Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome aboard. My name is Larry Kritcher, and I will be your captain for this evening's flight. I recommend you keep your seat belts tightly fastened--we will be flying near high peaks and into low valleys of true travel tales and some bumpy air will be expected. This book is about my lifetime of travel. Sometimes my curiosity has taken me past normal boundaries. Although not a thrill seeker, some of the stories, as you will see, clearly have strayed beyond a normal life of work and play. I have always had a voracious desire for travel, coupled with a love of our world's cuisine. Many photographs have been included with these stories, proving again, a picture is worth a thousand words. I suitably represent my slogan--"If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life."
Born to artistic, expatriate, parents, Larry Kritcher comes by his peripatetic nature legitimately. He is now a retired commercial airline captain who lives with his wife, Rita, in Coconut Grove, Florida--when not traveling to any of the 130-some countries they have visited. He has written and published numerous articles about his journeys, and will escort you to the seven continents and five oceans. This is his first book, and it is packed with stories taken from his travel notes, flight log annotations, and Rita's daily journals. There is also an arsenal of photography--some serious and others pretty hilarious. Get ready for contrasting far-flung destinations, from the wilds of Papua New Guinea to a year spent in Paris.