About

An Aussie with a passion in life for travel and enjoying the experiences and places that the world has to offer. Apart from living in Australia, I have also spent a number of years in the United States and worked in New Zealand and Hungary. I have been fortunate in having the opportunity to travel widely in Australasia, Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central America and North America and have many more journeys planned for the future. 60 countries and counting so far!

Apart from travel my interests are diverse and possibly somewhat confusing to many! These include world history, aircraft, ships, military vehicles, classic cars, music (especially heavy metal/hard rock), movies, sporting events, photography, hiking, natural wonders, wildlife, architecture, food and the weird and wonderful.

This particular blog is for my specific North American experiences living in the United States (along with some other random musings). If you are interested please also take a look at my other blog Deano’s Travels. It is a retrospective of past travels and of current experiences during my world travels.

If you like aviation then please also take a look at my Aces Flying High blog about my travels to various aviation and space travel related museums and events around the World with a little bit of history thrown in for good measure.

Thanks for taking a look at my blog. I hope you find it an interesting and enjoyable read.

Regards,
Deano

33 Comments Add yours

  1. Deano says:

    Some interesting stats from my first year of blogging:

    Some visitors came searching, mostly for Nirvana, Master Blaster Mad Max, Black Sabbath Reunion, Bruce Lee, and Spruce Goose.

    Most visitors came from The United States. Australia & The United Kingdom were not far behind.

    A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. If my blog was a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry the amount of people that viewed my blog since I started on June 17th 2011. I hope I need to add a lot more train trips in 2012!

    1. Jeanette says:

      Hi, Deano:

      I am interested in talking to you about a photo that you have on here from the Tillamook Air Museum…it is the blue Vought Corsair F4U. I am an aviation writer and may want to use that photo for the cover of one of my books. Please contact me at @VaughanJeanette on Twitter or at jeanettevaughan@ageviewpress.com

      Cheers, I look foward to hearing from you.
      Jeanette

      1. Deano says:

        Hi Jeanette. Thanks for your interest. I have sent you an email.

  2. fred temps says:

    hi dude ROCK ON !
    here’s my song to salute ANGUS YOUNG 🙂

    1. Deano says:

      Great stuff Fred! I will check out your other videos too….Rock N’ Roll aint noise pollution! I like your Phil & Cliff video \m/

  3. fred temps says:

    I wrote a whole cd to greet the best band in the world !
    AC/DC …
    http://www.youtube.com/user/rockfredtemps
    they sent me an autographed vynil album …
    the best to you & yours ,
    Fred 🙂

    1. Deano says:

      Nice! It is cool that you get your whole family involved too

  4. bollychees says:

    Great blog! Travelling is such an addiction yeah? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by our blog and liking the post on “Have you been to Kiribati? Wait, where’s that?”. To more adventures ahead in your travels! BollyChees in Paris.

    1. Deano says:

      Thanks BollyChees. I don’t know about you but I plan to never stop travelling? 🙂

    1. Deano says:

      You may also like to check out my world travels blog too – lots of museum posts there too 🙂

  5. Looking at your US and World travels maps, it looks like you are living the dream travelling from one beautiful location to another.

    1. Deano says:

      Trying my best 🙂

  6. April says:

    hi dean! looking forward to vicariously exploring the world with you! i decided once i return home i’m gonna start a blog called ‘harping on harper’s ferry’. :)) hope you might say hi when youre in chicago… safe travels!

    1. Deano says:

      Hi April,

      Thanks. Sounds like a good idea – look forward to reading some of you future “harpings”!

  7. Bill says:

    Just stumbled on to your Blog. Great flair for prose. Enjoyed the trip through Yellowstone park, through your eyes. Anyway to catalog and read all the entry’s. Never read a blog before and this is my first subscription. Bil

    1. Deano says:

      Thanks Bill. Somehow I missed you original comment all those months ago. My apologies for the late reply. I hope you are continuing to enjoy my blogs?

  8. gpcox says:

    Such a pleasure to meet you.

  9. Suze says:

    Deano, you have a wonderful blog! Your Hawaii pictures are so amazing. I instantly fell in love wit the turtle 😉 (my favorite animal) Greetings!

    1. Deano says:

      Thankyou. You have been to Svalbard. Now I am jealous! 🙂 Your blog is great

    2. Deano says:

      That turtle was so peaceful. I felt tired just watching it!

  10. Scott Hunter says:

    Hello,

    Can I buy a good quality photo of Jack Nicholson as Joker, from you please?

    Thanks,

    Scott

    1. Deano says:

      Hi Scott, unfortunately they are not my photos

  11. Tej says:

    Hi Deano, I liked your blog a lot.. I wonder how you manage to travel so many countries.

    1. Deano says:

      Thanks Tej. For many years I worked in a country that actually rewards hard work with a decent amount of holidays/vacation, so that helps. I also have worked in jobs where travel was involved or the work is online so I can in theory work anywhere. Also I took some gap time on and off to exclusively travel.

  12. Tej says:

    That is excellent 🙂 please post more as you go places..

  13. Darren Gough says:

    Hi Dean, love your blogs. In the Air-force brief history blog, you state that Australia is second to Britain in forming an Air force, this I think is incorrect. As far as I can tell South Africa officially formed an Air-force before Australia, and thus Australia was third. Recently I worked for RAAFA Puplications, see raafapublications.org.au. I am doing some centenary work for 1,2,3, and4 squadrons and would appreciate having a conversation with you. Could you contact me please.

    1. Deano says:
        Hi Darren, thanks for taking a look. In name only for the SAAF. Further into the blog I discuss the forming of the interim Australian Air Corps in early 1920 (assets were formerly transferred from the Army to the AAC in a Government Gazette announcement on December 31st, 1919)which was then renamed as the RAAF in 1921. The South African Air Force has some claims to being the second oldest independent air arm, being formed on February 1st, 1920, but the AAC pipped them to the post a month earlier and was soon renamed to the RAAF, hence the title goes to Australia (sorry South Africa).
  14. Sue Sellers says:

    Deano, I’m requesting permission to use your photo of stainless steels cars photographed at the WRHS and found on this page: https://deanoinamerica.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/stainless-steel-classics/

    The photo will be used in a book entitled History of Metals in America by Charles Simcoe and published by ASM International in 2017.

    Please let me know if we have permission to use your photo. Thank you.

    1. Deano says:

      Hi Sue, is there a particular photo from that set you wanted to use?

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