Colm FitzGerald lives in Ventura, California with his wife Anita and their dog Whoopi.
Travel seems to have always been a part of my life. When I was three, my parents decided to leave Northern Ireland and move my brother and I to Southern California. I still remember the ferry ride over to England, falling asleep to Crocodile Dundee projected onto a screen. Flying to America, my brother and I played with our toy cars and then dozed off, face first into our in-flight meals.
Living in California, I grew up camping in the desert and taking road trips all around the state. Once, when I was maybe five or six we loaded into a huge burgundy, boat of a car and drove up to Washington. We stayed at a friends cabin in Oregon and hiked through dense forests with ferns and snakes. I remember lightning flashing over the dark Seattle skyline as we drove through on the 101 Freeway.
Since then I’ve been walking, rock climbing and traveling by various means through the United States and places like Hungary, Spain, Canada, Italy, Ireland and Austria to name a few. While I live in California and run a window cleaning business that consumes most of my time, the next trip is always hatching in the incubator.
Thank you for reading about my explorations and thoughts. My stories will be mostly about California, but sometimes will include forays into the foreign.
I hope you enjoy reading them as much as i enjoy writing them.