Walkabout Travel Gear was founded on the island of Malta in 1995 by Bradford Grant Boyle. Boyle is now a writer who lives on the Oregon Coast. As a teenager, he published Japanese Giants, a seminal Godzilla fanzine. He then played college basketball for Dixie College and the College of Eastern Utah. He formed a band, Primal Scream, which later became Primal Consumers. Kurt Vonnegut praised his song Billy Pilgrim Blues in a letter, which now rests in the Kurt Vonnegut Museum. Boyle was successful as a magazine contributor including International Living Magazine, Box Office, and many others. He later wrote two novels, Ziebrig and Intergalactic Language Mercenaries. His latest book is The Complete Guide to Nightmare Theater. His achievements are compiled in WikiBrad.