I organize things; it's what I do! I enjoy the natural adrenaline high of travel as much as the next person but I also try to limit the likelihood that the surprises I experience along the way will be unpleasant ones. To this end, I spend more hours than most preparing for each trip. Fortunately for me, I enjoy the anticipation of travel as much as the experience of it. A primary objective of my blog contributions will be to share with my readers the "systems" and approaches I have developed over the years that have allowed my bride of 34 years and me to cross off a majority of our bucket list items. I've been a minister, nonprofit agency executive, professor and consultant. My "job" in retirement is planning our next trip.