Hey there!

My name is Benjamin and my sweet wife is Melanie (note picture above...).  I am an avid fisherman and traveler.  My wife is a professional photographer and editor while I am just a mediocre videographer.   

I have lots of stories to tell from catching smallmouth and muskies here in Michigan to working as a deckhand on charter fishing boats in Alaska to working with sea turtles on the beaches of Mexico to getting lost and wandering around Beijing, China to getting lost on a bicycle adventure while illegally crossing into Tanzania.

We have an awesome pup named Quetzalcoatl (or Quetzal for short) and a chipper Conure-parrot named Promise. 

We live in a quaint and scenic little town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with an abundance of beautiful lakes, rivers, and streams within minutes of our home which provide excellent options for fresh water fishing, kayaking, and exploring. 

I am a teacher by day and a fisherman by nights, weekends, and summers - much to my wife's chagrin. 

Not only do I love to fish.  My wife and I also love to travel as often as we can afford to. 

We have a big list of places to see and things to do and I look forward to sharing these adventures with you. 

Countries I've Visited                                   Future Trip Ideas!

  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Belize
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Bolivia
  • Jamaica
  • Ireland
  • England
  • France
  • Italy
  • Tunisia
  • China
  • Zambia
  • Tanzania
  • Botswana
  • Zimbabwe
  • United Arab Emirates

Countries WE WANT TO Visit



  • Ireland and Scotland
  • New Zealand
  • Australia and Tasmania
  • Chile and Argentina
  • Somewhere tropical to snorkel/scuba/fish
  • Japan