Randy Keck has been a Contributing Editor for ITN since 1983, when he started writing a column titled "Oceania." At the time, Randy and his wife, Gail, owned and operated a company called A.S.I. Tours, conducting tours for groups and individuals to Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific islands and Southern Africa. They continued that business for 18 years, until 2001. Randy continues to periodically work as a consultant to fledgling tour companies.
In 1995, expanding his reach not only to more destinations worldwide but into topics of interest to international travelers, Randy changed the name of his column to "Far Horizons." To date, he has visited well over 80 countries, many on multiple occasions.
Randy has a background as a psychologist and worked as a family and university counselor in three states in Australia (Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory) as well as in California and Florida. He was one of the first Americans admitted to the Australian Psychological Society and retains a special interest in the unique field of travel psychology.