Charles Kosman The first thing you have to know about me is that I was born and raised just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba, (that’s central Canada to anyone not familiar with this country). Though Manitoba has gorgeous summers, in winter I’ve played in snowdrifts the size of houses and have seen temperatures go below -50 Celsius. I mention that only to stress to you my desire from a young age to travel to places that are warm, especially in winter. From playing Pong as a young child to developing web apps today I’ve been into computers and technology since I was old enough to read. Always curious, I love the digital age however I don’t mind unplugging myself every now and then and seeing what the real world has to offer. Unfortunately, this led me to dropping out of University midway towards my Management degree and seeing what I really wanted to do. Charles at the Hierapolis in Turkey After numerous years off to travel and masquerading as a house painter, I finally went back and completed my schooling. As soon as I was done, I moved to Calgary to help combat the comically dreaded Y2K bug with a Software Development title under my belt. In the past decade I’ve worked with numerous companies doing everything from being a lowly code monkey to managing multiple teams of analysts and developers. It was during one of these stints that I met Micki and within 6 months we both quit our day jobs and booked tickets for a year long round the world trip together. Engaged in Thailand and married in New Zealand, to say we were both bit by the travel bug would be an understatement. These days we co-manage our tech company Technote while taking on small contracts and trying to raise our kids, Cole and Jordan. Though we often find ourselves back in Canada, we love that we’re both able to be location independent and travel as often and as long as we can. Besides for my love of tech, my family and my life long marshmallow addiction, I love to travel and feel the pull of the ocean at all hours of the day. Whether I’m sailing, playing in the surf, kayaking, snorkeling or diving there’s nowhere I’d rather be. Throw in a hammock, a cold beer and a laptop with decent WiFi and I might just decide to call the place home. Here’s a few of my favorite personal posts in regards to a life of travel. Overcoming the fear of travel, Defying tradition, Things travel has taught me, and Leaving the past behind. Click here if you want to see all my personal posts or here if you want to see posts Micki and I have collaborated on.