As Canadian as possible under the circumstances.


About the Author

My interests — and, consequently, my life — have been nothing if not eclectic. Though I am now mostly retired, I have been, at various times, a senior corporate executive, university professor, award-winning public speaker, professional entertainer, software engineer, product/technology evangelist, bestselling author, and more. I've lived in Canada (travelling to all ten provinces), England (travelling to 46 of its 48 shires/counties), and the United States (travelling to all fifty states), and visited thirty-four additional countries. I have travelled literally millions of miles, by airplane (commercial & private, prop & jet, monoplane & biplane), train (traditional, funicular, cog), boat (ocean liner, cruise ship, ferry, small offshore sailboat, hydrofoil, vaporetto, gondola, canoe, Zodiac), road (automobile, truck, bus/coach, tram, cable car, tuk-tuk, motorcycle, bicycle), and animal (horse, dog sled). And for most of those roles, in most of those places, and using most of those vehicles, I've packed a lot of bags.

photo by Tammy KennedyI began simply enough in 1996, as a personal project to teach myself Web development; due to its ongoing popularity, it has subsequently grown in both size and scope, and become something of a labour of love. If you find it useful, have questions or suggestions, spot any errors, or just want to say "hello", please feel free to contact me via the feedback page. I'd love to hear about what may have led you here, especially any newspaper/magazine articles, or radio/TV pieces, as I often have no other way to learn about such mentions. Plus, I meet a lot of nice people this way!

Doug Dyment
“The Go-Light Guru”

A photon checks into a hotel, and the bellhop asks him if he has any luggage.
"No", replies the photon, "I'm travelling light."

old physics joke