Who are we?
My name is Johnny, and I'm the author of the World of Waterfalls. My wife's name is Julie. Julie and I started this adventure as a duo, but now we're a trio thanks to our daughter Tahia who we've taken on our travels with us.
Back in 2000, I was in graduate school and working full time. Julie was also working full time. So as we were looking for ways to balance our lives, Julie had this idea about doing local hikes to waterfalls on the weekends. After all, we were nature lovers and it just seemed like one of those ideas that made a lot of sense to us. We quickly learned that just engaging in this activity recharged us. When we shared the love with friends and family, we also learned that we were able to spend quality time with each other while out waterfalling. These days, we're looking for any excuse to seek out waterfalls as they tend to coincide with the most meaningful moments of our lives.
Why go around the world for waterfalls?
In addition to waterfalls, Julie also had a passion for travel. She always wanted to go places, and in our early days of being together, she managed to get me over my fear of flying to explore places like Cancun, Maui, and Tahiti. When we realized the benefits of waterfalls, we wanted to combine these passions. We not only got to experience diversity in the people, the food, the environments, the culture, and the languages, but we also got to experience nature in these foreign lands. In fact, many waterfalls forced us to go well off the beaten tourist paths, which allowed us to stumble upon some relatively hidden gems (both waterfalling and non-waterfalling) that engaged us more with the locals while allowing us to see the most beautiful places on earth.
Where have we been?
Here's a list of the states we've been to in the United States, as well as the countries we've been to worldwide. Click here
if you'd like to see the itineraries of the trips encompassing the locations below.
Louisiana / Mississippi,
Africa / Middle East
Sometimes words don't adequately describe where we've been so here's a map of all the waterfalls we've been to around the world...
Just to give you an idea of how rewarding waterfall-themed travel can be, here's a gallery of random photos we've taken on our trips (all of which you can find sprinkled throughout this website)...
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