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Schwanman's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 11 countries, posted 453 pictures and written 65 entries in 10 travel blogs
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Chicago, IL,
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Member Since
Feb 18, 2010

About Schwanman

Favourite music
Nearly everything, but emphasis on Classical, Jazz, Classic Rock
East Chicago, IN
Favourite movie
"Vertigo"; "It's a Wonderful Life"; "The French Connection" "Apollo 13"
English, some Spanish, some German, a little Italian
Favourite quote
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take our breath away."
Interests and hobbies
Music, History, Travel, Outdoor activities (golf, swimming, boating, hiking, etc.), Photography
One thing I want to do before I die
Get back in touch with one or two people in particular. It's happened in one instance!
Favourite book
"On the Road" (Kerouac) also "The Old Man and the Sea" (Hemingway)
My friends describe me as
Friendly, curious, moody sometimes
The most amazing moment in my life so far
Several: Seeing the Grand Canyon; Experiencing absolute silence in the Mojave Desert; Hearing great music in the great cities of Europe; Meeting the great musician Leonard Bernstein.
I have worked in broadcasting for over 35 years and am enjoying combining that experience with chronicling our various journeys around the world.  Thanks to a great friend, Bill Fallin, I have been able to add to this in a HUGE way by not only being a crew member on Dark Island, sailing the Chicago to Mackinac race in 2014, but covering it as a reporter for WGN Radio.  This truly was a life time experience!

Recent Entries by Schwanman

  • Addendum -- 9/02/15 We've done some editing on this entry from its original form in order to update it. We've also included many shots from around Honolulu that we didn't send while we were ther...

  • Well, it depends on where you are. Monday evening it was absolutely clear and beautiful and we enjoyed spending time in one of Seattle's historic areas, Pioneer Square. We had dinner in a place whe...

  • Island Hopping - May 3, 2011

    5/3/11 -- 9:00pm local time -- aboard the MV Louis Cristal Hello! It's been a wild two days. First, we got the news about Osama Bin Laden via BBC and Euronews TV. It's definitely big news her...

Travel Blogs by Schwanman

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