Hi, my name is John Ripley. I’ve always had a talent, thankfully not for killing people, like in the famous movie with the infamous character which shares my last name, but rather for seeking out some inspiring destinations, like seen in the beautifully shot film. Just not content in my lovely hometown of Springfield Illinois, a nomad spirit had set me, an Illinois University computer science major, to seek new horizons overseas. It started with a modest backpacking trip and turned into a passion. Thankfully the modern global world lets me do what I’ve educated myself for, online, from all corners of this beautiful world.