Innerviews: Inveterate traveler embraces life of adventure
A journal thicker than the unabridged Oxford dictionary chronicles his travels — 92 countries and counting.
His home overflows with an astonishing collection of trinkets, artifacts and other extraordinary oddities acquired in familiar cities and remote nooks and crannies around the globe. (Monk bells, a camel saddle and a Muslim prayer rug aren’t exactly ordinary souvenirs.)
“This house is a museum,” he said. No question about that.
At 75, dauntless Warren Danzer — college fencing champion, former snake dancer, Mount Everest climber, survivor of elephant and rhino attacks and all sorts of other close calls — embraces a life of adventure. And artistry. Add jewelry making and woodworking to the diverse biography.
An Illinois native, he spent 26 years moving around as a Boy Scout executive. He finally landed in Charleston and stayed put. So to speak.
When this modern-day Gulliver isn’t off on one of his jaunts, he’s busy brokering real estate deals with Old Colony. He also maintains a small lawn-cutting business for 13 clients. He pushes the mower himself to keep in shape.
Always nursing and nurturing that incurable case of wanderlust, he looks eagerly forward to the next opportunity for travel. So many places. So little time.
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“There are always places to go. We pick spots and suddenly something hits us, and we take off. I can take off anytime. If I died tomorrow, I’ve had a tremendous life. The biggest thing is to just enjoy life. I keep looking.”
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