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Drfumblefinger's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 16 countries, posted 6,089 pictures and written 119 entries in 5 travel blogs
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Calgary, Alberta,
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Member Since
Feb 1, 2010

About Drfumblefinger

Favourite music
Mostly old time Rock n Roll (eg. Elvis, Beatles), but can find something I like in most musical genres.
Favourite movie
2001: A Space Odyssey, Chinatown, Citizen Kane, Its a Wonderful Life -- far too many to list!!
English, Some German, a little Spanish
Favourite quote
" We do not take a trip; a trip takes us" John Steinbeck, "Travels with Charley
Interests and hobbies
Travel, Photography, Reading, Book Collecting, Gardening, Hiking, Backpacking
One thing I want to do before I die
Travel and explore as long as I can and generate enough memories to sustain me when I can't.
Favourite book
2001: A Space Odyssey
My friends describe me as
"Traditional guy"
The most amazing moment in my life so far
Two of them, both similar (the birth of my two sons). What an overwhelming moment of wonder that was!
Why DrFumblefinger?  It's a nickname given to me by a dear personal friend, Sir Arthur C. Clarke.  Arthur had a tremendous influence on my life and getting to know him and having the opportunity to visit him multiple times at his home in Sri Lanka rate among the greatest experiences of my life.  Arthur was a kind and gracious man, brilliant beyond believe, whom I deeply miss.  As such, the nickname he gave me is something I wear with great pride and affection.  You can read about some of these experiences by clicking this link.

I am a physician in a busy hospital practice so I have limited spare time, but I do love to travel and explore the world (including my own backyard).  I enjoy planning and researching trips and learning from other's travel and life experiences.  Likewise, I don't mind sharing some of what I've learned in my travels.  Traveling and getting to know new cultures is a great way of developing a more understanding and friendly world.

Since starting the travelpod blog, I've partially migrated to my own website, www.drfumblefinger.com.  It has high resolution images (that you can enlarge to fill your entire monitor's screen) and I have also a weekly photo on that blog ("Pic of the Week").  Also, I am one of the founding contributors to www.travelgumbo.com.  "By Travelers, For Travelers"

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions or suggestions, or subscribe to find out when I've posted new material to the blog.

Recent Entries by Drfumblefinger

  • There's no easy way to get to the Carlsbad Caverns -- it's a pretty remote destination, in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico just north of Texas, and you'll likely be driving most ...

  • I can enjoy a visit to a large city as much as anyone -- seeing the Eiffel Tower, Sistine Chapel, Buckingham Palace or Statue of Liberty are as exciting and fun for me as for any traveler. But over...

  • The largest stretch of (relatively) flat land on Maui is the valley between the two volcanoes, Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains. This area is commonly called "Central Maui" and it's here most ...

Travel Blogs by Drfumblefinger

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