After years spent composing and refining my skills in poetry and fiction, I discovered that I might be better suited to writing about the world, particularly the traveling I was doing, which was much more interesting than anything that'd ever come from my imagination. So, I took a chance on a guy like myself...me, actually...and made the switch from fiction to travel writing. Within a couple of years of working daily on it, I managed to get some modest web-based attention and acquire steady writing gigs from what I consider top-notch sites. The first was BucketTripper, for which I worked for over year until we parted amicably. I then landed a monthly spot with Green Global Travel, with which I'm still a regular contributor. Shortly thereafter, Transitions Abroad offered me a monthly spot as "Life Abroad Columnist and Living Abroad Contributing Editor", a title that frankly I found intimidating. Most recently, I was added to the masthead of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, a literary travel magazine that publishes both online and in print. I've received such great support and encouragement from the editors of these sites, that it has been very hard to keep my head from outgrowing my ball cap. Truthfully, I feel much luckier than I am talented, but I'll take the good vibes how ever they reach me.