I am an expat and world traveler, currently based in the Netherlands, near Eindhoven, recently living in Taipei, Taiwan, but originally from the USA. I work for a high-tech manufacturer in the semiconductor industry by day, but the rest of the time I explore my loves of travel, wine, beer and food.
I love flying, scuba diving, taking long road trips, staying in nice hotels, eating in nice restaurants, eating street food, and hanging out in bars / pubs. I strive to find the highest point in any city to see the best view there is to see.
Circle tags: #travel #craftbeer #beer #wine #food #foodies
I was born in Connecticut, and went to high school and college in Pennsylvania. I spent a few years working for family and friends before deciding I was ready for corporate life and trying to find a job in industry. It took me a while, and I had to move from Pennsylvania back to Connecticut, but I finally landed a temp position with a company in 1999...and am still there today!
I've been to 47 different countries, and have done multiple round-the-world trips, including some of the craziest itineraries you could imagine. Now my travels are a little more sane, but I still love to take every opportunity to go to new places.
We run our blog, Our Tasty Travels
, in which we showcase some of our favorite restaurants, foods, wines, beers and experiences from around the word. Always open to try new places and new experiences, be it street food or three-star dining.
I've been a beer lover for years, always looking to try new beers. The first thing I look at anywhere I go is the beer list. If there's anything on the list I haven't tried before, I go for that before anything else they have on offer. I've tried hundreds of beers, but have only just recently begun to chronicle these experiences. I guess I need to go back and taste them all again?
I've been a lover of wine since my first visit to wine country, in Alsace, in December, 2008. I was hooked for good after my first visit to Napa Valley in January, 2009. I've since been to over 25 wineries in Napa Valley, and many more around the world, and love trying new varietals and new labels when possible.
I'm a certified PADI open water diver since 2010, and love taking every opportunity I can to dive in a new location, wherever in the world I am. Would love to hone my photography skills, and learn enough to justify some serious underwater photography gear. Right now we're on our second cheap underwater point-and-shoot, though this one is with a housing at least. Let's see hour our 2011 vacation pics come out...
I also love movies. Up through 2009, I had seen every movie in the IMDB top 250, and am trying to catch back up on some new entries to the list (which unfortunately, almost all seem to be unavailable on Netflix Streaming) :-( I love all types of movies, and would love some good suggestions for movies that I may have missed that are worth seeing...