Retired technical writer, living in Bellingham, Washington, USA. My partner John (retired University of Michigan linguistics professor) and I love to travel and experience other cultures. We favor low-impact living, walking and using public transportation. In the last 8 years, we've been to Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada and various spots in the US. As guests, we're not demanding, although we expect to find things as advertised. We're fine on our own but enjoy getting to know hosts and appreciate suggestions and local guidance. Between us, we speak French, Spanish, Malaysian, and a bit of German. At home, John tends his website and I tend the garden; we both love to cook.