He likes adventure, she likes culture and they have been exploring the world for over a decade together. Married in 2016, Tim and Diann are a world travel couple who share their stories on Voyager’s Tale.
Diann has always been an avid traveller, from many early road trips, to leading hiking & biking treks, a European backpack trip during college, to later island cruises, dive trips and worldwide travel. She has worked as a journalist in broadcast media, a freelance writer & photographer as well as a manager & consultant in the digital realm for many years.
While the blog was created by Diann, who writes, markets & maintains it, Tim is her travel partner and he also loves travel, adventure, photography and diving. He is an airline pilot and has worked as a DiveMaster in the past, and was into underwater videography before it was “cool.” He was often a cameraman for his brother who worked as an anchorman out west. In his work and for play he has traveled extensively, worldwide.
Voyage: “an act or instance of traveling; a long journey to a distant place especially over water or through the air.”
Where We’ve Been
As of 2018, collectively, 74 countries and counting, but it’s no race. Sometimes we return to a place we love again and again, like France or Italy. It’s all about what you want to do, where you want to go, when you want to go there – not a competitive check off contest. There are some people who return to the same lake every summer with their family for their vacations and wouldn’t have it any other way, others who seek out distant shores due to their hobbies or educational interests. It’s all about where your passions lie.
We’ve been at this awhile so our list of places been has grown over time. We value experience over stuff, but we have acquired some nice stuff too along the way. Since we don’t have children and are able to go away for long periods of time we are able to travel further afield but we are not nomads, we return home eventually. We live in an area where others go on vacation so returning home is not so bad really.
I started the blog as a way to share travel experiences and to keep track of travel memories because you’d be surprised how it all runs together once you start doing this a lot. Writing the posts and organizing photos helps to keep it all fresh.