Meet Gary

I exhibited my love of travel early in life by decorating my room with pennants from places that I visited. Now, my love has become passion as I attempt to check more and more places off my considerable Travel Bucket List. I established my blog in March, 2007 and I made a promise to myself that I would post something each and every day.

As of today, I have been true to this promise. I blog because I truly believe that travel is an incredibly worthwhile experience, and I am interested in demonstrating this message, informing my readers and expanding their knowledge and appreciation of the incredible diversity of travel destinations around the world. I began my life in Clarksburg, West Virginia, moving to Rhode Island when I was 9 years old. I graduated from Classical High School (Providence, RI) in 1964 and Providence College in 1968.

I became a science teacher after graduation and taught many different sciences for a total of 37 years, most of these years at Johnston High School, but also a 7-year stint at Attleboro High and a year at Bain Junior High in Cranston, RI. Courses I have taught include Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Astronomy, Oceanography, Earth Science, Ecology, First Aid & Emergency Care, Physical Science, Physics, and Horticulture. I have been a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician and Fire Lieutenant at the Tiogue Fire Department in Coventry, RI. I also spent thirty (30) years in the Army Reserve, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 3, specializing in logistics.

Retiring from teaching in 2006, I worked as a part-time Athletic Director for the Johnston School Department until my complete requirement in 2013. My first wife, Noreen, and I had three (3) daughters — Kira, Rebecca, and Samantha. Through them I have three (3) grandsons — Zachery, Braden, & Cooper. My fourth grandson, David, is a result of my current wife, and the love of my life — Lee. She is my best friend and my trusted travel companion.

My free time is spent traveling, blogging, planning trips, golfing, and reading. In the last few years I have joined the Narragansett Bay Chorus, a men’s A Capella group, and am truly enjoying the experience..