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For more than 14 years I've been a full-time travel photographer and international tour organizer having created and led over 100 five-star-rated international tours in over 30 countries on 5 continents, plus over 100 domestic tours in the U.S. When not traveling I can often be found in Chicago, my hometown, however, I've been location-independent (meaning I have no permanent home) for 8+ years and traditionally spend anywhere from 8 - 9 months on the road internationally scouting and leading my tours. I have two travel brands, PhotoEnrichment Adventures ( https://PhotoEnrichment.com ) and Alla Campagna Experiences ( https://AllaCampagna.com ).
I've also recently launched a travel blog ( https://ContinentalDRIFTER.co ) and a YouTube channel under my Continental DRIFTER brand ( http://youtube.com/continentaldrifter ), as well as a podcast called Travel Thoughts from a Continental DRIFTER found on Apple Podcasts.
I'm a third-generation restaurateur, and although I'm no longer active in that business as an operator, I make food a big part of my tours and I can certainly speak that language.
I have an MBA in International Business from United States International University in Mexico City (I lived for over a year) and San Diego, California (1995), and a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Small Business and Entrepreneurship from the Indiana University Kellogg School of Management (1985).
I'm also co-host of the Traveling Image Makers podcast where we interview some of the top photographers in the world and we've done over 170 episodes, plus I've been a guest on dozens of other podcasts over the years ( https://continentaldrifter.co/podcasts ).
For the past 10+ years, I've been a featured speaker on travel and photography at the Travel & Adventure Shows throughout the U.S.; the New York Times Travel Show; TBEX (the Travel Bloggers Exchange) in Ireland, Spain, Israel, and Sweden; as well as the IOETI Media conference in Cairo, Egypt.
* Travel and the travel industry, including planning, the effect of the pandemic on this industry, cultural awareness, best travel tips and so much more.
* Organizing and leading international tours (I have an online course I created that teaches people to lead their own tours).
* The photography industry, best photo tips and being creative.
* Small business and entrepreneurship, plus marketing, branding and creating buzz.
* Food tours, the foodservice industry and restaurant ownership.
How did you come to create the Continental DRIFTER brand and YouTube channel?
Best travel tips and tricks.
Best photography tips.
What's the best way to experience a place and travel like a local?
How did you come to create this dream job of yours, actually getting paid to travel?
Find many of my recent podcast appearances AT THIS LINK.
I'm co-host of the Traveling Image Makers podcast with Ugo Cei where we've done over 170 episodes where we interview some of the top photographers in the world and I've created a new podcast called Travel Thoughts from a Continental DRIFTER.
The Photographer's Eye & the Cultural Experience on TripCast 360 (this podcast is a result of being a member of Podcast Guests)
...and many others, some of which can be found at this link.
I'll be glad to promote any podcasts I'm on with social media, on my website, to my very loyal following on my email list and any other outlets.