– Schel is a single father living in the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles. By day, he is in contract management: reviewing, writing, and negotiating contracts between businesses. He is also an action sports photographer who shoots things like Division 1 college sports, skiing, snowboarding, auto racing, and car shows. A Gogobot Pro since 2012, Schel is also a leader in the Family and Adventure Tribes. Just check out his Kid Stuff OC guide at left for great tips on what to do with little ones in Orange County.
Gogobot: What is it that you love about travel?
Schel: I have traveled most of my life. I have always felt that as you travel and learn about other places, you appreciate your own area more. It also adds great insight into why people see the world in the way that they do. I absolutely love learning these things. It also helped that my family, while I was growing up, was more interested in experiences then in things.
Some of my other favorite places would include Thailand, San Francisco, and Chicago. Thailand is the most lush, verdant, friendly, and inexpensive place that I have lived. San Francisco has great restaurants, night life, and is close to many wonderful outdoor activities. Chicago to me has many of the best dining options that I have experienced, as well as some fun museums.
GOGOTIP: Inquire with a concierge about coupons or discounts for any of your interests…You may find a way to save some money or learn something off of the beaten path that tourists never get to experience.