I operate a small software company. We write and sell seismic software for engineering work (roads, dams, bridges), environmental issues (water especially) and oil exploration. I travel about 9 months of the year as my job takes me all over the world. I like to meet new and interesting people and try to take some time in my busy business schedule to see the local area. I try to live like a local when I travel and generally prefer to stay in apartments rather than hotels. My interests include hiking/treking, whitewater rafting, reading, teaching, sustainable farming, and good wines. I usually spend about 3 to 4 months of the year in Europe and 3 to 4 months of the year in Asia with occasional visits to South America and even go home to my farm in the USA sometimes. I believe in experiencing life to it's fullest which includes new adventures and experiences.