I'm a magnet for misfortune and an unwitting catalyst for entertaining incidents. These 'skills' allow me to travel the world, tell the tale of my exploits and turn even a routine three minute bus trip into a national newspaper headline.
I experience a mid-life crisis (based on my living to 55) every two years on average. My last one coincided with my 30th birthday and gave birth to the idea of walking out of my job on said birthday and visiting one country for each of my years on Earth.
30 countries, 9 months, 100 towns and cities and 2 marriage proposals later a book was born - '30: A Sense of Adventure and No Sense of Direction' (See 'Books').