I have been in the US Navy for 16 years. I’m also a certified travel agent with Chick’s Beach Travel, an independently owned and operated franchise of CruiseOne. I’ve been to 34 countries and at least that many states. I’ve crossed the equator 3 times at sea, gone through the Panama Canal 3 times and gone through the Strait of Gibraltar, Strait of Magellan, English Channel and Strait of Hormuz. You would have to look hard at the world map to actually see all of them since I’ve spent a lot of time in Central America and the Caribbean. Some of those can be hard to see on a map. My hobbies are scuba diving, photography, boating and genealogy.