My name is Scott, and basically, one of my biggest passions in life is to travel. This blog documents that passion, and I consider it to be a personal travel diary more than anything else. I love documenting my trips just as much as I enjoy taking them, mostly because it’s a great way to remember the places I’ve been and things I’ve seen.
Admittedly, I didn’t really discover my calling as a traveller until the mid 1990’s when I was in college. Having been locked in my dorm room for several years slaving away on a depressingly large pile of projects, I recall staring out my window overlooking the dull gray winter midwestern US skies dreaming of palm trees and warm breezes. I was just a poor college student with too much work to do, so unfortunately, I wasn’t able to act on those dreams until after graduation.
My very first solo adventure after being freed from the confines of college in the spring of 1996 was a weekend 700 mile road trip by car. I had never done anything so free and unplanned like that before, and I was immediately hooked on the thrill of setting off to explore new places. It wasn’t long after that that I began looking farther and farther away on the map and began to do these adventures by air. A frequent flyer was born.
The history of this blog
While I didn’t actually start building SANspotter until the summer of 2011, I had been actively creating content for it since 1997. The traveller in me has always loved to write about my adventures, while the photographer in me loved to take pictures along the way. By 2011, my archives of both were bursting at the seams in a cluttered mess on my computer and I thought that a blog seemed like the perfect way to organize it all. SANspotter was born, and it continues to grow backwards as much as it does forwards as I fill it with content from over the years.