Gilmer's Traveler Profile
- World Traveller
- Favourite music
- Pink, Rhianna, Pitbull, Kesha, Simon and Garfunkel, Queen, Harry Chapin, The Carpenters
- Favourite movie
- Slumdog Millionaire, Monster, Better Than Chocolate, The Bucket List, The Beach, Shallow Hal, Cold Mountain, War Horse, Jumper, Butterfly Effect, Shrek
- Favourite quote
- "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!" - Author Unknown
- Interests and hobbies
- One thing I want to do before I die
- Continue to live life to the Fullest.......
- Favourite book
- The most amazing moment in my life so far
- Too many to count.... :)
I love to Travel............. :)
I also love to take pictures. I really think it is neat how a picture freezes a moment in time with a simple push of a button. I am fascinated that such a simple little object can capture so much with so little effort. I love taking pictures and then looking at them again and again - not only looking at the main subject but seeing the other things that were captured in the background. I enjoy taking pictures of people, nature and buildings - and anything that captures my imagination at that moment. I like zooming in for my shots or turning my camera different ways to capture images on a new perspective. To sum it all up, Photography is Awesome!
Outdoor Adventure is also another passion of mine. From zip lining - superman style - to whitewater rafting along a mighty river to hiking in a beautiful rainforest - I love trying new adventures. Not only do I like to try new things though, but I also seek to improve my skills in the activities that I have already done.
Back to travel though..... :) So far, my travel has mainly consisted of Canada (have visited every province in Canada - now need to see the three Territories) plus more of the USA, Europe and Caribbean.
Besides traveling abroad, I also enjoy traveling within my own country - Canada. Two of my favorite road trips within this great country of ours is the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia and The Icefields Parkway in Alberta. I would highly recommend both of these trips for anyone visiting Canada. They are both breath taking!!! Each province has its own beauty within it and has its own unique qualities. Prince Edward Island is another province that I greatly enjoy with its red dirt/sand. I also had the chance to visit Newfoundland when I was in grade 8 (Lyn Public School) as an exchange program with another school. This was my first big trip away from home and it really started my love of traveling from there on. After staying in Buchans, Newfoundland - I just wanted to travel - it was and still is in my blood.
There are many more things I would like to explore in Canada. I hope to visit Newfoundland some more - esp. see Gros Morne National Park. British Columbia would be another province that I would like to explore again (more to the North). I haven't really seen much of Manitoba and Saskatchewan - so that would be on my list of travels. Of course, since I haven't been to the three territories (Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories), I would also like to find out what they have to offer. I've seen pictures of the Territories and they look amazing - esp. in the warmer weather... :) Oh Canada! - How I look forward to exploring you MORE!!!!
To be honest, I just love to travel and that does not necessary mean I have to go far to do just that. Travel in my own neck of the woods can also be quite be rewarding. I enjoy trips in my very own province of Ontario. One of my favorite things to do is head to Kingston to take the ferry from the city to Wolfe Island - which has many wind turbines. I also like renting cottages on various lakes within the province. Ontario is a very beautiful province with many things to explore in its own right.
Overall, I love being in the outdoors, near a body of water and seeing new things. Photography, Outdoor Adventure, and Traveling are in my blood and I want to experience many more things before I die.
Two songs that seem to express my love of travel are: 1) "Maybe Tomorrow" (The Littlest Hobo Theme Song) by Terry Bush AND 2) "Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf. Both songs sing about the need/want to travel and all the excitement that it entails. One of my favourite songs is "Wake Me Up" by Avicii.
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." -- Susan Sontag
"Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life." - Michael Palin
"Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
― Oprah Winfrey
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Favourite TV Series: Six Feet Under, Grey's Anatomy, The Borgias, The L Word, Queer As Folk, Dexter, The Sopranos