If you're reading this, then you no doubt understand and appreciate the value of an eventful and memorable journey just as I do . Chronicled within these journals are tales of the places I have gone and the people I have met: From the front lines of war-torn Europe to undiscovered ruins with tremendous significance to all mankind . From a man who's saved me more times than I can count to the many women who have accompanied me during my travels . As I write this, I am an old man on what may be my final adventure . I have lived a long and interesting life that has taken me to every corner of this wondrous world, and I hope that by reading the tales I recount herein, you too will be able to glean some enjoyment from them . Perhaps you may even learn a bit about yourself in the process .