Dyer0930's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 41 countries, posted 952 pictures and written 224 entries in 42 travel blogs
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Member Since
Dec 12, 2007

About Dyer0930

Engineer, travel blogger, entrepreneur
Favourite music
Country, A cappella, Classic Rock, anything with a good percussion line
Michigan and Ohio, USA
Favourite movie
Rudy, Cars, Planes, Sense and Sensibility
English, some high school French, some high school Russian, a touch of German, and travelers' Spanish
Favourite quote
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost - that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. ~Thoreau
Interests and hobbies
backpacking, mountaineering, scuba, triathlon, history, cooking and cuisine
One thing I want to do before I die
Climb Denali, complete an Ironman
Favourite book
Pride and Prejudice, The Red Tent
My friends describe me as
Nerdy, Geeky, Frugal, Crazy, Adventurous, Athletic
The most amazing moment in my life so far
The days that our son and daughter were born!
My family of four travels the world!  I blog about travel tips for families with young kids at

We are on a quest to ride the funiculars of the world!

1) 28 Dec 2008: Montmartre, Paris
2) 30 May 2010: The Peak Tram, Hong Kong
3) 21 Nov 2010: Cerro San Cristobal, Santiago
5) 03 Dec 2011: Montjuic, Barcelona
6) 20 Jan 2012: Taskim Square to Kabatash, Istanbul.
7) 20 Jan 2012: Tunel, Istanbul
8) 26 April 2013: Fl°ibanen, Bergen, Norway
9) 30 March 2014: Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden

Close brushes with destiny (funicular down for maintenance; must return):
- 25 May 2010: Penang Hill, Penang
- 18 Mar 2012: Bergbahn, Heidelberg
- 19 Jan 2014: Monte San Salvatore, Lugano, Switzerland (closed for winter)

Recent Entries by Dyer0930

  • Prologue - Dec 4, 2014

    This trip began in our heads about a year before it's commencement. We had wanted to test the waters of long duration travel and location independent work for some time, having wild dreams of world...

  • More Chilling - Feb 19, 2013

    All things considered, the kids adjusted to the time difference tremendously well, waking up at a bit more of a "decent hour" every day, but never worse than 5am or so. This was in contrast to bein...

  • Resort Fun - Feb 18, 2013

    It turned out that they did pretty well. They awoke around 5am, so pretty early, but not unreasonable. It was raining - this was a rainforest after all and that had a tendency to happen. In th...

Travel Blogs by Dyer0930

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