Steve Smith and Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson and Steve Smith

Steve Smith inherited the wanderlust and has always needed to see what’s around the next corner. He and his wife Christine Johnson enjoyed memorable (and cheap) forays into Mexico sleeping under the stars in their younger days. These days the accommodations are typically hotels, but gathering unique experiences by really getting to know places and people rather than observing as tourists is still their approach to travel.

After numerous independent journeys to North, Latin, and South America plus Europe, they believe that this is the true way to live different cultures. Their “day jobs” in the Willamette Valley of Oregon as a Data Warehouse Analyst and an artist round out their lives and fund their excursions.

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Author: SS and CJ

Steve Smith inherited the wanderlust and has always needed to see what’s around the next corner. Together with his wife and co-pilot Christine Johnson, during their college days they enjoyed many memorable (and cheap) forays into Mexico sleeping under the stars. These days the excursions are typically press trips and hotels, but gathering unique experiences by really getting to know places and people rather than observing as tourists is still their approach to travel. After numerous journeys to North/Latin/South America, Europe, and the Middle East, they still believe this is the true way to experience different cultures.

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