I've always loved travel, going with family on vacations throughout my life and accompanying students on international trips to London, Paris, and Italy during my career in education. I began serious travel, though, in 2000 when two of my college roommates invited me to join them on a Harding University-sponsored trip through the MidWest, from Arkansas to Mackinac Island via bus. Since then, friends and I have traveled to Peru, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Italy, Scotland, France, Cuba, Sicily, Morocco, Kenya, Croatia, and India. Because I also have family and friends across the U.S., I've had opportunities to photograph in beautiful spots in this country as well. My interest in improving the quality of my photography is new. Moving from film, to "point and shoot," to DSLR, and now to mirrorless cameras has been a slow journey, but one that continually challenges me as a life-long learner.