In his autobiography, Eric tells the story of his life -- sharing insights from along his journey -- so that future generations may know him better and perhaps learn some lessons to share with generations to come. Eric writes about his life from his perspective at each age and era, taking memories from the extensive journals he kept along the way. A decades-in-the-making effort, this book brings readers along on Eric's journey, growing up to German and Polish immigrant parents in Chicago, IL and Albuquerque, NM, hoping to find a way out of a typical life. Joining the Navy provided a ticket out of Albuquerque and gave Eric his first taste of the world afar. He went on to live on three continents in 20 different cities, and visit more than 50 countries. Along his life's journey, Eric married an amazing traveling partner, Rosanna Lee Parks, and went on to produce two travelers in their own right, Christopher and Erica, both of whom continue the lessons of living a life of adventure with their children.