trips. I must have passed the travel genes on to my daughter Charlotte, also a Simonseeks contributor (see Belize).