The Society of Wedding and Portrait Professionals in Britian hired me to come and speak to them last year at this time.Â Over 10,000 photographers were there and I had people from the U.K., Ireland, Canada, Germany, Portugal, South Africa and Spain in my 2 classes.Â I had mashed peas, steak and kidney pie, blood sausage, Fish and Chips, British beer at a pub, pasties and the best Indian Food in a long time.Â And I didn't get sick, it only rained 1 day, and in renting a car that has the steering wheel on the wrong side and you drive on narrow tiny roads on the wrong side, it was wild....andÂ a great adventure for me and my 17 year old son.
It was my fourth time in England, first in January.Â Lots had changed.Â More immigrants, more busy, more colorful clothing and signs, more wealth, more regulations...I used to walk free in Stonehenge---and there was no charge.Â Not now...fences, guards, fees.
Â Ah, nevertheless, Â I'll go back.Â Â Â I've had many experiences in the 42 countries I've visited, living 3 years abroad.
Food poisoning in Taiwan, being chased in Tunisia, sleeping on a ferry in Greece, hiking in Norway,Â snorkeling in Bora Bora, quarantined in Algeria (visa issues), horrified at Auchweitz, thrilled in Switzerland, riding scaredÂ in a basket down a hill in Maderia, and so many more.Â
Hopefully you will have that opportunity to travel too.Â It expands you-traveling outside your comfort zone.Â Go while you're young and free.Â Just don't do something stupid, meet new people, try new things, be safe, push your boundaries, be a good ambassador.Â You'll never regret it.Â It will forever change you.