Travel writer Rudy Maxa regaled the Morning Forum of Los Altos audience with a whirlwind tour of travel stories and advice in his Jan. 16 presentation “The Transformational Power of Travel.”
Maxa began his travel adventures as an army brat. His father’s military career meant Rudy lived “everywhere and nowhere,” he said. That experience made him multilingual, a fluent German speaker, and bitten with the travel bug. He launched his career as a reporter and had the opportunity to start a modest program on public radio’s new Marketplace series. From a brief occasional piece, his repertoire grew and soon became a regular feature known as “The Savvy Traveler.” Currently, his programs “SmartTravels” and “Rudy Maxa’s World” are broadcast on numerous PBS stations.