About The Author
A blogging pioneer, Drew Grant began sharing his travelogues electronically in 1995, using the nascent web to shrink the world, keeping one foot on each continent as he migrated from the USA to Australia.
Born and raised in Boston, Drew Grant was the youngest of a large and loud Catholic family. His unorthodox tendencies were recognized early when at the age of four he was named “Best All-Around Camper” at St Agnes despite never having been molested by a priest. His Catholicism lapsed at age eight in favor of Sunday morning candlepin bowling.
An award-winning marching band Sousaphonist, Drew was a self-taught professional jazz pianist by the time he entered Boston College. There the Jesuits introduced him to the dark arts of accounting on which he would depend for decades to support his travel habits.
An unconventional but highly effective management and advisory professional, Drew has a healthy disrespect for all professionals, noting that the essence of professionalism is to get paid.
Drew now lives with his partner of 30 years at St Kilda Beach outside Melbourne, Australia.
Visit Drew's blog at www.smilingkodiak.com.