I've posted stories about my travels from 2001 to 2012 at 

www.DelsJourney.com

 

Here's the situation:

After working for an engineering firm in Portland, Oregon from 1991 to 2001, I quit on my 10-year work anniversary in March 2001 and embarked on an 18-month trip around the U.S., the south Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.  During my trip, I bought a big book on Microsoft FrontPage, taught myself web design, and started posting entries.  I called my travel website DelsJourney.com.

After I finished my trip, I decided to keep DelsJourney.com posted because it had become an important part of my life, though my updates became less frequent.  From 2006 until 2012, I posted semi-occasional stories about my life in Oregon as well as my numerous trips to Belize and the Middle East, and a quick trip around the world that I took in 2008.  DelsJourney.com eventually grew to over 470 webpages and included more than 2,600 photos.

Over the years, DelsJourney.com evolved into an eclectic website, where I described not just my travels but various tangential subjects.  For instance, I spent several months in 2004 creating a large section of my website that described the World War II conflict, the Battle of the Coral Sea.  I did that to honor my uncle Bill, a WWII veteran who had recently passed away.  Shortly before he died, Bill told me how his U.S. Navy ship, the U.S.S. Neosho, had been sunk by the Japanese during the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942.  His description made such an impact on me that I wanted to describe the battle on my website as a way to honor Bill and the sailors who participated in that conflict.  Today that section of my website is, I believe, one of the most definitive descriptions of the Battle of the Coral Sea anywhere on the Internet.

I moved to Qatar in 2013 and worked there for three years, then returned to the U.S. in March 2016 and embarked on yet another road trip around America, which I've described on this website, www.ExtremeGeographer.com.  But don't worry, I've kept DelsJourney.com up and running, so if you want to find out how it all started for me, be sure to check out DelsJourney.