Luis’ family had been Florida residents since the early 60’s. But the 70’s would bring a change as his family decided to relocate to beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii to join his father’s side of the family where Luis was introduced to a new world of cousins, aunt’s and uncles. He has often said that their arrival in Hawaii was when his childhood started. However, it would not last. It broke his heart when his parents (mostly his mother) decided to move back to the mainland and Florida. He states that’s when his childhood ended. Since then and other than his time in the Navy he has called Florida home.
After High School graduation he served for the next 20 years in the United States Navy retiring in 2003. He would then spend many years in the corporate jungle as an HR recruiter. It was during this time that he decided to answer a calling that followed him since high school to write and tell his story. Keeping his note-book close by he wrote during his free time, whenever a memory crossed his mind, or whenever the boss wasn’t looking.
His military service gave him a love of travel and a desire to write about his life and adventures. Thus, “Tales From My Sea Bag’ was born.