Derek Ray

Derek became enraptured with visiting strange, new places during a Eurail adventure shortly after his graduation from UCLA. He has subsequently journeyed throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and the U.S. As an educator, he believes that travel encourages a better understanding of and appreciation for other cultures. He also believes in packing light. Derek has been contributing his travel stories and photos to the Reader since 2009.

Derek is also the author of the eBook, How to Travel On the Cheap (...and Even For Free!): Turn Your Travel Dreams into Reality, available in the Amazon Kindle store.

You can read more about his travel on his website,, and follow him on Instagram.


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