What may define me most, though, is that I am, and always will be a world traveler. I've taken a month off every year since 2001 to backpack mostly through developing countries on a shoestring regardless of how much money I have stashed away. We all love a nice hotel and great 4-star meal, but for me it's mainly about real people living on the real earth.... living as they do. Two years ago I even spent a hiatus year in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia. I've even been on top of Machu Picchu 4 times and that's not a typo. I’ve become an Inca expert and trekked through some of the most remote parts of the Andes, sometimes solo with everything on my back with nothing more than a compass and a topographical map to guide my way. But when I'm back I’m a city guy.
And this is what's enigmatic and makes finding the right person in NYC so hard. I'm a New Yorker. But my spirit is set so free when I'm exploring -- when I'm living in a tent for days/weeks at a time either going from one state or national park to the next, or hiking through the Andes moving from one village to the next via local mountain trails. And all this while lugging around all of my camera equipment as it just wouldn't be the same without. So if you're reading this and feel the same way I do, I really hope you reach out because we're hard to find amidst the skyscrapers. Yes, I earn a good living but I have very few material needs. Well, other than my iMac, iPhone and camera and lenses.... (and this ice cube tray.) But I have to say I'm happiest when I'm out in some sort of wilderness. And my business is 100% portable so if we wound up wanting to be together, I'd be amenable to moving out to boulder where I can frolic. Or stay here. Like I said, I love NYC and will always feel it's my home.
So in sum - I can’t be put neatly in a category.