Places, Sights & Skyscrapers I have some ideas of countries and cities I like the
idea of seeing for the first time and others I would like to see again. They are
great places of growth and dynamic change, with people caught up in the evolving
life styles that make these countries and cities so great. They also have some really
fantastic tall buildings - another long standing interest.
Much more information to follow.
‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’ Well I cant think of any better ways of getting about.
Three great transport loves:
Long and short haul jet travel.
Sleek, very fast, efficient
And of course some special road trips along scenic highways by car.
Lots of route planning and detailing to do there then!
Charity & Organisation Support There are a number of groups that I want to be able
to help in some way by this endeavour. Some are very personal ones that I would like
to raise funds for. There are others who could use some of the amazing facts and
figures we will be experiencing and generating during the journey as part of their
fund raising challenge activities.
This aspect will be managed by a dedicated team to maximise the opportunities and
benefits to all parties.
“Well it all started many years ago...........”
When travelling on business in Europe and North America, I was really quite smitten
with the whole travel experience; every single part of it. I just could not get enough,
such that when I was not travelling I felt something was not quite right. I tried
to analyse it, talk it over with colleagues and friends and even went without it
for a while. But I just could not give it up. A travellers’ nightmare or a travel
From the accounts of friends and families one would hear of the battles to get to
far flung places, to finally start the holiday for few days and then have to start
manoeuvres for the return travel followed by a recovery period, ”I need another holiday
to recover from this one”. Why was it bad?
Well strangely I never felt like that and that’s partly how I have arrived here.
So when progressive illness started chipping away at what was a fairly healthy body
(for 40 something), I was not too pleased. Then there were the commensurate impacts
on what was an aspiring business life(with more travel). Over these years I ‘travelled‘
a highs and lows pathway of physical decline, hoping for some diagnosis or some palliative
solution, but none could be found; nothing then and still nothing now!
“So where does
this get me now?”
Well, I am a 54 year old medically retired aerospace executive, with too much time
on my hands, a not very useful body to do things with but still an insatiable desire
to travel to the places I wanted go to when I was working and to meet all sorts
of interesting new people.
So how am I going to do all this when walking 100 feet and back again is hard work,
holding kitchen utensils or tools for more than a few minutes is painful and manual
dexterity is going to pot. Well therein lies conflict. How do I find to find ways
to match all my aspirations about a World Tour with the declining capabilities of
a failing body? I am going to need the agreement, advice and support of my doctors
before and during the tour to convince everybody it is safe and ultimately therapeutic!
“So how is this going to work then? Won’t I need help and support at airports, on
planes and to get around the places I want to visit?”
Yes the days of ‘man with a bag, hop on any flight, anytime, anywhere’ are gone -
more’s the pity!
So I am going to need the help of individuals and groups of special people, organisations,
companies and supporters to help plan and make this happen and to keep me going during
the tour, too.
“So where am I going to go?”
All around the world!
Well not everywhere, to see every thing and everybody. My really strong interests
are to see a number of places travelling through East Asia, then around to the USA
down the West coast and across the States to my first love destination!
The Prospective Route and some ‘My Places’ are outlined in the following pages, so
please have a look and see what I have in mind.
I know it is a mad idea and its going
to take some really careful planning but taking account of the decline that has happened
to me in the last ten years, if I do not do this soon - probably very soon - I will
not be able to do it at all, come a few years’ time.
To get in touch and receive further information use the contact form below.
“So what World Tour is this then?”
Corporate Support To plan and execute this project we are going to need the help and
support of many companies around the world, providing a range of services, support,
and general good will.
Having had a ponder about the Prospective Route, I think some of the following people
may be quite helpful/useful. They either go to, or have , places that I will be going
to too - now there's a coincidence..!