I am John Parker, JP to most people, and this is my about me page.
This is my first and only selfie taken on a flight to the UK to meet my granddaughter 2 weeks after she was born.
I have always hated being in photos and felt like an idiot taking one of myself, even though I needed one for this website.
I started this blog to pass on my experiences of traveling around the world to you. Hopefully, this will save you some time and money and help make travel easier for you in the future.
I have done plenty of traveling around the world, which, by experience, does mean I am something of an expert. I have traveled by flying, driving, trains, buses and ships.
I used to jump out of planes when I was skydiving. I even have a private pilots license and part-owned a share in this beautiful aircraft for a few years:
My travel history
My first ever trip abroad was when I was 15 and went on a 5-day trip to France with the scouts.
I made my first trip overseas by plane in 1974 at age 19 when I flew to Spain. By then, I worked for BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), which soon became British Airways. Using my staff travel perks, which were very good in those days, over the next 4 years, I flew to:
- Canada 4 times (to visit my Uncle)
- Los Angeles
- Jersey 3 times
- and I even flew to Cornwall in the southwest of the UK once
Then, just before I left British Airways to pursue a career in computing, I flew around the world in 3 weeks with a friend, stopping over in Singapore, Sydney, New Zealand (Auckland, Mount Cook and Queenstown), Hawaii and Los Angeles.
I have traveled alone, with my brothers, my mother and father, with friends, with my wives (2) and with my son.
I have traveled both on business and for pleasure to the following countries, many of them multiple times:
- San Marino
- New Zealand
- Many Caribbean and West Indian islands, including the US and British Virgin Islands, Barbados, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Nevis, St Kitts, Dominican Republic, St Lucia (one of my favorites) and Antigua
- The Canary Islands
- Much of the USA, including Hawaii.
I have been on 5 cruises, driven extensively throughout Europe, and even drove my RV back to the UK from southern Spain when I first bought it.
I had a few awful experiences but learned along the way how to improve things.
You can read about some of my most memorable flights and also how I think traveling by air has changed in the last 40 years – for the worse!
You will find many articles on airport security to help you get through without any problems by understanding the rules ahead of time. My son worked as a BAA security officer at Heathrow Airport for a number of years, so I have picked his brains too.
I also give flight tips on how to make flying more comfortable and also how to minimize and get over jet lag when flying across many time zones.
Please feel free to browse through the articles and read any that might interest you.
Growth & Future Plans
To broaden the reach of this website and improve its air travel appeal, I acquired the domain crownpointairport.com in November 2022. In February 2023, I acquired californiaaviation.org.
I will continue to acquire additional competing websites in due course.
There are links to my recommended things to make travel easier, but don’t feel obliged to use them. If you do, I may get a small commission (but you will not pay any more). As an Amazon Associate I earn from any qualifying purchases.Email: [email protected]
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