I’ve always loved to travel. In fact I plan on traveling much more in the future. In fact I’m going to set my life up so I can travel for a few months at a time. I am busy most of the year. But December through February is my slow time. So I hope to be able to travel around the world doing volunteer work. Photographing poor families that don’t have all the benefits we do. It is so great to experience other cultures. My recent trip to Egypt really made me realize how much I enjoy that. I’m posting some images of a trip I did a couple years ago with my son to Thailand. As you will see from many of these images,so many smiles from people that have very little. It’s so inspiring.
I’m not one for tours. But before this trip to Thailand I was looking for an adventure vacation. I did some research on the internet and came across this great company called Backroads. I’m so happy I did. This company operates all over the world. They take you off the beaten path for much of the trip. You really get to experience the people and their culture. This was a mountain bike tour. We mountain biked all over Northern Thailand.
I would highly recommend this company to anyone. Be sure to check them out.
They even used one of my pictures from my trip with them for their 2007/2008 Exotic Escapes Catalogue. They used it for the cover.
When we first arrived in Bangkok we read about this floating market. Very cool place.
This woman was selling these birds to be released. They say if you release them it brings you good luck.
Riding through the farms
I needed to rest. Most of our rides were around 60 miles a day.
My new friends
Time for an elephant ride
Travis found a new pet
This is the shot Backroads used for the cover. I turned it sepia.
While riding through a small town I came across cock fighting
Towards the end of the trip we ended up at the Golden Triangle.
We crossed over to Myanmar which used to be called Burma
This was our transportation around town.