Welcome to "Mainly Mike," where you’ll find travel tales by writers other than me. Some will give you a different view of places I’ve written about in “Trips.” Others will take you to places I’ve never visited. All will be published as written—except for minor corrections in spelling or punctuation. I can’t help myself. Once an editor, always an editor. Once an English teacher, always a critical eye. It’s a double whammy. As I said, I can’t help myself.
The chief contributor is Mike Stratton (hence the name "Mainly Mike") whose travel and writing styles are very different from mine. He travels independently, makes all his own arrangements, and loves the “getting there” part of the trip. I mostly travel with others, leave the arrangements to experts, and regard time in the air as something I just have to tolerate.
If you're a traveler with a story to tell and would like to contribute a piece to this website, please get in touch via the contact form below. Each person's travel experience is unique. We may go to the same places but have totally different experiences and reactions to what we see.
Mike and I have been to some of the same areas and seen some of the same sites, but there the similarity ends. He's young and adventurous. I'm, uh, not young and content to let others be in charge of my adventures. We both love to write and take photos. For more about Mike, click on (surprise! surprise!) "More About Mike."