I lived in Bakersfield, California for 22 years, and other than a short trip to Mexico, a few trips to the beach, and a cross-country trip with my grandparents, I had not ventured that far from home.  Three weeks before my 23rd birthday I moved to Seattle, and that’s where my life of adventure began. I took my first international trip, met my wife, and started school there. If I had never made that move I would have never backpacked South America, or spent my honeymoon in Vietnam. If I had not been adventurous enough to move away from the comfort of home, I would never have really known what it means to be at home wherever you are. While I have not traveled to all of the places that are listed in Buyoya.com, I hope to someday check each of them off my list.

While Buyoya.com has been my brainchild, a large number of people have been involved in creating the work here. Without their help in writing, researching, and editing, none if this would have been possible. The inspiration for the work has come from a variety of places, and with the amazing world we live in, I don’t think we’ll ever run out of things to write about. Visiting, photographing, and sharing these amazing sites around the world have made all the hard work well worth it.

I hope you enjoy reading about the unique places around the world as much as we do.

Thank you,