I’m Peter Roady. I’ve been an adventurer since my parents sent me to an outdoors-focused camp when I was a kid, and a photographer since they gave me an early digital camera as a high school graduation present. I had a photography business in college and began taking my cameras with me whenever I traveled, which was often. I have spent a lot of time exploring Europe, South America and the United States, and have also visited South Asia. The camera helps me explore places in more detail and with greater depth than I think would otherwise be possible. I am kind of obsessed with good light; Madrid in fall, the Stockholm Archipelago in late summer, and Paris at night stand out. Light + Adventuring seemed an apt name for this website.
My late wife Lauren gave me a world map for Christmas in 2011, and it has pins marking places visited. Every time I look at it, I see more places I want to go. I created this blog in late 2013 to enable my friends and family to follow my adventures and have opened it up to the broader public as a possible source of inspiration and ideas for other adventurers and photographers. I am considering adding historical content covering pre-2013 adventures, as time allows. In the meantime, you can find more of my photographs online at PBase (which I’ve maintained since 2003) and 500px (a bit more recent).
When I am not traveling, I race mountain bikes, compete in triathlons, hang out with Jackson the dog, and spend the rest of my time reading and writing. A recovering foreign policy wonk, I am an avid student of the history of U.S. foreign relations. I spend a lot of time thinking, and thinking about thinking, and am insatiably curious.
Thanks for visiting!