NOVEMBER 2016 – ISSUE 11 – BLACK TRAVEL!
Mike Spells was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He got his first taste of travel playing daily at the Brooklyn Museum in Grand Army Plaza at the age of seven. He would look at the artwork and paintings while playing and realized that the artists were from Italy, Spain, France and other countries. This intrigued him and he knew he wanted to travel there; yet, his friends said that he wouldn’t be able to do it.
After high school, Mike joined the Air Force and his first overseas assignment was to Okinawa, Japan in 1985. While there, he travelled to many other Asian countries. In 1984 he got married and his first daughter was born in Japan four years later. He was then stationed in Germany where he traveled as well. In 2004 he retired and became a police officer in Maryland. Unfortunately, he was injured on duty and had to have several surgeries on his back, but he continued traveling.
Now he is a divorced, retired, veteran with over 150 countries under his belt, but he hasn’t stopped yet…His passion is travel and you can find him at Travelwitspells.com.