Jake Richter

Jake RichterThere’s probably no easy way to describe Jake, other than perhaps being “focus challenged”. That’s because in addition to being the Richter family’s uber-geek in all things computer and Internet related, as well as a parallel entrepreneur, Jake’s skills range from photography, cooking, and writing to video game testing, dive instruction, WebCam installations, patent work, and countless other things in between. His latest challenge is being a graduate student pursuing a Master of Fine Art (MFA) in photography.

For those truly curious about the details of his background, take a look at the following links:

Needless to say, Jake is the one that set up this web site, and makes sure it keeps running. He also qualifies as perhaps the most anal retentive of The Traveling Richters, needing to know well in advance where his next night’s rest will be. While dining is a frequently spontaneous action, a bed to sleep in is not. The rest of the family is working on him though.

Jake is also an avid video gamer, owning at least two of every recent popular video game console and portable device to have come out in the last decade. He still holds his own against Bas and Krystyana in Halo 3 fragfests, but they are slowly gaining ground. Bas has completely eclipsed Jake’s knowledge of World of Warcraft (another gaming addition of both boys), however. His Xbox Live Gamertag is BonaireGamer.

Jake’s Travel “Badges of Merit”

  • American Airlines Gold (Lifetime)
  • Continental Airlines Gold Elite
  • US Airways Platinum
  • Delta Airlines Gold Medallion
  • Virgin Airways Gold


  • InterContinental’s Priority Club Platinum Ambassador
  • Starwoods Preferred Guest Gold
  • Hilton HHonors Gold
  • LoewsFirst Gold
  • Marriott Silver Elite

Jake’s Dive Certification Level:

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
  • PADI Underwater Photography Instructor

Countries visited:

  1. Anguilla
  2. Antarctica (not exactly a country though)
  3. Argentina
  4. Aruba
  5. Australia
  6. Austria
  7. Bahama
  8. Belgium
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Canada
    • Alberta
    • British Columbia
    • New Brunswick
    • Nova Scotia
    • Ontario
    • Prince Edward Island
    • Quebec
  11. Cayman Islands
  12. Chile
  13. Collectivity of Saint Barthélemy (St. Barths)
  14. Costa Rica
  15. Czech Republic (and the former Czechoslovakia)
  16. Dominican Repubic
  17. Ecuador
  18. Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis (Nevis, St. Kitts)
  19. Falkland Islands
  20. Fiji
  21. France
  22. French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora)
  23. Germany
  24. Gibraltar
  25. Greece
  26. Hong Kong
  27. Hungary
  28. Ireland
  29. Italy
  30. Japan
  31. Jamaica
  32. Luxembourg
  33. Macau
  34. Mexico
  35. Monaco
  36. Morocco
  37. Netherlands
  38. Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Maarten)
  39. Panama
  40. Peru
  41. Portugal
  42. South Georgia
  43. Spain (mainland and Canary Islands)
  44. St. Lucia
  45. St. Martin
  46. Switzerland
  47. Taiwan
  48. United Kingdom (Great Britain and Scotland)
  49. United States
    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Illinois
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Puerto Rico
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • St. Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands)
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington

Jake can be reached as jake@TheTravelingRichters.com