About the Book
Back cover quote: "Mark and Deb's first year of living abroad was full of travel. It has been an adventure of a lifetime. Deb kept a travel journal through it all, chronicling their adventures as they were happening."
From the Introduction Page:
"In The Beginning
In December 2006, Mark and I moved to an idyllic village just outside London, England for his new job. We did not imagine just how much travel this new position would involve. Living abroad was going to be an adventure in and of itself. Before we even moved to England, our travel adventure began with a trip to Switzerland. Mark was directed at short notice to provide field support for a client, just days before our first planned trip to England. This would be the first of many trips abroad.
In the coming year we would travel to Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Finland, Greece, Turkey, Austria and Germany. Mark would make solo journeys to Italy, France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. I kept a journal through it all. We always said we wanted to travel and see the world. Who knew it would happen so quickly and that we would get to see so much. I wanted to write about it while it was still fresh in my mind.
In the beginning, with that first trip to Switzerland, my writings and notes were brief and the number of photos we took were limited. I still had not found my voice. But as the months passed and we were thrown into more adventures, I found more and more joy in everything we did and saw... always thinking "I can't wait to write about this!" This book is a collection of my travel writing and photos from our first year of adventures."
Body: Nikon D80
Lenses: Nikon 18-200VR, Nikon 50mm f1.8
Gear Bag: Lowerpro Slingshot 100AW
Software: Adobe Lightroom 1.1, Adobe Photoshop CS3
Deb moved to England with her husband in 2006 for his job which would entail travel. Deb planned on and does travel with her husband on these business trips. Little did they know just how much travel that would mean. They have been in a dozen countries in the past year. Through it all Deb has been keeping a travel blog, documenting all that she sees and experiences, even the mundane interests her. In 2009 she had her only daughter and the adventures took another turn towards motherhood. When she's not traveling or writing about their adventures, Deb enjoys photography, hiking, natural history, cooking and knitting. Deb also works part time at the British Museum of Natural History in the Entomology department in London. Photography Equipment: Body: Nikon D300