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Schwanman's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 11 countries, posted 595 pictures and written 71 entries in 12 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 38 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!  

In 2015 I did a series on the history of Chicago's Pullman District, which was honored with two awards.  In 2016, I completed a series celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks, truly a labor of love!

Recent Entries by Schwanman

  • Update: We've added some items to reflect our total time in Fairhope, also in Punta Gorda, Florida. Hi, Everyone!<br clear="none"> Just a quick check-in here, actually from Perry, Florida, wh...

  • Key West...What A Mix! - Jan 30, 2016

    Update: This is a slightly revised version from what we wrote in Key West, to correctly identify the pictures included. Hi From Key West, Florida!<br clear="none"> It's the end of a very long ...

  • Hello Once Again!<br clear="none"> We're doing double-duty tonight, following the Iowa caucuses and filling you all in on our road trip. First, thanks for the great response regarding our picture ...

Travel Blogs by Schwanman

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