BATW welcomes John Sundsmo as a General Member.

According to John: “My wife, Lee Daley, introduced me to the joys of BATW more than 10 years ago. After enjoying BATW vicariously for these many years, it seems now the time has come to ‘pay-up.’ After a PhD in microbiology/immunology and a career in science, biotechnology, patent legal and pharmaceuticals (johnsundsmo.com), it has been, thanks to Lee, a great joy to retire and revisit my love of travel and photography on a full-time basis.

In 2016 we launched TravelExaminer.net, which now serves as a beautiful photo and story outlet for both of us and five other travel journalists. With more than 40 high-quality articles already posted, we look forward to a very productive and busy 2017.

As tech guru, website developer and manager, photographer and contributor, I haven’t had time yet to realize I’m retired, and we hope to keep it that way. So far ‘Travels with Lee‘ have included the Greek Cyclades (Paros, Santorini, Amorgos); Vietnam and Cambodia; Mexico (Puerto Vallerta, Oaxaca, Huatulco, San Miguel de Allende, Posos de Minerales); Peru (Cuzco, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu); Hawaii (Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai); Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, Ephesus, Kusadasi); Iceland; UK (Manchester, Lake District, Cheshire, London, Yorkshire); and a smattering of European cities including Paris, Athens, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Prague and Barcelona. I wonder where we’ll go next and what I need to pack besides my camera and the all-essential note pad. If you choose you can follow us on travelexaminer.net and epicureandestinations.com.