About David

Dagley photoMy name is David C. Dagley. I was born in San Francisco and grew up in the small Redwood town of Mill Valley, California until I went to college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. My father received his masters in History from Cal Berkeley and forged his path to being one of the most respected travel agents in San Francisco. He, solely, is responsible for my appetite for travel and change which grew and blossomed around the world. My mother and father sent my brother and I to Europe with some friends and later enrolled me in a London Exchange program before I graduated college. I studied Political Science, International Affairs, China trade, and revolutions. Most of my extra credit classes were in literature which I read voraciously and still do.

My travels have taken me through many places for no less than a month and up to a few years at some individual spots; Tahiti, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesian Island chain, Malaysian Peninsula, Thailand, Burma, South Korea, Europe, and Central America.

I have climbed to the summit of Denali (Mt. McKinley).

I have mountain biked from Valdez, Alaska to San Francisco, Ca., Upper Peninsula of Michigan to San Francisco, and every state in between. I left the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange soon after ‘Black Tuesday’ where I worked in the pits as an assistant broker to bike Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia for a year or so.

I reside in Seward, Alaska and have been working in the Bering Sea on fishing boats and Tug boats since 1994. My job allows me to still feel like I’m traveling and in my down time on the various ships I write.