I'm the one on the left in the photo, with one of my best friends at a beach in Okinawa. It is a couple years old and my hair is much grayer now, but at 58 I've earned every one of those grays! I enjoy traveling either by myself or with friends; I tend to go to bed early and rise early, too. I like to learn about the culture and history of the places I visit as well as get to meet some of the townsfolk rather than the typical tourist. I think this is one of the reasons I'm glad I've found this website; I can stay someplace like a normal person. I prefer public transportation to private, although I will usually rent a car for a few days just to check out hard-to-reach places. Walks, local restaurants, beaches, hikes, historical sites, local tours are all on my itinerary. Eventually I plan to visit someplace in every continent. I work with both children(teaching) and animals(a zoo), so I like visiting like facilities in the places I visit, too.