Why this site?

I love travel.

I love photography.

...and of course, I love Verena Schenk! 

But this site is dedicated to the first two, Verena has her own site ;-)


Where have you been?

I’ve been to all 7 continents, and always working on more countries (up to 63 right now according to the Century Traveler Club).


Are you going to show us photos?

There’s a number of photos here, but unfortunately I didn't’ catch the shutter-bug until I had traveled extensively.  I don’t have pictures from everywhere I’ve been.  I only put photos on this site that I have personally taken (of course if I’m in the photo, I had to relinquish my camera to someone else!)


Are you really not going to say a word about Verena?

Of course I am... We tied the knot in New York City in September 2006.  We love taking trips together and have taken on a dog we love, Scarlet.  Links to photos the puppy up top.


You can read about our New York real estate experience living downtown at 63 Wall St reported in the NY Times:  Verena Schenk and James Keating in the NY Times

We don’t live there anymore :-)  We lived recently at The Beacon, and I got another mention in the NY Times.  I’m such a media whore (hey, that would be a great name for a band!)  Since April 2013, we’ve been living in Marina Del Rey, CA.  What a change! 


What’s going on in California?

After moving, I even found a new job out here for my former boss at Luxury Link which offers luxury hotel deals, in no short order, lead the launch of a sister Luxury Link UK site for Independence Day, how rich is that irony? 

We also have two other brands specialized in Luxury Hotel flash sales: Vacationist; and Luxury Hotels for Families: Family Getaway


Work profile James Keating


What’s with the Questions?

I’m curious, and I’m always asking questions.  Sometimes to the annoyance of those around me.  I believe there’s something to learn every day.

“A journey of a Thousand miles must begin with a single step”

- Lao Tzu


“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”

- Benjamin Disraeli


“If you look like your passport photo, you’re too ill to travel.”

- Will Kommen