Ian on Travel

I'm a software developer, writer, photographer, and tinkerer, but also a world traveller who loves to show and to tell what I've seen. I've been fortunate that my career as a freelance developer/instructor has taken me to some of these places for work, allowing me to explore them in the off hours, and often off-season.

I believe that travel expands the soul, by exposing you to other points of view, and by letting you see how people live in other parts of the country and the world.

That said, here's some of the places I've been. Some have plain map links, others have links to writeups. I'll be writing up more places as I have time.

Places in Canada

As you'd expect, I've been to most parts of the country at least once (nine provinces, one territory), and all the large cities. "But wait! There's more!" Some smaller or less-well-known places:

What better segue from Canada to the USA than a cruise down the St. Lawrence from Montreal to Boston?

United States

In addition to most of the big cities - Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Washington DC (Reston and Herndon, VA) - I've been to some interesting smaller or out-of-the-way places:

Latin America/Caribbean

Europe

Asia

Impact Statement

As a frequent traveller and travel writer, I am cognizant of the fact that our decisions affect the world around us, both in terms of local air pollution and global greenhouse gas emissions. I do what I can to minimize my impact, including:

... and otherwise minimising the impact of my travel.