I bought my first serious camera in 1965, a Nikon, and used it and a 400mm lens
with a 2x converter to take photos of my friends and myself surfing
the less than tropical beaches of the Washington Coast.

My first foreign destination was India in 1974, where I spent a couple
 of months traveling the Western Ghats. Many years went by where
my photos were mostly of growing children (Now 44 and 40) and family
vacations.. In 1987 we started taking trips to the Yucatan, at least once
a year. For several years Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras were the
primary destinations because of one of my other interests, studying
archaeology (specifically Mayan). After a dozen trips to the ancient
Maya sites, we set our sights on other, long dreamed of destinations.

The main focus of these travels has been to visit ancient cities and
sacred sites. I love the monuments and ruins and can sense the
vast amount of history and cultural identity that they contain.
For years, to my regret, I was focused on the structures and was not
photographing the people, many of whom are direct descendants of the
original builders. I've often found that the local people, as we travel
independently, were a very significant part of our experience.  
If you approach a person and interact (common language not required)
You will very rarely find a person that will decline your request to photograph them.
 
Our upcoming travels will take us to many places where the ancient
cultures are mirrored in the modern.

-Gerry

List of Destinations:

Canada

Mexico

Guatemala

Honduras

Puerto Rico

Bahamas

Cuba

Ecuador

Ireland

Scotland

England

France

Switzerland

Spain

Portugal

Italy

Greece

Croatia

Bosnia

Montenegro

Hungary

Czech Republic

Austria

Slovinia

Turkey

Egypt

Morocco

India

Pakistan

Nepal

Burma

Thailand

Laos

Cambodia

Vietnam

China

Tibet